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Chapter I General Principles
Article 1
These Regulations are prescribed in accordance with Article 22, paragraph 4 of the Securities and Exchange Act ("the Act").
Article 2
Unless otherwise regulated by other acts or regulations, the offering and issuance of securities shall be regulated by these Regulations.
Article 3
The Financial Supervisory Commission ("FSC") shall supervise the offering and issuance, secondary distribution, and retroactive handling of public issuance procedures, issuance of new shares as stock dividends, and capital reductions through effective registration.
In these Regulations, the term "effective registration" means that the issuer has duly filed all relevant documents with the FSC for registration in accordance with law. Unless the documents do not contain all the required information, amendment is required to protect the public interest, or the filing is rejected by the FSC, the registration will become effective after a designated number of business days from the date when the FSC and FSC-designated institutions receive the filing submission.
The fact of effective registration for the items set forth under paragraph 1 may not be cited as proof of the veracity of registration particulars, or as guarantee of the value of the securities.
The term "business day" as used in paragraph 2 means a day on which transactions are conducted in the securities market.
The term "exchange-listed company" in these Regulations means a company whose stock is listed and traded in accordance with Chapters II and IV of the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation Rules Governing Review of Securities Listings ("Listing Review Rules").
The term "Taiwan Innovation Board listed company" ("TIB-listed company") in these Regulations means a company whose stock is listed and traded on the Taiwan Innovation Board (TIB) in accordance with Chapter IV of the Listing Review Rules.
The term "OTC-listed company" in these Regulations means a company whose stock is traded on the TPEx in accordance with the Taipei Exchange Rules Governing the Review of Securities for Trading on the TPEx ("TPEx Review Rules").
The term "emerging stock company" in these Regulations means a company whose stock is traded on the TPEx in accordance with Chapter II or III of the Taipei Exchange Rules Governing the Review of Emerging Stocks for Trading on the TPEx ("Emerging Stock Review Rules").
The term "Pioneer Stock Board company" ("PSB company") in these Regulations means a company whose stock is registered and traded on the Pioneer Stock Board (PSB) in accordance with Chapter III of the Emerging Stock Review Rules.
The term "financial reports" as used in these Regulations means consolidated financial reports, or if the issuer does not have a subsidiary, means individual financial reports.
Article 4
In the occurrence of any one of the following events, the issuer may not offer and issue securities:
1.Upon the occurrence of events prescribed under paragraph 1 of Article 135 of the Company Act, no secondary distribution is allowed.
2.If the issuer is in violation of paragraph 2 of Article 247 of the Company Act or any one of the events under Article 249 of the same law occurs, the issuance of unsecured corporate bonds is prohibited. However, the restriction of Article 247 of the Company Act does not apply when the issuance of corporate bonds is in accordance with Article 28-4 of the Securities and Exchange Act.
3.No issuance of corporate bonds is allowed if the issuer is in violation of paragraph 1 of Article 247 of the Company Act or any one of the events under Article 250 of the same law occurs. However, the restriction of Article 247 of the Company Act does not apply when the issuance of corporate bonds is in accordance with Article 28-4 of the Securities and Exchange Act.
4.No public issuance of preferred shares is allowed if any one of the events under Article 269 of the Company Act occurs.
5.The public issuance of new shares is prohibited in the event that any incident prescribed under Article 270 of the Company Act occurs.
Article 5
When, from the date of the balance sheets of the latest financial reports submitted by the issuer to the date when the registration becomes effective, an event occurs that has a material impact on shareholders' equity or securities prices, as provided in Article 36, paragraph 3, subparagraph 2 of the Act, , the issuer shall disclose the event to the public and report to the FSC within 2 days after its occurrence. In addition, the issuer shall provide to the FSC an expert opinion on the occurrence based on the nature of the event involved and the evaluation from the attesting certified public accountant (CPA) regarding the impact of the event on the financial reports.
