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2.15.1 Member's Suspension or Resignation

The following requirements apply in relation to a Member's suspension or resignation:

(a) a Member may request the Exchange to temporarily suspend its Membership. A Member shall provide reasons for its request for voluntary suspension. For the avoidance of doubt, an individual Trading Member shall, in all cases, make a request to the Exchange to suspend his Membership, if he intends to act as an Approved Trader for a corporate Trading Member. The Exchange may grant to the requesting Member a temporary suspension of up to twenty-four (24) months, upon such terms and conditions as the Exchange deems fit;
(b) a Member may cease to be a Member by virtue of giving the Exchange written notice of its wish to resign from Membership (a "Resignation Notice");
(c) a Member which gives the Exchange a Resignation Notice must provide the Exchange with such information concerning the circumstances of the resignation as, in the opinion of the Exchange, is necessary for the Exchange to determine whether:
(i) to accept the resignation;
(ii) to postpone the effective date of the resignation; or
(iii) without prejudice to the courses of action available to the Exchange under subparagraphs (i) and (ii) above, any other measures should be taken by the Exchange before or after the resignation takes effect;
and
(d) notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Exchange may, in its absolute discretion, refuse to accept a Resignation Notice given by a Member or may postpone the effective date if it considers it necessary for the protection of Customers, or otherwise in the interests of the Markets. If the Exchange does so, the Exchange may waive the Member's liability for some or all Exchange fees, levies and charges arising in respect of the period following the date on which its Resignation Notice would otherwise have taken effect.