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Corporate Governance Report

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Issuers must include a Corporate Governance Report prepared by the board of directors in their summary financial reports (if any) under paragraph 50 of Appendix 16 and annual reports under paragraph 34 of Appendix 16. The Corporate Governance Report must contain all the information set out in Paragraphs G to P of this Appendix. Any failure to do so will be regarded as a breach of the Exchange Listing Rules.

To a reasonable and appropriate extent, the Corporate Governance Report included in an issuer's summary financial report may be a summary of the Corporate Governance Report contained in the annual report and may also incorporate information by reference to its annual report. The references must be clear and unambiguous and the summary must not contain only a cross-reference without any discussion of the matter. The summary must contain, as a minimum, a narrative statement indicating overall compliance with and highlighting any deviation from the code provisions.

Issuers are also encouraged to disclose information set out in Paragraphs Q to T of this Appendix in their Corporate Governance Reports.