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7.04

The report on results and financial position under rules 7.03(1) to (4) above must include the disclosures required under the relevant accounting standards adopted and disclose separately at least the following information:—

(1) Statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income
(a) profit (or loss) on sale of properties;
(b) profit (or loss) before taxation, including the share of the profit (or loss) of associates and joint ventures, with separate disclosure of any items included therein which are exceptional because of size, nature and incidence; and
(c) taxation on profits (Hong Kong and overseas) in each case indicating the basis of computation, with separate disclosure of the taxation on share of associates and joint ventures' profits;
(2) Statement of financial position information as follows, if applicable:
(a) ageing analysis of accounts receivable; and
(b) ageing analysis of accounts payable;

Notes:
1 If an issuer/ a company is itself a holding company, the information referred to rule 7.04(2) above is of the consolidated statement of financial position of the issuer/ the company and its subsidiaries.
2 The ageing analysis should normally be presented on the basis of the date of the relevant invoice or demand note and categorised into time-bands based on analysis used by an issuer's management to monitor the issuer's financial position. The basis on which the ageing analysis is presented should be disclosed.
(3) Dividends
(a) rates of dividend paid or proposed on each class of shares (with particulars of each such class) and amounts absorbed thereby and any waivers of dividend except that the accountants' report need not disclose this information:—
(i) if combined results are presented in accordance with rule 7.09 and, in the opinion of the reporting accountants, such information is not meaningful having regard to the purpose of the report;
(ii) if the accountants' report relates to an issue of debt securities; or
(iii) in the case of a major transaction; and
(b) details of any special dividend proposed to be paid after the date of the accountants' report; and
(4) in the case of banking companies, the information on results and financial position set out in the Guideline on the Application of the Banking (Disclosure) Rules issued by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority must be provided in place of that set out in sub paragraph (1) and (2) above.