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This Chapter sets out the basic conditions which have to be met as a pre-requisite to the listing of equity securities. They apply to every method of listing and to both new applicants and listed issuers (including listed issuers that are treated as new applicants under other applicable provisions of the Exchange Listing Rules) except where otherwise stated.
Further conditions which have to be met by infrastructure companies, mineral companies, overseas issuers, PRC issuers and depositary receipt issuers are set out in rule 8.05B(2) and Chapters 18, 19, 19A and 19B. For a transfer of listing from GEM, the requirements of this Chapter are applied with modifications as set out in the rules and regulations under Chapter 9A for that purpose. Issuers are reminded:—
Prospective issuers, and in particular new applicants, are therefore encouraged to contact the Exchange to seek informal and confidential guidance as to the eligibility of a proposed issue for listing at the earliest possible opportunity.