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AEQUITAS NEO EXCHANGE

NOTICE OF HOUSEKEEPING RULE AMENDMENTS

HOUSEKEEPING AMENDMENTS TO THE AEQUITAS NEO EXCHANGE (“NEO EXCHANGE”) LISTING MANUAL AND LISTING FORMS



Introduction

In accordance with Schedule 5 of its recognition order dated November 13, 2014, as amended (the "Protocol"), NEO Exchange has adopted, and the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") has approved, housekeeping amendments (the "Amendments") to the NEO Exchange Listing Manual (the "Listing Manual") and Listing Forms (the "Listing Forms"). The Amendments are Housekeeping Rules under the Protocol and as such have not been published for comment. The OSC has not disagreed with the categorization of the Amendments as Housekeeping Rules.

Reasons for the Amendments

The Listing Manual and Listing Forms were approved by the OSC in November, 2014, as part of the materials submitted by NEO Exchange during the recognition application process. In preparation for the launch of its listing business, NEO Exchange is making cleanup and clarification changes to these documents. Generally, the Amendments are minor corrections to the text of the Listing Manual and Listing Forms, as well as formatting changes, including those necessary to facilitate the transition from paper-based to electronic format Listing Forms to simplify the process of completing and submitting forms.

Summary of the Amendments

A. Amendments to the Listing Manual

1. Change in the spelling of the terms "Security Holder" and "over-allotment" throughout to conform to spelling used in Canadian securities laws and regulations.

2. Correction of typographical errors throughout.

3. Correction of formatting and/or numbering of subsections.

4. Changes to subsections 1.04 (commentary), 2.13(d), 4.02(1), to refer to the correct Listing Forms.

5. Insertion of "Asia Pacific" in subsection 2.10(1) to correct the geographical reference.

6. Insertion of "... two duly executed Listing Agreements (Form 1)" and applicable commentary in subsection 2.12(1)(a) and deletion of "... two duly executed Listing Agreements (Form 4)" in subsection 2.14(1)(c), to reflect the renumbering of the Listing Agreement for all Listed Issuers.

B. Amendments to the Listing Forms

1. Amendments to Forms 1A and 1B

a) Reformatting of the question in sections 2(v) and 2(vi) of Forms 1A and 1B, respectively, to facilitate insertion of radio buttons.{1}

b) Deletion of "See Listing Application for further information on process" in section 11 of Form 1B to mirror the language used in the corresponding section of Form 1 A;

c) Typographical changes to the calculation of public float found in the schedules to each of Forms 1A and 1B; and

d) Change in the spelling of the term "Security Holder".

2. Amendments to Forms 3, 3A and 3B

Insertion of "Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc., First Advantage Canada Inc., or any of their respective affiliates or authorized agents" to replace "Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. or its authorized agent" in the schedule to each of Forms 3, 3A and 3B.

3. Amendments to Form 4

Renumbering of the former Form 4 -- Listing Agreement for All Listed Issuers to Form 1.

4. Amendments to Form 4B

Change to reflect that the basis of the calculation of the participation fee for the Issuer Performance Program should be daily, instead of monthly.

5. Amendments to Form 6

Correction of typographical errors in table headings.

6. Amendments to Form 9A

Correction of typographical errors in table headings.

7. Amendments to Form 11

Correction of typographical errors in table headings.

8. Amendments to Form 14C

a) Correction of typographical errors in table headings; and

b) Change in the spelling of the term "over-allotment".

9. Amendments to Form 18A

a) Typographical changes to the public float calculation in Form 18A; and

b) Change in the spelling of the term "Security Holder".

10. Amendments to Form 19

Change in the spelling of the term "Security Holder".

11. Amendments to Form 21

Change in the spelling of the term "Security Holder" and correction of typographical errors.

12. Amendments to Form 24

Change in the spelling of the term "Security Holder" and correction of typographical errors.

Text of the Amendments

A blacklined version of the Amendments to the Listing Manual is attached at Appendix A and a blacklined version of the Amendments to the Listing Forms is attached as Appendix B. Due to the size of the documents, we are not attaching clean versions here, but they are available on the NEO Exchange's website at aequitasneoexchange.com.

Timing and Transition

The Amendments are effective July 2, 2015. The updated electronic Listing Forms will be available on NEO Exchange's website on or about that date. NEO Exchange will continue to accept previous versions of the Listing Forms, with the exception of Forms 3, 3A, and 3B, until August 31, 2015.

{1} A radio button is a graphical control element that allows the user to choose only one of a predefined set of options. As used in the Listing Forms, radio buttons facilitate "YES" and "NO" answers.

 

APPENDIX A THE NEO EXCHANGE LISTING MANUAL (BLACKLINED)

[The Manual follows on separately numbered pages.]

 

NEO

AEQUITAS NEO EXCHANGE INC. LISTING MANUAL (the "LISTING MANUAL")

PART I. DEFINITIONS, INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL DISCRETION

1.01 Definitions

(1) Unless otherwise defined or interpreted or the subj ect matter or context otherwise requires, every term used in the Exchange Requirements that is defined or interpreted in:

(a) Ontario securities law;

(b) Universal Market Integrity Rules ("UMIR");

(c) IIROC Rules; or

(d) Trading Policies,

has the same meaning in this Listing Manual.

(2) The following terms have the meanings set out when used in this Listing Manual:

"Accepted Foreign Exchange" means an exchange that is not located within Canada and for which an issuer listed on such exchange has demonstrated that such exchange and the jurisdiction's securities laws requirements are substantially similar to that of the Exchange and Ontario securities laws.

"Average Daily Trading Volume" means, with respect to a Normal Course Issuer Bid, the trading volume for a listed security on all marketplaces for the six months preceding the date of Posting of a Form 20A (excluding any purchases made under a Normal Course Issuer Bid, all marketplace purchases by the issuer of the listed security, a Person acting jointly or in concert with the issuer, and all purchases made under section 7.19(1)(b)) divided by the number of trading days during that period. If the securities have traded for less than six months, the trading volume on all marketplaces since the first day on which the security traded, which must be at least four weeks prior to the date of Posting Form 20A.

"Award" means an award issued under a Security Based Compensation Arrangement, and includes incentive stock options.

"Board Lot" means a "standard trading unit" as defined in UMIR.

"Clearing Corporation" means CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. and any successor corporation or entity recognized as a clearing agency.

"Closed End Fund" or "CEF" means a "non-redeemable investment fund" within the meaning of the Securities Act (Ontario).

"Common Shares" means Equity Securities with voting rights that are exercisable in all circumstances irrespective of the number or percentage of securities owned and that are not, on a per share basis, less than the voting rights attached to any other class of shares of the issuer.

"Control Person" has the same meaning as its definition in the Securities Act (Ontario).

"Decision" means any decision, direction, order, ruling, guideline or other determination of the Exchange or of the Market Regulator made in the administration of this Listing Manual.

"Delist" means the termination of a security's listing on the Exchange, which renders it ineligible for trading on the Exchange.

"Due Bill" means an instrument used to evidence the transfer of title to any dividend, distribution, interest, security or right to a Listed Security contracted for, or evidencing the obligation of a seller to deliver such dividend, distribution, interest, security or right to a subsequent purchaser.

"Effective Date" means the effective date of a change to the constating documents of a Listed Issuer, for example in connection with a name change, certain stock subdivisions, security consolidations and security reclassifications.

"Equity Securities" means securities of an issuer that carry a residual right to participate in the earnings of the issuer and in the issuer's assets upon dissolution or liquidation.

"ETP-Debt Security" means an ETP that is a debt security.

"ETP Issuer" mean an issuer of an ETP.

"Exchange" means Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc.

"Exchange Requirements" includes the following:

(1) the Trading Policies;

(2) this Listing Manual;

(3) obligations arising out of the Listing Agreement or Member Agreement;

(4) any forms issued pursuant to the Trading Policies or the Listing Manual, including the listing forms, and any obligations related to or created by such forms;

(5) UMIR; and

(6) applicable securities laws, and any decision thereunder as it may be amended, supplemented and in effect from time to time and the respective rules and regulations under such laws together with applicable published instruments, notices and orders of applicable securities regulatory authorities.

"Exchange Traded Fund" or "ETF" means a mutual fund for the purposes of Canadian securities laws, the units of which are a listed or quoted security and are in continuous distribution in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws.

"Exchange Traded Product" or "ETP" means a financial instrument that has the characteristics of a base instrument (such as a note, warrant or other instrument) with economic exposure to one or more reference asset(s), index(indices), portfolio(s), or combination thereof.

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Commentary:

The Exchange is recognized to carry on business as an exchange for the listing and trading of securities. A product may be considered a security if:

(1) The offeror receives payment of the purchase price on the delivery of the product (the listed security),

(2) The purchaser is under no obligation to make any additional payment beyond the purchase price as a margin deposit, margin, settlement or other such amount during the life of the product or at maturity, and

(3) The terms of the product do not include margin requirements based on a market value of its underlying interest.

Examples of products that are securities include: notes whose return is linked to the price increase of a reference portfolio or to an index, principal protected equity index-linked notes, and interest coupons and notes without coupons based on debt securities of an issuer. An example of a product which is not a security is a listed option or a futures contract.

The Exchange may request the issuer to participate in consultations with the relevant regulators where questions regarding the nature of the product arise.

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"Foreign Issuer" means an issuer which, at the time of applying for the listing of a security, is listed and in good standing on an Accepted Foreign Exchange and is not incorporated or organized under the laws of Canada or a Canadian jurisdiction, but does not include an issuer if:

(1) voting securities carrying more than 50 percent of the votes for the election of directors of the issuer are held by Persons whose last address as shown on the books of the issuer is in Canada; and

(2) any one or more of the following apply:

(a) the majority of the senior officers or directors of the issuer are citizens or residents of Canada;

(b) more than 50 percent of the assets of the issuer are located in Canada; or

(c) the business of the issuer is administered principally in Canada.

Once a Foreign Issuer has listed its securities on the Exchange, the issuer will become a Listed Issuer. "IIROC" means the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and any successor entity. "IIROC Rules" means UMIR and IIROC's dealer member rules.

"Insider" means, for a Listed Issuer:

(1) an officer, director or "insider" (within the meaning of the Securities Act (Ontario)) of the Listed Issuer;

(2) a promoter of the Listed Issuer;

(3) if the Listed Issuer is an Investment Fund:

(a) a director or officer of the investment fund manager of the Listed Issuer; and

(b) a member of the "independent review committee" (within the meaning of National Instrument 81-107 Independent Review Committees for Investment Funds) of the Listed Issuer;

(4) if the Insider is not an individual, each director, officer and Control Person of that Insider; and

(5) such other Person as may be designated from time to time by the Exchange.

"Investment Fund" means an "investment fund" as defined under the Securities Act (Ontario).

"Listed Issuer" means an issuer with one or more classes of securities listed in accordance with and subject to the requirements set out in the Listing Manual.

"Listed Securities" means any securities of a Listed Issuer that are listed on the Exchange.

"Market Regulator" means IIROC or such other person recognized by the Ontario Securities Commission as a Regulation Services Provider for the purposes of Ontario securities law and which has been retained by the Exchange as an acceptable Regulation Services Provider.

"Material Information" means any information relating to the business and affairs of an issuer that results in or would reasonably be expected to result in a significant change to the market price or value of any of the issuer's Listed Securities, and includes a material change or a material fact, in each case within the meaning of the Securities Act (Ontario).

"Maximum Discount to market priceMarket Price" means the closing market price on the day preceding the date on which the Listed Issuer issues a press release announcing a transaction or files for price reservation, less a discount of 20%.

"Member" means a member approved by the Exchange to access the Exchange Systems (as such term is defined in the Trading Policies), provided such access has not been terminated.

"Non-Voting Securities" means Restricted Securities that do not carry a right to vote except in certain limited circumstances, such as to elect a limited number of directors or to vote where mandated by applicable corporate or securities law.

"Normal Course Issuer Bid" or "NCIB" means an issuer bid for a class of Listed Securities where the purchases over a 12-month period by the Listed Issuer or Persons acting jointly or in concert with the Listed Issuer and commencing on the date of Posting of the documents required by Exchange Requirements, do not exceed the greater of:

(1) 10% of the Public Float; or

(2) 5% of the securities of the class outstanding,

as of the date of Posting of the documents required by Exchange Requirements, excluding purchases under a formal issuer bid.

"Other Listed Issuer" means an issuer which, at the time of applying for the listing of a security, is listed on a Canadian recognized exchange other than the Exchange but does not include an Accepted Foreign Exchange. Once an Other Listed Issuer has listed its securities on the Exchange, the issuer will become a Listed Issuer.

"Person" includes an individual, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association, unincorporated syndicate, unincorporated organization, trust, trustee, executor, administrator, or other legal representative.

"Preference Shares" means securities which have a genuine and non-specious preference or right over all classes of Equity Securities and are not Equity Securities.

"Post" means to submit and "Posting'" means submitting a Listed Issuer document or a document in prescribed electronic format to the Exchange so that it can be publicly displayed on the Listed Issuer's page on the Exchange's website, or otherwise made publicly available in electronic format as required by the Exchange.

"Public Float" means the number of securities outstanding, less securities known by the Listed Issuer after reasonable enquiry to be:

(1) beneficially owned or under the control or direction of the Listed Issuer and every non-Public SecurityholderSecurity Holder of the Listed Issuer; and/or

(2) subject to restrictions on transfer.

"Public SecurityholderSecurity Holder" means for an issuer, any security holder that is not a director or officer of the issuer and who does not own or control, directly or indirectly, securities carrying more than 10% of the votes attached to all of the outstanding voting securities of the issuer.

"Qualified Analyst" means an "analyst" as defined in Rule 3400 of IIROC's dealer member rules that is a person holding a Chartered Financial Analyst designation administered by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts.

"Record Date" means the date fixed for the purpose of determining security holders of a Listed Issuer eligible for a distribution or other entitlement.

"Related Person" of a Listed Issuer means:

(1) a "related party",," as defined in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions, of the Listed Issuer;

(2) a promoter of the Listed Issuer, or, where the promoter is not an individual, an officer, director or Control Person of the promoter;

(3) if the Listed Issuer is an Investment Fund, a "related party" to the Investment Fund determined with reference to section 2.5(1) National Instrument 81-106F1 Investment Fund Disclosure -- ContentContents of Annual and Interim Management Report onof Fund Performance; and

(4) such other Person as may be designated from time to time by the Exchange.

"Restricted Securities" means Equity Securities that have inferior voting rights to another class of securities of the issuer, and may include Non-Voting Securities, Subordinate Voting Securities and Restricted Voting Securities.

"Restricted Voting Securities" means Restricted Securities that carry a right to vote subject to a restriction on the number or percentage of securities that may be voted by a shareholder or combination of shareholders, other than a restriction that is permitted or required by statute that is only applicable to nonresidents or non-citizens of Canada.

"Security Based Compensation Arrangement" includes:

(1) stock option plans for the benefit of employees, insiders, directors, officers, consultants or service providers or any one of such groups;

(2) individual stock options granted to employees, service providers or insiders if not granted pursuant to a plan previously approved by the Listed Issuer's security holders;

(3) stock purchase plans where the Listed Issuer provides financial assistance or where the Listed Issuer matches the whole or a portion of the securities being purchased;

(4) stock appreciation rights involving issuances of securities from treasury;

(5) any other compensation or incentive mechanism involving the issuance or potential issuances of securities of the Listed Issuer; and

(6) security purchases from treasury by an employee, insider or service provider which is financially assisted by the Listed Issuer by any means whatsoever.

"Subordinate Voting Securities" means Restricted Securities that carry a right to vote where there is another class of shares outstanding that carry a greater right to vote on a per-security basis.

"Super-Voting Securities" means, with respect to any class of Restricted Securities of a Listed Issuer, any class of securities of the Listed Issuer that carry a greater right to vote on a per-security basis.

"Unrelated Director" means a director who:

(1) is independent as defined in National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees;

(2) is not a supplier or purchaser of the Listed Issuer's products or services where such relationship is material to the Listed Issuer or could reasonably be considered to affect the director's independent judgment; and

(3) has not been a director of the Listed Issuer for 10 years or longer.