From the receipt date of the registration documents by the FSC and FSC-designated institutions until the registration becomes effective, except for information revealed in accordance with acts and regulations, the issuer may not state or reveal any forecasted financial or business information to any specified or unspecified person.
If the issuer externally disseminates any information not in conformance with the registration documents, it shall correct the relevant documents and submit them to the FSC.
Article 6
An issuer registering to offer and issue securities shall submit a prospectus.
Given any of the following circumstances when the issuer files for registration, the issuer shall ask the lead securities underwriter for an evaluation and ask a lawyer to review the relevant legal issues. They shall respectively provide an evaluation report and a legal opinion in accordance with regulatory requirements:
1. The filing for registration for issuance of new shares for cash, new shares in connection with merger, new shares in connection with receiving transfer of shares of another company, or new shares in connection with an acquisition or demerger conducted in accordance with laws, is made by an exchange-listed or OTC-listed company.
2. An emerging stock company carries out a cash capital increase through a new share issue and allocates a certain percentage of the newly issued shares to a public offering.
3. After the TWSE has filed an issuer's TIB listing contract with the FSC, the issuer carries out a cash capital increase through an issue of new shares to be sold in the public offering prior to initial listing.
4. A company whose stock is neither listed on a stock exchange (hereinafter referred to as "unlisted") nor traded in the business places of securities firms, conducts an issuance of new shares for cash and allocates a certain percentage of the aggregate new shares to be publicly offered in accordance with Article 18.
5. The offering is used to establish a company.
6. Corporate bonds with equity characteristics are to be offered publicly through a securities underwriter.
If the securities firm meets the financial and business requirements set by the FSC, it can be exempted from the requirement that the lead underwriter must issue an evaluation report.
The legal opinion in paragraph 2, and concluding opinions of the evaluation report, shall be provided in the prospectus.
Article 7
Upon the occurrence of any one of the following events, the FSC may reject an issuer's filing for registration for offering and issuance of securities:
1.The attesting CPA issues a disclaimer of opinion or an adverse opinion in the audit report.
2.The attesting CPA issues a qualified opinion in the audit report and such opinion has an impact on the fair presentation of the financial reports.
3.The Application Review Form prepared by the issuer, reviewed by the attesting CPA, and provided by the securities underwriter reveals any violation of laws or regulations or articles of incorporation of the issuer and such violation has impacts on the offering and issuance of securities.
4.The legal opinion issued by a lawyer indicates that there exists violation of law or regulations and such violation has impacts on the offering and issuance of securities.
5.The evaluation report from the underwriter fails to specify the feasibility, necessity, and reasonability of the present offering and issuance plan.
6.The issuer files an application again under paragraph 2 of the preceding article within 3 months after receipt of notice from the FSC in which the FSC has rejected the issuer's application, has voided or revoked the application, or the issuer has withdrawn its registration filing or application made under these Regulations. These restrictions may not apply, however, to the issuance of new shares in connection with merger, issuance of new shares in connection with receiving transfer of shares of another company, or issuance of new shares in connection with an acquisition or demerger conducted in accordance with related laws.
7.An issuer files for registration of a cash capital increase or an issue of corporate bonds, and the aggregated amount directly or indirectly invested in the mainland China area violates the regulations of the Investment Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs. However, the aforesaid restriction need not apply where the funds are to be used in purchase of domestic property, plant and equipment and promise has been undertaken to refrain from increasing investment in mainland China.
8.There has been a material failure by an exchange-listed, OTC-listed, or emerging stock company to establish a remuneration committee pursuant to Article 14-6, paragraph 1 of the Act or material failure to comply with laws or regulations applicable thereto.
9.The issuer fails to adopt an electronic means as one of the methods for exercising voting power pursuant to the proviso of Article 177-1, paragraph 1 of the Company Act.
10.There has been a material violation or failure to perform the undertakings made upon application for listing in the stock exchange market or OTC market.
11.The FSC finds that there has been a material violation of relevant laws or regulations.
