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Listing Rules and Guidance: Contents


 
 

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Reference No. Listing Rules/Topics Particulars Document Type Content Category
11/11/2016 GL89-16 Main Board Rules 1.01, 6.12, 7.19, 7.24, 8.05(1)(c)/8.05(2)(c)/8.05(3)(c), 8.10, 9.03(3), 10.07(1), 13.17, 13.18, 13.36(4), 14.55, 14.89, 14.90, 14.91, 14A.11, 14A.28, 19A.04, 19A.14, 19B.03, paragraph 3(e) in Practice Note 15, paragraph 27A in Appendix 1A and 1E, paragraphs 6.3, 16 and 40.3 in Appendix 16/ GEM Rules 1.01, 9.20, 10.29, 10.39, 11.03, 11.04, 11.12A(2), 12.09, 13.16A, 13.19, 17.19, 17.20, 17.42A, 18.04, 18.26, 18.27, 18.55(9), 18.68, 19.55, 19.88, 19.89, 19.90, 20.26, 25.10, 25.04(1), paragraph 3(e) in Practice Note 3 and paragraph 27A in Appendix 1A Guidance on issues related to "controlling shareholder" and related Listing Rules implications

(Updated in October 2017)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
02/02/2016 GL86-16 Main Board Rules 2.03(2) and 2.13
GEM Rules 2.06(2) and 14.26
Guide on Producing Simplified Listing Documents Relating to Equity Securities for New Applications

(Updated in May, September 2016 and August 2017)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
22/01/2016 GL85-16 Main Board Rules 2.03(2) and (4), 10.03, 10.04 and 19A.04
Paragraphs 5(1) and (2), and 13(7) of Appendix 6 to the Main Board Rules
Placing to connected clients, and existing shareholders or their close associates, under the Rules Guidance Letter New Applicants
13/08/2015 GL82-15 Main Board Rules 2.13, 4.11, 8.06, 19.14 and 19.39
GEM Rules 7.12, 7.13, 11.11 and 17.56
Disclosure of unaudited quarterly/interim financial information in the listing document where the new listing applicant or any of its subsidiaries is listed on another exchange Guidance Letter New Applicants
03/06/2015 GL81-15 Main Board Rules 12.11A, 20.19A and 25.19B
GEM Rules 16.04D and 29.21B
Guidance on Mixed Media Offer Guidance Letter New Applicants
07/11/2014 GL79-14 Chapter 20 of Main Board Rules Guidance on Documentary Requirements and Administrative Matters for Collective Investment Schemes ("CIS") Applications

(Updated in November 2014, July and November 2015, June 2016 and March 2017)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
17/10/2014 GL75-14 Main Board Rules Paragraphs 5(1) and 13(7) of Appendix 6 Consents for placing of shares to connected clients who will hold the shares on behalf of independent third parties

(Withdrawn in January 2016)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
24/03/2014 GL74-14 Main Board Rules 2.13(2) and 9.03(3)
GEM Rules 12.09 and 17.56(2)
Guidance on what constitutes a failure of the Initial 3-day Check

(Withdrawn in September 2014 due to discontinuation of 3-Day Check after 30 September 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
21/03/2014 GL73-14 Main Board Rules 14A.51 to 14A.59, 14A.71 to 14A.72
GEM Rules 20.49 to 20.57, 20.69 to 20.70
Guidance on pricing policies for continuing connected transactions and their disclosure

(Updated in July 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants / Listed Issuers
29/01/2014 GL72-14 Main Board Rules 2.13(2) and 11.07, 13.90, 19.10(2) & (3) and paragraph 7 of Appendix 1A
GEM Rules 14.08(7) and 17.56(2), 17.102, 24.09(2) & (3) and paragraph 7 of Appendix 1A
Simplification Series — Disclosure in listing documents for IPO cases — the "Applicable Laws and Regulations" section

(Withdrawn in May 2016, superseded by HKEX-GL86-16)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
24/01/2014 GL71-14 Main Board Rules 2.13(2) and 11.07
GEM Rules 14.08(7) and 17.56(2)
Gambling Activities Undertaken by Listing Applicants and/or Listed Issuers Guidance Letter New Applicants / Listed Issuers
24/01/2014 GL70-14 Main Board Rules Chapter 14A
GEM Rules Chapter 20
Guide on Connected Transaction Rules