1.02 Interpretation

(1) A company is an affiliate of another company if one of them is a subsidiary of the other or if both are subsidiaries of the same company or if each of them is controlled by the same Person.

(2) The division of this Listing Manual into separate parts, divisions, sections, subsections, clauses and commentary, and the provision of a table of contents and headings, is for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of the Listing Manual.

(3) The words "hereof," "herein," "hereby," "hereunder" and similar expressions mean the whole of this Listing Manual and not simply the particular provision in which the term is mentioned, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

(4) The word "or" is not exclusive.

(5) The word "including," when following any general statement or term, does not limit the meaning of the general statement or term to the specific matter immediately following the statement or term.

(6) Unless otherwise specified, any reference to a statute includes that statute and the regulations made pursuant to that statute, with all amendments made and in force from time to time, and to any statute or regulation that supersedes that statute or regulation.

(7) Unless otherwise specified, any reference to a rule, policy, blanket order or instrument includes all amendments made and in force from time to time, and to any rule, policy, blanket order or instrument that supersedes that rule, policy, blanket order or instrument.

(8) Grammatical variations of any defined term have the same meaning.

(9) Any word imputing gender includes the masculine, feminine and neutral genders.

(10) Any word in the singular includes the plural and vice versa.

(11) All references to time in the Exchange Requirements are to Eastern Standard Time in Toronto, Ontario unless otherwise stated.

(12) All references to currency in the Exchange Requirements are to Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

1.03 General Discretion of the Exchange

(1) The Exchange Requirements have been put in place to serve as guidelines to issuers seeking and maintaining a listing on the Exchange and their professional advisers. However, the Exchange reserves the right to exercise its discretion in its application of the Exchange Requirements. The Exchange may waive or modify an existing requirement or impose additional requirements in applying its discretion. It may take into consideration the public interest, including market integrity issues, and any facts or situations unique to a particular party or security. Issuers are reminded that listing on the Exchange is a privilege and not a right. The Exchange may grant or deny an application, including an application for listing, notwithstanding that the issuer has met the published the Exchange Requirements.

(2) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Exchange may consider the following factors when exercising its general discretion:

(a) Track Record: Whether the issuer, asset manager or fund sponsor has a history of profitable operations or, if not, significant revenues;

(b) Quality of Management: Whether the issuer's directors, officers and controlling shareholders, or those of the asset manager or fund sponsor, have a regulatory history or reputation that gives rise to concerns that the business of the issuer will not be conducted with integrity or due regard to the interests of shareholders;

(c) Liquid Market: Whether the conditions that promote a liquid and orderly market in the Listed Securities exist;

(d) Related Party Involvement: Whether the involvement of Related Parties in transactions of the issuer gives rise to concerns that the business of the issuer will not be conducted with integrity or due regard to the interests of shareholders;

(e) Review of Filings: Whether a review of public and other filings raise market integrity or public interest concerns, or concerns that the business of the issuer will not be conducted with integrity or due regard to the interests of shareholders;

(f) Characteristics of Underlying Assets of CEFs and ETFs: For CEFs and ETFs, whether the CEF or ETF is suitable for listing on the Exchange having regard to the liquidity and transparency of the pricing of the underlying assets.

(g) Characteristics of Issuer, Type of Security and Underlying Assets of ETPs: For ETPs, whether the ETP is suitable for listing on the Exchange having regard to the financial size of the ETP Issuer, the nature of the security including whether it is convertible, and the liquidity and transparency of the pricing of the underlying assets.

(3) The Exchange may request any other documentation or information as part of the original and ongoing listing requirements so that it may confirm that the Listed Issuer is suitable for listing and/or meeting Exchange Requirements.

1.04 Compliance with Securities Laws

A Listed Issuer will be subj ect to Canadian securities laws as a reporting issuer that is not a "venture issuer" and that is a "non-venture issuer" and must meet those requirements.

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Commentary:

Amendments to the relevant securities laws are under consideration and will be made to update the rules to reflect the introduction of a new exchange. Until the amendments are finalized, Listed Issuers will be required to execute the standard undertaking which is attached to the Listing Application (Form 1 of the Listing Handbook). 1A or Form 1B, as applicable).

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PART II. ORIGINAL LISTING REQUIREMENTS

2.01 General

(1) This part of the Manual is applicable to issuers seeking to list a class or series of securities on the Exchange.

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Commentary:

Listed Issuers that wish to issue additional Listed Securities through a Prospectus or Private Placement Offering should refer to the requirements set out in Part VII.

Listed Issuers that wish to substitute a class of Listed Securities with a different class of securities should refer to the requirements set out in Part VII.

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(2) The Exchange has set out minimum listing standards for:

(a) general issuers and investment issuers;

(b) CEFs;

(c) ETFs; and

(d) ETP Issuers.

(3) The Exchange may in its discretion apply alternative criteria where appropriate (see Section 1.03).

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Commentary:

With respect to an application (or proposed application) to list securities of a CEF or ETF, or to list ETP securities, where the securities: (i) introduce novel characteristics or features into the Canadian capital markets; and (ii) will not be issued pursuant to a prospectus, the issuer shall submit a letter identifying similar products in Canada that have been offered through a receipted prospectus. The Exchange will review the submission of the issuer and will analyze whether or not the product proposed to be listed is novel. The Exchange will inform the Ontario Securities Commission, Investment Funds and Structured Products Branch of the filing.

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2.02 Minimum Listing Standards -- General

(1) Minimum Distribution -- Public Float of 1,000,000 securities together with a minimum of 300 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders each holding at least a Board Lot.

(2) Minimum Price -- $2 per security.

(3) Issuer Criteria -- Meet the requirements of at least one of the following categories:

(a) Equity Standard:

(i) Shareholders' equity of $5,000,000,

(ii) Market value of Public Float of $15,000,000, and

(iii) An operating history of at least 2 years; or

(b) Net Income Standard:

(i) Shareholders' equity of $4,000,000, and

(ii) Market value of Public Float of $5,000,000, and

(iii) Net income from continuing operations in its last fiscal year, or in two of its last three years, of at least $750,000; or

(c) Market Value Standard:

(i) Shareholders' equity of $5,000,000,

(ii) Market value of securities listed (or to be listed) on the Exchange, another Canadian marketplace or an Accepted Foreign Exchange of $50,000,000, and

(iii) Market value of Public Float of $15,000,000.

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Commentary:

Where the Market Value Standard is used, the market value of the securities must meet the applicable requirements for at least 90 consecutive trading days prior to the listing.

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(3)(4) Working Capital and Capital Structure -- Adequate working capital to carry on business and an appropriate capital structure.

(4)(5) Analyst Coverage / Investor Relations Requirement -- atAt least one of the following:

(a) The commitment of at least one Qualified Analyst to cover the security for a period of at least one year and to issue one or more research reports (as defined in Rule 3400 of the IIROC dealer member rules); or

(b) An investor relations budget of at least $50,000 per year for a period of at least one year.

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Commentary:

The Exchange will review the proposed plan to allocate the investor relations budget to confirm it is being used to provide information which facilitates knowledgeable investment decisions. Acceptable expenses include: maintaining IR web site, presentations to institutional and retail investors, research, staff compensation, annual reports, news release dissemination and media monitoring.

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(5)(6) Investment Issuer -- An issuer that does not have an operating business may qualify for listing on the Exchange where:

(a) the issuer is not an Investment Fund;

(b) the issuer has adopted an investment policy setting out the issuer's policy in relation to asset allocation and risk diversification which has:

(i) been approved by shareholders, and

(ii) been disclosed in the issuer's Listing Statement or has otherwise been Posted and filed on SEDAR; and

(c) the issuer satisfies the listing criteria set out in this section, provided that the issuer is not required to satisfy:

(i) the operating history criteria set out in section 2.02(3)(a)(iii), if applying under the Equity Standard;, and

(ii) the analyst coverage / investor relations requirement set out in section 2.02(5).

(6)(7) Supplemental Listings -- A Listed Issuer or an Other Listed Issuer may apply to have a new class or series of securities listed and posted for trading on the Exchange (a supplemental listing). Other than the exceptions set out below, all minimum listing requirements apply to a supplemental listing of securities of a Listed Issuer or an Other Listed Issuer:

(a) Warrants -- Warrants issued by a Listed Issuer or an Other Listed Issuer (to purchase securities of its own issue) must have a Public Float of at least 150,000 warrants held by at least 150 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders, each holding at least 100 warrants. The minimum price requirement set out in section 2.02(2) does not apply to a supplemental listing of warrants;

(b) Preference Shares -- Preference Shares issued by a Listed Issuer or an Other Listed Issuer must have a Public Float of at least 150,000 shares held by at least 150 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders, each holding at least 100 shares; and

(c) Convertible Debentures -- Convertible debentures issued by a Listed Issuer or an Other Listed Issuer (that are convertible into securities of its own issue) must have at least 150 Public ScurityholdersSecurity Holders, each holding at least $1,000 of convertible debentures. The minimum price requirement set out in section 2.02(2) does not apply to a supplemental listing of convertible debentures.

2.03 Minimum Listing Standards for Closed End Funds

(1) Minimum Distribution -- Public Float of 1,000,000 securities together with a minimum of 300 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders each holding at least a Board Lot;

(2) Net Asset Value -- A CEF must have a net asset value of at least $20,000,000.

(3) Calculation of Net Asset Value -- A CEF must provide the Exchange with a representation that the net asset value will be calculated and made publicly available each business day.

2.04 Minimum Listing Standards for Exchange Traded Funds

(1) Distribution -- There must be at least 100,000 securities outstanding prior to the commencement of trading on the Exchange.

(2) Net Asset Value -- An ETF must have a net asset value of at least $2,000,000, unless it is an ETF with a net asset value of at least $1,000,000 and is part of a group of Investment Funds that are managed by the same Investment Fund manager, all of which are listed or are to be listed on the Exchange or another Canadian exchange, and the group has a net asset value of at least $10,000,000.

(3) Calculation of Net Asset Value -- An ETF must provide the Exchange with a representation that the net asset value will be calculated and made publicly available each business day.

2.05 Minimum Listing Standards for Exchange Traded Products

(1) Minimum Distribution -- Public Float of 1,000,000 securities together with a minimum of 300 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders each holding at least a Board Lot.

(2) Minimum Public Float Value -- $4,000,000.

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Commentary:

For some ETPs, the distribution or Public Float of the ETP may not be relevant to the Exchange's review, for example, where the ETP is convertible into the underlying securities or asset, or into cash. In such cases, the Exchange's review will focus on the ETP Issuer and the liquidity (directly, or in the case of an index or portfolio, indirectly) of the underlying assets and/or securities. The Exchange may consider, among other things, where the underlying assets and/or securities are traded, the transparency of trading prices, distribution, float and trading volume.

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(3) Assets of ETP Issuer -- The ETP Issuer must have assets in excess of $100 million.

(4) Other ETP Issuer Criteria -- The ETP Issuer must (i) be, or be an affiliate of, a Listed Issuer, Other Listed Issuer or Foreign Issuer, or (ii) be a trust company, asset manager or financial institution with substantial capital, surplus and experience.

(5) Calculation of Net Asset Value -- Where appropriate for the particular ETP, the ETP Issuer must provide the Exchange with a representation that the net asset value will be calculated and made publicly available each business day.

2.06 Minimum Listing Standards for ETP-Debt Securities

(1) Minimum Distribution -- Public Float of 1,000,000 securities together with a minimum of 300 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders each holding at least a Board Lot, or a minimum of 300 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders each holding at least $1,000 of ETP-Debt Securities.

(2) Minimum Public Float Value -- $4,000,000.

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Commentary:

For some ETP-Debt Securities, the distribution or Public Float of the ETP-Debt Security may not be relevant to the Exchange's review, for example, where the ETP-Debt Security is convertible into the underlying securities or asset, or into cash. In such cases, the Exchange 's review will focus on the ETP Issuer and the liquidity (directly, or in the case of an index or portfolio, indirectly) of the underlying assets and/or securities. The Exchange may consider, among other things, where the underlying assets and/or securities are traded, the transparency of trading prices, distribution, float and trading volume.

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(3) Term -- The issue has a term of not greater than thirty (30) years.

(4) Not Convertible Debt -- The issue must not be convertible debt of the ETP Issuer of a type contemplated in Section 2.02(7)(c).

(5) Assets of ETP Issuer -- The ETP Issuer must have assets in excess of $100 million.

(6) Tangible Net Worth of ETP Issuer -- The ETP Issuer must have a minimum tangible net worth in excess of $100 million.

(7) Other ETP Issuer Criteria -- The ETP Issuer must (i) be, or be an affiliate of, a Listed Issuer, Other Listed Issuer or Foreign Issuer, or (ii) be a trust company, asset manager or financial institution with substantial capital, surplus and experience.

(8) Calculation of Net Asset Value -- Where appropriate for the particular ETP-Debt Security, the ETP Issuer must provide the Exchange with a representation that the net asset value will be calculated and made publicly available each business day.

2.07 Management of Listed Issuers

(1) The Exchange considers the quality of management of its Listed Issuers to be an important consideration for investors and important for market confidence.

(2) Management must act with integrity. The Exchange may review the conduct of any Insider of a Listed Issuer. The Exchange must be satisfied that the business and affairs of the Listed Issuer will be conducted with integrity and in the best interests of security holders, and that the Listed Issuer will comply with the Exchange Requirements and applicable securities and corporate laws, and the constating documents of the Listed Issuer.

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Commentary:

In particular, an issuer will not be approved for listing if any Insider has been convicted of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, violations of securities legislation (other than minor violations that do not give rise to investor protection or market integrity concerns) unless the issuer severs relations with such Person to the satisfaction of the Exchange.

An issuer may not be approved for listing if any Insider has entered into a settlement agreement with a securities regulatory authority or is associated with any Person who would disqualify an issuer for listing.

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(3) Management must have knowledge and expertise relevant to the business of the issuer.

2.08 Other Listed Issuers

(1) An Other Listed Issuer can apply to list its securities on the Exchange by following the procedures set out in this Part. Upon acceptance, the Other Listed Issuer will become subject to all of the provisions of this Listing Manual unless explicitly exempted by the Exchange and, notwithstanding anything else herein, such issuer must contemporaneously file all documents filed with the other Canadian recognized exchange with the Exchange (and Post such documents as required by this Listing Manual).

(2) The Exchange will consider granting exemptions in respect of provisions of this Listing Manual for Other Listed Issuers.

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Commentary:

An exemption may be granted from this Listing Manual where the Exchange is satisfied that the issuer is subject to substantially similar requirements as those contained in this Listing Manual.

Where an exemption has been granted to the Other Listed Issuer by the Canadian recognized exchange on which its securities are listed, the Exchange will not automatically grant a similar exemption. The Exchange will consider granting an exemption upon application by the Other Listed Issuer and upon consideration of the merits of such application.

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2.09 Foreign Issuers

(1) A Foreign Issuer can apply to list its securities on the Exchange by following the procedures set out in this Part. Upon acceptance, the Foreign Issuer is subject to all of the provisions of this Listing Manual unless explicitly exempted by the Exchange and, notwithstanding anything else herein, such issuer must contemporaneously file all documents filed with the Accepted Foreign Exchange with the Exchange (and Post such documents as required by this Listing Manual), translated if necessary into English and/or French.

(2) A Foreign Issuer must be able to satisfy all of its reporting and public company obligations in Canada.

(3) If the Foreign Issuer has its head office outside Canada, as long as it is listed on the Exchange, such issuer must appoint an agent for service of process and maintain an address for service within Canada and must agree to attorn to the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein.

(4) The Exchange will consider granting exemptions in respect of provisions of this Listing Manual for Foreign Issuers.

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Commentary:

Foreign Issuers are subject to all applicable Canadian securities laws unless exemptions are obtained from the relevant securities commission(s).

An exemption may be granted from the Listing Manual where the Exchange is satisfied that the issuer is subject to a substantially similar regulatory and exchange listing regime as in Canada, as well as similar requirements as those contained in this Listing Manual.