Article 8
Where an issuer conducts an offering and issuance of securities as contemplated under Article 6, paragraph 2, the FSC may reject the registration upon the occurrence of any one of the following events:
1. Fifty percent of the original directors have changed during the year of registration or during the previous 2 years, and a shareholder has obtained its shares in violation of the provisions of Article 43-1 of the Act. However, this provision does not apply where corrections have been made prior to the registration date.
2. Any one of the events set forth under Article 156 of the Act applies to an exchange-listed or OTC-listed company. However, this restriction does not apply to any company upon which restrictions have been imposed, in accordance with the provisions of Article 139, paragraph 2 of the Act, with respect to the trading of its shares on a stock exchange.
3. The plan for the current offering and issuance is unfeasible, unnecessary, or unreasonable.
4. Any one of the following events has occurred in the implementation of a previous plan for the offering and issuance, or private placement, of securities, and the situation has not been improved:
A. The process of implementation is seriously delayed without legitimate reason and the implementation has not been completed yet.
B. The plan has undergone substantial change without due reasons and such change has not been completed. However, this provision does not apply where more than 3 years have passed between the registration date and the actual completion date of the plan.
C. The offering and issuance plan has undergone material change, but said change has not yet been reported to a shareholders' meeting for approval.
D. The company has failed in the most recent year to observe the provisions of Article 9, paragraph 1, subparagraphs 4 through 9, or provisions set out in Article 11 of the Regulations Governing the Offering and Issuance of Overseas Securities by Issuers.
E. The company has failed to faithfully disclose information in accordance with the Directions for Public Companies Conducting Private Placements of Securities, where the circumstances are serious.
F. No reasonable benefit is derived from the plan and no legitimate reason is provided. However, in the event more than 3 years have passed since the completion date of the plan till the registration date, such restriction does not apply.
5. An important part of the plan for the current offering and issuance of securities (such as methods of issuance, source of funds, particulars of the plan, implementation schedule, and expected returns) has not been placed on the agenda of a board meeting or shareholders meeting in accordance with the Company Act and the issuer's articles of incorporation, or has not been adopted by resolution at such a meeting.
6. The company which has lent a substantial amount of money to other parties for purposes other than financing needs arising from business transactions with other companies or business firms, and which has not yet rectified the situation, submits for registration to conduct a cash capital increase or issue corporate bonds.
7. The company has entered into an irregular transaction of material significance, and has not yet rectified the situation.
8. The company files for registration to conduct a cash capital increase or issue corporate bonds, but holds liquid financial asset investments, idle assets, or investment property, with no plan to actively dispose of or develop such holdings, and they amount to either: (1) 40 percent or more of the equity attributable to owners of the parent in the most recent financial reports audited and attested (or reviewed) by a CPA, or (2) 60 percent of the total amount of funds to be raised through the cash capital increase or corporate bond issuance. However, this provision does not apply when the funds to be raised will be used to purchase property, plant and equipment or used for merger of a company that is not engaged primarily in the business of trading of securities, and furthermore there is a concrete plan to evidence the need to raise the funds.
9. Proceeds from the cash capital increase or corporate bond issuance are to be used to invest in a company engaged primarily in the business of trading of securities, or to establish a securities firm or a securities service enterprise.
10. The company has failed to prepare its financial statements in accordance with relevant acts or regulations, or with generally accepted accounting principles, and such violations are of material significance.
11. The company has violated the provisions of Article 5, paragraph 2.
12. The internal control system is seriously deficient in design or implementation.
13. The company's share price fluctuated abnormally during the month prior to the date of registration.
14. Any one of the following descriptions applies to the shareholdings of the entire body of the company's directors or supervisors:
A. The percentage of their equity stake is in violation of Article 26 of the Act and they have been notified to make up for the shortfall but they have not yet done so.
B. The percentage of their equity stake still does not meet the required equity stake set forth under Article 26 of the Act even after accounting for the share issue that the company is now registering; provided, however, that this does not apply where the entire body of the company's directors or supervisors pledges to make up for the shortfall upon completion of the offering.
