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17.05

An issuer may not grant any options after inside information has come to its knowledge until (and including) the trading day after it has announced the information. In particular, it may not grant any option during the period commencing one month immediately before the earlier of:
 
(1)    the date of the board meeting (as such date is first notified to the Exchange under the Listing Rules) for approving the issuer's results for any year, half-year, quarterly or any other interim period (whether or not required under the Listing Rules); and
 
(2) the deadline for the issuer to announce its results for any year or half-year under the Listing Rules, or quarterly or any other interim period (whether or not required under the Listing Rules),
 
and ending on the date of the results announcement.
 
Note: No option may be granted during any period of delay in publishing a results announcement.