Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Post-Vet List

The post-vet list sets out documents which need not be submitted to the Takeovers Executive for prior comment under Rule 12.1 of the Takeovers Code. It is updated from time to time and currently includes:

  • announcements of the appointment of independent financial advisers under Rule 2.1,
  • announcements of the despatch of circulars under Rule 8 or Rule 25,
  • announcements of delay in the despatch of circulars under Rule 8.2 or Rule 8.4,
  • announcements of the appointment and resignation of directors of the offeree company under Rule 26.4 and Rule 7,
  • announcements of placing and top-up transactions under Note 6 on dispensations from Rule 26,
  • announcements of numbers of relevant securities in issue under Rule 3.8, and
  • announcements of final completion of issue of new securities for whitewash transactions under paragraph 6 of Schedule VI.

Issuers are reminded that all documents issued under the Codes must include a responsibility statement as required by Rule 9.3 of the Takeovers Code

For further guidance, please refer to Practice Note 5.

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