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8 239.31 Form F-1, registration statement

under the Securities Act of 1933 for securities of certain foreign private issu

ers. (a) Form F-1 shall be used for registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) of securities of all foreign private issuers, as defined in Rule 405 ($ 230. 405 of this chapter) eligible to use Form 20-F ($ 249.220f of this chapter) for which no other form is authorized or prescribed.

(b) If a registrant is a majorityowned subsidiary, which does not itself meet the conditions of these eligibility requirements, it shall nevertheless be deemed to have met such conditions if its parent meets the conditions and if the parent fully guarantees the securities being registered as to principal and interest. (Secs. 6, 7, 8, 10, 19(a), 48 Stat. 78, 79, 81, 85; secs. 205, 209, 48 Stat. 906, 908; sec. 301, 54 Stat. 857; sec. 8, 68 Stat. 685; sec. 1, 79 Stat. 1051; sec. 308(a)(2), 90 Stat. 57; secs. 12, 13, 15(d), 23(a), 48 Stat. 892, 894, 895, 901; secs. 1, 3, 8, 49 Stat. 1375, 1377, 1379; sec. 203(a), 49 Stat. 704; sec. 202, 68 Stat. 686; secs. 3, 4, 6, 78 Stat. 565-568, 569, 570-574; secs. 1, 2, 82 Stat. 454; sec. 28(c), 84 Stat. 1435; secs. 1, 2, 84 Stat. 1497; sec. 105(b), 88 Stat. 1503; secs. 8, 9, 10, 18, 89 Stat. 117, 118, 119, 155; sec. 308(b), 90 Stat. 57; secs. 202, 203, 204, 91 Stat. 1494, 1498, 1499, 1500; secs. 8, 30, 31(c), 38(a), 54 Stat. 803, 836, 838, 841; 74 Stat. 201; 84 Stat. 1415; 15 U.S.C. 77f, 77g, 77h, 773, 77s(a), 781, 78m, 780(d), 78w(a), 80a-8, 80a-29, 80a-30(c), 80a-37(a)) (47 FR 54771, Dec. 6, 1982)

pursuant to section 12(g) of the Exchange Act or is required to file reports pursuant to section 15(d) of the Exchange Act and is eligible to file and has filed annual reports on Form 20-F ($ 249.220f of this chapter) under the Exchange Act.

(b)(1) The Registrant (i) has been subject to the requirements of section 12 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act and has filed all the information required to be filed pursuant to Section 13, 14 or 15(d) for a period of at least thirtysix calendar months immediately preceding the filing of the registration statement on this form; (ii) has filed in a timely manner all reports required to be filed during the twelve calendar months and any portion of a month immediately preceding the filing of the registration statement and, if the issuer has used (during the twelve calendar months and any portion of a month immediately preceding the filing of the registration statement) Rule 12b-25(b) ($ 240.125-25(b) of this chapter) under the Exchange Act with respect to a report or portion of a report, that report or portion thereof has actually been filed within the time period prescribed by the Rule.

(2) The provisions of paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this section do not apply to any registrant if: (i) The aggregate market value worldwide of the voting stock of the registrant held by non-affiliates is the equivalent of $300 million or more, or if non-convertible debt securities that are “investment grade debt securities," as defined below, are being registered and (ii) the registrant has filed at least one Form 20-F that is the latest required to have been filed.

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8 239.32 Form F-2, for registration under

the Securities Act of 1933 for securities

of certain foreign private issuers. Any foreign private issuer, as defined in Rule 405 ($ 230.405 of this chapter), which meets the following conditions may use this form for the registration of securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) which are offered or to be offered in any transaction other than an exchange offer for securities of another person:

(a) The Registrant has a class of securities registered pursuant to section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act”) or has a class of equity securities registered

Instructions to paragraph (6) 1. The aggregate market value of the registrant's outstanding voting stock shall be computed by use of the price at which the stock was last sold, or the average of the bid and asked prices of such stock in the principal market for such stock, as of a date within 60 days prior to the date of filing (See the definition of “affiliate” in Securities Act Rule 405 ($ 230.405 of this chapter)].

