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  • Company Information Sheet

    • 19.60

      An overseas issuer with a primary listing or dual primary listing that meets any of the following criteria should publish a Company Information Sheet on the relevant information as soon as possible on the Exchange’s website and the overseas issuer’s website:
       
      (1)    there are novel waiver(s) granted to the issuer (for example, where an overseas issuer is allowed to take alternative measures to meet any core shareholder protection standards set out in Appendix 3 without providing such standards in its constitutional documents);
       
      (2) the laws and regulations in its home jurisdiction and primary market are materially different from those required by Hong Kong laws regarding:
       
        (a)    the rights of holders of its securities and how they can exercise their rights;
       
        (b) directors’ powers and investor protection; and
       
        (c) the circumstances under which its minority shareholders may be bought out or may be required to be bought out after a successful takeover or share repurchase;
       
      (3) it is subject to any withholding tax on distributable entitlements or any other tax that is payable by shareholders (e.g. capital gains tax, inheritance or gift taxes); or
       
      (4) it is listing depositary receipts.
       
      The Exchange may also at its own discretion require an issuer to publish a Company Information Sheet if it is of the view it will be informative to investors.
       
      Notes:
       
      1. The purpose of the Company Information Sheet is to enable investors to easily locate specific information on the differences between the overseas requirements to which an overseas issuer is subject and the Hong Kong requirements.
       
      2. The relevant information to be disclosed under Rule 19.60(3) includes details of the relevant tax(es) and whether Hong Kong investors have any tax reporting obligations.
       
      3. The relevant information to be disclosed under Rule 19.60(4) includes a summary of the terms and conditions in the depositary agreement and deed poll.
       

    • 19.61

      An overseas issuer that is required to publish a Company Information Sheet must update it from time to time to reflect any material change to the information disclosed within it as soon as practicable after such a change occurs.