(Withdrawn in July 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants / Listed Issuers
03/06/2016 GL68-13A Main Board Rules 8.04, 2.06
GEM Rules 11.06, 2.09
Guidance on IPO vetting and suitability for listing Guidance Letter New Applicants
06/12/2013 GL68-13 Main Board Rules 8.04 and 2.06
GEM Rules 11.06, 2.09
Guidance on suitability for listing

(Updated in June 2015)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
23/07/2013 GL63-13 Main Board Rules 2.03(2), 2.13(2), 3.08, 3.09 and 8.04
GEM Rules 2.06(2), 5.01, 5.02, 11.06 and 17.56(2)
Guidance on disclosure of material non-compliance incidents in listing documents

(Updated in September 2013, May 2014 and May 2016)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
23/07/2013 GL62-13 Main Board Rules 2.13, 3.08, 3.09, 11.07 and Paragraph 41 of Part A of Appendix 1
GEM Rules 5.01, 5.02, 14.08(7), 17.56 and Paragraph 41 of Part A of Appendix 1
Disclosure of Directors, Supervisors and Senior Management section in listing documents

(Withdrawn in May 2016, superseded by HKEX-GL86-16)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
01/10/2013 GL61-13 Chapter 2B of Main Board Rules, Rule 9.03(3)
Chapter 4 of GEM Rules, GEM Rule 12.09(1)
Guidance on accelerated procedures for reviewing a Listing Division and Listing Committee's decision to return a listing application

(Updated in September 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
01/10/2013 GL60-13 Main Board Rules 3A.01(3), 5.07, 9.03(3) and 18.24(2)
GEM Rules 6A.01(3), 8.30, 12.09 and 18A.24(2)
Guidance on Confirmations required on Expert Opinions in Application Proofs and subsequent draft listing documents (excluding any report, opinion or statement issued by the Reporting Accountant which is covered by Guidance Letter HKEx-GL58-13)

(Updated in September 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
23/07/2013 GL59-13 Main Board Rules 2.13(2), 11.07, Paragraph 34 of Appendix 1A, Paragraphs 32 and 47 (2) of Appendix 16
GEM Rules 14.08(7), 17.56(2) and 18.41
Guidance on management discussion and analysis on the historical financial information ("MD&A") in listing documents

(Withdrawn in May 2016, superseded by HKEX-GL86-16)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
17/10/2014 GL58-13 Main Board Rules 4.04(1), 8.06 and 9.03(3)
GEM Rules 7.03(1), 11.11 and 12.09
Guidance on confirmations required on the accountants' report, pro forma financial information and profit forecast in Application Proofs and subsequent draft listing documents

(Updated in September and October 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
01/10/2013 GL57-13 Main Board Rules 9.08(2)(c), 12.01A, 12.01B, 20.25, 20.26, and 2
GEM Rules 12.10(2) (c), 16.01A, 16.01B and Practice Note 5
Guidance on logistical arrangements for publication of Application Proofs, Post Hearing Information Packs ("PHIP") and related materials on the Exchange's Website for listing applicants

(Updated in September 2013 and February, March, June and September 2014 and November 2016)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
23/07/2013 GL56-13 Main Board Rules 2.13(2), 9.03(3) and 11.07 Paragraph 4 of Practice Note 22 to Main Board Rules
GEM Rules 12.09, 14.08(7) and 17.56(2) Paragraph 3 of Practice Note 5 to GEM Rules
Guidance on (i) disclosure requirements for substantially complete Application Proofs; and (ii) publication of Application Proofs and Post Hearing Information Packs on the Exchange's website

(Updated in September 2013, February, March, June, September 2014 and August 2015, May and November 2016 and August 2017)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
01/10/2013 GL55-13 Rules Main Board Rules 9.03, 9.10A, 9.11 and 19A.22A
GEM Rules 12.12 to 12.14, 12.22 to 12.26 and 25.17A
Guidance on Documentary Requirements and Administrative Matters for New Listing Application (Equity)

(Updated in September 2013, February and March 2014 and December 2016)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
01/10/2013 GL6-09A Main Board Rules 4.29, 8.06 and 9.03(3)
GEM Rules 7.31, 11.11 and 12.09
Guidance on the financial information for the trading record period expected in the first draft listing document for listing applications