The Exchange may require a Foreign Issuer to establish that its original listing jurisdiction has substantially similar requirements to those required by the Exchange Requirements and Ontario securities laws, and may require that the Foreign Issuer provide a legal opinion or other documentation in support of an exemption from the Listing Manual. The Exchange may publish additional guidance concerning the availability of exemptions from the Listing Manual for Foreign Issuers, and may publish a list of Accepted Foreign Exchanges.

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2.10 Emerging Market Issuers

(1) "Emerging Market Issuer" means, unless otherwise determined by the Exchange, an issuer whose mind and management as well as principal active operations are located in Asia, Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand), Africa, South America and Eastern Europe.

(2) The Exchange may adopt additional listing requirements or procedures applicable to the listing of securities of Emerging Market Issuers.

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Commentary:

The Exchange has not adopted listing requirements or procedures applicable to the listing of securities of Emerging Market Issuers. The Exchange will not accept an application to list securities of an Emerging Market Issuer until such requirements or procedures are adopted and implemented by the Exchange.

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2.11 Listing Transactions that do not Involve an Agent, Underwriter or Canadian Securities Regulatory Authority

(1) In light of the increased risks associated with an application to list securities of an issuer: (i) for which no IIROC member or other suitable third party has concurrently conducted due diligence, or (ii) that does not involve a prospectus reviewed by a Canadian securities regulatory authority, the application to list securities on the Exchange will be subject to additional requirements and/or increased scrutiny by the Exchange.

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Commentary:

When assessing whether to impose additional requirements, the Exchange may consider the following factors:

(a) whether the issuer is an Emerging Market Issuer;

(b) the size, nature and location of the issuer's business or assets;

(c) whether the issuer is subject to analogous regulation in its home jurisdiction; and

(d) the length of time since due diligence has last been conducted by a third party (ex: by an underwriter) or since the issuer has filed a prospectus.

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(2) The Exchange may require:

(a) additional submissions to be filed by the issuer or other experts, including title and other legal opinions;

(b) due diligence or other reports to be prepared by a third party (who may be required to be an IIROC member); and/or

(c) that the issuer file a non-offering prospectus with a Canadian securities regulatory authority.

(3) Issuers described in this section that are applying to list their securities on the Exchange must arrange a pre-filing meeting with the Exchange to discuss their application and any additional information or other requirements that will be applicable.

2.12 Escrow

(1) An issuer applying for listing in conjunction with an initial public offering must have an escrow agreement with its principals that complies fully with the requirements of National Policy 46-201 Escrow for Initial Public Offerings ("NP 46-201") respecting established issuers. The Exchange will require the issuer to provide a draft of such escrow agreement(s) to the Exchange for review prior to its execution.

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Commentary:

The Exchange may grant an exemption to the escrow agreement required if the issuer will be an "exempt issuer" pursuant to section 3.2(b) ofNP 46- 201.

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(2) For escrow agreements required by the Exchange, a Listed Issuer may apply to the Exchange to:

(a) amend the terms of existing escrow agreements required by the Exchange;

(b) request the transfer of securities within escrow; or

(c) request the early release of securities from escrow, if applicable.

(3) For escrow agreements required under NP 46-201, or required by another exchange or other entity, Listed Issuers must apply to the relevant securities commission, exchange or entity which originally required the escrow agreement for any specific request to amend the terms of the escrow agreement.

(4) Transfers of Listed Securities escrowed pursuant to Exchange Requirements require the prior written consent of the Exchange. Except as specifically provided in this Manual and in the escrow agreement, securities of principals of a Listed Issuer may only be transferred to new or existing principal of a Listed Issuer in accordance with the following terms and subject to any legal or other restriction on transfer, and with the approval of the Listed Issuer's board of directors. To apply for a transfer within escrow, the Listed Issuer or owner of the escrowed securities must submit the following documents to the Exchange:

(a) a letter requesting transfer within escrow, identifying the registered and beneficial owner of the escrowed securities (including name and address) and the proposed registered and beneficial owner of the escrowed securities after giving effect to the transfer. The letter must confirm that the transferee is a principal of the Issuer or such other permitted transferee;

(b) a copy of the escrow security purchase agreement;

(c) a document signed by the transferee consenting to be bound by the terms of the escrow agreement; and

(d) a letter from the escrow agent confirming the escrow securities currently held in escrow under the escrow agreement, including the names of the registered owners and the number of securities held by each.

2.13 Listing Application -- Procedure

(1) The application for listing must include the following:

(a) two duly executed Listing Agreements (Form 1);

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An issuer is not required to submit a Listing Agreement if the issuer has previously submitted a Listing Agreement to the Exchange and such Listing Agreement continues to be effective.

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(a)(b) a completed (initial) Listing Application (Form 11A or Form 1B, as applicable) together with the supporting documentation set out in AppendixSchedule A toof the Listing Application; (Form 1A or Form 1B, as applicable);

(b)(c) a draft Listing Statement (Form 2) (including financial statements approved by the proposed Listed Issuer's board of directors and its audit committee);

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Commentary:

A Foreign Issuer may submit to the Exchange its most recent up-to-date public offering document which is compliant with the securities laws of its jurisdiction and substantially similar to a Listing Statement in lieu of a Listing Statement.

Although the Foreign Issuer may use its most recent up-to-date public offering document as a substitute to the Listing Statement, the Foreign Issuer will become a reporting issuer under Canadian securities legislation upon the listing of its securities on the Exchange and, as such, will be subject to Canadian continuous disclosure requirements unless specifically exempted therefrom by the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authority.

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(c)(d) a duly executed Personal Information Form (Form 3) or a Declaration (Form 3A or Form 3B, as applicable) from each Insider of the proposed Listed Issuer;

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Commentary:

An Insider of a proposed Listed Issuer does not have to provide a Personal Information Form (Form 3) to the Exchange if the Insider has submitted a form substantially similar to a Personal Information Form in respect of an Other Listed Issuer to a Canadian exchange other than the Exchange within the past 36 months, but must submit a Declaration (Form 3B), and attach a copy of the personal information form submitted to that other Canadian exchange, upon which the Exchange will conduct its own background checks based on the information provided or such other information as requested by the Exchange.

The Personal Information Form requirement is not applicable for a supplemental listing of securities of a Listed Issuer.

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(d)(e) such other documentation as the Exchange may require to assess the issuer's qualification for listing or to support the disclosures made in the Listing Statement and other documentation filed in connection with the Listing Application; and

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Commentary:

The Exchange will require an issuer to file technical reports required to be filed with securities commissions under National Instrument 43-101 and geological reports supporting an issuer's National Instrument 51-101 disclosure, and may require the issuer to provide a summary.

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(e)(f) the application fee plus applicable taxes.

(2) The Exchange will use its best efforts to review the application in a timely manner with due regard to any schedule for filing a prospectus.

(3) Following its review, the Exchange may conditionally approve the issuer, defer or decline the application.

(4) If an issuer is conditionally approved, it has 90 days in which to file the final documentation set out in section 2.14. If an application is deferred, the issuer has 90 days in which to address the specific issues that caused deferral. If the issues are not addressed during that period to the satisfaction of the Exchange, the application will be declined.

(5) Subject to a right of appeal, a declined issuer may not submit a new application until six months have elapsed from the date on which it was given notice that the application was declined.

(6) Ontario securities law prohibits a Person with the intention of effecting a trade in a security from making any representation that a security will be listed on a stock exchange, or that application has been or will be made to list the security on a stock exchange unless (a) application has been made to list the security and other securities issued by the same issuer are already listed on an exchange, or (b) the exchange has granted conditional approval to the listing, or has otherwise consented to the representation. An issuer that has been conditionally approved for listing by the Exchange may use the following language in its final prospectus or offering document, but only in its entirety:

"The Exchange has conditionally approved the listing of these securities. Listing is subject to the Listed Issuer fulfilling all of Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc.'s requirements on or before [date stipulated by the Exchange], including minimum distribution requirements."

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2.14 Final Documentation

(1) The issuer must submit the following documentation for final listing approval and posting of its securities for trading on the Exchange:

(a) a completed (final) Listing Application (Form 11A or Form 1B, as applicable) together with any additions or amendments to the supporting documentation previously provided, as required by AppendixSchedule A to the Listing Application; (Form 1A or Form 1B, as applicable);

(b) one originally executed copy of the Listing Statement (Form 2) dated within three business days of the date it is submitted;

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Commentary:

A Foreign Issuer may submit to the Exchange its most recent up-to-date public offering document which is compliant with the securities laws of its jurisdiction and substantially similar to a Listing Statement in lieu of a Listing Statement.

Although the Foreign Issuer may use its most recent up-to-date public offering document as a substitute to the Listing Statement, the Foreign Issuer will become a reporting issuer under Canadian securities legislation upon the listing of its securities on the Exchange and, as such, will be subject to Canadian continuous disclosure requirements unless specifically exempted therefrom by the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authority.

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(c) two duly executed Listing Agreements (Form 4);

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(d)(c) an opinion of counsel that the proposed Listed Issuer:

(i) is in good standing under and not in default of applicable corporate law (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers);

(ii) is (or will be) a reporting issuer or equivalent under the securities legislation of [state applicable jurisdictions] and is not in default of any securities law requirement of any jurisdiction in which it is a reporting issuer or equivalent;

(iii) has the corporate power and capacity to own its properties and assets, to carry on its business as it is currently being conducted, and to enter into the Listing Agreement (Form 1) and to perform its obligations thereunder (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers);

(iv) has taken all necessary corporate action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of the Listing Agreement (Form 1) and that the Listing Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the proposed Listed Issuer and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the proposed Listed Issuer, enforceable against the proposed Listed Issuer in accordance with its terms (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers);

(e)(d)an opinion of counsel that all proposed Listed Securities that are issued and outstanding or that may be issued upon conversion, exercise or exchange of other issued and outstanding securities are or will be duly issued and are or will be outstanding as fully paid and non-assessable securities (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers);

(f)(e) a certificate of the applicable government authority that the proposed Listed Issuer is in good standing under and not in default of applicable corporate law (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers);

(g)(f) a copy of the written notice from the Clearing Corporation confirming the CUSIP number assigned to the proposed Listed Security;

(h)(g) if the proposed Listed Securities are to be listed upon conclusion of a public offering, a copy of the receipt(s) for the (final) prospectus;

(i)(h) a letter from the transfer agent stating the total number of proposed Listed Securities issued and outstanding;

(j)(i) a definitive specimen of the security certificate;

(k)(j) such other documentation as the Exchange may require; and

(l)(k) the balance of the listing fee plus applicable taxes.

(2) Forthwith following final approval of the listing by the Exchange, the Listed Issuer must Post the following documents:

(a) the Listing Statement (Form 2); and

(b) unless filed on SEDAR, the documents required to be filed by Part 9 of National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements or Part 4 of National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions, as applicable.

(3) If the Listed Issuer has offered an over-allotment option, the Listed Issuer must submit a Form 14C within 30 days after the option is exercised.

2.15 Documents to be Filed on SEDAR

The final version of the Listed Issuer's Listing Statement (Form 2) must be filed on SEDAR.

PART III. CONTINUOUS LISTING REQUIREMENTS

Listed Issuers and Listed Securities must meet the following continuous listing criteria. Failure to meet any of the continuous listing criteria will be processed in accordance with the provisions of Part XI.

3.01 Continuous Listing Requirements -- General

(1) Distribution -- Public Float of 500,000 securities together with a minimum of 150 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders each holding a Board Lot;

(2) Minimum Public Float Value -- $2,000,000; and

(3) Minimum Standards -- aAt least one of the following criteria must be met:

(a) Shareholder's' equity of at least $2,500,000;

(b) Net income from continuing operations of at least $375,000; or

(c) Market value of Listed Securities of at least $25,000,000.

(4) Supplemental Listing:

(a) For a supplemental listing of warrants, a Public Float of at least 50,000 warrants, held by at least 50 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders, each holding at least 100 warrants;

(b) For a supplemental listing of Preference Shares, a minimum Public Float of $2,000,000 and at least 50,000 Public Securities held by at least 50 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders, each holding at least 100 Preference Shares; and

(c) For a supplemental listing of convertible debentures, a minimum Public Float of $2,000,000 and at least 50 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders, each holding at least $1,000 of convertible debentures.

(5) Analyst Coverage / Investor Relations Requirement: At least one of the following is required:

(a) The commitment of at least one Qualified Analyst to cover the security for a period of at least one year and to issue one or more research reports (as defined in Rule 3400 of the IIROC dealer member rules); or

(b) An investor relations budget of at least $50,000 per year.

3.02 Continuous Listing Requirements -- CEF

(1) Distribution -- Public Float of 500,000 securities together with a minimum of 150 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders each holding a Board Lot;

(2) Net Asset Value -- a A net asset value of at least $5,000,000; and

(3) Calculation of Net Asset Value -- A CEF must be in compliance with its net asset value calculation requirements.

3.03 Continuous Listing Requirements -- ETF

(1) Distribution -- Public Float of 50,000 securities;

(2) Net Asset Value a-- A net asset value of at least $1,000,000 (or $500,000 if the Listed Issuer was listed as part of a group of Investment Funds);

(3) Calculation of Net Asset Value -- An ETF must be in compliance with its net asset value calculation requirements; and

3.04 Continuous Listing Requirements -- ETP

(1) Distribution -- Public Float of 500,000 securities together with a minimum of 150 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders each holding a Board Lot;

(2) Minimum Public Float Value -- $2,000,000;

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For some ETPs, the distribution or Public Float of the ETP may not be relevant for the purposes of the continuous listing requirements. See the Commentary following section 2.05(2).

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(3) ETP Issuer Criteria -- tThe ETP Issuer must continue to satisfy the requirements set out in sections 2.05(3) and (4).

(4) Calculation of Net Asset Value -- tThe ETP Issuer must be in compliance with its net asset value calculation requirements.

3.05 Continuous Listing Requirements -- ETP-Debt Security

(1) Distribution -- Public Float of 500,000 securities together with a minimum of 150 Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders each holding a Board Lot;

(2) Minimum Public Float Value -- $2,000,000;

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For some ETP-Debt Securities, the distribution or Public Float of the ETP-Debt Security may not be relevant for the purposes of the continuous listing requirements. See the Commentary following section 2.06(2).

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(3) ETP Issuer Criteria -- tThe ETP Issuer must continue to satisfy the requirements set out in sections 2.06(5) and (6) and 2.06(7).

(4) Calculation of Net Asset Value -- tThe ETP Issuer must be in compliance with its net asset value calculation requirements.

PART IV. ONGOING REQUIREMENTS AND POSTING REQUIREMENTS

4.01 Changes to Directors, Officers and Independent Review Committee Members

(1) Listed Issuers, other than ETP Issuers and issuers of CEFs and ETFs, must Post a Notice of Change of Directors and Officers (Form 5 A) upon any change in the directors or officers of the Listed Issuer.

(2) Listed Issuers that are Investment Funds must Post a Notice of Change of Independent Review Committee Member (Form 5B) upon any change in the members of the independent review committee of the Listed Issuer.

4.02 Insiders

(1) Every new Insider of a Listed Issuer must submit a Personal Information Form (Form 3) or a Declaration (Form 3A), or 3B, as applicable,) within 10 business days of their becoming an Insider of a Listed Issuer.

(2) The Exchange may collect such personal information about the Insider of a Listed Issuer as it sees fit.

(3) A Listed Issuer must immediately remove, or cause the resignation of, any director or officer who the Exchange determines is not suitable to act as a director or officer of a Listed Issuer. For other unsuitable Insiders of a Listed Issuer, the Listed Issuer must immediately sever relations with such Person to the satisfaction of the Exchange, or, in the case of a shareholder, satisfy the Exchange that the shareholder does not and will not have any role in the governance of the Listed Issuer.

(4) An Insider of a Listed Issuer does not have to provide a Personal Information Form (Form 3) to the Exchange if that Insider has submitted a form substantially similar to a Personal Information Form in respect of an Other Listed Issuer to a Canadian exchange other than the Exchange within the past 36 months but must submit a Declaration (Form 3B) and attach a copy of the personal information form submitted to that other Canadian exchange, upon which, the Exchange will conduct its own background checks based on the information provided or such other information as requested by the Exchange.

