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Securities and Exchange Act 

Amended Date: 2021.01.27 (Articles 54 amended,English version coming soon)
Current English version amended on 2020.05.19 
Article 171
(Penal Provisions)
    A person who has committed any of the following offenses shall be punished with imprisonment for not less than three years and not more than ten years, and in addition thereto, a fine of not less than NT$10 million and not more than NT$200 million may be imposed:
  1. A person who has violated the provisions of paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 of Article 20, paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 of Article 155, or paragraph 1 or 2 of Article 157-1.
  2. A director, supervisor, managerial officer or employee of an issuer under this Act who, directly or indirectly, causes the company to conduct transactions to its disadvantage and not in the normal course of operation, thus causing substantial damage to the company.
  3. A director, supervisor, or managerial officer of an issuer under this Act who, with intent to procure a benefit for himself/herself or for a third person, acts contrary to his/her duties or misappropriates company assets, thus causing damage of NT$5 million or more to the company.
    Where the value of property or property interests gained by the commission of an offense under the preceding paragraph is NT$100 million or more, a sentence of imprisonment for not less than seven years shall be imposed, and in addition thereto a fine of not less than NT$25 million and not more than NT$500 million may be imposed.
    A person who commits an offense under paragraph 1, subparagraph 3, causing damage of less than NT$5 million to the company, shall be punished under Articles 336 and 342 of the Criminal Code.
    A person who commits an offense under the preceding 3 paragraphs and subsequently voluntarily surrenders himself/herself, if he/she voluntarily hands over the proceeds of the crime in full, shall have his/her punishment reduced or remitted. Where another principal offender or an accomplice is captured as a result, the punishment shall be remitted.
    A person who commits an offense under paragraphs 1 to 3 and confesses during the prosecutorial investigation, if he/she voluntarily hands over the proceeds of the crime in full, shall have his/her punishment reduced. Where another principal offender or an accomplice is captured as a result, the punishment shall be reduced by one-half.
    Where the value of property or property interests gained by a person through commission of an offense under paragraph 1 or 2 exceeds the maximum amount of the criminal fine, the fine may be increased within the scope of the value of the property or property interests gained; if the stability of the securities market is harmed, the punishment shall be increased by one-half.
    If the proceeds of a crime committed under paragraphs 1 to 3 belong to the offender, or were obtained by a natural person, juristic person, or unincorporated body other than the offender under a circumstance set out in Article 38-1, paragraph 2 of the Criminal Code, the proceeds shall be confiscated, unless they shall be returned to a victim, third person, or person who is entitled to claim for damages.
    A person who violates Article 20, paragraph 1 or 2, Article 155, paragraph 1 or 2, or Article 157-1, paragraph 1 or 2, as applied mutatis mutandis under Article 165-1 or 165-2, shall be punished under the provisions of paragraph 1, subparagraph 1, and of paragraph 2 to the preceding paragraph.
    The provisions of paragraph 1, subparagraphs 2 and 3, and paragraphs 2 to 7 shall apply to the directors, supervisors, managerial officers, or employees of a foreign company.

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