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24.18A

The annual accounts are required to conform with financial reporting standards acceptable to the Exchange, which are normally HKFRS or IFRS. Where the Exchange allows annual accounts to be drawn up otherwise than in conformity with HKFRS or IFRS, the annual accounts will be required to conform with financial reporting standards acceptable to the Exchange. In such cases the Exchange will normally require the annual accounts to contain a reconciliation statement setting out the financial effect of the material differences (if any) from either HKFRS or IFRS.
 
Notes:
 
1.    The suitability of alternative overseas financial reporting standards depends on whether there is any significant difference between the overseas financial reporting standards and IFRS, and whether there is any concrete proposal to converge or substantially converge the overseas financial reporting standards with IFRS.
 
2.    A list of alternative overseas financial reporting standards that are considered comparable to HKFRS or IFRS is published on the Exchange’s website, as amended from time to time.
 
3.    An overseas issuer is also required to include a reconciliation statement in its half-year and quarterly report. The reconciliation statement contained in the annual accounts or half-year or quarterly report must be reviewed by its auditor.
 
4.    An overseas issuer with a dual listing that adopts one of the alternative standards referred to in Note 2 above (other than issuers incorporated in a member state of the European Union which have adopted EU-IFRS) for the preparation of its annual accounts must adopt HKFRS or IFRS if it de-lists from the jurisdiction of that alternative standard and must do so for any annual, interim and quarterly financial statements that fall due under the GEM Listing Rules, and are published, after the first anniversary of the date of its de-listing.