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Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II MARKETS

Division 1 — Establishment of Markets

Subdivision (1) — Approved exchange and recognised market operator

Subdivision (2) — Exempt market operator

Division 2 — Regulation of Approved Exchanges

Subdivision (1) — Obligations of approved exchanges

Subdivision (2) — Rules of approved exchanges

Subdivision (3) — Matters requiring approval of Authority

Subdivision (4) — Powers of Authority

Subdivision (5) — Immunity

Division 3 — Regulation of Recognised Market Operators

Division 4 — General Powers of Authority

Part III CLEARING FACILITIES

Division 1 — Establishment of Clearing Facilities

Division 2 — Designation of Persons Operating Clearing Facilities

Division 3 — Regulation of Designated Clearing Houses

Subdivision (1) — Obligations of designated clearing houses

Subdivision (2) — Rules of designated clearing houses

Subdivision (3) — Matters requiring approval of Authority

Subdivision (4) — Powers of Authority

Subdivision (5) — Immunity

Division 4 — Insolvency

Division 5 — General Powers of Authority

Part IIIA APPROVED HOLDING COMPANIES

Division 1 — Establishment of Approved Holding Companies

Division 2 — Regulation of Approved Holding Companies

Part IV CAPITAL MARKETS SERVICES LICENCE AND REPRESENTATIVE’S LICENCE

Division 1 — Licensing

Division 2 — Exemptions

Division 3 — General

Part V BOOKS, CUSTOMER ASSETS AND AUDIT

Division 1 — Books

Division 2 — Customer Assets

Division 3 — Audit

Part VI CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

Division 1 — General

Division 2 — Securities

Division 3 — Futures Contracts and Leveraged Foreign Exchange Trading

Part VII DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Division 1 — Registers of Interests in Securities

Division 2 — Disclosure by Substantial Shareholders

Division 3 — Disclosure by Substantial Unitholders

Part VIII SECURITIES INDUSTRY COUNCIL AND TAKE-OVER OFFERS

Part IX SUPERVISION AND INVESTIGATION

Division 1 — Supervisory Powers of Authority

Subdivision (1) — Powers of Authority to require disclosure of information about securities and futures contracts

Subdivision (2) — Inspection powers of Authority

Division 2 — Power of Minister to Appoint Inspector for Investigating Dealings in Securities, etc.

Division 3 — Investigative Powers of Authority

Subdivision (1) — General

Subdivision (2) — Examination of persons

Subdivision (3) — Powers to obtain information

Part X ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

Part XI INVESTOR COMPENSATION SCHEME

Part XII MARKET CONDUCT

Division 1 — Prohibited Conduct — Securities

Division 2 — Prohibited Conduct — Futures Contracts, Leveraged Foreign Exchange Trading