(Updated in January 2014, May 2014 and February 2017)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
06/09/2013 GL65-13 Main Board Rules 2.13(2) and 11.07
GEM Rules 14.08(7) and 17.56(2)
Disclosure in listing documents for IPO cases — information in property valuation report and market report Guidance Letter New Applicants
23/07/2013 GL64-13 Main Board Rule 10.09
GEM Rules 13.21 to 13.25
Simplification Series — Disclosure requirements for IPO cases — White and Yellow Application Forms and other application forms for designated subscribers and "How to Apply for Hong Kong Offer Shares" section in a prospectus

(Withdrawn in May 2016, superseded by HKEX-GL86-16)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
03/05/2013 GL54-13 Main Board Rules 2.03(2), 2.13(2), 11.07 and 19A.42
GEM Rules 2.06(2), 14.08(7), 14.22 and 17.56(2) and Paragraph 67 of Part A of Appendix 1
Simplification Series — Disclosure in listing documents for IPO cases — the "Risk Factors" section

(Withdrawn in May 2016, superseded by HKEX-GL86-16)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
23/04/2013 GL53-13 Main Board Rule 2.03
GEM Rule 2.06
Guidance on liquidity arrangements for issuers seeking to list by introduction where the securities to be listed are already listed on another stock exchange

(Updated in July 2013)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
26/03/2013 GL52-13 Main Board Rules 2.13(2), 11.07 and Chapter 18
GEM Rules 14.08(7), 17.56(2) and Chapter 18A
Disclosure in listing documents for new applicant mineral companies that the Exchange normally expects and to address comments raised by the Exchange and the SFC in the vetting of previous listing applications

(Updated in July 2013)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
22/02/2013 GL51-13 Main Board Rules 2.03(2) and (4), and 2.13
GEM Rules 2.06(2) and (4), and 17.56
Guidance on Cornerstone Investment — No Direct or Indirect Benefits to Cornerstone Investors other than Guaranteed Allocation at IPO price Guidance Letter New Applicants
31/01/2013 GL50-13 Main Board Rules 2.13(2), 11.07, Paragraphs 28 to 31 of Part A of Appendix 1 and Appendix 27
GEM Rules 14.08(7), 17.56(2), Paragraphs 28 to 31 of Part A of Appendix 1 and Appendix 20
Simplification Series — Disclosure in listing documents for IPO cases — the "Business" section

(Withdrawn in May 2016, superseded by HKEX-GL86-16)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
31/01/2013 GL49-13 Main Board Rules 2.13(2) and 11.07
GEM Rules 14.08(7) and 17.56(2)
Simplification Series — Disclosure in listing documents for IPO cases — the "History and Development" section

(Withdrawn in May 2016, superseded by HKEX-GL86-16)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
31/01/2013 GL48-13 Main Board Rules 2.13(2) and 11.07
GEM Rules 14.08(7) and 17.56(2)
Simplification Series — Disclosure in listing documents for IPO cases — the "Industry Overview" section

(Withdrawn in May 2016, superseded by HKEX-GL86-16)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
07/12/2012 GL46-12 Main Board Rule 8.05(1)(a) Main Board Rule 2.13 Guidance on unrealised fair value gains on valuation of biological assets for the purpose of trading record and profit requirements under Rule 8.05(1) (a); disclosure requirements for IPO applicants with biological assets and due diligence work expected to be performed by sponsor and other professional advisers on biological assets

(Updated in October 2015)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
26/11/2012 GL45-12 Main Board Rules 4.04 and 8.05(1)
GEM Rules 7.03, 11.10 and 11.12A
Guidance on trading record requirements Guidance Letter New Applicants
25/10/2012 GL44-12 Main Board Rules 2.03(2) and (4)
GEM Rules 2.06(2) and (4)
Guidance on Pre-IPO investments in convertible instruments

(Updated in March 2017)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
25/10/2012 GL43-12 Main Board Rules 2.03(2) and (4) GEM Rules 2.06(2) and (4) Guidance on Pre-IPO investments

(Updated in July 2013 and March 2017)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
30/08/2012 GL42-12 Main Board Rule 9.09(b) Guidance on Main Board Rule 9.09(b) in new listing cases Guidance Letter New Applicants
22/08/2012 GL41-12 Paragraph 38 of Appendix 1A of Main Board Rules
Paragraph 38 of Appendix 1A of GEM Rules
Disclosure requirements for IPO cases — Disclosure of material changes in financial, operational and/ or trading position after trading record period

