(1) If any of the following persons acquires an interest (whether directly or through a nominee) in the securities being marketed, their respective aggregate interest and the circumstances resulting in the acquisition of the interest must be announced before listing of the issuer's securities:—
(a) each director and his associates;
(b) each substantial shareholder and his associates;
(c) the issue manager and its connected clients;
(d) the underwriter and its connected clients;
(e) the lead broker and its connected clients; and
(f) any distributor and its connected clients.
(2) The disclosure required by Rule 240(1) must be made to the best of the issue manager's knowledge and belief, having taken all reasonable steps and made all reasonable enquiries.
(3) A "connected client" means:—
(a) a director or substantial shareholder of the issue manager, underwriter, lead broker or distributor;
(b) a spouse, infant child or step child of any person in (a);
(c) a person in the capacity of trustee of a private or family trust (other than a pension scheme) the beneficiaries of which include any person in (a);
(d) a relative of any person in (a) whose account is managed by the issue manager, underwriter, lead broker or distributor in pursuance of a discretionary managed portfolio agreement; or
(e) a company which is a member of the same group of companies as the issue manager, underwriter, lead broker or distributor.