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  • Material changes

    • 14.89

      With the exception of a listed issuer that has successfully transferred its listing from GEM to the Main Board pursuant to Chapter 9A, in the period of 12 months from the date on which dealings in the securities of a listed issuer commence on the Exchange, the listed issuer shall not effect any acquisition, disposal or other transaction or arrangement, or a series of acquisitions, disposals or other transactions or arrangements, which would result in a fundamental change in the principal business activities of the listed issuer as described in the listing document issued at the time of its application for listing.

      Note: For this purpose, transactions subsequent to the listing will be aggregated as prescribed in rules 14.22 and 14.23.

    • 14.90

      The Exchange may grant a listed issuer a waiver of the requirements of rule 14.89:—

      (1) if it is satisfied that the circumstances surrounding the proposed fundamental change are exceptional; and
      (2) subject to the acquisition, disposal or other transaction or arrangement, or series of acquisitions, disposals or other transactions or arrangements, being approved by shareholders in general meeting by a resolution on which any controlling shareholder (or, where there are no controlling shareholders, any chief executive or directors (excluding independent non-executive directors) of the listed issuer) and their respective associates shall abstain from voting in favour. Any shareholders with a material interest in the transaction and their associates shall abstain from voting on resolution(s) approving such transaction at a general meeting called for the purpose of this rule. The listed issuer must disclose the information required under rule 2.17 in the circular to shareholders.

    • 14.91

      In respect of the shareholders' approval required under rule 14.90(2):

      (1) the Exchange reserves the right to require the following parties to abstain from voting in favour of the relevant resolutions at the general meeting:
      (a) any parties who were controlling shareholders at the time the decision for the transaction or arrangement was made or approved by the board, and their associates; or
      (b) where there were no such controlling shareholders, directors (excluding independent non-executive directors) and the chief executive of the listed issuer at the time the decision for the transaction or arrangement was made or approved by the board, and their respective associates.
      The listed issuer must disclose the information required under rule 2.17 in the circular to shareholders; and
      (2) the listed issuer must comply with rules 13.39(6) and (7), 13.40, 13.41 and 13.42.

    • 14.92 [REPEALED]

      [Repealed 1 October 2019]

    • 14.93 [REPEALED]

      [Repealed 1 October 2019]