(Updated in November 2013, January 2014, January 2015 and May 2016)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
17/08/2012 GL40-12 General principles for listing of business trusts and stapled securities The Exchange's approach to listing of:
•   Business trusts
•   Stapled Securities
(Updated in March 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
03/07/2012 GL39-12 Chapter 19B Hong Kong Depositary Receipts ("DR") — Pre-release and Pre-cancellation Guidance Letter New Applicants
15/06/2012 GL38-12 Main Board Rules 2.03(2), 2.13, 11.07, Paragraphs 32 and 38 of Part A of Appendix 1
GEM Rules 2.06(2), 17.56, 14.08(7), Paragraphs 32 and 38 of Part A of Appendix 1
Guidance on the Latest Practicable Date and the Latest Date for Liquidity Disclosure in Listing Documents

(Updated in July, September 2013 and March 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
15/06/2012 GL37-12 Main Board Rules 8.21A, 9.11(17b), 9.11(28) and Paragraphs 32 and 36 of Part A of Appendix 1
GEM Rules 12.22(13), 12.23A(1) and Paragraphs 32 and 36 of Part A of Appendix 1
Guidance on indebtedness, liquidity, financial resources and capital structure disclosure in the listing documents and sponsor's confirmation on working capital sufficiency statement

(Updated in July, September 2013 and January 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
17/05/2012 GL36-12 Main Board Rules 2.13(2) and 11.07
GEM Rules 14.08(7) and 17.56(2)
Guidance on distributorship business model -risks and disclosure in listing documents Guidance Letter New Applicants
08/05/2012 GL35-12 Main Board Rules 9.11(10)(b) and 11.17
GEM Rules 12.22(14b) and 14.29
Guidance on profit forecast under Main Board Rules 9.11(10) (b) and 11.17
GEM Rule 14.29

(Updated in July 2013)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
25/04/2012 GL34-12 Main Board Rules 2.13(2), 7.03 and 11.07 Disclosure in listing documents relating to hard underwriting Guidance Letter New Applicants
17/04/2012 GL33-12 Main Board Rules 2.13 and Paragraphs 17 and 48 to 50 of Part A of Appendix 1
GEM Rules 17.56, Paragraphs 15(2) and 48 to 50 of and note 8 to Part A of Appendix 1
Disclosure in listing documents for IPO cases — Use of Proceeds

(Withdrawn in May 2016, superseded by HKEX-GL86-16)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
28/03/2012 GL32-12 Main Board Rules 4.04(2), 4.04(4), 4.05A, 4.13 and 4.28
GEM Rules 7.03(2), 7.03(4), 7.04A, 7.17 and 7.30
Guidance on the accounting and disclosure requirements for (A) acquisitions of subsidiaries and businesses conducted during or after the trading record period; and (B) stub period comparatives

(Updated in January, March and October 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
05/03/2012 GL31-12 N/A Typhoon and rainstorm warning arrangements
(Updated in August 2012 and March)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
09/02/2012 GL30-12 Main Board Rule Appendix 1
GEM Rule Appendix 1
Guidance on disclosure of Intellectual Property Rights in Listing Documents under Main Board Rule Appendix 1 and GEM Rule Appendix 1 Guidance Letter New Applicants
16/01/2012 GL29-12 Main Board Rule 2.03(2) and (4)
GEM Rule 2.06(2) and (4)
Interim Guidance on Pre-IPO Investments (reproduction of HKEx News Release dated 13 October 2010)

(Updated in March 2017)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
16/01/2012 GL28-12 Main Board Rules 2.13(2) and 11.07
GEM Rules 14.08(7) and 17.56(2)
Guidance on disclosure in listing documents for applicants engaged in the restaurant business Guidance Letter New Applicants
12/01/2012 GL27-12 Main Board Rules 2.13 and 11.07
GEM Rules 14.08(7) and 17.56
Simplification Series — Guidance on disclosure in listing documents for IPO cases — the "Summary and Highlights" section

(Withdrawn in May 2016, superseded by HKEX-GL86-16)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
03/01/2012 GL26-12 Main Board Rules 8.04 and 8.05(1)
GEM Rule 11.06
Guidance on business models with significant forfeited income from prepaid packages Guidance Letter New Applicants
12/10/2011 GL25-11 Main Board Rule 4.04(1)
GEM Rules 7.03(1) and 11.10
Conditions for waivers from strict compliance with Main Board Rule 4.04(1) and GEM Rules 7.03(1) and 11.10

