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1     These Supplementary Provisions are adopted pursuant to Article 30, paragraph 2 of the Taipei Exchange Rules Governing the Use of Securities Trading Information.
2     A user applicant that intends to apply to transmit (broadcast) the TPEx's Real-time Stock Price Index Information or its Delayed Trading Information, or both types of information, must contact a user applicant (other than a securities firm or futures commission merchant) that has already signed a Contract for Supply and Use of Trading Information with the TPEx and applied to transmit real-time trading information, and must set up in indirect network connection with the other user applicant; such a user applicant must also sign and execute a Contract for Use of Trading Information (as attached) with the TPEx, which will transmit the above trading information via an indirect connection.
3     A user applicant (other than a securities firm or futures commission merchant) that has already signed and executed a Contract for Supply and Use of Trading Information for the transmission of real-time trading information via a direct connection may also apply to provide Real-time Stock Price Index Information and Delayed Trading Information to its data subscribers for their own use.
4     A user applicant may provide the following elements of the TPEx's Real-time Stock Index Information and/or its Delayed Trading Information:
  1. Real-time stock index information: Includes index time, transaction volume, non-financials index, sub-indices, turnover, and the previous day's weighted index.
  2. Delayed trading information: Means stock price index information and individual stock trading information that lags 20 minutes or longer behind real-time trading information.

5     Fee standards:
  1. Real-time stock price index information:
    1. A user applicant with a direct connection (other than a securities firm or futures commission merchant) shall pay to the TPEx a monthly information user fee of NT$4,000 for each user applicant with an indirect connection, as reported to and approved by the TPEx.
    2. A user applicant with a direct connection (other than a securities firm or futures commission merchant) that provides information directly to data subscribers for their own use is exempt from fees.
  2. Delayed trading information:
    1. A user applicant with a direct connection (other than a securities firm or futures commission merchant) shall pay to the TPEx a monthly information user fee of NT$12,000 for each user applicant with an indirect connection, as reported to and approved by the TPEx.
    2. A user applicant with a direct connection (other than a securities firm or futures commission merchant) that provides information directly to data subscribers for their own use, or only provides the Delayed Stock Price Index, is exempt from fees.
  3. The TPEx may, depending on the subsequent status of market development and usage prevalence among subscribers, negotiate with the industry and adjust the aforementioned fee standards.
6     Administration of reporting:
  1. User applicant with a direct connection:
    1. Such an applicant shall submit to the TPEx each quarter (on a calendar-year basis) a list of user applicants with indirect connections to whom it re-transmits Real-time Stock Price Index Information and Delayed Trading Information.
    2. A party that has applied to provide Real-time Stock Price Index Information and/or Delayed Trading Information to its data subscribers for their own use shall additionally to establish a transmission and subscriber file management control system separate from that used for real-time data subscribers. Said party must also submit to the TPEx each quarter (on a calendar-year basis) a detailed list of information equipment to be used, and a summary of additions or changes thereto shall be submitted to the TPEx before the seventh day of the following quarter. However, where information is transmitted via the Internet and accessed via browser at the subscriber end and information can be obtained without on-line registration, a subscriber report need not be submitted.
  2. User applicant with a indirect connection: If such an applicant transmits (or broadcasts) Real-time Stock Price Index Information or Delayed Transaction Information it has obtained to its data subscribers for their own use, it is exempt from the requirement to complete approval and reporting procedures for its subscriber roster with the TPEx.
7     Other administrative rules:
  1. To avoid misleading data subscribers and clarify responsibility, a user applicant that provides delayed transaction information must add a conspicuous note to its screen presentation stating that said information lags 20 minutes or more behind real-time information.
  2. A user applicant with a direct connection that provides delayed trading information to downstream enterprises or subscribers shall be responsible for strictly controlling the amount of time such trading information is delayed.
  3. A user applicant must issue a letter of undertaking guaranteeing that when the transmission of trading information under these Supplementary Provisions results in actions that disrupt securities market trading order, it is willing to fully cooperate with response measures as instructed by the competent authority for securities.
  4. When necessary, the TPEx may dispatch personnel to inspect a provider or user of Real-time Stock Price Index Information or Delayed Transaction Information; a user applicant and the enterprises that have an indirect connection via the user applicant shall cooperate, and may not deliberately reject or evade such inspection.
  5. A user applicant with an indirect connection may stipulate or agree in advance with the directly connected user applicant that provides it with Real-time Stock Price Index Information or Delayed Trading Information, that the latter is obligated to make its best effort to notify the indirectly connected user applicant of any amendment of the Taipei Exchange Rules Governing the Use of Securities Trading Information or of provisions pertaining thereto in the TPEx's bylaws, circular letters, or public announcements. The TPEx accepts no responsibility for providing such notification, and user applicants with an indirect connection may not plead ignorance thereof as a reason for refusal to comply.
8     These Supplementary Provisions shall be implemented following ratification by the competent authority.
    
