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16.18

(1) All electronic copies of documents submitted by an issuer through HKEx-EPS to the Exchange for publication on the GEM website must be virus-free with all words being text-searchable and the document printable. The layout and contents of each page on the electronic copy of the documents submitted to the Exchange for publication on the GEM website must be the same as the layout and contents of the corresponding page of the document as published by the issuer (whether in the newspapers, on its own website, as sent to shareholders or otherwise).
(2) When submitting a document through HKEx-EPS for publication on the GEM website, the issuer must select all such headlines as may be appropriate from the list of headlines set out in Appendix 17 (which is also displayed in HKEx-EPS) and input into the designated free-text field in HKEx-EPS the same title as appears in the document. The GEM Listing Committee has delegated to the Executive Director — Listing Division the power to approve such amendments to Appendix 17 as he may consider necessary or desirable.
(3)
(a) Announcement or notice must not be published on the GEM website:
•   between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon and between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on a normal business day; and
•   between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the eves of Christmas, New Year and the Lunar New Year when there is no afternoon session,
except for:
(i) [Repealed 10 March 2008];
(ii) announcements made solely under rule 16.17(1)(d);
(iii) announcements made solely under rule 17.12, rule 17.13 or rule 31.06;
(iv) announcements made in response to the Exchange's enquiries of the issuer under rule 17.11 or rule 31.05 if in the announcement the issuer only provides the negative confirmations required under rule 17.11(2) or rule 31.05(2), or refers to its previously published information;
(v) announcements made in response to media news or reports under rule 17.10 or rule 31.04(2) if in the announcement the issuer only denies the accuracy of such news or reports and/or clarifies that only its previously published information should be relied upon; and
(vi) announcements relating to suspension and resumption of a Mixed Media Offer applicable to public offers of equity securities and debt securities (see rules 16.04D and 29.21B).
(b) Subject to rule 16.18(3)(c), where a document is required to be published in both the English and Chinese language, the issuer must submit the ready-to-publish electronic copy of both the English and Chinese versions of that document together to the Exchange for publication on the GEM website.
(c) In the case of the English and Chinese versions of a listing document or annual report submitted by an issuer to the Exchange for publication on the GEM website, the issuer must submit the ready-to-publish electronic copy of one version immediately after submission of the other version.
(4) Issuers must comply with such requirements as the Exchange may from time to time determine and promulgate with regard to format, timing, procedure or otherwise for publication and submission of documents to the Exchange.

Note: The Exchange accepts no responsibility for any defects in the content or format of any document submitted for publication on the GEM website and accepts no responsibility for any delay or failure in publication. It is the sole responsibility of the issuer to ensure that all material submitted by it or on its behalf for publication on the GEM website is accurate.