(Updated in November 2011, March 2012, June 2013, March 2014, September 2015 and July 2016)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
30/03/2011 GL24-11 Main Board Rules 12.02, 12.04 and 12.05, Appendix 11 to the Main Board Rules
GEM Rules 16.05, 16.09 and 16.10, Appendix 10 to the GEM Rules
Simplification Series — Disclosure requirements for IPO cases — Formal Notice

(Updated in March 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
24/12/2010 GL23-10 Main Board Rules 9.11 and 19A.22A
GEM Rules 12.22(15) and 25.17A
Documentation requirements for IPO cases — facilitative procedures

(Updated in July 2013)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
22/10/2010 GL22-10 Main Board Rules 8.05 and 18.04, Paragraph 41(6) of Appendix 1A and Paragraph 41(6) of Appendix 1E
GEM Rules 11.12A, 18A.01(3), 18A.04 and Paragraph 41(2) of Appendix 1A
Pre-conditions for a waiver from the financial standards requirements for new applicant Mineral Companies under Main Board Rule 18.04

(Updated in August 2013)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
22/10/2010 GL21-10 Main Board Rules 2.03(2), 2.13(2), 3A.13 and Appendix 19
GEM Rules 2.06(2), 17.56(2), 6A.13 and Appendix 7G
Sponsor's due diligence on nondisclosure of confidential information in the listing document

(Updated in July 2013 and March 2017)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
27/07/2010 GL20-10 Chapter 19 Matters to be considered by Germany incorporated listing applicants

(Withdrawn, superseded by Germany Country Guide in December 2013)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
27/07/2010 GL19-10 Main Board Rule Paragraph 5.2 of Practice Note 12
GEM Rules 11.16 to 11.19
Guidance on disclosure of (1) Land use right certificates and/or building ownership certificates for properties in the PRC; (2) Properties with defective titles in the PRC and Hong Kong; (3) Idle land in the PRC; (4) Civil defense projects in the PRC; and (5) Land resettlement operations in the PRC Guidance Letter New Applicants
30/06/2010 GL18-10 Main Board Rule 9.08
GEM Rule 12.10
Guidance on publicity materials and e-IPO advertisements

(Updated in July 2013 and March 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
28/05/2010 GL17-10 Main Board Rules 21.04, 21.14(1), 21.14(3) and 21.14(5) Guidance for Chapter 21 companies

(Updated in September 2011, March 2014 and August 2015)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
22/10/2009 GL16-09 Main Board Rules 9.07, 9.08, 11.13, 11A.04, 11A.10, 12.01, 12.02, 12.03, 12.05, 12.08, 12.09, 20.12 and Appendix 7G-para 6
GEM Rules 12.10, 12.15, 14.24, 15.04, 15.10, 16.01, 16.07, 16.08, 16.10, 16.13, 16.14 and 17.31
Pre-vetting of documents and announcements in IPO cases and post-vetting announcements relating to price stabilization actions

(Updated in July 2010 and June 2016)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
22/10/2009 GL15-09 Main Board Rules 2.13(2), 8.21A and 11.16 to 11.19 Payment of special dividend based on a new applicant's estimated distributable profits for a period up to the day immediately before listing

(Updated in January 2013)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
10/2009 GL14-09 N/A Application for exemptions from the Companies Ordinance

(Updated in March 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
10/2009 GL13-09 Main Board Rules 2.13(2), 9.07 and 11.15
GEM Rules 2.18, 12.15 and 14.27
Listing Document Covers

(Updated in July 2013 and March 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
09/2009 GL12-09 Chapter 19 of the Main Board Rules, Chapter 24 Streamlined procedures for listing overseas companies

(Withdrawn on 24 November 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
24/07/2009 N/A N/A Stock Exchange Publishes Guidance on its IPO Process

(Withdrawn on 24 January 2014)
Letter to Issuers New Applicants
07/2009 GL11-09 Main Board Rule 17.02(1)(b) and paragraph 27 of Appendix 1A Conditions for a waiver from strict compliance with Main Board Rule 17.02(1)(b) and paragraph 27 of Appendix 1A regarding disclosure of pre-IPO share option schemes

