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Listing Document Simplification Guide

The Exchange published the Guidance Letter HKEX-GL86-16 “Guide on Producing Simplified Listing Documents Relating to Equity Securities for New Applications” (the Listing Document Simplification Guide) on 2 February 2016 to reinforce the importance of listing documents being clear, concise and in plain language.
 
The Listing Document Simplification Guide is divided into three parts:
 
(a) General guidance on producing a clear and concise listing document;
 
(b) Consolidated and updated version of a number of guidance letters on disclosure in listing documents, mostly included under the title “Simplification Series” (Consolidated Guidance); and
 
(c)  Online hyperlinks to: sample “Summary of the Constitution and Laws of Place of Incorporation” sections of listing documents of applicants incorporated in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Mainland China (Specimen Sections); and the corresponding sample constitutional documents for the applicants (Sample Constitutional Documents).
 
Applicants which intend to submit their listing applications on or before 30 April 2016 may comply with either the Consolidated Guidance or the guidance letters on disclosures in listing documents, mostly included under the title "Simplification Series", when preparing their listing documents. For applicants which intend to submit their listing applications after 30 April 2016, they should comply with the Consolidated Guidance.
 
  • News Release
  • 11 August 2017
  • 2 February 2016
  • Guide on Producing Simplified Listing Documents Relating to Equity Securities for New Applications
  • Marked-up Version of the Guidance Letters included in the Consolidated Guidance
  • Specimen Sections for applicants incorporated in:
  •  Bermuda
  •  Cayman Islands
  •  Mainland China
  • Sample Constitutional Document for applicants incorporated in:
  • Bermuda
  • Cayman Islands
  • Mainland China
  • FAQ
  • Seminars
  • March 2016
  • March 2012
  • February 2011

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