Whole Section

  • Part VI Discloseable Transactions

    • 1010

      Where any of the relative figures computed on the bases set out in Rule 1006 exceeds 5%, an issuer must, after terms have been agreed, immediately announce the following:

      (1) Particulars of the transaction, including the name of any company or business, where applicable.
      (2) A description of the trade carried on, if any.
      (3) The aggregate value of the consideration, stating the factors taken into account in arriving at it and how it will be satisfied, including the terms of payment. In the case of financial assistance, the aggregate value of the financial assistance and any interest payable on the financial assistance.
      (4) Whether there are any material conditions attaching to the transaction including a put, call or other option and details thereof.
      (5) The value (book value, net tangible asset value and the latest available open market value) of the assets being acquired or disposed of, and in respect of the latest available valuation, the value placed on the assets, the party who commissioned the valuation and the basis and date of such valuation.
      (6) In the case of a disposal, the excess or deficit of the proceeds over the book value, and the intended use of the sale proceeds. In the case of an acquisition, the source(s) of funds for the acquisition.
      (7) The net profits attributable to the assets being acquired or disposed of. In the case of a disposal, the amount of any gain or loss on disposal.
      (8) The effect of the transaction on the net tangible assets per share of the issuer for the most recently completed financial year, assuming that the transaction had been effected at the end of that financial year.
      (9) The effect of the transaction on the earnings per share of the issuer for the most recently completed financial year, assuming that the transaction had been effected at the beginning of that financial year.
      (10) The rationale for the transaction including the benefits which are expected to accrue to the issuer as a result of the transaction.
      (11) Whether any director or controlling shareholder has any interest, direct or indirect, in the transaction and the nature of such interests.
      (12) Details of any service contracts of the directors proposed to be appointed to the issuer in connection with the transaction.
      (13) The relative figures that were computed on the bases set out in Rule 1006.

      Amended on 7 February 20207 February 2020.

    • 1011

      Where a sale and purchase agreement is entered into, or a valuation is conducted on the assets, the issuer must include a statement in the announcement that a copy of the relevant agreement, or valuation report is available for inspection during normal business hours at the issuer's registered office for 3 months from the date of the announcement.

      Amended on 7 February 20207 February 2020.

    • 1012

      Where the announcement in Rule 1010 contains a profit forecast, which may include any statement which quantifies the anticipated level of future profits, the issuer must announce the following additional information:

      (a) Details of the principal assumptions including commercial assumptions upon which the forecast is based.
      (b) Confirmation from the issuer's auditors that they have reviewed the bases and assumptions, accounting policies and calculations for the forecast, and setting out their report on the bases, assumptions, policies and calculations.
      (c) A report from the issuer's financial adviser, if one is appointed, confirming that it is satisfied that the forecast has been stated by the directors after due and careful enquiry. If no such adviser has been appointed in connection with the transaction, the issuer must submit a letter to the sponsor from the board of directors confirming that the forecast has been made by them after due and careful enquiry.

      Amended on 29 September 201129 September 2011.

    • 1013

      (1) Where an issuer enters into a discloseable transaction, a major transaction, a very substantial acquisition or a reverse takeover and accepts a profit guarantee or a profit forecast (or any covenant which quantifies the anticipated level of future profits) from a vendor of assets / business, the issuer's announcement in Rule 1010 must contain information on the profit guarantee or the profit forecast, including the following:
      (a) The views of the board of directors of the issuer in accepting the profit guarantee or the profit forecast and the factors taken into consideration and basis for such a view;
      (b) The principal assumptions including commercial bases and assumptions upon which the quantum of profit guarantee or the profit forecast is based;
      (c) The manner and amount of compensation to be paid by the vendor in the event that the profit guarantee or the profit forecast is not met and the conditions precedent, if any, and the detailed basis for such a compensation; and
      (d) The safeguards put in place (such as the use of a banker's guarantee) to ensure the issuer's right of recourse in the event that the profit guarantee or the profit forecast is not met, if any.
      For the avoidance of doubt, the term "profit guarantee" can only be used for transactions where the vendor will compensate the issuer in cash for any shortfall in the level of profits when it provides a quantifiable anticipated level of future profits.
      (2) With reference to Rule 1013(1), where the transaction is a major transaction, a very substantial acquisition or a reverse takeover, the shareholders' circular must contain the information in Rule 1013(1) and the following:
      (a) A confirmation from the auditors that they have reviewed the bases and assumptions, accounting policies and calculations for the profit guarantee or the profit forecast, and that the basis of preparation of the profit guarantee or the profit forecast is consistent with the accounting policies of the issuer; and
      (b) A statement by the financial advisor to the issuer as to whether or not they are of the view that the transaction is on normal commercial terms and is not prejudicial to the interest of the issuer and its shareholders.
      (3)
      (a) Where the profit guarantee or the profit forecast has been met, the issuer should immediately announce this via SGXNET. Where the profit guarantee or the profit forecast has not been met, the issuer should immediately announce via SGXNET the following:
      (i) the variance between the profit guarantee or the profit forecast and the actual profit, and the reason for the variance;
      (ii) any variation of the rights of the issuer; and
      (iii) the possible course(s) of action by the issuer to protect the interests of the shareholders of the issuer, if any. Notwithstanding this, the issuer must provide timely updates on the specific course of action including its progress and outcome of the action.
      (b) Where there is any material variation or amendment in the terms of the agreement, the issuer must immediately make an announcement of such a variation. Where such a variation prejudices the issuer, the board of directors of the issuer must disclose the basis for the acceptance of such a variation.

      Added on 29 September 201129 September 2011 and amended on 7 February 20207 February 2020.