Whole Section

  • Part V Operational and Trading Matters

    • Allotment

      • 731

        An issuer must allot securities and despatch certificates within 10 market days of the closing date for applications to subscribe for a new issue of securities. The Exchange may grant an extension of time.

    • Transfers, Registration and Splitting

      • 732

        An issuer must:—

        (1) accept for registration transfers of the issuer's securities executed on a standard form of transfer approved by the Exchange or on such other form as may be approved by the Exchange.
        (2) issue certificates in requested denominations when requested by the transferee at the time of lodgement of registrable transfers.
        (3) despatch within 10 market days after the day of lodgement of a registrable transfer, a certificate in respect of such securities and a balance certificate for any remainder.
        (4) when so requested by the transferee at the time of lodgement of a registrable transfer, despatch the certificate in respect of those securities to the lodging broker.
        (5) not refuse to register or fail to register or give effect to any registrable transfer in respect of securities issued by the issuer unless:—
        (a) registration of the transfer would result in a contravention of or failure to observe Singapore laws or the rules and requirements of the Exchange; or
        (b) the transfer is in respect of a partly paid security for which a call has been made and is unpaid. .
        (6) endorse (where necessary) transfer forms with the notation "power of attorney exhibited" or "probate exhibited" on production of the proper documents and do so without charge.
        (7) split certificates within 5 market days or certify transfers within 2 market days on lodgement of the relevant certificates as follows:—

        "Certificate No. . ...... is held in the Company's office against this transfer No. .......................... for ........................ on the .............. Register. This transfer must be completed and returned within forty-two days from this date, .......

        Name of Company
        Official Signature(s)"
        (8) split provisional allotment letters within 2 market days.
      • 733

        If in the exercise of its rights under Rule 732(5), an issuer refuses to register a transfer of a security, it must give to the lodging party written notice of the refusal and the precise reasons therefore within 10 market days after the date on which the transfer was lodged with the issuer.

      • 734

        An issuer must not charge more than $2.00 for each certificate issued.

    • Certificates

      • 735

        The number of securities represented by any certificate must be clearly shown in words and figures on the face of the certificate or in such other manner as may be approved by the Exchange.

      • 736

        Any certificates should be designed so that forgery and/or alterations are readily detectable. The printing of securities certificates must be entrusted to recognised security printers. The paper for securities must be first class bond or banknote paper containing a watermark of the printer or issuer. If more than one class of securities are listed on the Exchange, the colour of the certificates for each class of securities must be distinctly different. Where an issuer's Articles of Association restrict the percentage of shares held in foreign hands and the shares of the issuer are accordingly designated as foreign shares or local shares, such foreign shares and local shares are considered to be two separate classes of shares for the purpose of this rule.

    • Proxy Forms

      • 737

        Proxy forms must be designed in a manner that will allow a shareholder appointing a proxy to indicate how the shareholder would like the proxy to vote (whether to vote in favour of or against, or to abstain from voting) in relation to each resolution.

        Amended on 7 February 20207 February 2020.

    • Register

      • 738

        An issuer must give the Exchange, or any Member Company upon request, an extract of the stock or share register. This must show details on or between the named date or dates of all entries relating to the registration or transfer of stock and shares, including particulars of the relevant certificate numbers and the names into which or from which any particular stock or shares may have been transferred. Where the issuer's securities are traded on the scripless system, the issuer authorises CDP to provide the Exchange, at the Exchange's request, with an extract of the issuer's securities held in each securities account maintained by CDP, in such detail as may be required by the Exchange.

      • 739

        An issuer must permit its securities to be transferred to CDP or from a main register to a branch register (and vice versa) without restriction.

    • Documents

      • 740

        A document given to the Exchange by an entity, or on its behalf, becomes and remains the property of the Exchange to deal with as it wishes, including copying, storing in a retrieval system, transmitting and selling to the public, and publishing any part of the document and permitting others to do so. The documents referred to in this rule include a document given to the Exchange in support of a listing application or in compliance with the listing rules.

      • 741

        Documents for overseas shareholders shall be forwarded by air or by facsimile transmission or, in another way that ensures that the documents will be received quickly.

      • 742

        Where an issue of securities is to be made overseas and is supported by a prospectus or other public documents, the prospectus or other public documents must be submitted to the Exchange in English. Such documents must be endorsed "Specimen — For information only".

      • 743

        An issuer must supply the Exchange with such number of final printed copies as the Exchange may require from time to time (and one soft copy in such format as the Exchange may require) of the following documents for public release:—

        (1) All periodic and special reports, circulars, etc., released or issued by the issuer for the information of holders of any of the issuer's listed securities;
        (2) The published accounts of the issuer and all documents annexed thereto, as soon as issued.

        Amended on 7 February 20207 February 2020.

      • 744

        Rule 743 does not apply to an announcement released to the Exchange via SGXNET.