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Form C3 Formal Application (For Collective Investment Schemes)

Form C3

This form must be lodged duly completed at least FIVE CLEAR BUSINESS DAYS, unless otherwise agreed by the Exchange, prior to the date on which it is expected that the Exchange will consider approving the listing of additional interests in the CIS. An issuer which is not a company should adapt this form as necessary to change references that apply only to companies.

To: The Head of the Listing Division,
The Listing Division,
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

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Dear Sir,

1. We [ .......................................... hereby apply]/[are instructed by .......................................... to make application] for listing of and permission to deal in the securities referred to in paragraph 3 below subject to the listing rules of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited entitled the "Rules Governing the Listing of Securities" (the "Listing Rules").
2. [ ............................... ] is a Collective Investment Scheme which has received a confirmation from the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") that it has no further comments on the CIS Disclosure Document.
3. Application is now made in respect of [describe the interest of the Collective Investment Scheme] of [$ or other relevant currency] each in the issuer.
4. The securities for which application is now made:
(a) are identical in all respects/are divided into the following classes:

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(b) are not listed or dealt in on another stock exchange/are listed or dealt in on the following stock exchange(s):

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(c) have been in the previous six months, are or will be the subject of an application for listing on the following stock exchange(s):

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5. The following are particulars of the qualifications and experience of the directors of the CIS Operator and (where applicable) the Collective Investment Scheme, the investment adviser, persons who are/will be responsible for investment management and investment advisory services in relation to the Collective Investment Scheme's portfolio and person(s) whose opinion(s) as (an) expert(s) is/are referred to in any document included in this application.

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6. We declare that:—
(1) the SFC has confirmed that it has no further comments on the CIS Disclosure Document and that such confirmation is currently in force and that we know of no reasons why such confirmation may be withdrawn;
(2) the Collective Investment Scheme complies and will comply with the SFC's authorisation conditions for the CIS and any codes and guidelines issued by the SFC in relation to Collective Investment Schemes in so far as they apply;
(3) all information required to be included in the CIS Disclosure Document/listing document, where applicable, pursuant to Section 104 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance and the applicable codes enacted under the Ordinance, and by the Listing Rules, the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance, the Securities and Futures (Stock Market Listing) Rules and any other applicable legislation has been included therein or, if the final version has not yet been submitted (or reviewed), will be included therein before it is so submitted; and
(4) there are no other facts bearing on the Collective Investment Scheme's application for listing of and permission to deal in such securities which, in our opinion, should be disclosed to The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
7. We undertake to comply with the provisions of the codes and guidelines issued by the SFC from time to time that are applicable to the authorisation of the Collective Investment Schemes and with the Listing Rules from time to time of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited so far as applicable to the Collective Investment Scheme.
 

Yours faithfully,
(Note 2)



Signed ...........................
Name:
For and on behalf of
[CIS listing applicant and the
CIS Operator]

NOTES

Note 1: "Identical" means in this context:—

(1) the securities are of the same nominal value with the same amount called up or paid up; and
(2) they carry the same rights as to unrestricted transfer, attendance and voting at meetings and rank pari passu in all other respects.

Note 2: This form must be signed by a duly authorised officer of the governing body or board of directors (or its functional equivalent) of the Collective Investment Scheme (as the case may be) and by a duly authorised officer for and on behalf of the CIS Operator.