The Exchange may be prepared to agree modifications to the listing agreement as it considers appropriate in a particular case. In particular, in the case of an overseas issuer whose primary listing is on another regulated, regularly operating, open stock market recognised by the Exchange, the Exchange may accept a Listing Agreement which incorporates equivalent continuing obligations to those imposed by that other stock market.
Conversely, the Exchange may impose additional requirements in a particular case. In particular, if the overseas issuer's equity capital has or is to have a primary listing on the Exchange, the Exchange may impose such additional requirements as it considers necessary to ensure that investors have the same protection as that afforded to them in Hong Kong.
Attention is particularly drawn to the obligations regarding the circulation and contents of an annual report and accounts which are set out in paragraph 7(1) of the Listing Agreement reproduced in Part C of Appendix 7 and paragraph 4(1) of the Listing Agreement reproduced in Part E of Appendix 7 and the accompanying notes on the interpretation and application of those paragraphs and the obligation to ensure simultaneous release of information to other exchanges and to the market in Hong Kong which is set out in paragraph 2(2) of those Listing Agreements.