C. During the fiscal year in which the registration filing is made, or during the preceding fiscal year, the entire body of the company's directors or supervisors did not honor a promise to make up for a shortfall in their equity stake.
15. The issuer or its current chairperson or general manager, or a de facto responsible person has received a fixed sentence or a more severe punishment from a court in the past 3 years due to violation of laws governing business and industry such as the Act, the Company Act, Banking Act, Financial Holding Company Act, or Business Accounting Act, or due to a crime involving breach of faith such as corruption, malfeasance, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, or embezzlement.
16. The court has decided that the issuer has an obligation for damages under the Act and the issuer has not met that obligation yet.
17. Collateral has been provided for a loan of any third party in violation of Article 5 of the Regulations Governing Loaning of Funds and Making of Endorsements/Guarantees by Public Companies, the circumstances are serious, and there has been no improvement.
18. There is an issuance of new shares in connection with a merger, or an issuance of new shares in connection with receiving transfer of shares of another company, or an issuance of new shares in connection with an acquisition or demerger conducted in accordance with related laws, and any one of the following descriptions presents:
A. There has been a material violation of the provisions of Chapter 2, Section 5 of the Regulations Governing the Acquisition and Disposal of Assets by Public Companies.
B. The received or acquired shares are not the newly issued shares of another company, non-current equity investment, or previously issued shares held by the shareholders of another company.
C. The ownership rights over the received shares or the acquired business or assets are encumbered or limited in such a way that restrictions on the trading rights are imposed.
D. There has been a violation of Article 167, paragraph 3 or 4 of the Company Act.
E. An audit report with unqualified opinion was not issued by a CPA for financial reports of an absorbed company for the most recent fiscal year; provided, that this provision does not apply where an audit report with qualified opinion was issued together with an unqualified opinion on the balance sheet.
19. An event prescribed in Article 13, paragraph 1, subparagraph 2, item 6 occurs, and any of the following circumstances is present:
A. A filing for issuance of new shares for cash, and any director or supervisor, or shareholder who holds shares over 10 percent of the total issued shares of the issuer, fails to undertake to place a certain percentage of their shares under the custody of a centralized securities depository enterprise.
B. A filing for issuance of convertible corporate bonds or corporate bonds with warrants, for which the issuance rules do not specify that the offerees are required, from the issuance date of the corporate bonds, to place the corporate bonds and any subsequently converted or subscribed shares under the custody of the centralized securities depository enterprise for one year.
20. The securities underwriter, at the time the issuer files for registration, has received cumulatively 10 demerit points in the most recent year from the FSC, TWSE, TPEx, and Taiwan Securities Association, and three months have not elapsed since the date when the demerit points cumulatively reached 10 points. However, this restriction does not apply to a cash issue by an issuer of new shares that are to be sold in the public sale prior to an initial listing on the stock exchange or OTC market.
21. The FSC deems it necessary, in order to protect the public interest, to reject or disapprove the issuer's application.
The term "company engaged primarily in the business of trading of securities" as referred to in subparagraphs 8 and 9 of the preceding paragraph shall mean a company merged by the issuer, or a company in which the issuer has directly invested, or in which a subsidiary of the said issuer has invested under the equity method, provided that its cash, together with cash equivalents, financial assets listed under current assets, and holdings of securities issued by the issuer account for 50 percent or more of the total assets value of such company, and the revenue or profit/loss respectively from trading or holding of the aforesaid assets account for 50 percent or more of the revenue or profit/loss of such company.
Where an issuer conducts an offering and issuance of securities as contemplated under Article 6, paragraph 2, subparagraph 2 or 3, or where either a TIB-listed company applying to be reclassified as a company under Chapter II of the Listing Review Rules, or an OTC-listed company applying to transfer its listing to a stock exchange listing, or an exchange-listed company applying to transfer its listing to an OTC listing carries out a cash capital increase in order to achieve compliance with standards governing dispersion of equity ownership, if the underwriter evaluation report clearly explains the feasibility of the capital allocations and the reasonableness of the expected benefits of the plan for the current offering and issuance of securities, then provisions regarding the necessity of the plan, as set out in subparagraph 5 of the preceding article and in paragraph 1, subparagraph 3 of this article, need not apply.