2. A non-convertible debt security is an “investment grade debt security” if, at the time of effectiveness of the registration

statement, at least one nationally recog- and (e) of this section if: (1) Its predenized statistical rating organization (as that cessor and it, taken together, do so, term is used in Rule 1503-1(c)(2)(vi)(F) under the Exchange Act (8240.15c3

provided that the succession was pri1(c)(2)(vi)(F) of this chapter)) has rated the

marily for the purpose of changing security in one of its generic rating catego

the state or other jurisdiction of incorries that signifies investment grade; typical- poration of the predecessor of forming ly, the four highest rating categories a holding company and that the assets (within which there may be sub-categories and liabilities of the successor at the or gradations indicating relative standing)

time of succession were substantially signify investment grade.

the same as those of the predecessor; (c) Neither the registrant nor any of or (2) all predecessors met the condiits consolidated or unconsolidated sub- tions at the time of succession and the sidiaries have, since the end of their registrant has continued to do so since last fiscal year for which certified fi- the succession. nancial statements of the registrant (g) If a registrant is a majorityand its consolidated subsidiaries were owned subsidiary which does not meet included in a report filed pursuant to the conditions of these eligibility resection 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange quirements, it shall nevertheless be Act: (1) Failed to pay any dividend or deemed to have met such conditions if sinking fund installment on preferred

its parent meets the conditions and if stock; or (2) defaulted (A) on any in

the parent fully guarantees the securistallment or installments on indebted

ties being registered as to principal ness for borrowed money, or (B) on

and interest. any rental on one or more long term leases, which defaults in the aggregate

(Secs. 6, 7, 8, 10, 19(a), 48 Stat. 78, 79, 81, 85; are material to the financial position

secs. 205, 209, 48 Stat. 906, 908; sec. 301, 54 of the registrant and its consolidated

Stat. 857; sec. 8, 68 Stat. 685; sec. 1, 79 Stat.

1051; sec. 308(a)(2), 90 Stat. 57; secs. 12, 13, and unconsolidated subsidiaries, taken

15(d), 23(a), 48 Stat. 892, 894, 895, 901; secs. as a whole.

1, 3, 8, 49 Stat. 1375, 1377, 1379; sec. 203(a), (d) The financial statements in the

49 Stat. 704; sec. 202, 68 Stat. 686; secs. 3, 4, registrant's latest filing on Form 20-F

6, 78 Stat. 565-568, 569, 570-574; secs. 1, 2, 82 comply with Item 18 thereof.

Stat. 454; sec. 28(c), 84 Stat. 1435; secs. 1, 2, (e) The provisions of paragraphs 84 Stat. 1497; sec. 105(b), 88 Stat. 1503; secs. (b)(1)(i) and (d) do not apply if the 8, 9, 10, 18, 89 Stat. 117, 118, 119, 155; sec. Registrant has filed at least one Form

308(b), 90 Stat. 57; secs. 202, 203, 204, 91 20-F that is the latest required to have

Stat. 1494, 1498, 1499, 1500; secs. 8 30, 31(c),

38(a), 54 Stat. 803, 836, 838, 841; 74 Stat. been filed and if the only securities

201; 84 Stat. 1415; 15 U.S.C. 77f, 778, 77h, being registered are to be offered: (1)

77j, 77s(a), 781, 78m, 780(d), 78w(a), 80a-8, Upon the exercise of outstanding

80a-29, 80a-30(c), 80a-37(a)) rights granted by the issuer of the securities to be offered, if such rights

(47 FR 54773, Dec. 6, 1982] are granted pro rata to all existing security holders of the class of securities

$ 239.33 Form F-3, for registration under to which the rights attach; or (2) pur

the Securities Act of 1933 of securities suant to a dividend or interest rein

of certain foreign private issuers ofvestment plan; or (3) upon the conver

fered pursuant to certain types of

transactions. sion of outstanding convertible securities or upon the exercise of outstand- This instruction sets forth registrant ing transferable warrants issued by requirements and transaction requirethe issuer of the securities to be of- ments for the use of Form F-3. Any fered, or by an affiliate of such issuer. foreign private issuer, as defined in The exemptions in this paragraph (e) Rule 405 ($ 230.405 of this chapter), are unavailable if securities are to be which meets the requirements of paraoffered or sold in a standby underwrit- graph (a) of this section (“Registrant ing in the United States or similar ar- requirements”) may use this Form for rangement.

the registration of securities under the (f) If a registrant is a successor regis- Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities trant it shall be deemed to have met Act”) which are offered in any transconditions, paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d) action specified in paragraph (b) of

this section ("Transaction requirements”), provided that the requirements applicable to the specified transaction are met. With respect to majority-owned subsidiaries, see Instruction (a)(6) below.

