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9.11

In the case of a trading halt or suspension pending an announcement of any matter which is or may be inside information, the issuer shall use its reasonable endeavours to issue the announcement before commencement of the next half-day trading session on GEM. If it is not possible, for whatever reason, to issue the announcement within this time scale, the issuer shall, if requested to do so by the Exchange:—

(1) issue a "holding" announcement on the GEM website, before commencement of the next half-day trading session on GEM; and
(2) request a resumption of dealings in its securities with effect from commencement of the next half-day trading session on GEM.

Notes:
1   Any holding announcement required for the purpose of this rule should be in substantially the following form:—

"This announcement is made at the request of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this announcement.

The directors of [ ] are aware that there remains outstanding information relating to the Company which is or may be inside information and which it is not practicable to publish at this time.

An announcement concerning this information will be made in due course, at the soonest practicable opportunity.

As required under the GEM Listing Rules, the Company has requested the resumption of dealings in its securities with effect from [ ]"

In the meantime, investors are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the securities of the Company.

Made by order of the Board of [ ], the directors of which collectively and individually accept responsibility for the accuracy of this announcement."
2   A holding announcement of the type under Note 1 must be published in accordance with Chapter 16.