4.03 Transfer and Registration of Securities

(1) Every Listed Issuer must maintain in good standing transfer and registration facilities in the City of Toronto or elsewhere in Canada, where its Listed Securities must be directly transferable.

(2) The transfer and registration facilities must be operated by a transfer agent recognized by the Clearing Corporation.

(3) This section does not apply to a Foreign Issuer to the extent that such Foreign Issuer's registrar and transfer agent can settle trades with the Clearing Corporation.

4.04 Dematerialized Securities

Issuers must make arrangements acceptable to the Clearing Corporation so that all trades in Listed Securities are cleared and settled on a book-entry only basis.

4.05 Filing Fees

Upon the occurrence of an event or closing of a transaction for which a filing fee is applicable, the Listed Issuer must submit the applicable filing fee plus applicable taxes. Receipt of the applicable filing fee is a pre-requisite to the listing for trading of any securities issued pursuant to the event or transaction.

4.06 Posting Officer

(1) A Listed Issuer must designate at least one individual to act as its Posting officer and at least one backup. The Posting officers are responsible for making all of the Postings required under the Exchange Requirements.

(2) A Listed Issuer may Post documents through the facilities of a third party service provider approved by the Exchange.

4.07 Postings

(1) Confidentiality -- A Listed Issuer may request from the Exchange that a document or notice required to be Posted be marked as confidential and not accessible for public dissemination or review. If a Listed Issuer requests confidentiality, it must advise the Exchange in writing within 10 days of the filing if it believes that the document or notice should remain confidential and every 10 days thereafter until the document or notice is Posted.

(2) General Dissemination of Material Information and Selective Disclosure -- Listed Issuers are reminded that Posting is not equivalent to general dissemination of Material Information. Listed Issuer should take care to ensure that Material Information contained in a Posting is generally disclosed in accordance with applicable securities laws and Part V of this Listing Manual. Where a Posting will contain Material Information, a press release disclosing such Material Information should be generally disclosed in advance of the Posting in compliance with a Listed Issuer's selective disclosure obligations.

4.08 Documents rRequired to be Filed and Posted

(1) In addition to filing requirements set out elsewhere in this Listing Manual, every Listed Issuer must promptly file with the Exchange every material document (i) required to be filed with any securities regulatory authority for a jurisdiction in which it is a reporting issuer or equivalent; or (ii) to be delivered to security holders of a Listed Issuer.

(2) In addition to the Posting requirements set out elsewhere in this Listing Manual, every Listed Issuer must promptly Post the following documents with the Exchange:

(a) In respect of the Listed Issuer's fiscal year end:

(a) annual financial statements, together with annual management's discussion and analysis or annual management report on fund performance, as applicable;

(b) annual information form; and

(c) quarterly updates (Form 6) current as of the last day of the relevant quarter, to be Posted concurrently with a Listed Issuer's annual financial statement.

(b) In respect of the Listed Issuer's fiscal quarter end:

(a) interim financial statements, together with interim management's discussion and analysis or interim management report on fund performance, as applicable; and

(b) quarterly updates (Form 6) current as of the last day of the relevant quarter, to be Posted concurrently with a Listed Issuer's interim financial statement.

(3) A Listed Issuer must promptly file or Post such other documentation as the Exchange may request from time to time in its discretion, in each case in connection with the maintenance of the listing of the Listed Securities on the Exchange.

4.09 Issuer Website

A Listed Issuer must maintain a website. Any information regarding the issuer disclosed on its website must be up-to-date and accurate, and the issuer must promptly correct or update any incorrect or obsolete information.

PART V. TIMELY DISCLOSURE

A. Obligation to Disclose Material Information

5.01 Introduction

(1) This Manual is not an exhaustive statement of the timely and continuous disclosure requirements applicable to Listed Issuers. Listed Issuers must comply with all applicable requirements of securities legislation. In particular, mining issuers must comply with the additional disclosure requirements of National Policy 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Oil and gas issuers must comply with the additional disclosure requirements of National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities. All Listed Issuers must comply with National Policy 51-201 Disclosure Standards and, if applicable, section 11.2 of NI 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure.

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Commentary:

Listed Issuers should establish a clear written disclosure policy and insider trading policy to help it and its directors, officers and employees comply with their obligations under both securities laws and the Listing Manual.

Listed Issuers should consult Part 6 of National Policy 51 -201 when implementing a disclosure policy and insider trading policy. Such policies should be reviewed and adopted by the board of directors of the issuer, distributed to its officers and employees, and periodically reviewed and updated as necessary. Directors, officers and employees should be trained so that they understand and can apply the policies.

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(2) Each Listed Issuer must determine Material Information in the context of its own affairs. Material Information varies from one issuer to another, and will be influenced by factors such as the issuer's profitability, assets, capitalization, and the nature of its operations.

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Commentary:

Given the element of judgment involved, Listed Issuers are encouraged to review applicable securities laws, as well as consult with the Market Regulator, on a confidential basis at an early stage to determine whether a particular event gives rise to Material Information.

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5.02 Disclosable Events

(1) Listed Issuers are required to make immediate public disclosure of all Material Information. They are not required to interpret the impact of external political, economic and social developments on their affairs, but if the external development will have or has had a direct effect on their business and affairs that is both material and uncharacteristic of the effect generally experienced as a result of such development by other companies engaged in the same business or industry, Listed Issuers are urged, where practical, to explain the particular impact on them. For example, a change in government policy that affects most companies in a particular industry does not require an announcement, but if it affects only one or a few companies in a material way, an announcement should be made.

(2) A reasonable investor's investment decision may be affected by factors relating directly to the securities themselves as well as by information concerning the Listed Issuer's businessand affairs. For example, changes in a Listed Issuer's issued capital, stock splits, redemptions and dividend decisions may all have an impact upon the reasonable investor's investment decision.

(3) Actual or proposed developments that are likely to require immediate disclosure include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) changes in security ownership that may affect control of the Listed Issuer;

(b) changes in corporate structure, such as reorganizations, amalgamations, etc.;

(c) take-over bids or issuer bids;

(d) major corporate acquisitions or dispositions;

(e) changes in capital structure;

(f) borrowing of a significant amount of funds;

(g) public or private sale of additional securities;

(h) development of new products and developments affecting the Listed Issuer's resources, technology, products or market;

(i) significant discoveries or exploration results, both positive and negative, by resource companies;

(j) entering into or loss of significant contracts;

(k) firm evidence of significant increases or decreases in near-term earnings prospects;

(l) changes in capital investment plans or corporate objectives;

(m) significant changes in management;

(n) significant litigation;

(o) major labour disputes or disputes with major contractors or suppliers;

(p) events of default under financing or other agreements; or

(q) any other developments relating to the business and affairs of the issuer that might reasonably be expected to influence or change an investment decision of a reasonable investor.

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Commentary:

Disclosure is only required where a development is material. Announcements of an intention to proceed with a transaction or activity should be made when a decision has been made to proceed with it by the Listed Issuer's board of directors or by senior management with the expectation of concurrence from the board of directors. However, a corporate development in respect of which no firm decision has yet been made but that is reflected in the market price may require prompt disclosure.

Forecasts of earnings and other financial forecasts need not be disclosed, but where a significant increase or decrease in earnings is indicated in the near future, such as in the next fiscal quarter, this fact must be disclosed. Forecasts should not be provided on a selective basis to certain investors not involved in the management of the affairs of the company. If disclosed, they should be generally disclosed. Reference should be made to National Instrument 51-102 with respect to disclosure of forward looking information, including future-oriented financial information and financial outlooks.

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(4) If a pending transaction has been announced but has not closed, updates should be provided at least every 30 days, unless the original announcement specifies a specific date on which an update will be given. Any change that is material to the pending transaction as announced must be disclosed promptly.

5.03 Rumours and Unusual Trading Activity

(1) Rumours and unusual trading activity may influence or change the investment decision of a reasonable investor and/or the trading price of an issuer's securities. It is impractical to expect management to be aware of, and comment on, all rumours or unusual trading activity. However, when either rumours or unusual trading activity occur, the Market Regulator may request that the Listed Issuer make a clarifying statement. A trading halt may be imposed pending release of a "no corporate developments" statement.

(2) If a rumour is correct in whole or in part, or if it appears that the unusual trading activity reflects illicit trading on non-disclosed Material Information, the Market Regulator will require the Listed Issuer to make immediate disclosure of the relevant Material Information, and a trading halt may be imposed pending release and dissemination of that information.

5.04 Timing of Disclosure and Pre-Notification of the Market Regulator

(1) A Listed Issuer must disclose Material Information forthwith upon the information becoming known to management, or in the case of information previously known, forthwith upon it becoming apparent that the information is material. Immediate release of information is necessary to ensure that it is promptly available to all investors and to reduce the risk that Persons with access to that information will act upon undisclosed information.

(2) The policy of immediate disclosure frequently requires that press releases be issued during trading hours, especially when an important corporate development has occurred. When this occurs, the Listed Issuer must notify the Market Regulator prior to the issuance of a press release and must not disseminate the press release until instructed by the Market Regulator. The Market Regulator will determine whether trading in the Listed Issuer's securities should be temporarily halted. The Market Regulator will also review the proposed wording of the press release to ensure it is complete and balanced.

(3) Where a release is issued after the close of trading, the Market Regulator should be advised prior to the opening of trading the following trading day.

5.05 Dissemination and Posting of Material Information

(1) When disseminating Material Information, the news release must be transmitted to the media by the quickest possible method, and by a method that provides the widest dissemination possible. To ensure that the entire financial community is aware of the news at the same time, a wire service (or combination of services) must be used which provides national and simultaneous coverage.

(2) Dissemination of news is essential to ensure that all investors have equal and timely information. Listed Issuers must ensure appropriate dissemination of news releases, and any failure to properly disseminate news shall be deemed to be a breach of this policy and shall be grounds for suspension or Delisting of the Listed Issuer's securities. In particular, the Exchange will not consider relieving a Listed Issuer from its obligation to disseminate news properly because of cost factors.

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Commentary:

The Exchange accepts the use of any news services that meet the following criteria:

1. Dissemination of the full text of the release to the national financial press and to daily newspapers that provide regular coverage of financial news;

2. Dissemination to all Members; and

3. Dissemination to all relevant regulatory bodies.

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(3) A Listed Issuer must Post all news releases (and other Material Information that is disseminated) and may also file them on its own website. This is not, however, an acceptable means of general dissemination. Listed Issuers must be careful they do not publish their press release on a website before it has been generally disseminated by a full-text service.

(4) If a Listed Issuer chooses to publish news releases or other documents required to be filed by the Exchange or by securities regulatory authorities on its website, it must publish all of them. It cannot publish only favourable information. Similarly, news releases and other filings must be clearly distinguished from marketing material that may also be on the website so that a viewer will not confuse the two.

5.06 Content of News Releases

(1) Announcements of Material Information should be factual and balanced. Unfavourable news must be disclosed just as promptly and completely as favourable news.

(2) News releases must contain sufficient detail to enable investors to assess the importance of the information to allow them to make informed investment decisions.

(3) Listed Issuers should communicate clearly and accurately the nature of the information, without including unnecessary details, exaggerated reports or editorial commentary.

(4) News releases must not be misleading.

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Commentary:

For example, a Listed Issuer must not announce an intention to enter into a transaction if it lacks the ability to complete the transaction or if no corporate decision has been made to proceed with the transaction.

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(5) Investors and the media may wish to obtain further information concerning the announcement. All news releases must include the name of an officer or director of the Listed Issuer who is responsible for the announcement, together with the Listed Issuer's telephone number. The Listed Issuer is encouraged to also include the name and telephone number of an additional contact person.

5.07 Trading Halts for the Dissemination of Information

(1) Trading may be halted by the Market Regulator during trading hours to allow Material Information to be disseminated and allow market participants to decide if they want to change their buy or sell orders. The Decision to halt trading is the Market Regulator's, and it will not routinely halt trading for all press releases, even at the request of the Listed Issuer. It is not appropriate for a Listed Issuer to request a trading halt if it is not prepared to make an announcement forthwith.

(2) The Market Regulator may also halt trading to obtain a statement from a Listed Issuer clarifying a rumour or unusual trading that is having an effect on the market for the issuer's securities.

(3) A trading halt does not reflect on the reputation of the issuer or its management. Trading is halted for positive developments as well as negative ones.

(4) The Market Regulator will determine the time required to disseminate the news release and consequently the length of any quotation and trading halt. A trading halt will not normally last more than two hours.

(5) A trading halt will not continue for more than 24 hours unless the Market Regulator determines that re-opening trading will have a significant negative impact on market integrity.

(6) A Listed Issuer is expected to issue the news release promptly following the initiation of a trading halt. If an announcement is not forthcoming, the Market Regulator will make any determination with respect to maintaining the halt or resuming trading. In either case, the Listed Issuer should be prepared to issue a statement explaining why trading was halted and why it is not able to make an announcement.

B. When Confidentiality May Bemay be Maintained

5.08 When Information Mmay be Kept Confidential

(1) In restricted circumstances, disclosure of Material Information concerning the business and affairs of a Listed Issuer may be delayed and kept confidential temporarily, where immediate release of the information would be unduly detrimental to the interests of the Listed Issuer. The withholding of Material Information on this basis should be infrequent and can only be justified where the potential harm to the Listed Issuer or to investors caused by immediate disclosure may reasonably be considered to outweigh the undesirable consequences of delaying disclosure.

(2) In addition, section 75(3) of the Securities Act (Ontario), as supplemented by National Policy 51-102 and National Instrument 81-106, provides that where, in the opinion of the reporting issuer, the public disclosure of a material change would be unduly detrimental to the interests of the reporting issuer, or where the material change consists of a decision to implement a change made by senior management of the Listed Issuer who believe that confirmation of the decision by the board of directors is probable, the Listed Issuer may file a report disclosing a material change on a confidential basis. Non-disclosure of information filed with the Ontario Securities Commission is also provided for in section 140(2) of the Securities Act (Ontario).

(3) When a Listed Issuer requests that a material change be kept confidential, then pursuant to section 75(4) of the Securities Act (Ontario), it must advise the Ontario Securities Commission in writing within 10 days if it wishes that the information continue to be held on a confidential basis, and every 10 days thereafter until the material change is generally disclosed. The Ontario Securities Commission takes the view that it can require the Listed Issuer to disclose a confidential material change when, in its view, the benefit from public disclosure would outweigh the harm to the issuer resulting from disclosure.

(4) Listed Issuers should be guided by applicable securities legislation in determining whether a material change can be filed on a confidential basis with a securities regulatory authority.

(5) Where a decision is made to keep Material Information confidential, the Market Regulator must be immediately notified of the Listed Issuer's decision to do so. The Market Regulator must be provided with a copy of all submissions to the securities regulatory authority relating to a request to make or to continue confidential disclosure. The Market Regulator must be kept fully apprised of the nature of any discussions between the Listed Issuer and the securities regulatory authority relevant thereto, and any decision of the securities regulatory authority with respect to the ability of the Listed Issuer to make or continue confidential disclosure, or requiring the Listed Issuer to make general disclosure.

(6) Listed Issuers that are reporting issuers or equivalent in jurisdictions other than Ontario must ensure that they comply with all applicable laws in addition to this Part.

5.09 Maintaining Confidentiality

(1) Where disclosure of Material Information is delayed, the Listed Issuer must maintain complete confidentiality. In the event that such confidential information, or rumours respecting the confidential information, is divulged in any manner (other than in the necessary course of business), the Listed Issuer is required to make an immediate announcement on the matter. The Market Regulator must be notified of the announcement, in advance, in the usual manner. Any unusual market activity may mean that news of the matter is being disclosed and that certain Persons are taking advantage of it. In such a case, the Market Regulator should be advised immediately and a halt in trading will be imposed until the Listed Issuer has made disclosure of the Material Information.

(2) At any time when Material Information is being withheld from the public, the Listed Issuer is under a duty to take precautions to keep such information completely confidential. Such information should not be disclosed to any of the Listed Issuer's officers, employees or advisers, except in the necessary course of business. The directors, officers and employees of a Listed Issuer should be reminded on a regular basis that confidential information obtained in the course of their duties must not be disclosed.