(a) Registrant requirements. All registrants must meet the following conditions in order to use this Form F-3 for registration under the Securities Act of securities offered in the transactions specified in paragraph (b) of this section:

(1) The registrant has a class of securities registered pursuant to section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act”) or a class of equity securities registered pursuant to section 12(g) of the Exchange Act or is required to file reports pursuant to section 15(d) of the Exchange Act and is eligible to file and has filed annual reports on Form 20-F (§ 249.220f of this chapter) under the Exchange Act.

(2) The registrant (i) has been subject to the requirements of section 12 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act and has filed all the material required to be filed pursuant to sections 13, 14 or 15(d) for a period of at least thirty-six calendar months immediately preceding the filing of the registration statement on this form; and (ii) has filed in a timely manner all reports required to be filed during the twelve calendar months and any portion of a month immediately preceding the filing of the registration statement and, if the registrant has used (during the twelve calendar months and any portion of a month immediately preceding the filing of the registration statement) Rule 12b-25(b) ($ 240.125-25(b) of this chapter) under the Exchange Act with respect to a report or a portion of a report, that report or portion thereof has actually been filed within the time period prescribed by a rule.

(3) Neither the registrant nor any of its consolidated or unconsolidated subsidiaries have, since the end of their last fiscal year for which certified financial statements of the registrant and its consolidated subsidiaries were included in a report filed pursuant to section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act: (i) Failed to pay any dividend or sinking fund installment on preferred

stock; or (ii) defaulted (A) on any installment or installments on indebtedness for borrowed money, or (B) on any rental on one or more long term leases, which defaults in the aggregate are material to the financial position of the registrant and its consolidated and unconsolidated subsidiaries, taken as a whole.

(4) The aggregate market value worldwide of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant is the equivalent of $300 million or more, except that the provisions of this paragraph do not apply if the only securities being registered are to be offered in a transaction of the type described in (b)(2) of the Transaction Requirements.

Instructions To Paragraph (a)(4) The aggregate market value of the registrant's outstanding voting stock shall be computed by use of the price at which the stock was last sold, or the average of the bid and asked prices of such stock, in the principal market for such stock as of a date within 60 days prior to the date of filing. (See the definition of “affiliate" in Securities Act Rule 405 ($ 230.405 of this chapter).]

(5) If the registrant is a successor registrant, it shall be deemed to have met conditions 1, 2, 3 and 4 above if: (i) Its predecessor and it, taken together, do so, provided that the succession was primarily for the purpose of changing the state or other jurisdiction of incorporation of the predecessor or forming a holding company and that the assets and liabilities of the successor at the time of succession were substantially the same as those of the predecessor; or (ii) all predecessors met the conditions at the time of succession and the registrant has continued to do so since the succession.

(6) Majority owned subsidiaries. If a registrant is a majority-owned subsidiary, security offerings may be registered on this form if:

(i) The registrant-subsidiary itself meets the Registrant Requirements and the applicable Transaction Requirement;

(ii) The parent of the registrant-subsidiary meets the Registrant Requirements and the conditions of Transaction Requirement (b)(2) (Primary Offerings of Certain Debt Securities) are met; or

(iii) The parent of the registrantsubsidiary meets the Registrant Requirements and the applicable Transaction Requirement and fully guarantees the securities being registered as to principal and interest.