If the issuer is a securities, futures, or financial enterprise, it is not required to include investments in financial assets distinguished as current in its calculations when totaling the value of the assets set forth under paragraph 1, subparagraph 8. The provisions of paragraph 1, subparagraph 8 need not apply if the issuer is an insurance enterprise, or the issuer is conducting a case provided for in Article 6, paragraph 2, subparagraph 2 or 3, or it is either a TIB-listed company applying to be reclassified as a company under Chapter II of the Listing Review Rules, or an OTC-listed company applying to transfer its listing to a stock exchange listing or an exchange-listed company applying to transfer its listing to an OTC listing that intends to carry out a cash capital increase in order to achieve compliance with standards governing dispersion of equity ownership.
The provisions prescribed in paragraph 1, subparagraph 8 need not apply where an issuer, for the purpose of enjoying tax incentives, conducts a cash capital increase to raise funds not greater in amount than the upper limit set by the competent authority or NT$100 million.
With respect to the issuance of new shares in connection with merger, issuance of new shares in connection with receiving transfer of shares of another company, or issuance of new shares in connection with an acquisition or demerger conducted in accordance with the law, the following parts of paragraph 1 need not apply: subparagraph 1, those provisions of subparagraph 4 that relate to implementation of a previous plan for cash capital increase or corporate bonds, and subparagraphs 13, 15, and 19.
Article 9
After the registration of a planned offering and issuance of securities has become effective, the issuer shall act in accordance with the following regulations:
1.Within 30 days after receipt of notice indicating that the registration has become effective, the issuer shall act in accordance with Article 252 or Article 273 of the Company Act. However, an issuer filing for registration of an issue of straight corporate bonds shall act in accordance with the TPEx Review Rules and the Taipei Exchange Rules Governing Management of Foreign Currency Denominated International Bonds ("TPEx Rules for International Bonds").
2.With exception of the issuance of new shares in connection with merger, issuance of new shares in connection with receiving transfer of shares of another company, issuance of new shares in connection with acquisition or demerger conducted in accordance with related laws, issuance of straight corporate bonds, issuance of employee stock option certificates, and issuance of new restricted employee shares, an issuer shall retain a financial institution to collect payments and deposit them in the designated account opened by the issuer, and shall, prior to collecting payments, respectively enter into a payment collection agreement with the retained financial institution and an agreement for deposit in the designated account with the bank thereof, and within 2 days from the signing of such agreements shall enter the name of the financial institution and the date of the agreement into the website specified by the FSC for reporting of information. The collection of payments and deposit thereof in a designated account may not be handled by the same business unit in a bank. The financial institution of the designated account shall only allow an issuer to withdraw or use the money after the financial institution has received all the money due. Within 2 days after receipt of all the money due, the issuer shall enter the information on full collection of the proceeds into the website specified by the FSC for reporting of information.
3.Except where otherwise provided for by the FSC, within 30 days after the receipt of the approval letter for permission of incorporation or the amendment registration certificate of issuing new shares from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the issuer of public offering shall have the securities certified in accordance with the Regulations Governing Certification of Corporate Stock and Bond Issues by Public Companies. The securities shall be delivered to subscribers or placees and a public announcement shall be made prior to the delivery; provided that in case where physical securities are not printed, certification of stocks and corporate bonds shall be exempt in accordance with the Regulations Governing Certification of Corporate Stock and Bond Issues by Public Companies.
4.Before issuing corporate bonds, the issuer shall enter into a contract with a centralized securities depository enterprise, agreeing therein to provide information related to the issue, and to lend its cooperation when asked to help with cancellation of the previous owner, repayment of principal, and payment of interest.