5.10 Insider Trading

(1) Listed Issuers should make Insiders and others who have access to Material Information about the Listed Issuer, before it is generally disclosed, aware that trading in securities of the issuer (or securities whose market price or value varies materially with the securities of the reporting issuer), while in possession of undisclosed Material Information or tipping such information, is prohibited under applicable securities legislation and may give rise to administrative, civil and/or criminal liability.

(2) In any situation where Material Information is being kept confidential, management is under a duty to take every possible precaution to ensure that no trading whatsoever takes place by any Insiders or persons in a "special relationship" with the Listed Issuer in which use is made of such information before it is generally disclosed to the public.

(3) In the event that the Market Regulator is of the opinion that insider or improper trading may have occurred before Material Information has been disclosed and disseminated, the Market Regulator may require that an immediate announcement be made disclosing such Material Information. The Market Regulator will refer the matter to the appropriate securities regulatory authority for enforcement action.

5.11 No Selective Disclosure

(1) Disclosure of Material Information must not be made on a selective basis. The disclosure of Material Information should not occur except by means that ensure that all investors have access to the information on an equal footing. The Exchange recognizes that good corporate governance involves actively communicating with investors, brokers, analysts, and other interested parties with respect to the corporation's business and affairs, through private meetings, formal or informal conferences, or by other means. However, when communications of any nature occur other than widely disseminated press releases in accordance with this rule, Listed Issuers may not, under any circumstances, communicate Material Information to anyone, other than in the necessary course of business, in which case the party receiving the information must be instructed to keep it confidential and not to trade the Listed Issuer's securities.

(2) The board of directors of a Listed Issuer should put in place policies and procedures that will ensure that those responsible for dealing with shareholders, brokers, analysts, and other external parties are aware of their, and the Listed Issuer's, obligations with respect to the disclosure of Material Information.

(3) Should Material Information be disclosed, whether deliberately or inadvertently, other than through a widely disseminated press release in accordance with the rule, the Listed Issuer must immediately contact the Market Regulator and request a trading halt pending the widespread dissemination of the information.

PART VI. DIVIDENDS OR OTHER DISTRIBUTIONS

6.01 Dividends or Other Distributions

(1) In addition to any other requirements of this Listing Manual, Listed Issuers must notify the Exchange of any dividend or other distribution (whether regular or special) to holders of Listed Securities at least seven trading days prior to the Record Date for the distribution by way of a Notice of Stock Dividend (Form 7), if the dividend is in the form of Listed Securities, or by way of a Notice of Cash Dividend (Form 7A) for the distribution of cash or other assets. The Listed Issuer must Post the Form 7 or 7A at least seven trading days prior to the Record Date for the distribution to allow the Exchange to establish "ex" trading dates with respect to the distribution.

(2) The Exchange may use Due Bills for distributions which are subject to a condition which may not be satisfied before the normal ex-distribution trading date (i.e., two trading days before the Record Date). When Due Bills are used for conditional distributions, the condition must be met prior to the payment date. See Section 6.02.

(3) Listed Issuers must notify the Exchange of any decision to omit or defer a dividend if the omission or deferral constitutes a departure from the issuer's dividend policy.

6.02 Due Bill Trading

(1) For the purposes of this section, "distribution" means any dividend, distribution, interest, security or right to which holders of listed securities have an entitlement, based on a specific Record Date.

(2) Due Bill trading may be used at the discretion of the Exchange based on various relevant factors. However, the Exchange will normally defer ex-distribution trading and use Due Bills when the distribution per listed security represents 25% or more of the value of the listed security on the declaration date. Without the use of Due Bills, trading on an ex-distribution basis would commence two trading days prior to the Record Date for the distribution and could result in a significant adjustment of the market price of the security. Security holders will then be deprived of the value of the distribution between the ex-distribution date and the payment date. By deferring the ex-distribution date through the use of Due Bills, sellers of the listed securities during this period can realize the full value of the listed securities they hold, by selling the securities with the Due Bills attached. The use of Due Bills will also avoid confusion regarding the market value of the listed securities.

(3) When Due Bills are used, ex-distribution trading usually commences at the opening on the first trading day after the payment date. In the event that the Exchange receives late notification of the payment date and the payment date has passed, ex-distribution trading will generally commence on the first trading day following such notification.

(4) The Exchange may also use Due Bills for distributions which are subject to a condition which may not be satisfied before the normal ex-distribution trading date (i.e., two trading days before the Record Date). When Due Bills are used for conditional distributions, the condition must be met prior to the payment date.

(5) Listed Issuers should contact the Exchange to discuss the use of Due Bills well in advance of any contemplated Record Date for a distribution.

PART VII. CORPORATE FINANCE AND CAPITAL STRUCTURE CHANGES

7.01 Compliance with Disclosure Obligations

(1) Every transaction, except as noted below, governed by this Part is deemed to be "Material Information" that must be disclosed immediately under the Exchange's Timely Disclosure Policy, even if the Market Regulator determines not to halt trading for dissemination. Listed Issuers must ensure they issue a press release prior to Posting any documents required by this Part.

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Commentary:

A grant of an Award under a Security Based Compensation Plan in the normal course is not necessarily Material Information. Listed Issuers must make a determination on a case-by-case basis.

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(2) A Listed Issuer must give the Exchange prior notice of any issuance or potential issuance of securities of a class of Listed Securities as provided in this Part.

(3) In addition to any other requirements of this Listing Manual, Listed Issuers must notify the Exchange of any corporate action that may affect holders of Listed Securities at least seven trading days prior to the Record Date for the corporate action. These actions include, but are not limited to, changes of transfer agent and registrar, change in general Listed Issuer information, change in the jurisdiction of organization of the Listed Issuer, change in the Listed Issuer's fiscal year end, change in the Listed Issuer's interlisted status and full or partial redemptions, retractions or cancellation of a Listed Security. The Exchange will set an "ex" trading date for the corporate action, if applicable.

7.02 Compliance with Shareholder Approval Requirements

Transactions subject to this Part of the Manual may also be subject to prior shareholder approval required in Part X of this Listing Manual.

A. Corporate Finance Transactions

7.03 Prospectus Offerings

(1) A Listed Issuer that proposes to issue securities of a class or series of Listed Securities (or securities that are convertible, exercisable or exchangeable into a class or series of Listed Securities) pursuant to a prospectus must promptly file:

(a) a preliminary Notice of Prospectus Offering (Form 8);

(b) a copy of the preliminary prospectus;

(c) a copy of the receipt(s) for the preliminary prospectus; and

(d) any document required to be filed on SEDAR in connection with the filing of the preliminary prospectus.

(2) The pricing rules for private placements in section 7.04 of this Listing Manual and the shareholder approval requirements for securities offerings in section 10.10 of this Listing Manual also apply to issuances of securities by prospectus. Section 7.05 also applies to the issuance of securities that are convertible, exercisable or exchangeable into Listed Securities. Section 7.06 also applies to supplemental listings of securities of a Listed Issuer that are not Listed Securities.

(3) Upon closing of the offering, the Listed Issuer must file:

(a) a final Notice of Prospectus Offering (Form 8);

(b) a copy of the final prospectus;

(c) a copy of the receipt(s) for the final prospectus;

(d) any document required to be filed on SEDAR in connection with the filing of the final prospectus;

(e) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution of shareholders or the minutes of the shareholder meeting approving the offering containing the exact wording of the resolution and confirming that it was adopted by a majority of shareholders other than those excluded from voting by Exchange Requirements, corporate or securities law or the constating documents of the Listed Issuer; and

(f) an opinion of counsel that the securities to be issued pursuant to the offering (and any underlying securities, if applicable) are or will be duly issued and are or will be fully paid and non-assessable (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers).

(4) Upon closing of the offering, the Listed Issuer must Post:

(a) a final Notice of Prospectus Offering (Form 8); and

(b) a copy of the final prospectus.

(5) Listed Securities will normally be posted for trading upon closing of the offering. At the request of the Listed Issuer, the Exchange may establish an "if, as and when issued" market prior to the closing of the offering. No such market will be established prior to the issuance of a receipt for the final prospectus.

(6) If the Listed Issuer has offered an over-allotment option, the Listed Issuer must submit a Form 14C within 10 days after the option is exercised.

7.04 Private Placement Offerings

(1) A Listed Issuer that proposes to issue securities of a class or series of Listed Securities (or securities that are convertible, exercisable or exchangeable into a class or series of Listed Securities) on a "private placement" basis must comply with the following requirements.

(2) The Exchange considers an issuance of securities from treasury for cash or to settle a bona fide debt (including securities for services rendered) in reliance on an exemption from the prospectus requirements in applicable securities legislation to be a "private placement".

(3) Subject to section 10.10 of this Listing Manual, the private placement must not be priced lower than the Maximum Discount to market priceMarket Price.

(4) The closing market price must be adjusted for any stock splits or consolidations and must not be influenced by the Listed Issuer, any director or officer of the Listed Issuer or any party with knowledge of the private placement.

(5) If debt is to be exchanged for securities, the issue price is the face value of the debt divided by the number of securities to be issued. If the private placement is of special warrants, the issue price is the total proceeds to the Listed Issuer (before payment of any agent's or other fees) divided by the maximum number of securities that may be issued, assuming any penalty provisions are triggered. If warrants or other convertible securities are to be issued, the Listed Issuer must also comply with Section 7.05.

(6) The price reservation and any price reserved by way of press release expires if the transaction has not closed 45 days after the date on which it is given.

(7) A Listed Issuer that proposes to issue securities pursuant to a private placement must promptly file a preliminary Notice of Private Placement (Form 9) at least 5 trading days prior the close of the private placement.

(8) Upon closing of the placement the Listed Issuer must file:

(a) a Notice of Private Placement (Form 9);

(b) a letter from the Listed Issuer confirming receipt of proceeds;

(c) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution of shareholders or the minutes of the shareholder meeting approving the placement containing the exact wording of the resolution and confirming that it was adopted by a majority of shareholders other than those excluded from voting by Exchange Requirements, corporate or securities law or the constating documents of the Listed Issuer; and

(d) an opinion of counsel that the securities to be issued pursuant to the offering (and any underlying securities, if applicable) are or will be duly issued and are or will be fully paid and non-assessable (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers).

(9) Upon closing of the placement the Listed Issuer must Post the final Notice of Private Placement (Form 9).

7.05 Warrants and other Convertible, Exercisable and Exchangeable Securities

(1) Warrants (to purchase securities of an issuer's own issue) may not be issued for nil consideration except as "sweeteners" in conjunction with a private placement or public offering of Listed Securities (or securities that are convertible, exercisable or exchangeable into a class or series of Listed Securities), in which case: (i) securities issuable on exercise of the warrants must not be issuable at less than the market price on the trading day prior to the day on which the price of the private placement was reserved, and; (ii) the number of securities issuable upon exercise of the warrants cannot exceed the number of Listed Securities initially placed or offered (or, in the case of the placement or offering of securities that are convertible, exercisable or exchangeable into a class or series of Listed Securities, the number of Listed Securities that are issuable).

(2) Notwithstanding the foregoing, securities issuable upon exercise of warrants issued as compensation to brokers or finders in connection with a private placement or public offering (commonly known as broker warrants or compensation options) may be priced at the offering price for the private placement or public offering.

(3) Convertible, exercisable or exchangeable securities must be subject to standard anti- dilution provisions.

(4) Non-material changes to the conversion, exercise or exchange characteristics of the security are permitted, subject to the prior approval of a majority of Unrelated Directors of the Listed Issuer. Any material changes must be approved by security holders other than security holders who are advantaged by the proposed amendment. A Listed Issuer must Post a notice (Form 9B) at least 5 trading days prior to such proposed amendments.

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Commentary:

Materiality is a matter of judgment in the particular circumstance; a Listed Issuer's board of directors must determine materiality. A "material" amendment to the terms of an option, warrant and convertible security include (but are not limited to), the following:

a material extension of the term of the convertible security (for example: an extension of a term of a grant by 10% or less may be immaterial but becomes material if the amended term extends the grant past a date when an expected release of information is to occur, or the exercise price is lower than the prevailing market price); or

a re-pricing of any grant (where "re-pricing" means any of the following or any other action that has the same effect: (i) lowering of ana conversion/exercise price of an option, warrant or convertible security after it is granted; (ii) any other action that is treated as a re-pricing under generally accepted accounting principles; or (iii) cancelling an option, warrant or convertible security at a time when its conversion/exercise price exceeds the fair market value of the underlying security, in exchange for a2nother security, unless the cancellation and exchange occurs in connection with an amalgamation, acquisition, spin-off or other similar corporate transaction.

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(5) ETP Listed Securities whose underlying basket is composed of securities of an issuer must file a Form 23 immediately upon the completion of a take-over bid in respect of the underlying or upon the completion of a stock split or consolidation of the underlying that will affect the terms of the Listed Security (such as strike price of number securities).

(6) Within 5 days of the end of the month in which a warrant, convertible or exchangeable security was exercised or cancelled, the Listed Issuer must Post a Notice of Cancellation of Securities (Form 14B).

7.06 Supplemental Listings Relating to a New Class or Series

(1) A Listed Issuer or an Other Listed Issuer may apply to have a new class or series of securities listed and posted for trading on the Exchange (a supplemental listing).

(2) All minimum listing requirements apply to a supplemental listing, other than those supplemented by subsection 2.02(7).

B. Other Transactions Involving the Issuance of Listed Securities 7.07 Acquisitions

7.07 Acquisitions

(1) Securities may be issued as full or partial consideration at not less than the Maximum Discount to market price Market Price. Management of the Listed Issuer is responsible for ensuring that the consideration received is reasonable and must retain copies of evidence of value including confirmation of out-of-pocket costs or replacement costs, fairness options, geological reports, financial statements or valuations. This documentation must be made available to the Exchange upon request.

(2) A Listed Issuer that proposes to issue securities in consideration for an acquisition must promptly file a preliminary Notice of Acquisition (Form 10), at least 5 trading days prior to the close of the acquisition.

(3) Upon closing of the acquisition the Listed Issuer must file:

(a) a final Notice of Acquisition (Form 10);

(b) a letter from the Listed Issuer confirming closing of the transaction and receipt of the assets, transfer of title of the assets or other evidence of receipt of consideration for the issuance of the securities;

(c) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution of shareholders or the minutes of the shareholder meeting approving the acquisition containing the exact wording of the resolution and confirming that it was adopted by a majority of shareholders other than those excluded from voting by Exchange Requirements, corporate or securities law or the constating documents of the Listed Issuer; and

(d) an opinion of counsel that the securities to be issued pursuant to the offering (and any underlying securities, if applicable) are or will be duly issued and are or will be fully paid and non-assessable (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers).

(4) Upon closing of the acquisition, the Listed Issuer must Post the final Notice of Acquisition (Form 10).

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7.08 Security Based Compensation Arrangements and Awards

(1) This section governs the issuance of Awards under Security Based Compensation Arrangements, including stock options that are used as incentives or compensation mechanisms for employees, directors, officers, consultants and other Persons who provide services for Listed Issuers.

(2) All issuances of Awards under Security Based Compensation Arrangements and issuances of securities underlying an Award must be made in compliance with applicable securities laws.

(3) Awards may not have an exercise price or issue price, as applicable, lower than the closing market prices of the underlying securities on the trading day prior to the date of grant of the Award.

(4) Listed Issuers should not price an Award where the market price does not reflect undisclosed Material Information.

(5) A Listed Issuer's Security Based Compensation Arrangement must state a maximum number of securities issuable pursuant to such plan either as a fixed number or percentage of the Listed Issuer's outstanding securities.

(6) Awards issued under a Security Based Compensation Arrangement must be non- transferable.

(7) A Listed Issuer that has instituted a Security Based Compensation Arrangement must file the following concurrent with the first grant under the plan:

(a) a copy of the Security Based Compensation Arrangement;

(b) if applicable, a certified copy of the resolution of shareholders or the minutes of the shareholder meeting approving the plan containing the exact wording of the resolution and confirming that it was adopted by a majority of shareholders other than those excluded from voting by Exchange Requirements, corporate or securities law or the constating documents of the Listed Issuer;

(c) an opinion of counsel that any securities to be issued pursuant to the Security Based Compensation Arrangement will be duly issued and will be fully paid and non assessable (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers).

