Electronic payment of cash distributions


What should a listed issuer do if its securities holders have not provided their bank account information to the Depository?

A listed issuer must take all reasonable and appropriate steps to engage and communicate with its securities holders on the availability and benefits of the electronic payment of cash distributions, for example, in the various channels or means set out in the directive dated 19 February 2010 (Ref. No. SR/TAC/ro/LD07/10) (“Directive”), and encourage its securities holders to provide their bank account information to the Depository. If, after taking such steps, the securities holders still do not provide their bank account information to the Depository, the listed issuer may continue to pay cash distributions to these securities holders in the existing manner as authorized under the listed issuer’s constituent documents or issuing documents such as the articles of association, trust deed or terms of issuance.