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Update No. 89

Note to subscribers for the amendments to the rules governing the listing of securities (the "Listing Rules")

Update No. 89

September 2008

Dear Sirs,

Various amendments to the Listing Rules

We enclose reprinted pages of the Listing Rules. The reprinted pages incorporate:-

•   amendments regarding shortening the time allowed for half-year and annual reporting by Main Board issuers; and
•   minor amendments.

We also enclose the filing instructions.

Half-year and annual reporting

The reprinted pages incorporate amendments to shorten the time allowed for half-year and annual reporting by Main Board issuers, which were among the proposals set out in the "Consultation Paper on Periodic Financial Reporting" published by the Exchange in August 2007.

The rule amendments:-

•   shorten the reporting deadlines for the release of half-year results announcements (from three months to two months) by Main Board issuers; and
•   shorten the reporting deadlines for the release of annual results announcements (from four months to three months) by Main Board issuers.

The amendments will apply to half-year accounting periods ending on or after 30 June 2010 and annual accounting periods ending on or after 31 December 2010.

Minor amendments

The reprinted pages incorporate the final versions of those minor amendments set out for public exposure in the "Combined Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes to the Listing Rules" published by the Exchange in January 2008 which remained to be implemented. These include amendments to reduce further the numbers of hard copies of documents which issuers are required to provide to the Exchange under the Listing Rules.

Coming into effect

The amendments will become effective on 1 September 2008.

Please click HERE to see the amendments relating to the half-year and annual reporting.

Please click HERE to see the amendments relating to the minor amendments.

Yours faithfully,

For and on behalf of

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited

Richard Williams

Head of Listing