(8) Unless filed on SEDAR, a Listed Issuer must Post a copy of the Security Based Compensation Arrangement concurrent with the first grant under the plan.

(9) Immediately following each Award grant or amendment, the Listed Issuer must Post a Notice of Security Based Compensation Arrangement Award or Amendment (Form 11).

(10) Within 5 days of the end of the month in which an Award was exercised or cancelled, the Listed Issuer must Post a Notice of Cancellation of Securities (Form 14B).

(11) A Listed Issuer that has amended a Security Based Compensation Arrangement must file the following forthwith after the amendment:

(a) a copy of the Security Based Compensation Arrangement;

(b) if applicable, a certified copy of the minutes of the board of directors' meeting or a certified copy of the resolution of shareholders or the minutes of the shareholder meeting approving the amendment containing the exact wording of the resolution and confirming that it was adopted by a majority of directors or shareholders other than those excluded from voting by Exchange Requirements, corporate or securities law or the constating documents of the Listed Issuer; and

(c) where the amendment relates to the number or kind of securities issuable under the Security Based Compensation Arrangement, an opinion of counsel that any securities to be issued pursuant to the Security Based Compensation Arrangement will be duly issued and will be fully paid and non-assessable (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers).

(12) Unless filed on SEDAR, a Listed Issuer that has amended a Security Based Compensation Arrangement must Post a copy of the Security Based Compensation Arrangement forthwith after the amendment.

(13) A Security Based Compensation Arrangement that existed prior to the issuer becoming listed on the Exchange must comply with the requirements of this section 7.08.

7.09 Rights Offerings

(1) A Listed Issuer intending to complete a rights offering must inform the Exchange immediately. Notice may be on a confidential basis if the terms of the rights offering have not been finalized.

(2) Subject to section 10.14, securities offered by way of rights offering are expected to be offered at a "significant discount" to market price at the time of pricing of the offering, which is expected to be at the time of filing of the (final) circular. A significant discount would be equal to at least the Maximum Discount to market priceMarket Price.

(3) The rights offering can be conditional. Rights must be transferable and freely tradeable, and will be posted for trading on the Exchange. Rights can be issued to purchase shares of a reporting issuer in Canada, listed on a Canadian exchange and categorized as a reporting issuer that is not a "venture issuer" and that is a "non-venture" issuer under Canadian securities laws. Shareholders must receive at least one right for each share held.

(4) A Listed Issuer must finalize the terms of the rights offering and obtain clearance from all applicable securities regulatory authorities at least seven trading days prior to the Record Date for a rights offering. "Ex" trading will begin two trading days prior to the Record Date, meaning purchasers on and after that date will not be entitled to obtain rights certificates. Trading in the rights will begin on the first day of "ex" trading in the Listed Securities. If insufficient notice is given, the Exchange will require the Listed Issuer to delay the Record Date. Due Bill trading may be used in certain circumstances for conditional rights offerings as determined at the discretion of the Exchange. See Section 6.03.

(5) At least seven trading days prior to the Record Date the Listed Issuer must file the following:

(a) a Notice of Rights Offering (Form 12);

(b) a copy of the final rights circular or prospectus as approved by the applicable securities regulatory authority;

(c) a specimen copy of the rights certificate;

(d) a written statement as the date on which the offering circular and rights certificates will be mailed to shareholders (which must be as soon as practicable following the Record Date);

(e) where the securities of the issuer underlying the rights are listed on another exchange, the Exchange will require evidence of a conditional approval letter approving such transaction; and

(f) an opinion of counsel that the securities to be issued on exercise of the rights will be duly issued and will be fully paid and non-assessable (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers).

(6) At least seven trading days prior to the Record Date the Listed Issuer must Post the following:

(a) a Notice of Rights Offering (Form 12); and

(b) unless filed on SEDAR, a copy of the final rights circular or prospectus as approved by the applicable securities regulatory authority.

(7) The rights offering must be open for a minimum of 21 days following the date that the rights circular or prospectus is sent to security holders. Once the rights offering has commenced, there may be no amendments to its terms except as permitted by the Exchange in extremely exceptional circumstances, such as an unanticipated postal strike that makes timely delivery of the circular and certificates impossible. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any amendment to the rights offering must comply with applicable securities laws.

(8) If the offering provides a rounding mechanism whereby rights holders holding less rights than are needed to buy one share can have their entitlement adjusted, arrangements must be made to ensure beneficial holders will be afforded the same treatment as if they were registered holders.

(9) Within 5 days of end of the month in which a right is converted to its underlying Listed Security, the Listed Issuer will Post a Notice of Cancellation of Securities (Form 14B) detailing the rights that have been canceled and Listed Securities issued, along with any applicable fee.

7.10 Take-Over Bids

(1) A Listed Issuer undertaking a take-over bid must file the following documentation:

(a) a Notice of Take-Over Bid (Form 13) within one trading day following announcement of the bid;

(b) a copy of the take-over bid circular; and

(c) an opinion of counsel that any securities to be issued (and any underlying securities, if applicable) are or will be duly issued and are or will be fully paid and non-assessable as soon as practicable (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers).

(2) A Listed Issuer undertaking a take-over bid must Post the following documentation:

(a) a Notice of Take-Over Bid (Form 13) within one trading day following announcement of the bid; and

(b) unless filed on SEDAR, a copy of the take-over bid circular.

(3) If the Listed Issuer is offering a new class of securities as payment under the bid and wishes to list those securities, the provisions of section 7.06 ( supplemental listingsSupplemental Listings) and PART X. section C ( restricted securitiesRestricted Securities) will apply.

(4) Section 10.11 applies to a take-over bid, since a take-over bid is an acquisition.

(5) Within 5 days of end of the month in which the take-over bid closed, the Listed Issuer will Post a final Form 13.

7.11 Additional Listings or Cancellations for Other Purposes

(1) A Listed Issuer that wishes to issue securities of a class of Listed Securities for any purpose not otherwise contemplated by this Listing Manual (for example bonus shares) must file the following documentation within seven trading days (subject to any other timing requirements of the Manual) prior to issuing the securities:

(a) a Notice of Additional Listing (Form 14A);

(b) copies of all relevant agreements; and

(c) an opinion of counsel that the securities to be issued (and any underlying securities, if applicable) are or will be duly issued and are or will be fully paid and non assessable.

(2) A Listed Issuer must Post the Notice of Additional Listing (Form 14A).

(3) A Listed Issuer that wishes to cancel securities of a class of Listed Securities for any purpose not otherwise contemplated by this Listing Manual must file the following documentation within seven trading days (subject to any other timing requirements of the Manual) prior to cancelling the securities:

(a) a Notice of Cancellation of Securities (Form 14B); and

(b) copies of all relevant agreements.

7.12 Sales from Control Person through the Facilities of the Exchange

(1) Responsibility of Member and Seller. It is the responsibility of both the selling security holder and Member acting on their behalf to ensure compliance with Exchange Requirements and applicable securities laws. In particular, Members and selling security holders should familiarize themselves with the procedures and requirements set out in Part 2 of National Instrument 45-102 Resale of Securities ("NI 45-102").

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Commentary:

If securities are to be sold from a Control Person pursuant to an order made under section 74 of the Securities Act (Ontario) or an exemption contained in subsection 73(1) of the Securities Act (Ontario) or Part 2 of OSC Rule 45-501, the securities acquired by the purchaser may be subject to a hold period in accordance with the provisions of the Securities Act (Ontario) or NI 45-102. Sales of securities subject to a hold period are special terms trades and will normally be permitted to take place on the Exchange without interference.

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(2) General Rules for Control Person Sales on the Exchange.

(a) Posting. The seller shall Post a Form 45-102F1 Notice of Intention to Distribute Securities under subsection 2.8 of NI 45-102 with the Exchange at least seven days prior to the first trade made to carry out the distribution.

(b) Notification of Appointment of Member. The seller must notify the Exchange of the name of the Member, which will act on behalf of the seller. The seller shall not change the Member without prior notice to the Exchange.

(c) Acknowledgement of Member. The Member acting as agent for the seller shall give notice to the Exchange of its intention to act on the sale from control before the first sale commences.

(d) Report of Sales. Within three days after the completion of any trade, the seller shall file a report with the Exchange containing substantially the same information as an insider report required to be filed in accordance with applicable securities laws. The Member shall report in writing to the Exchange within five days after the end of each month, the total number of securities sold by the seller during the month, and, if and when all of the securities have been sold, the Member shall so report forthwith in writing to the Exchange.

(e) Term. The Posting of Form 45-102F1 expires on the earlier of:

(i) thirty days after the date the Form 45-102F1 was filed, and

(ii) the date the selling security holder, or the lender, pledgee, mortgagee or other encumbrancer, files the last of the insider reports reflecting the sale of all securities referred to in the Form 45-102F1.

(f) First Sale. The first sale cannot be made until at least seven days after the Posting of Form 45-102F1.

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Commentary:

The Exchange may, in circumstances it considers appropriate, require that special conditions be met with respect to any sales. Possible conditions include, but are not limited to, the requirement that the seller not makes a sale below the price of the last sale of a Board Lot of the security on the Exchange, which is made by another Person or company acting independently.

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(3) Restrictions on Control Person Sales on the Exchange.

(a) Private Agreements. A Member is not permitted to participate in sales from a Control Person by private agreement transactions.

(b) Normal Course Issuer Bids. If the Listed Issuer of the securities which are the subject of the sale from Control Person is undertaking a Normal Course Issuer Bid in accordance with Sections 7.19 to 7.21 of this Listing Manual, the Normal Course Issuer Bid and the sale from Control Person will be permitted on the condition that:

(i) the Member acting for the Listed Issuer confirms in writing to the Exchange that it will not bid for securities on behalf of the Listed Issuer at a time when securities are being offered on behalf of the Control Person seller,

(ii) the Member acting for the Control Person seller confirms in writing to the Exchange that it will not offer securities on behalf of the Control Person seller at a time when securities are being bid for under the Normal Course Issuer Bid, and

(iii) transactions in which the Listed Issuer is on one side and the Control Person seller on the other are not permitted.

(c) Price Guarantees. The price at which the sales are to be made cannot be established or guaranteed prior to the seventh day after the Posting of Form 45- 102F1 with the Exchange.

7.13 ETF Creations and Redemptions

An ETF must Post a Notice of Creation or Redemption (Form 15) following the creation or redemption any of the ETF's Listed Securities.

C. Substitutional Listings Related to Corporate Actions

7.14 Name Change

(1) A Listed Issuer that changes its name must file the following at least seven trading days prior to the Effective Date in order to be listed under the new name:

(a) a Notice of Name Change (Form 16), which shall specify the Effective Date and the date that the Certificate of Amendment or equivalent giving effect to the name change will be filed;

(b) confirmation of the new CUSIP number or that the CUSIP number is unchanged; and

(c) a definitive specimen of the new security certificate.

(2) A Listed Issuer must Post the Notice of Name Change (Form 16) at least seven trading days prior to the Effective Date;

(3) A Listed Issuer that changes its name must ensure that the Certificate of Amendment (or equivalent) giving effect to the name change is filed and effective as of the commencement of trading on the Effective Date, and must file and Post a copy of the Certificate of Amendment (or equivalent) no later than the Effective Date.

(4) The Exchange may assign a new stock symbol. The Listed Issuer should submit any requests in this regard in advance of the name change becoming effective.

7.15 Stock Subdivisions (Stock Splits)

(1) For a stock subdivision accomplished by stock dividend, the Listed Issuer must file the following documentation at least seven trading days prior to the Record Date:

(a) a Notice of Stock Subdivision (Form 17);

(b) written confirmation of the Record Date;

(c) an opinion of counsel that all necessary steps have been taken to effect the subdivision and that the securities to be issued will be duly issued and will be fully paid and non-assessable (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers); and

(d) if the security split is part of a reclassification, confirmation of the new CUSIP number.

(2) A Listed Issuer must Post the Notice of Stock Subdivision (Form 17) at least seven trading days prior to the Record Date.

(3) Subject to Section 7.15(4), the securities will begin trading on a split basis two trading days prior to the Record Date for a stock subdivision accomplished by stock dividend.

(4) Due Bill trading may be used in certain circumstances for a stock subdivision accomplished by stock dividend as determined at the discretion of the Exchange. See Section 6.02.

(5) For a stock subdivision accomplished by amendment to the constating documents, the Listed Issuer must file the following documentation at least seven trading days prior to the Effective Date:

(a) a Notice of Stock Subdivision (Form 17), which shall specify the Effective Date and the date that the Certificate of Amendment or equivalent giving effect to the stock split will be filed;

(b) a certified copy of the minutes of the security holder meeting approving the stock split;

(c) an opinion of counsel that all necessary steps have been taken to effect the subdivision and that the securities to be issued will be duly issued and will be fully paid and non-assessable (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers);

(d) confirmation of the new CUSIP number, if applicable;

(e) a definitive specimen of the new security certificate, if applicable; and

(f) a copy of the letter of transmittal for the stock split, if applicable.

(6) A Listed Issuer must Post the Notice of Stock Subdivision (Form 17) at least seven trading days prior to the Effective Date.

(7) A Listed Issuer that effects a stock subdivision by amendment to its constating documents must ensure that the Certificate of Amendment (or equivalent) giving effect to the stock subdivision is filed and effective as of the commencement of trading on the Effective Date, and must file and Post a copy of the Certificate of Amendment (or equivalent) no later than the Effective Date.

(8) For a stock subdivision accomplished by amendment to the constating documents, the securities will begin trading on a split basis two or three trading days following the filing and Posting of all required documents, or as otherwise provided by the Exchange.

7.16 Security Consolidations

(1) A new CUSIP number must be obtained for the consolidated securities.

(2) A Listed Issuer may not consolidate its securities if the total securities outstanding and number of Board Lot holders following the consolidation would be less than the minimums for continued listing set out in Part III.

(3) To give effect to a security consolidation, the Listed Issuer must file the following documentation at least seven trading days prior to the Effective Date:

(a) a Notice of Security Consolidation (Form 18), which shall specify the Effective Date and the date that the Certificate of Amendment or equivalent giving effect to the consolidation will be filed;

(b) a cConfirmation of distribution requirementsDistribution Requirements (Form 18A);

(c) a certified copy of the minutes of the security holder meeting approving the consolidation;

(d) an opinion of counsel that all necessary steps have been taken to effect the consolidation;

(e) confirmation of the new CUSIP number, if applicable;

(f) a definitive specimen of the new security certificate, if applicable; and

(g) a copy of the letter of transmittal for the consolidation, if applicable.

(4) The Listed Issuer must Post the Notice of Security Consolidation (Form 18) at least seven trading days prior to the Effective Date.

(5) A Listed Issuer that effects a consolidation must ensure that the Certificate of Amendment (or equivalent), giving effect to the consolidation, is filed and effective as of the commencement of trading on the Effective Date and must file and Post a copy of the Certificate of Amendment (or equivalent) no later than the Effective Date.

(6) The securities will begin trading on a consolidated basis two or three trading days following the filing and Posting of all required documents, or as otherwise provided by the Exchange.

(7) The Exchange will assign a new stock symbol when the securities begin trading on a consolidated basis. The Listed Issuer should submit any requests in this regard in advance of the consolidation becoming effective.

7.17 Security Reclassifications

(1) A Listed Issuer wishing to effect a security reclassification into one or more classes of securities or other change to its capital structure must consult the Exchange. The requirements to give effect to the reclassification will be tailored to the Listed Issuer's particular situation.

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Commentary:

The Exchange will consider transactions that change the nature of an Investment Fund to be a security reclassification. Such transactions may include a conversion of

A CEF into an ETF;

An ETF into a CEF; or

Any transaction where an Investment Fund is restructured as a non-Investment Fund.

The Listed Issuer should consider whether such reclassification will trigger a requirement under securities laws to seek security holder approval, including in the case of an Investment Fund, whether the reclassification will result in a fundamental change to the investment objective of the Investment Fund.