5.Before the utilization plan of the cash capital increase or corporate bond issuance is completed, the company having cash capital increase or issuing corporate bonds shall disclose the progress of the said plan in its annual report. In the case of the issuance of corporate bonds, within 2 days of the completion of the funds offering and prior to the tenth day of each month during the issuance period of the corporate bonds, information related to the issuance of the corporate bonds shall be input into the website specified by the FSC for reporting of information.
6.Within 10 days after the end of each quarter, the quarterly report on the plan for cash capital increase or corporate bond issuance and capital utilization shall be posted to the website specified by the FSC for reporting of information in accordance with FSC regulations.
7.Where an exchange-listed or OTC-listed company conducts a cash capital increase or corporate bond issuance, it shall contact the original underwriter or the attesting CPA to comment on the reasonableness of the progress made regarding capital utilization and of the purposes for unused capital, and on whether there has been any deviation from the capital utilization plan, and within 10 days after the end of each quarter shall post this information together with the information referred to in the preceding subparagraph to the information reporting website specified by the FSC.
8.Listed or OTC companies issuing new shares in connection with a merger, issuing new shares in connection with receiving transfer of shares of another company, or issuing new shares in connection with acquisition or demerger conducted in accordance with related laws, shall, within 10 days after the end of each quarter during the first year after completion and registration of the merger, receipt of transfer of shares of another company, or acquisition or demerger, ask the original lead underwriter to provide an assessment opinion as to whether any of the aspects of the merger would have an effect on the finances, business, and shareholders' equity of the issuer, and input the same into the website specified by the FSC for reporting of information.
9.In the event of a change to an item or monetary amount of a particular item in the plan for cash capital increase or corporate bond issuance, thus causing the total amount required for the original item to either decrease or increase by an amount equivalent to 20 percent or more of the funds to be raised, the company shall amend the plan and, within 2 days after the amendment has been ratified by resolution of the board of directors, make a public announcement and submit the amendment to a shareholders' meeting for ratification; if the corporate bonds are denominated in a foreign currency, the funds raised thereby shall either be retained as foreign currency, or the entire amount converted into New Taiwan Dollars via an FX swap or cross currency swap (CCS) for use; otherwise, it shall apply for the approval of the Central Bank. If the company is an exchange-listed or OTC-listed company, upon such amendment and thereafter within 10 days after the end of each quarter, the listed or OTC company shall contact the original underwriter to comment on the reasonableness of the progress made regarding capital utilization and of the purposes for unused capital, and key in the aforesaid change and comment in combination with information as referred to in subparagraph 6 into the website specified by the FSC for reporting of information.
10.For corporate bonds issued in foreign-currency denominations, the collection of, payment of interest on, and repayment of principal for, funds raised thereby and, where the circumstances set forth in Article 11, paragraph 4 exist, the return of payment, shall be conducted by a designated bank through a foreign exchange deposit account using the book-entry transfer method.
11.For corporate bonds issued in foreign-currency denominations, a separate Statement of Changes in the Outstanding Balance of Issued Foreign-Currency Denominated Corporate Bonds (Table 34) shall be filed on the information reporting website specified by the FSC on the 20th day of each month for the data as of the 15th of that month, and by the 5th day of each month for the data as of the end of the previous month; such Statements shall also be filed with the Central Bank.
In the event the issuer conducts a shelf registration to issue corporate bonds, any change to the filed material for the first issuance of corporate bonds occurring within the scheduled issuance date shall be reported to the FSC and be put in public announcement.
Article 10
Except where a physical certificate is not printed, when the issuer produces certificates evidencing payment for the purpose of cash capital increase or corporate bond issuance, such certificates shall be certified prior to delivery by the certifying institutions in accordance with the Regulations Governing Certification of Corporate Stock and Bond Issues by Public Companies. Before the amendment registration is approved by the competent authority over corporate registration, the company may use the documents evidencing effective registration for cash capital increase or corporate bond issuance and those evidencing that all money for shares or bond subscription has been paid in to serve as the basis for certification.
