The responsibilities of an authorised representative are:—
(1) at all times (particularly before commencement of trading in the morning) to be the principal channel of communication between the Exchange and the issuer and to supply the Exchange with details in writing of how to contact him including home, office, mobile and other telephone numbers, email address and correspondence address (if the authorised representative is not based at the registered office), facsimile numbers if available, and any other contact details prescribed by the Exchange from time to time;
(2) to ensure that whenever he is outside Hong Kong suitable alternates are appointed, available and known to the Exchange and to supply the Exchange with details in writing of how such alternates may be contacted including their home and office telephone numbers and, where available, facsimile numbers;
(3) the authorised representative should only terminate his role as authorised representative after first notifying the Exchange of such proposed termination and the reasons therefor; and
(4) except in exceptional circumstances, the listed issuer should not terminate the role of an authorised representative until it has appointed a replacement. Where the authorised representative's role is terminated by the listed issuer, both the listed issuer and the former authorised representative should immediately notify the Exchange of such termination in each case stating the reason why such appointment was terminated and the listed issuer and the new authorised representative should immediately notify the Exchange of the new authorised representative's appointment.