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Report on Initial Public Offering Applications, Delisting and Suspensions (As at 30 December 2011)

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30 Dec 2011

Report on Initial Public Offering Applications, Delisting and Suspensions
(As at 30 December 2011)

 

Main Board GEM Total
New Applications Accepted    

   
a.  December 2011
(i) Application(s) made by companies pursuant to Chapter 8 of the Main Board Listing Rules/ Chapter 11 of the GEM Listing Rules  

5 0 5  
(ii) Application(s) made by investment vehicle(s) pursuant to Chapters 20 and 21 of the Main Board Listing Rules

6 N/A 6
(iii) Application(s) for transfer of listing from GEM to Main Board

0 N/A 0
(iv) Deemed new applicant(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 8.21C or Main Board Listing Rule 14.84, and very substantial acquisition(s) treated as reverse takeover(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 14.06(6)/GEM Listing Rule 19.06(6)
0

__________
0

__________
0

________
Sub-total 11 0 11

b.

2011 Year-to-date
(i) Application(s) made by companies pursuant to Chapter 8 of the Main Board Listing Rules/ Chapter 11 of the GEM Listing Rules

166 37 203
(ii) Application(s) made by investment vehicle(s) pursuant to Chapters 20 and 21 of the Main Board Listing Rules

28 N/A 28
(iii) Application(s) for transfer of listing from GEM to Main Board

14 N/A 14
(iv) Deemed new applicant(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 8.21C or Main Board Listing Rule 14.84, and very substantial acquisition(s) treated as reverse takeover(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 14.06(6)/GEM Listing Rule 19.06(6)  

2  

__________

0

  __________

2

  ________

Sub-total 210 37 247
  Approvals in principle granted(1)

a. December 2011

23 3 26
b. 2011 Year-to-date 152 15 167
  Active applications(1)  (as at 30 December 2011)

1. Under processing (based on listing application form accepted):

a. New applications accepted since 1 January 2011

44 19 63
b. Others 1
__________
0
__________
1
________
Sub-total 45 19 64

2.

Approval in principle granted

a. Approvals granted since 1 January 2011

48 3 51
b. Others 0
__________
0
__________
0
________
Total 93 22 115


Inactive applications(2) (since 1 January 2011)

1. Lapsed

a. Approval in principle granted but not listed prior to application lapsed 58 6 64
b. Others

61 16 77
2. Rejected

3 0 3
3. Withdrawn 1
__________
0
__________
1
________
Sub-total 123 22 145


4.


Renewals(3)


(51)
_________


(12)
__________


(63)
________
Total 72 10 82
  No. of new listings(since 1 January 2011)


 

 
(i) Companies listed pursuant to Chapter 8 of the Main Board Listing Rules/Chapter 11 of the GEM Listing Rules 75 13 88
(ii) Investment vehicle(s) listed pursuant to Chapters 20 and 21 of the Main Board Listing Rules

10 N/A 10
(iii) Transfer of listing from GEM to Main Board

12 N/A 12
(iv) Deemed new listing(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 8.21C or Main Board Listing Rule 14.84, and very substantial acquisition(s) treated as reverse takeover(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 14.06(6)/GEM Listing Rule 19.06(6) 1

__________
1

__________
2

________
Total 98 14 112

 

First Comment Letters Issued(4)

 
a. December 2011

5
b. Average number of days taken between the date of application and the date of issue of related first comment letter(5) 18
  
Guidance issued to potential new listing applicants or their advisers on matters relating to the Listing Rules

a. December 2011

6
b. Average number of days taken between the date of request for guidance and the date of issue of written response(5) 8

(1) Includes application(s) by investment vehicle(s) pursuant to Chapters 20 and 21 of the Main Board Listing Rules, application(s) for transfer of listing from GEM to the Main Board, and deemed new applicant(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 8.21C or Main Board Listing Rule 14.84, and very substantial acquisition(s) treated as reverse takeover(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 14.06(6)/GEM Listing Rule 19.06(6).
(2) Includes any application (or renewal) not approved, rejected or withdrawn within six months. 
(3) Includes all applications accepted within three months following a lapsed, rejected or withdrawn application by the same applicant. 
(4) First comment letters are the first letters issued by the staff of the Listing Division that contain the Listing Division’s comments on the respective listing applications. 
(5) Covers only the first comment letters/guidance letters issued in this month. For the reports issued from January 2011 onwards, non-business days have been subtracted from “the average number of days taken”.

 

Delisting and Suspension Information
(As at 30 December 2011)

Main Board GEM Total
(a) Number of delisted companies (since 1 January 2011)

 
a. Withdrawal of listing pursuant to privatisation 3 0 3
b. Transfer of listing from GEM to Main Board

N/A 12 12
c. Cancellation of listing pursuant to delisting procedures under the Listing Rules

2
0

2
d. Voluntary withdrawal of listing 1
__________
0
__________
1
__________
Total 6 12 18
  (b)   Number of companies in suspension for three months or more (as at 30 December 2011)  
a. Companies not in delisting procedures

19 8 27
b. a) Main Board companies in delisting procedures:      
  
-  first stage of delisting(6)

3 N/A 3
-  second stage of delisting(7)

3 N/A 3
-  third stage of delisting(7)

 

4 N/A 4
b) Main Board companies served with a notice of intention of cancellation of listing under Main Board Listing Rule 6.10

0 N/A 0
c. GEM companies given 6 months' notice for delisting

N/A 2 2
d. Delisting approved by the Listing Committee  3* 0   3*  
e. Resumption proposal approved in principle by the Exchange subject to fulfillment of conditions

7

__________

1

__________

8

__________

Total 39 11 50

 

Other Information
(As at 30 December 2011)

Main Board GEM Total
(c) Number of listed companies (as at 30 December 2011) 1,326 170 1,496
(6) Where the Exchange has issued a letter to the long-suspended company informing it of the commencement of the delisting procedures and that the Exchange will consider placing the company in the second stage of delisting if the company fails to submit a viable resumption proposal by the deadline set out in the letter.
(7) Long-suspended Main Board companies having problems with sufficient operations or assets are placed in the second and third stages of delisting under Practice Note 17 to the Main Board Listing Rules.   
* Two companies applied to the Exchange to review the delisting decision.  The review procedures are in progress. One company will be delisted on 4 January 2012.

This report is updated on the last trading day of each month.


Ends

Updated 30 Dec 2011

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