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Update No. 44

Note to subscribers for the amendments
to the rules governing the listing of securities on the Growth Enterprise Market
(the “GEM Listing Rules”)

Update No. 44

December 2012

Dear Sirs,

Minor GEM Listing Rule amendments and implementation of the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide

We enclose reprinted pages of the GEM Listing Rules and the filing instructions. The reprinted pages incorporate minor amendments to the GEM Listing Rules and amendments to implement proposals in the Consultation Conclusions on Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide published on 31 August 2012.

We have amended the GEM Listing Rules to:

Minor GEM Listing Rule amendments
 
B02A24241D934714AD273561037F6D6D rectify clerical errors;
 
B02A24241D934714AD273561037F6D6D clarify and/or update relevant definitions, terminology and references; and
 
B02A24241D934714AD273561037F6D6D make plain language amendments where appropriate.
 
Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide
 
B02A24241D934714AD273561037F6D6D incorporate the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide as a recommended practice; and
 
B02A24241D934714AD273561037F6D6D encourage issuers to report on environmental and social matters.

Coming into effect

The minor GEM Listing Rule amendments will come into effect on 1 January 2013. The Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide will apply to issuers with financial years ending after 31 December 2012.

Please click HERE to see the minor GEM Listing Rule amendments.

Please click HERE to see the amendments to the GEM Listing Rules relating to the implementation of the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide.

Yours faithfully,

For and on behalf of
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited

Mark Dickens JP
Head of Listing


Updated 28 Dec 2012

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