This Chapter does not apply to debt issues to professional investors only. An issuer of debt securities and its guarantor, in the case of a guaranteed issue, shall comply (and each undertakes pursuant to the issuer's application for listing (Appendix 5C), once any such debt securities have been admitted to listing, to comply), at all times, with all of the requirements of the GEM Listing Rules relevant to issuers of debt securities, save for any that are stated not to apply.
Notes:1 References in this Chapter to issuers shall apply equally to guarantors in the case of guaranteed issues.2 If the issuer or guarantor, in the case of a guaranteed issue, has equity securities listed on GEM, it is also obliged to comply with all of the requirements of the GEM Listing Rules relevant to issuers of equity securities (see Chapter 17).
The Exchange is available to all issuers to help and advise in the strictest confidence on the interpretation of the requirements of their continuing obligations.
Unless otherwise stated, the publication requirements contained in Chapter 16 apply to all announcements (including notices) required of an issuer or guarantor under the GEM Listing Rules, all listing documents, annual reports and accounts (including, where applicable, summary financial reports), half-year and quarterly reports and circulars to holders of its listed securities required of an issuer under the GEM Listing Rules and all other documents which are corporate communications required of an issuer under the GEM Listing Rules.
An issuer of listed debt securities may avail itself of the provisions of rule 16.04A.
An issuer of listed debt securities may avail itself of the provisions of rule 16.04B.