Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) has extended the consultation period on proposed amendments to the Stock Exchange Listing Rules relating to corporate governance issues to the close of business on 24 May, Friday. The consultation period had been scheduled to end at the close of business today, 22 April.
"We have been encouraged by the responses we have received so far and we appreciate the efforts of many professional bodies and market practitioners in thoroughly considering the wide range of issues in the consultation paper," said Karen Lee, Executive Vice President, Listing, Regulation & Risk Management.
"We received quite a number of requests for an extension from individuals and groups who were in the process of preparing their responses," Ms Lee continued. "This extension gives those individuals and organisations the additional time they need to complete and review their responses before submitting them."
Copies of the consultation paper and questionnaire are available at the office of HKEx at 11/F, One International Finance Centre, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong. The consultation paper can also be viewed at or downloaded from the HKEx website: www.hkex.com.hk.
Comments on the paper can be submitted by completing and returning the questionnaire booklet. If more space is needed for comments, additional sheets may be attached to the questionnaire. Comments on the paper can also be submitted via the electronic questionnaire available at www.hkex.com.hk.