Rulebooks: Contents

Rulebooks
Mainboard Rules
Catalist Rules
Definitions and Interpretation
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Sponsors
Chapter 3 Disciplinary and Appeals Procedures, and Enforcement Powers of the Exchange
Chapter 4 Equity Securities
Chapter 5 Reserved
Chapter 6 Reserved
Chapter 7 Continuing Obligations
Chapter 8 Changes in Capital
Chapter 9 Interested Person Transactions
Chapter 10 Acquisitions and Realisations
Chapter 11 Takeovers
Chapter 12 Circulars, Annual Reports and Electronic Communications
Chapter 13 Trading Halt, Suspension and Delisting
Chapter 14 Transition Rules
Appendices
Practice Notes
Practice Note 14A Catalist Transition Process and Timetable
Code of Corporate Governance 2012
SGX-ST Rules
CDP Clearing Rules
DVP Rules
CDP Depository Rules
Futures Trading Rules
SGX-DC Clearing Rules
SIAC DT Arbitration Rules
SIAC DC Arbitration Rules
Rule Amendments

Practice Note 14A Catalist Transition Process and Timetable

Cross-referenced from Rule 1402

Added on 1 September 2008 and amended on 24 July 2009.

1. Introduction

(a) This Practice Note sets out the details and timetable on the transition measures to bring Catalist issuers into compliance with Catalist Rules by the Transition Date.
(b) All Catalist Non-Sponsored issuers, except those suspended pursuant to Rule 1303 of the Listing Manual, must comply with the transition requirements set out in this Practice Note.

2. Transition Measures

(a) Quarterly Progress Report to SGX

By 1 November 2008, Catalist Non-Sponsored issuers must submit the first progress report to SGX Catalist Regulation. Thereafter from 1 January 2009, a progress report must be submitted to SGX Catalist Regulation within 45 days after the end of each of the first three quarters and 60 days after the end of the financial year. Such progress reports must be copied to the issuer's Board of Directors and incorporate the following information:
(i) Name of issuer;
(ii) Reporting period;
(iii) Name, designation and contact details of Director or person in charge of the search and appointment of sponsor
(iv) Updated timetable of milestones, including but not limited to estimated time periods allocated for the search for a suitable sponsor, negotiation of terms, as well as the estimated dates for the board approval of and the appointment of sponsor;
(v) If applicable, description of any plans that the company will implement as an alternative to appointing a sponsor, such as undergoing a reverse takeover, merger & acquisition, or transferring to Mainboard;
(vi) List of sponsors approached to date; and
(vii) Any other relevant information
(b) Quarterly Progress Update to shareholders and investors

From 1 January 2009, Catalist Non-Sponsored issuers must also announce via SGXNET, within 45 days after the end of each of the first three quarters and 60 days after the end of the financial year, the following information:
(i) as required in 2(a)(i) to (iv);
(ii) as required in 2(a)(v), if such information has been announced by the company, and
(iii) any other relevant information.
(c) Requirement to appoint Sponsors for corporate actions

From 1 January 2009, Catalist Non-Sponsored issuers must appoint a sponsor and comply with Catalist Rules when undertaking any of the following corporate actions:
(i) Rights issue or placement of shares, company warrants or other convertible securities for cash, excluding shares issued pursuant to an employee or performance share/share option plan;
(ii) Major transaction as defined under Rule 1013 of the Listing Manual of the former SESDAQ rules;
(iii) Transaction that will require shareholders' approval pursuant to Chapter 9 of the Listing Manual of the former SESDAQ rules; and
(iv) Scheme of Arrangement.
(d) Suspension of Catalist Non-Sponsored issuers after the Transition Date
(i) From 6 February 2010, trading of securities of Catalist Non-Sponsored issuers that have not appointed a sponsor on or before the Transition Date and announced the date from which they will comply with Catalist Rules as agreed with the Exchange, will be suspended.
(ii) The suspended Catalist Non-Sponsored issuers must submit quarterly progress reports to SGX and announce quarterly progress updates via SGXNet as required in 2(a) and 2(b) respectively.
(iii) The suspension will only be lifted and the issuers' trading status reinstated if the Catalist Non-Sponsored issuers appoint a Sponsor in accordance with Rule 1403(3) and comply with Catalist Rules before 31 December 2010.
(e) Delisting of Catalist Non-Sponsored issuers after 31 December 2010

After 31 December 2010, Catalist Non-Sponsored issuers will be delisted and removed from the Official List. Pursuant to Rule 1404(2), issuers will be required to offer a reasonable exit alternative, which should normally be in cash, to:
(i) Its shareholders; and
(ii) Holders of any other classes of listed securities to be delisted.
The issuers should normally appoint an independent financial adviser which need not be an approved sponsor to advise on the exit offer.

The delisting will take effect after completion of the exit offer.

3. Catalist Transition Timetable

No. Transition Measure Implementation Date
1. Quarterly progress report to SGX 1 November 2008
2. Quarterly progress update to investors 1 January 2009
3. Requirement to appoint a sponsor when undertaking certain corporate actions 1 January 2009
4. Transition Date 5 February 2010
5. Date of Suspension of Catalist Non-Sponsored issuers 6 February 2010
6. Date of Delisting After 31 December 2010, subject to completion of exit offer