Division 3 — Insider Trading

Division 4 — Civil Liability

Part XIII OFFERS OF INVESTMENTS

Division 1 — Shares and Debentures

Subdivision (1) — Interpretation

Subdivision (2) — Prospectus requirements

Subdivision (3) — Debentures

Subdivision (4) — Exemptions

Division 1A — Business Trusts

Subdivision (1) — Interpretation

Subdivision (2) — Prospectus requirements

Subdivision (3) — Exemptions

Subdivision (4) — Debentures

Division 2 — Collective Investment Schemes

Subdivision (1) — Interpretation

Subdivision (2) — Authorisation and recognition

Subdivision (3) — Prospectus requirements

Subdivision (4) — Exemptions

Division 3 — Securities Hawking

Part XIV APPEALS

Part XV MISCELLANEOUS

FIRST SCHEDULE

SECOND SCHEDULE Regulated Activities

THIRD SCHEDULE Specified Persons

FOURTH SCHEDULE Specified Provisions

Legislative Source Key

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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272A.
—(1)  Subdivisions (2) and (3) of this Division (other than section 257) shall not apply to personal offers of securities of an entity by a person if —
(a)
the total amount raised by the person from such offers within any period of 12 months does not exceed —
(i)
$5 million (or its equivalent in a foreign currency); or
(ii)
such other amount as may be prescribed by the Authority in substitution for the amount specified in sub-paragraph (i);
(b)
in respect of each offer, the person making the offer gives the person to whom he makes the offer —
(i)
the following statement in writing:
“This offer is made in reliance on the exemption under section 272A(1) of the Securities and Futures Act. It is not made in or accompanied by a prospectus that is registered by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.”; and
(ii)
a notification in writing that the securities to which the offer (referred to in this sub-paragraph as the initial offer) relates shall not be subsequently sold to any person, unless the offer resulting in such subsequent sale is made —
(A)
in compliance with Subdivisions (2) and (3) of this Division;
(B)
in reliance on subsection (8)(c) or any other exemption under any provision of this Subdivision (other than this subsection); or
(C)
where at least 6 months have elapsed from the date the securities were acquired under the initial offer, in reliance on the exemption under this subsection;
(c)
none of the offers is accompanied by an advertisement making an offer or calling attention to the offer or intended offer; and
(d)
no selling or promotional expenses are paid or incurred in connection with each offer other than those incurred for administrative or professional services, or by way of commission or fee for services rendered by —
(i)
the holder of a capital markets services licence to deal in securities;
(ii)
an exempt person in respect of dealing in securities; or
(iii)
a person who is licensed, approved, authorised or otherwise regulated under the laws, codes or other requirements of any foreign jurisdiction in respect of dealing in securities, or who is exempted therefrom in respect of such dealing.
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(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(b), where any notice, circular, material, publication or other document is issued in connection with the offer, the person making the offer is deemed to have given the statement and notification to the person to whom he makes the offer in accordance with that provision if such statement or notification is contained in the first page of that notice, circular, material, publication or document.
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(3)  For the purposes of subsection (1), a personal offer of securities is one that —
(a)
may be accepted only by the person to whom it is made; and
(b)
is made to a person who is likely to be interested in that offer, having regard to —
(i)
any previous contact before the date of the offer between the person making the offer and that person;
(ii)
any previous professional or other connection established before that date between the person making the offer and that person; or
(iii)
any previous indication (whether through statements made or actions carried out) before that date by that person that indicate to —
(A)
the person making the offer;
(B)
the holder of a capital markets services licence to deal in securities;
(C)
an exempt person in respect of dealing in securities;
(D)
a person licensed under the Financial Advisers Act (Cap. 110) in respect of the provision of financial advisory services concerning investment products;
(E)
an exempt financial adviser as defined in section 2(1) of the Financial Advisers Act; or
(F)
a person who is licensed, approved, authorised or otherwise regulated under the laws, codes or other requirements of any foreign jurisdiction in respect of dealing in securities or the provision of financial advisory services concerning investment products, or who is exempted therefrom in respect of such dealing or the provision of such services,
that he is interested in offers of that kind.
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(4)  In determining the amount raised by an offer, the following shall be included:
(a)
the amount payable for the securities at the time they are allotted, issued or sold;
(b)
if the securities are issued partly-paid, any amount payable at a future time if a call is made;
(c)
if the securities carry a right (by whatever name called) to be converted into other securities or to acquire other securities, any amount payable on the exercise of the right to convert them into, or to acquire, other securities.
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(5)  In determining whether the amount raised by a person from offers within a period of 12 months exceeds the applicable amount specified in subsection (1)(a), each amount raised —
(a)
by that person from any offer of securities issued by the same entity; or
(b)
by that person or another person from any offer of securities of an entity, units or derivatives of units in a business trust, or units in a collective investment scheme, which is a closely related offer,
if any, within that period in reliance on the exemption under subsection (1), section 282V(1) or 302B(1) shall be included.