NOTE: In the situations described in (i), (ii), and (iii) above, the parent-guarantor is the issuer of a separate security consisting of the guarantee which must be concurrently registered but may be registered on the same registration statement as are the guaranteed securities. Both the parent-guarantor and the subsidiary shall each disclose the information required by this Form as if each were the only registrant except that if the subsidiary will not be eligible to file annual reports on Form 20-F after the effective date of the registration statement, then it shall disclose the information specified in Form S-3 ($ 239.13 of this chapter). Rule 3-10 of Regulation S-X ($ 210.3-10 of this chapter) specifies the financial statements required.

(b) Transaction requirements. Security offerings meeting any of the following conditions and made by registrants meeting the Registrant Requirements above may be registered on this Form:

(1) Primary offerings by certain registrants. Securities to be offered for cash by or on behalf of registrant, if the financial statements in the registrant's latest filing on Form 20-F comply with Item 18 thereof.

(2) Offerings of certain debt securities. Non-convertible debt securities to be offered for cash if such debt securities are “investment grade debt securities,” as defined below. A non-convertible debt security is an “investment grade debt security” if, at the time of effectiveness of the registration statement, at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization (as that term is used in Rule 15c31(c)(2)(vi)(F) under the Exchange Act (§ 240.1503-1(c)(2)(vi)(F) of this chapter) has rated the security in one of its generic rating categories that signifies investment grade; typically, the four highest rating categories (within which there may be subcategories or gradations indicating relative standing) signify investment grade.

(3) Transactions involving secondary offerings. Outstanding securities

to be offered for the account of any person other than the issuer, including securities acquired by standby underwriters in connection with the call or redemption by the issuer of warrants or a class of convertible securities. In addition, Form F-3 may be used by affiliates to register securities for resale pursuant to the conditions specified in General Instruction C to Form S-8 ($ 239.16b of this chapter) if the financial statements in the registrant's latest filing on Form 20-F comply with Item 18 thereof.

(4) Rights offerings, dividend or interest reinvestment plans, and conversions or warrants. Securities to be offered: (i) Upon the exercise of outstanding rights granted by the issuer of the securities to be offered, if such rights are granted pro rata to all existing security holders of the class of securities to which the rights attach; or (ii) pursuant to a dividend or interest reinvestment plan; or (iii) upon the conversion of outstanding convertible securities or upon the exercise of outstanding transferable warrants issued by the issuer of the securities to be offered, or by an affiliate of such issuer. The registration of securities to be of. fered or sold in a standby underwriting in the United States or similar arrangement is not permitted pursuant to this paragraph. See paragraphs (b) (1), (2), and (3) of this section.

(Secs. 6, 7, 8, 10, 19(a), 48 Stat. 78, 79, 81, 85; secs. 205, 209, 48 Stat. 906, 908; sec. 301, 54 Stat. 857; sec. 8, 68 Stat. 685; sec. 1, 79 Stat. 1051; sec. 308(a)(2), 90 Stat. 57; secs. 12, 13, 15(d), 23(a), 48 Stat. 892, 894, 895, 901; secs. 1, 3, 8, 49 Stat. 1375, 1377, 1379; sec. 203(a), 49 Stat. 704; sec. 202, 68 Stat. 686; secs. 3, 4, 6, 78 Stat. 565-568, 569, 570-574; secs. 1, 2, 82 Stat. 454; sec. 28(c), 84 Stat. 1435; secs. 1, 2, 84 Stat. 1497; sec. 105(b), 88 Stat. 1503; secs. 8, 9, 10, 18, 89 Stat. 117, 118, 119, 155; sec. 308(b), 90 Stat. 57; secs. 202, 203, 204, 91 Stat. 1494, 1498, 1499, 1500; secs. 8 30, 31(c), 38(a), 54 Stat. 803, 836, 838, 841; 74 Stat. 201; 84 Stat. 1415; 15 U.S.C. 77f, 778, 77h, 773, 77s(a), 781, 78m, 780(d), 78w(a), 80a-8, 80a-29, 80a-30(c), 80a-37(a)) [47 FR 54776, Dec. 6, 1982)

EDITORIAL NOTE: Form F-3 amended at 52 FR 21263, June 5, 1987; 52 FR 30146, Aug. 13, 1987.