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(2) To give effect to a security restructuring, the Listed Issuer must file the following documentation at least seven trading days prior to the Effective Date:

(a) a Notice of Security Restructuring (Form 19) which shall specify the Effective Date and the date that the Certificate of Amendment or equivalent giving effect to the reclassification will be filed;

(b) a certified copy of the minutes of the security holder meeting approving the reclassification;

(c) an opinion of counsel that all necessary steps have been taken to effect the reclassification, and that the new securities are or will be duly authorized and are or will be fully-paid and non-assessable (or equivalent in the case of non-corporate issuers);

(d) confirmation of the new CUSIP number(s);

(e) a definitive specimen of the new security certificate, if applicable; and

(f) a copy of the letter of transmittal for the reclassification, if applicable.

(3) The Listed Issuer must Post the Notice of Security Restructuring (Form 19) at least seven trading days prior to the Effective Date.

(4) A Listed Issuer that effects a reclassification must ensure that the Certificate of Amendment (or equivalent) giving effect to the reclassification is filed and effective as of the commencement of trading on the Effective Date, and must file and Post, no later than the Effective Date, a copy of the Certificate of Amendment (or equivalent) giving effect to the reclassification.

(5) The securities will begin trading on a post-reclassification basis two or three trading days following the filing and Posting of all required documents, or as otherwise provided by the Exchange.

(6) The Exchange may assign a new stock symbol to the new securities. The Listed Issuer should submit any requests in this regard in advance of the restructuring becoming effective.

D. Issuer Bids Through the Exchange's Facilities

7.18 Issuer Bids

(1) A Listed Issuer undertaking a formal issuer bid for a class of Listed Securities must file the following documentation:

(a) a Notice of Formal Issuer Bid (Form 20) within one trading day following announcement of the bid; and

(b) a copy of the issuer bid circular required by applicable securities legislation as soon as practicable.

(2) A Listed Issuer undertaking a formal issuer bid for a class of Listed Securities must Post a Notice of Cancellation of Securities (Form 14B) within five trading day following completion of the bid.

7.19 Normal Course Issuer Bids -- Procedure

(1) Sections 7.19 through 7.21 apply

(a) to all Normal Course Issuer Bids by Listed Issuers; and

(b) to all purchases of Listed Securities by a trustee or other agent for a pension, stock purchase, stock option, dividend reinvestment or other plan in which employees or securities holders of a Listed Issuer may participate if:

(i) the trustee or agent is an employee, director, associate or affiliate of the Listed Issuer, or

(ii) the Listed Issuer directly or indirectly controls the time, price, amount or manner of purchases or directly or indirectly influences the choice of the broker through which purchases are made.

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Commentary:

These sections do not apply if the purchases are made on the specific instruction of the employee or security holder who will be the beneficial owner of the securities purchased.

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(2) A Listed Issuer must not announce a Normal Course Issuer Bid or Post any documentation in connection with a Normal Course Issuer Bid, if it does not have a present intention to purchase securities.

(3) The maximum number of securities to be purchased under a Normal Course Issuer Bid cannot be a number that would make that class of securities ineligible for continued listing on the Exchange, assuming all the securities are purchased.

(4) A Listed Issuer intending to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid for a class of Listed Securities must file a draft Notice of Normal Course Issuer Bid (Form 20A), which states the maximum number of securities the issuer intends to purchase under the bid, seven trading days prior to issuing a news release announcing the details of the bid; the final Form 20A must be Posted when the news release is disseminated.

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Commentary:

An issuer may make a bid for less than the maximum number of securities permitted by the definition of Normal Course Issuer Bid. If so, the Form 20A must contain the number of securities the issuer intends to purchase rather than simply stating the maximum number. Subsection (7) allows a Listed Issuer to increase the maximum number of securities that are the subject of the bid.

The Exchange will review the Form 20A to determine if the NCIB is acceptable based on market integrity concerns.

The news release announcing the bid must contain a summary of the information in Form 20A, including the maximum number of shares to be purchased, the reason for the bid, any restrictions on purchase and the number of shares purchased in the preceding twelve months.

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(5) A Normal Course Issuer Bid expires on the earlier of:

(a) one year from the date of Posting of the Form 20A commencing the NCIB (without reference to the date of filing of any amended Form 20A); and

(b) any earlier date specified in the Form 20A.

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Commentary:

An issuer wishing to continue a bid for more than one year must file a new Form 20A no later than the expiry date of the current form.

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(6) The maximum number of securities that can be purchased under the bid must be adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends and stock consolidations. The Listed Issuer must Post an amended Form 20A reflecting the adjustment at the same time as it Posts the documentation required for the subdivision or consolidation.

(7) If:

(a) the original Form 20A specified purchases of less than the maximum number permitted under the definition of Normal Course Issuer Bid, a Listed Issuer may Post a revised Form 20A permitting the purchase of up to the greater of 10% of the Public Float or 5% of the outstanding securities as of the date of the Posting of the original Form 20A; and

(b) the number of securities outstanding of the class that is the subject of the Normal Course Issuer Bid has increased by more than 25% from the date of Posting of the original Form 20A, a Listed Issuer may Post a revised Form 20A permitting the purchase of up to the greater of 10% of the Public Float or 5% of the outstanding securities as of the date of the Posting of the amended Form 20A.

(8) A Listed Issuer must Post a revised Form 20A in the event of any material change in the information in the current Form 20A, as soon as practicable, following the material change.

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Commentary:

A change in the number of shares outstanding is not a material change re quiring filing of an amended form unless the issuer is increasing the number of shares it intends to purchase pursuant to subsection (7). A decrease in the number of shares the issuer intends to purchase is a material change.

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(9) A Listed Issuer must issue a news release prior to or concurrently with the filing of any amended Form 20A containing full details of the amendment.

(10) Within 10 days of the end of each calendar month, the Listed Issuer, trustee or agent must Post a completed Form 20B indicating the number of securities purchased in the previous month (on the Exchange or otherwise), including the volume weighted average price paid.

7.20 Normal Course Issuer Bids -- Restrictions on Purchases

(1) A Listed Issuer, trustee or agent must appoint one (and only one) Member at any one time to make purchases under the bid. The Listed Issuer must notify the Market Regulator and the Exchange of the name of the Member and the registered representative responsible for the bid. To assist the Exchange in its surveillance function, the Listed Issuer is required to provide written notice to the Exchange before it intends to change its purchasing Member. The purchasing Member shall be provided with a copy of Form 20A and be instructed to make purchases in accordance with the provisions herein and the terms of such notice.

(2) Normal course issuer bid purchases may not be made by intentional crosses, prearranged trades or private agreements, except for purchases under the block purchase exemption in subsection 7.21(5).

(3) If a Normal Course Issuer Bid is outstanding at the time a sale from a Control Person under Part 2 of National Instrument 45-102 Resale of Securities is underway, the Member making purchases under the bid must ensure that it is not bidding for securities at the same time securities are offered under the sale from control.

(4) A Listed Issuer must not purchase securities under a Normal Course Issuer Bid, while a formal issuer bid for the same securities is outstanding. This restriction does not apply to a trustee or agent making purchases for a plan in which employees, or security holders, participate.

(5) If a Listed Issuer has a securities exchange take-over bid outstanding at the same time as a Normal Course Issuer Bid is outstanding for the offered securities, the Listed Issuer may only make purchases under the Normal Course Issuer Bid permitted by OSC Rule 48-501 Trading during Distributions, Formal Bids and Share Exchange Transactions.

(6) A Listed Issuer, trustee or agent may not make any purchases under a Normal Course Issuer Bid while in possession of any Material Information that has not been disseminated under Part V of this Listing Manual.

(7) Failure of a Member making purchases pursuant to a Normal Course Issuer Bid to comply with any requirement herein may result in the suspension of the bid.

7.21 Normal Course Issuer Bids -- Limits on Price and Volume

(1) Normal Course Issuer Bid purchases may not begin until two trading days after the later of:

(a) the Posting of a Form 20A or amended Form 20A in connection with the bid; and

(b) the issuance of a news release containing details of the Form 20A or amended Form 20A.

(2) It is inappropriate for a Listed Issuer making a Normal Course Issuer Bid to abnormally influence the market price of its securities. Normal Course Issuer Bid purchases must be made at or below the price of the last independent trade of the security (on any marketplace) at the time of purchase. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a violation to the preceding rule will not occur where: (i) the independent trade occurred no more than one second before the Normal Course Issuer Bid purchase that created the uptick, (ii) the independent trade is a down tick to the previous trade and the Normal Course Issuer Bid purchase would not have created an uptick to the trade prior to the last independent trade, and (iii) the price difference between the independent trade and the Normal Course Issuer Bid purchase was not more than $0.02.

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Commentary:

The following are not considered independent trades, whether made directly or indirectly:

trades for the account or an Insider of the Listed Issuer or for an account under the direction of an Insider;

trades for the account of the Member making purchases under the bid or under the direction of the Member;

trades solicited by the Member making purchases under the bid; and

trades made by the Member making purchases for the bid in order to facilitate a subsequent block purchase by the Listed Issuer.

The Exchange will not consider this section to be violated by an inadvertent uptick caused by a change in the last sale price that occurred immediately prior to the entry of the purchase order.

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(3) Normal course issuer bid purchases may not be made at the opening of trading or during the 30 minutes prior to the scheduled closing of the continuous trading session. Orders may be entered in the closing call notwithstanding the price restriction in subsection (2).

(4) Except as provided in subsection (5), a Listed Issuer that is not an Investment Fund must not make a purchase that, when aggregated with all other purchases during the same trading day, exceeds the greater of:

(a) 25% of the Average Daily Trading Volume of the security; and

(b) 1,000 of such securities.

(5) Notwithstanding the restriction in subsection (4), a Listed Issuer may make a purchase of a block of securities that:

(a) has a purchase price of at least $200,000;

(b) is at least 5,000 securities with an aggregate purchase price of at least $50,000; or

(c) is at least 20 Board Lots and is greater than 150% of the Average Daily Trading Volume of the security, provided that:

(i) the block is naturally occurring, and does not consist of a combination of orders for the purpose of artificially creating a block to rely on this section;

(ii) the block is not beneficially owned by, or is not under the control or direction of, a Related Person of a Listed Issuer;

(iii) the Listed Issuer makes no more than one purchase under this subsection in a calendar week; and

(iv) after making a block purchase, the Listed Issuer makes no further purchases during that trading day.

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Commentary:

The block purchase exemption is only an exemption from the daily purchase restrictions. Listed Issuers cannot make a block purchase that would result in more shares purchased than permitted under the Form 20A filed in connection with the bid.

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(6) A Listed Issuer that is an Investment Fund must not make a purchase that, when aggregated with all other purchases during the preceding 30 days, exceeds 2% of the securities of that class outstanding as of the date of filing of the Form 20A in connection with the bid.

E. Shareholder Rights Plans

7.22 Shareholder Rights Plans -- Procedure

(1) This section applies to any shareholder rights plan, commonly known as a "poison pill," adopted by a Listed Issuer, whether or not the rights entitle a shareholder to purchase a Listed Security.

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Commentary:

The Exchange does not endorse or prohibit the adoption of poison pills, whether or not in connection with a potential take-over bid. Poison pills are subject to review by the applicable securities commissions under National Policy 62-202 Take-Over Bids -- Defensive Tactics.

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(2) A Listed Issuer must file the following documentation as soon as practicable after issuing a news release with details of the plan:

(a) a Notice of Shareholder Rights Plan (Form 21); and

(b) a copy of the shareholder rights plan.

(3) A Listed Issuer must Post the following documentation as soon as practicable after issuing a news release with details of the plan:

(a) a Notice of Shareholder Rights Plan (Form 21); and

(b) unless filed on SEDAR, a copy of the shareholder rights plan.

(4) A shareholder rights plan may not exempt any security holders from the operation of the plan, except that, where minority shareholder approval is obtained, a shareholder rights plan may provide exemptions to grandfather existing security holders.

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Commentary:

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(5) A shareholder rights plan may not have a triggering threshold of less than 20% unless shareholder approval is obtained.

(6) Security holders of the Listed Issuer must ratify the shareholder rights plan no later than six months following the adoption of or any material amendments to the plan. If security holder ratification is not obtained within this time period, the plan must be cancelled.

(7) The Listed Issuer must issue a news release immediately upon the occurrence of an event causing the rights to separate from Listed Security.

PART VIII. SIGNIFICANT TRANSACTIONS

8.01 Notification

(1) A Listed Issuer must give notice to the Exchange of significant transactions that do not involve the issuance of securities. The Exchange considers the following to be significant transactions:

(a) any transaction or series of transactions with a Related Person of a Listed Issuer with an aggregate value greater than 10% of the Listed Issuer's market capitalization on a pre-transactional basis;

(b) any transaction or series of transactions by a Listed Issuer having an aggregate value greater than 25% of the Listed Issuer's market capitalization on a pre- transactional basis;

(c) any loan to a Listed Issuer other than by a financial intermediary (as defined in OSC Rule 14-501 Definitions);

(d) any loan by a Listed Issuer unless such loan is in the ordinary course of business;

(e) any payment of a bonus, finder's fee, commission or other similar payment in connection with an issuance of securities; or

(f) where the Listed Issuer is the subject of a take-over bid.

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Commentary:

The Listed Issuer is required to provide notice of significant transactions that are outside of the ordinary course of business that may raise market integrity issues. Listed Issuers should interpret this obligation broadly and err on the side of disclosure if it is uncertain whether a transaction would trigger the notification requirement. The above list details what transactions the Exchange will consider to be outside of the ordinary course of business, however, the Exchange, in its discretion, may deem other transactions to be significant transactions requiring compliance with this Part.

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(2) In addition, a Listed Issuer must provide additional details of any transaction or development it is obliged to disclose under the Exchange's Timely Disclosure Policy.

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Commentary:

The Exchange expects that a Listed Issuer will provide updates to the market when changes that are material occur in respect of a significant transaction. A Listed Issuer must provide sufficient details of any such developments to provide the market with a meaningful update. Examples of such changes include, but are not limited to: changes in the closing date of an acquisition or disposition; changes in consideration offered; creation of a new Insider of a Listed Issuer; and any risks involved in an acquisition or disposition.

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(3) A transaction that results in a change of business may be subject to the reverse takeover rules contained in Part IX of this Listing Manual. Significant related party transactions may also be subject to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions.

(4) Listed Issuers intending to undertake a transaction for which notice is required must:

(a) for all transactions that have an aggregate value greater than 10% of the Listed Issuer's market capitalization on a pre-transactional basis, file a Notice of Significant Transaction (Form 22) seven trading days prior to the public announcement of the transaction, and Post the Form 22 not more than one trading day following the public announcement of the transaction; and

(b) for all other transactions, Post a Notice of Significant Transaction (Form 22) one trading day following the public announcement of the transaction.

(5) All notices filed with the Exchange will be held in confidence until the public announcement is made.

(6) The Listed Issuer must notify the Exchange when the transaction has closed.

PART IX. REVERSE TAKEOVER TRANSACTIONS

9.01 Definition

(1) A "reverse takeover" transaction means a "reverse takeover" within the meaning of National Instrument 51-102. The Exchange also considers a significant acquisition by a Listed Issuer accompanied or preceded by a change of control to be a "reverse takeover". The Exchange has discretion to deem any transaction or series of transactions to be a reverse takeover transaction.

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Commentary:

A significant acquisition is any transaction, whether by asset purchase, take-over bid, amalgamation, arrangement, merger or otherwise that substantially change s the Listed Issuer's business. A business is considered to be substantially changed if more than 50% of the issuer's assets or 50% of its revenues following the change are from the assets, business or other interest that is the subject of the significant acquisition.

A change of control results when a Listed Issuer issues securities (calculated on a fully diluted basis) equal to more than 100% of the number of outstanding equity securities (calculated on a non-diluted basis) in connection with the significant acquisition (including an offering to raise money to be able to make a cash acquisition) or where there is a substantial change in management or the board of directors of the Listed Issuer.

