915

The following transactions are not required to comply with Rules 905, 906 and 907:—

(1) A payment of dividends, a subdivision or consolidation of shares, an issue of securities by way of a bonus issue, a preferential offer, or an off-market acquisition of the issuer's shares, made to all shareholders on a pro-rata basis, including the exercise of rights, options or company warrants granted under the preferential offer.
(2) The grant of options, and the issue of securities pursuant to the exercise of options, under an employees' share option scheme approved by the Exchange.
(3) A transaction between an entity at risk and an investee company, where the interested person's interest in the investee company, other than that held through the issuer, is less than 5%.
(4) A transaction in marketable securities carried out in the open market where the counterparty's identity is unknown to the issuer at the time of the transaction.
(5) A transaction between an entity at risk and an interested person for the provision of goods or services if:—
(a) the goods or services are sold or rendered based on a fixed or graduated scale, which is publicly quoted; and
(b) the sale prices are applied consistently to all customers or class of customers.
Such transactions include telecommunication and postal services, public utility services, and sale of fixed price goods at retail outlets.
(6) The provision of financial assistance or services by a financial institution that is licensed or approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, on normal commercial terms and in the ordinary course of business.
(7) The receipt of financial assistance or services from a financial institution that is licensed or approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, on normal commercial terms and in the ordinary course of business.
(8) Director's fees and remuneration, and employment remuneration (excluding "golden parachute" payments).
(9) Insurance coverage and indemnities for directors and chief executive officers against liabilities attaching to them in relation to their duties as officers of the entity at risk, to the extent permitted under the Companies Act, and regardless of whether the entity at risk is subject to the Companies Act.
(10) Defence funding for directors and chief executive officers of the entity at risk to the extent permitted under sections 163A and 163B of the Companies Act, regardless of whether the entity at risk is subject to the Companies Act, provided that in the case of defence funding permitted under section 163B of the Companies Act, such defence funding is to be repaid upon any action taken by a regulatory authority against him. For this purpose, references to "director" in sections 163A and 163B of the Companies Act shall be read as references to "director or chief executive officer".

In the case of defence funding under section 163A of the Companies Act, defence funding shall be repaid in accordance with the timeline stipulated in section 163A(2)(b) of the Companies Act.

Amended on 31 March 201731 March 2017 and 7 February 20207 February 2020.