The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited has recently published guidance materials in relation to its initial public offering (the "IPO") application process.

In particular, Listing Decisions HKEx-LD43-4 and HKEx-LD46-4 regarding early filings of IPO applications have been superseded by a new Guidance Letter GL06-09.

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The relevant HKEx News Release contains information and other related materials, including hyperlinks to the guidance materials and the Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes to Filing and Checklist Requirements for Listing of Equity Securities (http://www.hkex.com.hk/news/hkexnews/090724news.htm).