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Taiwan Securities Association Rules Governing Underwriting and Resale of Securities by Securities Firms  CH

Amended Date: 2021.03.31 (Articles 4-1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 18, 21-3, 22-1, 22-2, 23, 24, 25, 27-1, 28, 30, 40, 41, 42-1, 43, 43-1, 44, 52, 52-1, 73 amended,English version coming soon)
Current English version amended on 2016.04.12 
Article 24     In the underwriting of securities by book building, the lead underwriter shall publish a book building announcement in daily newspapers on the first day on which book building bids are accepted. The content of said announcement shall be reported in hardcopy and electronic media to the Taiwan Securities Association by the first business day prior to the start of the book building period (or by the second business day in the case of an initial listing on a stock exchange or an OTC market), and shall include the items in the following subparagraphs:
  1. The name of the security.
  2. Total number of underwritten units, number of units expected to be sold via overallotment, number of units retained by the securities underwriters for their own accounts, the number of units for public sale, and the number of units for allocation by book building as a proportion of the total number of securities put up for public sale; in the case of an initial listing on a stock exchange or an OTC market involving simultaneous book building and public subscription procedures, the lead underwriter shall also note that it will adjust book building volume on the basis of the number of subscriptions received during the public subscription procedure.
  3. Where securities underwriters collect a book building bid deposit in accordance with the provisions of Article 40, Article 41, Article 42, or Article 42-1, the lead underwriter shall indicate the collection method, who is required to pay it, the amount, and conditions under which the deposit may be confiscated.
  4. Matters relating to the securities underwriters' collection from allotees of the entire amount of advance book building payments in accordance with Article 42-1.
  5. Matters relating to the collection of book building processing fees by securities underwriters in accordance with Article 26.
  6. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the underwriters.
  7. The anticipated offering price range. (If a case of an offering prior to an initial listing on a stock exchange or an OTC market involves emerging stock trading, the lower limit of the anticipated offering price range may not be less than 70 percent of the simple arithmetic mean trade price for the 10 business days in which trades have been executed in Emerging Stock trading before the book building agreement has been registered with the Taiwan Securities Association, and relevant explanations shall be attached.)
  8. The manner of disclosure of the prospectus, including: (1) a statement clarifying that the anticipated offering price range as disclosed in the prospectus is an estimate based on information gathered during book building; and (2) an explanation of how to inquire about subsequent offering price revisions.
  9. The securities on offer, and the method, time period, and site for submission of bids.
  10. Parties from whom book building bids will be accepted.
  11. The pricing date (in the case of an initial listing on a stock exchange or an OTC market involving simultaneous book building and public subscription procedures).
  12. Other supplemental items that must be disclosed in order to safeguard the public interest and investors.
    In the section specifying the parties from whom book building bids will be accepted (as set forth under the preceding paragraph), the announcement shall print the relevant provisions of Articles 35, 43, and 43-1, according to the type of securities on offer.
    In an underwriting case involving an initial listing on a stock exchange or an OTC market, when the lead underwriter registers with the Taiwan Securities Association the offering using hardcopy media as required in paragraph 1, it shall also submit a timetable adopted in compliance with the provisions of Article 42-1 and a declaration by the issuing company that it has already held a roadshow in accordance with TWSE or TPEx rules.
    If a declaration is not submitted in accordance with the preceding paragraph or the TWSE or TPEx notifies the Taiwan Securities Association that the issuing company has failed to hold a roadshow in accordance with regulations, the book building shall be postponed.
    In an underwriting case involving an initial issue of Taiwan depositary receipts, when the lead underwriter registers the issue with the Taiwan Securities Association using hardcopy media as required in paragraph 1, it shall also submit an evaluation of whether during the 3 months before the date of registration there has been any unusual movement in the price of the stock represented by the Taiwan depositary receipts.