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Definitions and Interpretation
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Equity Securities
Chapter 3 Debt Securities
Chapter 4 Investment Funds
Chapter 5 Structured Warrants
Chapter 6 Prospectus, Offering Memorandum and Introductory Document
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 Disciplinary and Appeals Procedures, and Enforcement Powers of the Exchange
Practice Notes
Practice Note 4.1 Profit Forecasts and Right of First Refusals
Report of the Committee and Code of Corporate Governance
Catalist Rules
SGX-ST Rules
CDP Clearing Rules
CDP Settlement Rules
DVP Rules [Entire Rulebook has been deleted]
CDP Depository Rules
Futures Trading Rules
SGX-DC Clearing Rules
SIAC DT Arbitration Rules
SIAC DC Arbitration Rules
Rule Amendments

(1 version)
Sep 29 2011 onwards

Practice Note 4.1 Profit Forecasts and Right of First Refusals

Details Cross References
Issue date: 14 September 2011

Effective date: 29 September 2011
Chapter 4

1. Introduction

1.1 This Practice Note provides guidance in connection with profit forecasts and right of first refusal arrangements for real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts (the "Trusts")

2. Profit Estimates, Forecasts and Projections

2.1 Listing Rule 409(3) states that the annual accounts of the investment fund for each of the last 3 financial years, if applicable must be submitted when applying for a listing. In the event the investment fund is unable to provide the annual accounts for each of the last 3 financial years, the investment fund is expected to provide profit estimates, forecasts and/or projections.
2.2 Listing Rule 609(b) further states that the proforma income statement or statement of comprehensive income should be presented for the latest 3 financial years and for the most recent interim period (if applicable) as if the restructured group had been in existence at the beginning of the period reported on. The proforma statement of financial position should be presented as at the date to which the most recent proforma income statement or statement of comprehensive income has been made up. In the event the issuer is unable to present the required proforma financial information, the Exchange may request for the provision of profit estimates, forecasts and projections.
2.3 As a guide, the Exchange will normally expect up to 2 years of full year profit estimates, forecasts or projections to be provided in relation to Rule 409(3) and Rule 609(b).

3. Right of First Refusals ("ROFRs")

3.1 For any disposal of assets owned by the controlling unitholder and/or any of its subsidiaries that would fall within the investment mandate ("the competing assets"), a ROFR granted by the controlling unitholder to the Manager of the Trust will effectively mitigate conflicts of interest when the ROFR:—
(a) gives the Trust the first right to acquire the competing assets from the controlling unitholder and/or any of its subsidiaries; and
(b) is valid for as long as (i) the Manager remains the manager of the Trust; and (ii) the controlling unitholder together with its related corporations, remains a controlling shareholder of the Manager,
where "related corporation" has the meaning ascribed to it under the Companies Act.

Added on 29 September 2011.