8 239.34 Form F-4, for registration of se

curities of certain foreign private issuers issued in certain business combina

tion transactions. This form may be used by any foreign private issuer, as defined in Rule 405 ($ 230.405 of this chapter), eligible to use Form 20-F ($ 249.220(f) of this chapter), for registration under the Securities Act of 1933 ("Securities Act”) of securities to be issued:

(a) In a transaction of the type specified in paragraph (a) of Rule 145 ($ 230.145 of this chapter);

(b) In a merger in which the applicable law would not require the solicitation of the votes or consents of all of the security holders of the company being acquired;

(c) In an exchange offer for securities of the issuer or another entity;

(d) In a public reoffering or resale of any such securities acquired pursuant to this registration statement; or

(e) In more than one of the kinds of transactions listed in paragraphs (a) through (d) registered on one registration statement. (50 FR 19016, May 6, 1985)

EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER citations affecting Form F-4, see the List of CFR Sections Affected in the Finding Aids section of this volume.

the payment of fees, taxes, and similar charges, and (3) compliance with any laws or governmental regulations relating to ADRs or to the withdrawal of deposited securities;

(b) The deposited securities are offered or sold in transactions registered under the Securities Act or in transactions that would be exempt therefrom if made in the United States; and

(c) As of the filing date of this registration statement, the issuer of the deposited securities is reporting pursuant to the periodic reporting requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or the deposited securities are exempt therefrom by Rule 12g3-2(b) ($ 240.12g32(b) of this chapter) unless the issuer of the deposited securities concurrently files a registration statement on another form for the deposited securities.

(Secs. 6, 7, 8, 10, 19(a), 48 Stat. 78, 79, 81, 85; secs. 205, 209, 48 Stat. 906, 908; sec. 301, 54 Stat. 857; sec. 8, 68 Stat. 685; sec. 1, 79 Stat. 1051; sec. 308(a)(2), 90 Stat. 57; secs. 12, 13, 15(d), 23(a), 48 Stat. 892, 894, 895, 901; secs. 1, 3, 8, 49 Stat. 1375, 1377, 1379; sec. 203(a), 49 Stat. 704; sec. 202, 68 Stat. 686; secs. 3, 4, 6, 78 Stat. 565-568, 569, 570-574; secs. 1, 2, 82 Stat. 454; sec. 28(c), 84 Stat. 1435; secs. 1, 2, 84 Stat. 1497; sec. 105(b), 88 Stat. 1503; secs. 8, 9, 10, 18, 89 Stat. 117, 118, 119, 155; sec. 308(b), 90 Stat. 57; secs. 202, 203, 204, 91 Stat. 1494, 1498, 1499, 1500; 15 U.S.C. 77f, 77g, . 77h, 77, 778(a), 781, 78m, 780(d), 78w(a)) (48 FR 12348, Mar. 24, 1983)

8 239.35 (Reserved]

88 239.37—239.60 (Reserved)

$ 239.36 Form F-6, for registration under

the Securities Act of 1933 of depositary shares evidenced by American Deposi

tary Receipts. Form F-6 may be used for the registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) of Depositary shares evidenced by American Depositary Receipts (“ADRS”) issued by a depositary against the deposit of the securities of a foreign issuer (regardless of the physical location of the certificates) if the following conditions are met:

(a) The holder of the ADRs is entitled to withdraw the deposited securities at any time subject only to (1) temporary delays caused by closing transfer books of the depositary or the issuer of the deposited securities or the deposit of shares in connection with voting at a shareholders' meeting, or the payment of dividends, (2)

8 239.61 Form SR, report of sales of secu

rities and use of proceeds therefrom. This form shall be used for filing a report of sales of securities in use of proceeds pursuant to $ 230.463 of this chapter. [46 FR 48142, Oct. 1, 1981)

8 239.62 Form ET, transmittal form for

electronic format documents under the

EDGAR pilot. This form shall accompany electronic filing under the EDGAR pilot project when the filing medium is either diskette or magnetic tape. (Secs. 6, 7, 8, 10, 19(a), 48 Stat. 78, 79, 81, 85; secs. 205, 209, 48 Stat. 906, 908; sec. 301, 54

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