(Updated in March 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
07/2009 GL10-09 Main Board Rules 13.46 and 13.49(1) Conditions for a waiver from strict compliance with Main Board Rules 13.46 and/or 13.49(1) regarding the publication of first annual report and first annual result respectively Guidance Letter New Applicants
07/2009 GL9-09 Main Board Rules 8.12 and 19A.15 Conditions for a waiver from strict compliance with Main Board Rules 8.12 and 19A.15 regarding sufficient management presence in Hong Kong Guidance Letter New Applicants
07/2009 GL8-09 Main Board Rules 2.13, 3A.13, 11.12 and Appendix 19(b)
GEM Rules 2.18, 6A.13, 14.23, 17.56 and Appendix 7G(2)
Statistics and data quoted in prospectuses

(Updated in July 2013)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
07/2009 GL7-09 Main Board Rules 3A.02B, 3A.17, 3A.18 and 9.03(1)
GEM Rules 6A.02B, 6A.17, 6A.18, 12.07 and 12.08
Documentary requirements for refiling a listing application (a) more than six months after the date of the original listing application; or (b) where a sponsor has changed

(Updated on 10 September 2010 and July 2013)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
07/2009 GL6-09 Main Board Rules 4.29, 8.06 and 9.03(3)
GEM Rules 7.31, 11.11 and 12.09
IPO-filing administrative practices -Information in the first draft listing document -Acceptance for vetting

(Withdrawn in February 2014; Superseded by GL6-09A)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
05/06/2009 N/A N/A Possible Waiver for Profit Test Requirement for Initial Listing Applicants on the Main Board

(Withdrawn on 24 January 2014)
News Release New Applicants
21/07/2008 N/A N/A Guidance regarding indebtedness, liquidity, financial resources and capital structure disclosure in listing documents issued by new applicants

(Withdrawn on 15/6/2012; Superseded by GL37-12)
Letter to Issuers New Applicants
07/2008 GL5-08 Main Board Rules 8.05 and 18.03 Guidance on the interpretation of the experience requirement of the directors and management of the issuer under Main Board Listing Rule 18.03 and the current standing of Listing Decision HKEx-LD9-3

(Withdrawn in 10/2010; Superseded by GL22-10)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
01/2008 N/A N/A Pilot Pre-IPO Information Scheme Supports Hong Kong's Position as an International Financial Centre

(Withdrawn on 24 January 2014)
Exchange Newsletter New Applicants
27/12/2007 N/A N/A Web Proof Information Packs Available Online in January
(Withdrawn on 24 January 2014)
News Release New Applicants
05/11/2007 N/A N/A Earlier Disclosure of Information by IPO Applicants

(Withdrawn on 24 January 2014)
News Release New Applicants
04/2007 N/A N/A Overview of Policy Statement on Issuers from Overseas Jurisdictions

(Withdrawn on 24 January 2014)
Exchange Newsletter New Applicants
07/03/2007 N/A N/A SFC/HKEx Joint Policy Statement Regarding the Listing of Overseas Companies

(Withdrawn on 24 January 2014)
News Release New Applicants
04/2006 GL4-06 Main Board Rule 3A.07(9)(c) Guidance on assessment of a sponsor's independence

(Updated in July 2013)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
04/2006 GL3-06 Main Board Rules 9.08 and 11A.07 Application of an exchange participant 8 to the Exchange for approval of publication of a summary form of IPO prospectus and other publicity materials for promoting the sale of IPO shares

(Updated in March 2014)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
04/2006 GL2-06 Main Board Rule 3A.08A Procedures for assessing a sponsor's independence when a partnership is the controlling shareholder of the sponsor Guidance Letter New Applicants
04/2006 GL1-06 Main Board Rule 8.06 Disclosure of financial information in IPO prospectuses where the new listing applicants are also listed on an overseas exchange and the applicable rules and regulations of such foreign exchange require the applicants to publish such financial information

(Withdrawn in August 2015)
Guidance Letter New Applicants
02/04/2003 N/A N/A Response to CSRC Abolishing the Requirement to review PRC Legal Opinions in respect of Overseas Incorporated Companies with Mainland Interests Seeking a Listing outside the Mainland

(Withdrawn on 24 January 2014)
News Release New Applicants
13/10/1999 N/A N/A The period covered by the accountants reports in the listing documents for companies applying for listing on GEM

(Withdrawn on 24 January 2014)
News release New Applicants
16/05/1997 N/A N/A MB Rule 9.08 -Letter regarding publication materials under Rule 9.08

(Withdrawn on 30/6/2010; Superseded by GL18-10)
Letter to Issuers New Applicants