Except where a physical certificate is not printed, the aforementioned certificate evidencing payment may be made in the minimum trading unit prescribed by the Stock Exchange or Taipei Exchange and the "units" section can be left blank on some additional certificates so that the subscriber or placee can request the issuing company to produce shares or corporate bonds in fractional units.
Except where a physical certificate is not printed, the aforementioned certificate evidencing payment shall list the date and document reference number for the effective registration. Or the receipts can be produced before the registration becomes effective and be stamped with the date and document reference number for effective registration afterwards.
An exchange-listed, OTC-listed, or emerging stock company that issues stocks or corporate bonds shall deliver them by book-entry transfer in scripless form.
In connection with the issuance of securities, in case where a physical certificate is not printed, certification in accordance with the Regulations Governing Certification of Corporate Stock and Bond Issues by Public Companies need not apply.
Where securities are delivered by book-entry transfer, the issuance or cancellation shall be handled in accordance with the relevant rules of the centralized securities depository enterprises.
Article 11
If any of the circumstances listed below is discovered at an issuer that offers and issues securities, the FSC may void or revoke its effective registration or approval:
1.In a case in which the issuer has filed for registration of an issue of straight corporate bonds, the offering period exceeds the prescribed period under the TPEx Review Rules and the TPEx Rules for International Bonds.
2.In a case other than one falling under the preceding paragraph, the subscription payment has not been fully raised and paid in cash after 3 months from the date of receiving the notice of effective registration from the FSC, or after the extended offering period granted by the FSC.
3.Any one of the events prescribed under Article 251, paragraph 1 or Article 271, paragraph 1 of the Company Act occurs.
4.The issuer is in violation of Article 20, paragraph 1 of the Act.
5.The issuer is in violation of Article 5.
6.A serious breach of, or failure to fulfill, a commitment made at the time securities were offered and issued.
7.For purposes of protecting the public interest, or if the issuer is in violation of these Regulations or any restrictions or prohibitions imposed at the time when the FSC notified the issuer that its registration had become effective or application had been approved.
In the event a holder of securities makes a secondary distribution to unspecified persons, the FSC may revoke the registration when the situation prescribed under the aforementioned subparagraphs 4, 6 or 7 occurs after the registration with it has become effective.
From the date on which the registration becomes effective until the date of completion of the securities offering, if the content of a publicly disclosed financial forecast or other released information is at variance with the registration or application documents, and there has been a material impact on securities prices or shareholders' equity, the FSC may revoke or void the effectiveness of the report.
After the effective registration is revoked, if the issuer or holder has received money from others for purchasing securities, it shall return such payment with interests as regulated by laws within 10 days upon receipt of the cancellation notice from the FSC and be responsible for damages.
Article 11-1
The FSC may engage the Taiwan Stock Exchange or Taipei Exchange to handle cases of the following kinds:
1. Case in which an exchange-listed or OTC-listed company files for registration of issuance of new shares in connection with a merger, or issuance of new shares in connection with receiving transfer of shares of another company, or issuance of new shares in connection with an acquisition or demerger conducted in accordance with related laws, or the retroactive handling of public issuance procedures for privately placed securities, or capital reduction.
2. Cases in which an issuer files to issue shares for cash capital increase for the purpose of public sale in connection with an initial listing on the stock exchange or OTC market.
3. Cases in which an issuer files for an initial public offering (including cases in which a filing is concurrently made for both issuance of new shares for cash capital increase and issuance of new shares as stock dividends).
When an issuer files for registration of an issue of straight corporate bonds in accordance with Article 21 or 22, the FSC may engage the TPEx to handle the case.
When the Taiwan Stock Exchange or Taipei Exchange is engaged by the FSC to handle a case under the preceding two paragraphs, if, after effective registration, any circumstance is discovered under which the effective registration is voidable or revocable under these Regulations, the FSC may order the engaged institution to void or revoke the effective registration.