Attachment:
    Taipei Exchange Contract for the Use of Real-Time Stock Price Index Information and/or Delayed Trading Information
    This Contract is made by and between the Taipei Exchange (hereinafter, "the TPEx") and _____________________________________ (hereinafter, "Party B"), with respect to application by Party B, in accordance with the Taipei Exchange Rules Governing the Use of Securities Trading Information Securities Transactions and relevant legal provisions, to obtain trading information via an indirect connection and transmit or broadcast that information to its subscribers. Both parties hereby agree as follows:
Article 1
    The TPEx agrees that after entering into this Contract, Party B may obtain the following trading information by means of an indirect connection via _________________ ("User Applicant"):
    (check appropriate box or boxes)
    □Real-time stock price index information
    □Delayed trading information
    Any change in the selections indicated above is subject to agreement in writing by the TPEx and payment of all required fees.
    
Article 2
    During the term of this Contract, Party B, in its use of trading information, shall comply with the relevant acts and regulations of the competent authority as well as the Taipei Exchange Rules Governing the Use of Securities Trading Information and other relevant bylaws, circular letters, and public announcements, and shall pay information user fees and other relevant fees.
    During the term of this Contract, the TPEx is not responsible for taking the initiative to notify Party B of amendment to regulatory matters in the relevant acts, regulations, bylaws, circular letters, or public announcements of the preceding paragraph. Party B may stipulate or agree with the User Applicant that the User Applicant is obligated to make its best effort to notify Party B of such amendments, and Party B may not plead ignorance thereof as a reason for refusal to comply.
Article 3
    Unless otherwise consented to by the TPEx, Party B and its subscribers may not draw samples from the TPEx's trading information for conversion into indices or other derivative instruments. Any breach of this entitles the TPEx to terminate this Contract or request that Party B stop transmitting the trading information to the breaching subscriber.
Article 4
    Party B shall conspicuously display its name or a distinctive service mark on trading information screens, together with an explanatory note that the information appearing thereon is provided by Party B after processing, and the following note: "Source of information: Taipei Exchange (TPEx)."
    To avoid misleading information users, the screen presentation of delayed trading information transmitted or broadcast by Party B must conspicuously indicate that it lags 20 minutes or more behind real-time trading information. Party B shall bear full legal responsibility for disputes resulting from failure to display, or conspicuously display, such information.
Article 5
    Party B may only transmit or broadcast trading information that is provided by the User Applicant and designated by a check mark in Article 1 herein; any change of its source of trading information must be approved by the TPEx.
Article 6
    Without the written consent of the TPEx, Party B may not transmit or otherwise share trading information it has obtained to/with other related enterprises to be further rented, sold, broadcast, or placed on a website to be provided for use.
Article 7
    The TPEx may from time to time dispatch personnel to perform audits on Party B's equipment room, or to perform on-site inspections of the situation regarding Party B's broadcast or re-transmission of trading information, and Party B may not refuse or evade such audit or inspection.
Article 8
    The TPEx provides no guarantee regarding the trading information that the User Applicant transmits to Party B, and if the User Applicant fails to perform the trading information contract entered into between the itself and Party B, the TPEx accepts no liability for performance of contract in place of the User Applicant.
Article 9
    The TPEx accepts no liability for damages in the event interruptions in transmission of information or breakdowns of equipment provided to the User Applicant by the TPEx make normal operation impossible.
Article 10
    Where the Contract for Supply and Use of Trading Information between the TPEx and the User Applicant or the trading information contract between Party B and the User Applicant is terminated, this Contract is also terminated ipso facto.
Article 11
    If the TPEx must suspend transmission, or modify the content, of trading information in response to business reasons or a policy directive from the competent authority, it may terminate or change this Contract by giving Party B written notification three months in advance explaining the reason therefore, and Party B may not raise any objections thereto.
Article 12
    If Party B violates this Contract, the TPEx may terminate this Contract and notify the User Applicant to cease transmission of trading information to Party B.
Article 13
    Neither party may assign this Contract without the written consent of the other party.
Article 14
    Both parties to this Contract agree to the first-instance jurisdiction of the Taiwan Taipei District Court over any dispute arising from this Contract.
Article 15
    This Contract is in bilingual format. In the event of any dispute, the Chinese version shall prevail.
Article 16
    This Contract is made in duplicate; each party shall hold one copy as evidence.
    
    Party A: Taipei Exchange
    Responsible Person: Chairman
    Address: 15F, No.100, Sec. 2, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C
    
    Party B:
    Responsible Person:
    Address:
    Date: _______________________