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Article NO. Content

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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 28     By submitting a book building bid form to a securities underwriter, an investor is merely expressing the desire to subscribe; likewise, by processing the book building bid form, the underwriter is merely seeking to establish the desire of the investor to subscribe; thus, neither party is bound by the content of the book building bid form, with the exception of the content of the declarations issued under Article 43-1.
    An underwriter may impose on a bidder who submits any false statement a penalty of 30 percent or more of the total price subscribed, but the amount and method of the penalty shall be specified in the book building announcement.
    In the event that the securities underwriter collects a book building bid deposit as prescribed by Article 40, 41, 42, or 42-1, failure by the bidder or subscriber to fulfill his payment obligation within a required time limit shall be handled as prescribed by Article 40, 41, 42, or 42-1.
    After gauging market demand through the bidding process, the lead underwriter shall negotiate the actual offering price with the issuing company (issuing institution) or holder of the securities in question, and a uniform offering price shall be applied to the entire issue.
    The actual offering price as negotiated pursuant to the preceding paragraph shall not fall outside the estimated probable range of the offering price as set forth under paragraph 23, subparagraph 3.
    In an underwriting case involving an initial listing of shares on a stock exchange or an OTC market or an initial issue of Taiwan depositary receipts in which all shares are allocated through book building, if the total number of securities bid for in valid book building bids is insufficient to cover all the securities offered through the book building process in question, then the book building process shall be repeated. However, a single book building process may only be repeated once. If a book building process is being repeated, this fact must be noted when the book building process is reported to the FSC in accordance with Articles 23 and 24.
    In the underwriting of an initial listing of shares on a stock exchange or an OTC market or an initial issue of Taiwan depositary receipts that involves simultaneous book building and public subscription procedures, if the total number of securities bid for in valid book building bids is insufficient to cover all the securities offered through the book building process in question, the book building process shall be repeated, and the TWSE and the Taiwan Securities Association shall be notified by the next business day after day on which acceptance of book building bids comes to a close; a public announcement shall also be published in daily newspapers and on the Taiwan Securities Association's website no later than the second business day after the day on which acceptance of book building bids comes to a close, and brokers shall on that same day make no-interest refunds to subscribers of subscription deposits and prepaid postage for lottery winner notifications (but subscription processing fees will not be refunded).