Update No. 124

Note to subscribers for the amendments to the rules governing the listing of securities (the "Listing Rules")

Update No. 124

February 2019

Dear Sirs,

Amendments to the Main Board Listing Rules

We enclose reprinted pages of the Listing Rules and filing instructions. The reprinted pages incorporate amendments to implement the proposals of the "Consultation Conclusions on Proposed Changes to Documentary Requirements relating to Listed Issuers and Other Minor Rule Amendments" published on 1 February 2019.

We have amended the Listing Rules to:

•   revise the declaration and undertaking by directors and supervisors in the form set out in Appendix 5B, 5H or 5I to include an undertaking to inform the Exchange of the director’s or supervisor’s contact information, to grant the Exchange with the power to gather information from supervisors and to align the Main Board Rules and the GEM Rules in relation to directors’ and supervisors’ obligations;
•   streamline listed issuers’ filing requirements in respect of an issue of new securities;
•   remove the filing requirements for (i) documents that are submitted to the Exchange for record only; and (ii) documents whose contents are already disclosed to the public; and
•   make other minor Rule amendments and housekeeping Rule amendments.

Coming into effect

The amendment will come into effect on 1 March 2019.

Please click HERE to see the amendments to the Listing Rules.

Yours faithfully,
For and on behalf of
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited

David Graham
Head of Listing