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(6)  Whether an offer is a closely related offer under subsection (5) shall be determined by considering such factors as the Authority may prescribe.
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(7)  For the purpose of this section, an offer of securities made by a person acting as an agent of another person shall be treated as an offer made by that other person.
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(8)  Where securities acquired through an offer made in reliance on the exemption under subsection (1) (referred to in this subsection as an initial offer) are subsequently sold by the person who acquired the securities to another person, Subdivisions (2) and (3) of this Division shall apply to the offer from the first-mentioned person to the second-mentioned person which resulted in that sale, unless —
(a)
such offer is made in reliance on an exemption under any provision of this Subdivision (other than this section);
(b)
such offer is made in reliance on an exemption under subsection (1) and at least 6 months have elapsed from the date the securities were acquired under the initial offer; or
(c)
such offer is one —
(i)
that may be accepted only by the person to whom it is made;
(ii)
that is made to a person who is likely to be interested in the offer having regard to —
(A)
any previous contact before the date of the offer between the person making the initial offer and that person;
(B)
any previous professional or other connection established before that date between the person making the initial offer and that person; or
(C)
any previous indication (whether through statements made or actions carried out) before that date by that person that indicate to —
(CA)
the person making the initial offer;
(CB)
the holder of a capital markets services licence to deal in securities;
(CC)
an exempt person in respect of dealing in securities;
(CD)
a person licensed under the Financial Advisers Act (Cap. 110) in respect of the provision of financial advisory services concerning investment products;
(CE)
an exempt financial adviser as defined in section 2(1) of the Financial Advisers Act; or
(CF)
a person who is licensed, approved, authorised or otherwise regulated under the laws, codes or other requirements of any foreign jurisdiction in respect of dealing in securities or the provision of financial advisory services concerning investment products, or who is exempted therefrom in respect of such dealing or the provision of such services,
that he is interested in offers of that kind;
(iii)
in respect of which the first-mentioned person has given the second-mentioned person —
(A)
the following statement in writing:
“This offer is made in reliance on the exemption under section 272A(8)(c) of the Securities and Futures Act. It is not made in or accompanied by a prospectus that is registered by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.”; and
(B)
a notification in writing that the securities being offered shall not be subsequently sold to any person unless the offer resulting in such subsequent sale is made —
(BA)
in compliance with Subdivisions (2) and (3) of this Division;
(BB)
in reliance on this subsection or any other exemption under any provision of this Subdivision (other than subsection (1)); or
(BC)
where at least 6 months have elapsed from the date the securities were acquired under the initial offer, in reliance on the exemption under subsection (1);
(iv)
that is not accompanied by an advertisement making an offer or calling attention to the offer or intended offer; and
(v)
in respect of which no selling or promotional expenses are paid or incurred in connection with the offer other than those incurred for administrative or professional services, or by way of commission or fee for services rendered by —
(A)
the holder of a capital markets services licence to deal in securities;
(B)
an exempt person in respect of dealing in securities; or
(C)
a person who is licensed, approved, authorised or otherwise regulated under the laws, codes or other requirements of any foreign jurisdiction in respect of dealing in securities, or who is exempted therefrom in respect of such dealing.
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(9)  Subsection (2) shall apply, with the necessary modifications, in relation to the statement and notification referred to in subsection (8)(c)(iii).
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(10)  In subsections (1)(c) and (8)(c)(iv), “advertisement” means —
(a)
a written or printed communication;
(b)
a communication by radio, television or other medium of communication; or
(c)
a communication by means of a recorded telephone message,
that is published in connection with an offer of securities, but does not include —
(i)
a document —
(A)
purporting to describe the securities being offered, or the business and affairs of the person making the offer, the issuer or, where applicable, the underlying entity; and
(B)
purporting to have been prepared for delivery to and review by persons to whom the offer is made so as to assist them in making an investment decision in respect of the securities being offered;
(ii)
a publication which consists solely of a disclosure, notice or report required under this Act, or any listing rules or other requirements of a securities exchange, futures exchange or recognised securities exchange, which is made by any person; or
(iii)
a publication which consists solely of a notice or report of a general meeting or proposed general meeting of the person making the offer, the issuer, the underlying entity or any entity, or a presentation of oral or written material on matters so contained in the notice or report at the general meeting.
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(11)  In subsection (10)(i)(A), the reference to the affairs of the person making the offer, the issuer or, where applicable, the underlying entity shall —
(a)
in the case where the person making the offer, the issuer or the underlying entity is a corporation, be construed as including a reference to the matters referred to in section 2(2); and
(b)
in any other case, be construed as referring to such matters as may be prescribed by the Authority.
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