As an example, if the number of securities issued or issuable by an Investment Fund in payment of the purchase price for an acquisition of another fund exceeds 100% of the number of securities outstanding of the Investment Fund, which is a Listed Issuer, on a non-diluted basis, it will be considered a reverse takeover transaction.

A "reverse takeover " will also be deemed to have occurred where a Listed Issuer becomes an Investment Issuer.

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(2) A Listed Issuer completing a reverse takeover transaction must comply with all of the original listing requirements detailed in Part II. Listed Issuers are urged to consult with the Exchange at an early stage when contemplating any transaction that might be considered a reverse takeover transaction.

9.02 Exception

(1) Reverse takeover transactions are subject to additional regulation because the business of the Listed Issuer has fundamentally changed such that the Listed Issuer's past disclosure is not as relevant to the entity resulting from the significant acquisition. A transaction involving two or more Listed Issuers does not give rise to these concerns and will not be considered a reverse takeover transaction, except in exceptional cases; however, such Listed Issuers should consult with the Exchange prior to undertaking a reverse takeover transaction.

(2) Notwithstanding anything else in this Listing Manual, the exemption in Section 9.02(1) does not apply to a reverse takeover of an Investment Fund.

9.3 Procedure

(1) A Listed Issuer undergoing a reverse takeover transaction must meet the standards and follow the procedures outlined for an original listing. In addition, it must obtain security holder approval for the significant acquisition. For this purpose, holders of Restricted Securities must be entitled to vote with the holders of any class of securities of the Listed Issuer, which otherwise carry greater voting rights, on a basis proportionate to their respective residual equity interests in the Listed Issuer.

(2) The information circular must contain prospectus level disclosure in accordance with National Instrument 51-102F5, Section 14.2, and for the purposes thereof, the reverse takeover transaction is deemed to be a "restructuring transaction" within the meaning of National Instrument 51-102F5. The information circular may be used as the listing statement for the listing of the resulting company. The Exchange will require the Listed Issuer to file a draft of the information circular with the Exchange, for review, at least 20 trading days before it intends to send the circular to security holders.

(3) The Listed Issuer must submit the application filing fee plus applicable taxes at the time that the draft information circular is delivered.

(4) Principals of the resulting company must enter into an escrow agreement with the Exchange that complies with the requirements of NP 46-201. The Exchange will require the Listed Issuer to provide a draft of such escrow agreement(s) to the Exchange for review at least 10 trading days prior to its execution. The terms of the escrow agreement must be drafted as if the Listed Issuer were an "established issuer" pursuant to the terms of NP 46- 201.

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Commentary:

The Exchange may grant an exemption to the escrow agreement required if the resulting issuer will be an "exempt issuer" pursuant to section 3.2(b) ofNP 46- 201.

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(5) Securities issued pursuant to a reverse takeover transaction will be subject to the Maximum Discount to market priceMarket Price, minimum pricing and other requirements detailed in sections 7.04 and 7.05 of this Listing Manual.

(6) Following the security holder approval, the Listed Issuer must, in addition to any documents that must be filed or Posted in accordance with Part II of this Listing Manual, file the following documents with the Exchange:

(a) a certified copy of the scrutineer's report which details the results of the vote on the resolution to approve the reverse takeover transaction (if applicable, the report must confirm that security holder approval was obtained on any other matters in respect of which it was required);

(b) an original or notarial certified copy of any escrow agreement(s) required to be entered into pursuant to section 9.03(4); and

(c) a legal opinion or officer's certificate confirming that all closing conditions have been satisfied.

(7) Following the security holder approval, the Listed Issuer must submit the balance of the filing fee plus applicable taxes.

PART X. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY HOLDER APPROVAL

A. Corporate Governance

10.01 Application

(1) Sections 10.02, 10.03, 10.04 and 10.05 do not apply to Listed Issuers that are ETP Issuers or issuers of CEFs and ETFs.

(2) Section 10.06 applies to Listed Issuers that are Investment Funds.

10.02 Governance of Listed Issuers

(1) A Listed Issuer must have a board of directors that includes at least two Unrelated Directors or, when the board of directors consists of six or more members, must be composed of at least one-third Unrelated Directors.

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Commentary:

A Listed Issuer with sufficient financial resources is expected to have a board of directors composed of at least a majority of Unrelated Directors.

The Unrelated Directors should hold regularly scheduled meetings (or in camera sessions) at which non-Unrelated Directors and members of management are not in attendance. In camera sessions should be held by the Unrelated Directors at every scheduled board meeting, at a minimum.

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(2) A Listed Issuer must have a Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Financial Officer who cannot be the Chief Executive Officer, and a secretary.

(3) At each annual meeting of holders of listed securities, the board of directors must permit security holders of each class or series to vote on the election of all directors to be elected by such class or series.

(4) Materials sent to security holders in connection with a meeting of security holders, at which directors are being elected, must provide for voting on each individual director.

(5) Each director of a listed issuer must be elected by a majority (50% +1 vote) of the votes cast with respect to his or her election other than at contested meetings ("Majority Voting Requirement").

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A "contested meeting" is defined as a meeting at which the number of directors nominated for election is greater than the number of seats available on the board.

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(6) A Listed Issuer must implement the Majority Voting Requirement by adopting a written policy, or by otherwise including it in its articles, by-laws or other similar instruments. The Majority Voting Requirement must substantially provide for the following:

(a) any director must immediately tender his or her resignation to the board of directors if he or she is not elected by at least a majority (50% +1 vote) of the votes cast with respect to his or her election;

(b) the board shall determine whether or not to accept the resignation within 90 days after the date of the relevant security holders' meeting and the board shall accept the resignation absent exceptional circumstances;

(c) the resignation will be effective when accepted by the board;

(d) a director who tenders a resignation pursuant to the Majority Voting Requirement will not participate in any portion of the meeting of the board or any sub-committee of the board at which the resignation is considered; and

(e) the issuer shall promptly issue a news release with the board's decision, a copy of which must be filed with the Exchange (if the board determines not to accept a resignation, the news release must fully state the reasons for that decision).

(7) The Listed Issuer must fully describe the Majority Voting Requirement on an annual basis, in its materials sent to holders of listed securities in connection with a meeting at which directors are being elected.

(8) Listed Issuers that are majority controlled are exempted from the Majority Voting Requirement. Listed Issuers with more than one class of listed voting securities may only rely on this exemption with respect to the majority controlled class or classes of securities that vote together for the election of directors. A Listed Issuer relying on this exemption must disclose, on an annual basis in its materials sent to holders of listed securities in connection with a meeting at which directors are being elected, its reliance on this exemption and its reasons for not adopting majority voting.

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"Majority controlled" is defined as a security holder or company that beneficially owns, or controls or directs, directly or indirectly, voting securities carrying 50 percent or more of the voting rights for the election of directors, as of the record date for the meeting.

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(9) Following each meeting of security holders at which there is a vote on the election of directors at an uncontested meeting, each Listed Issuer must promptly disclose by press release the detailed voting results for the election of each director.

Commentary:

The disclosure is intended to provide the reader with insight into the level of support received for each director. Accordingly, the disclosure should disclose the percentage and/or number of votes received 'for' and 'withheld' for each director.

If no formal count has occurred that would meaningfully represent the level of support received by each director, for example when a vote is conducted by a show of hands, the Listed Issuer should disclose the percentage and/or number of votes represented by proxy that were voted 'for' and 'withheld' for each director.

(10) In respect of the solicitation of proxies or votes, a Listed Issuer is prohibited from paying intermediaries unless payment is made for all votes obtained during a contested director election, whether such votes are in favour of or against management's recommended director nominees.

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Commentary:

A Listed Issuer with sufficient financial resources would also be expected to monitor and consider adopting additional corporate governance best practices.

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10.03 Audit Committee

A Listed Issuer must have an audit committee that complies with the requirements of National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees.

10.04 Compensation Committee

(1) A Listed Issuer must have a compensation committee composed of a majority of Unrelated Directors that:

(a) reviews and approves goals and objectives relevant to the Chief Executive Officer's compensation;

(b) evaluates the Chief Executive Officer's performance with respect to those goals and objectives;

(c) determines the Chief Executive Officer's compensation (both cash-based and equity-based);

(d) reviews and approves incentive compensation plans and equity-based plans and determines whether security holder approval should be obtained; and

(e) makes recommendations to the board with respect to compensation of other senior officers and directors.

(2) A Listed Issuer does not have to establish a compensation committee if the matters discussed in section 10.04, other than section 10.04(1)(e), are approved by Unrelated Directors constituting a majority of the Bboard's Unrelated Directors in a vote in which only Unrelated Directors participate.

10.05 Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

(3) A Listed Issuer must have a nominating and corporate governance committee composed of a majority of Unrelated Directors that is responsible for identifying individuals qualified to become new board members and recommending to the board the new director nominees for the next annual meeting of shareholders. In making its recommendations, the nominating and corporate governance committee should consider:

(a) the competencies and skills that the board considers to be necessary for the board, as a whole, to possess;

(b) the diversity of the board composition (including gender considerations);

(c) the competencies and skills that the board considers each existing director to possess; and

(d) the competencies and skills each new nominee will bring to the boardroom.

(4) The nominating and corporate governance committee should also consider whether or not each new nominee can devote sufficient time and resources to his or her duties as a board member.

(5) A Listed Issuer does not have to establish a nominating and corporate governance committee if the matters discussed in section 10.05 are approved by Unrelated Directors constituting a majority of the Bboard's Unrelated Directors in a vote in which only Unrelated Directors participate.

10.06 Independent Review Committee

A Listed Issuer that is an Investment Fund must have an independent review committee that complies with the requirements of National Instrument 81-107 Independent Review Committee Ffor Investment Funds.

10.07 Quorum Requirements

The quorum for a meeting of security holders of a Listed Issuer shall be no less than 33 1/3% of security holders eligible to vote at the meeting.

B. Security Holder Approval

10.08 No Derogation from Corporate or Securities Law or Constating Documents

The provisions of this Part are in addition to any requirement for security holder approval or minority security holder approval in corporate or securities law of the constating documents of a Listed Issuer.

10.09 General Requirements

(1) Any Related Party of a Listed Issuer that has a material interest in a transaction that: (a) differs from the interests of shareholders generally and, (b) would materially affect the Listed Issuer, may not vote on any resolution to approve that transaction.

(2) An Exchange Requirement for security holder approval may be satisfied by obtaining a written resolution signed by holders of at least 50% of the holders entitled to vote thereon, and specifically excluding holders who are excluded from voting by Exchange Requirements, corporate or securities law or the constating documents of the Listed Issuer.

(2)(3) Listed Issuers using this exemption will be required to issue a press release at least seven trading days in advance of the closing of the transaction, which shall disclose the material terms of the transaction and that the Listed Issuer has relied upon this exemption.

(3)(4) Notwithstanding the foregoing, any security holder approval requirement contained in corporate or securities laws or the constating documents of the Listed Issuer must be obtained in accordance with those sources of law.

(4)(5) The security holder approval requirements apply to transactions involving the issuance or potential issuance of listed Non-Voting Securities.

(5)(6) Where a transaction will affect the rights of holders of different classes of securities, the security holder approval requirements will apply on a class-by-class basis.

(6)(7) Where a transaction involves the issuance of Restricted Securities or Super-Voting Securities, the provisions of Part X.C shall apply.

(7)(8) Materials sent to security holders in connection with the vote for approval must contain information in sufficient detail to allow a security holder to make a fully-informed decision. The Exchange will require the Listed Issuer to file a draft of the information circular with the Exchange for review of market integrity issues before it sends the circular to security holders in respect of a transaction that requires the Listed Issuer to Post any Form or otherwise provide notice to the Exchange.

(8)(9) In addition to any specific requirement for security holder approval, the Exchange will generally require security holder approval if in the opinion of the Exchange the transaction materially affects control of the Listed Issuer.

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Commentary:

The Exchange takes the view that "materially affects control" means the ability of any security holder or combination of security holders acting together to influence the outcome of a vote of security holders, including the ability to block significant transactions. This ability will be affected by the circumstances of a particular case, including the presence or absence of other large security holdings, the pattern of voting behaviour by other holders at previous security holder meetings and the distribution of the voting securities. A transaction that results, or could result, in a new Control Person will be considered to materially affect control, unless the circumstances indicate otherwise.

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10.10 Securities Offering

(1) Subject to section 10.10(2), security holders must approve a proposed securities offering (by way of prospectus or by private placement) if:

(a) the number of securities issuable in the offering (calculated on a fully diluted basis) is more than 25% of the total number of securities or votes outstanding (calculated on a non-diluted basis) and the price of the offering is less than the closing price of the security on the day preceding the date on which the Listed Issuer announced the offering, but not less than the Maximum Discount to market priceMarket Price;

(b) the price is less than the Maximum Discount to market priceMarket Price, regardless of the number of shares to be issued; or

(c) the number of securities issuable to Related Persons of a Listed Issuer in the offering, when added to the number of securities issued to such Related Persons of a Listed Issuer in private placements or acquisitions in the preceding twelve months (in each case, calculated on a fully-diluted basis), is more than 10% of the total number of securities or votes outstanding (calculated on a non-diluted basis), regardless of the price of the offering.

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Commentary:

In determining whether the 25% threshold has been crossed, all securities issuable in the offering are counted, whether or not convertible securities are out of the money, and no other issued convertible securities are counted, whether or not they are in the money.

For example, ABC has 10,000,000 common shares outstanding and has outstanding securities convertible into 5,000,000 common shares at $10.00. The market price of ABC's common shares is $15.00. If ABC were to complete a private placement of 1,500,000 common shares at $14.75 with a sweetener of warrants convertible into a further 1,500,000 common shares at $20.00, shareholder approval would be required as the maximum number of shares issuable (3,000,000) is more than 25% of the 10,000,000 shares outstanding. The securities convertible into common shares at $10.00 are not counted.

If the offering was completed at $15.00 or higher, there would be no requirement for shareholder approval unless the provisions for approval of transactions with Related Persons apply.

In calculating the number of shares issued to Related Persons to the Listed Issuer in the previous twelve months, do not include shares that were issued in a transaction approved by shareholders.

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(2) Security holder approval of an offering is not required if:

(a) the Listed Issuer is in serious financial difficulty;

(b) the Listed Issuer has reached an agreement to complete the offering;

(c) no Related Person of a Listed Issuer is participating in the offering; and

(d) the

(i) audit committee, if comprised solely of Unrelated Directors, or

(ii) Unrelated Directors constituting a majority of the Bboard's Unrelated Directors in a vote in which only Unrelated Directors participate,

have determined that the offering is in the best interests of the Listed Issuer, is reasonable in the circumstances and that it is not feasible to obtain security holder approval or complete a rights offering to existing security holders on the same terms.

(3) A Listed Issuer taking advantage of the exemption in section 10.10(2) must issue a news release five days in advance of the security offering stating it will not hold a security holder vote and fully explaining how it qualifies for the exemption.

10.11 Acquisitions

(1) Security holders must approve an acquisition if:

(a) a Related Person of a Listed Issuer or a group of Related Persons of a Listed Issuer has a 10% or greater interest in the assets to be acquired and the total number of securities issuable (calculated on a fully diluted basis) are more than 5% of the total number of securities or votes of the Listed Issuer outstanding (calculated on a non-diluted basis); or

(b) for Listed Issuers that are not Investment Funds, the total number of securities issuable (calculated on a fully diluted basis) is more than 25% of the total number of securities or votes of the Listed Issuer outstanding (calculated on a non-diluted basis);

where,

(c) the term "total number of securities issuable" includes securities issuable pursuant to:

(i) the acquisition agreement;

(ii) (X) any Security Based Compensation Arrangement of the target entity assumed by the Listed Issuer, (Y) Awards issued by the Listed Issuer as a replacement for Awards issued by the target entity, and (Z) Security Based Compensation Arrangements created for employees of the target entity as a result of the acquisition; and

(iii) any concurrent private placement upon which the acquisition is contingent or otherwise linked.

(2) For a Listed Issuer that is an Investment Fund, security holder approval is required for the acquisition of another Investment Fund (the "target fund"), unless all of the following conditions are met:

(a) the target fund calculates and publishes its net asset value at least once a month;

(b) the consideration offered does not exceed the net asset value of the target fund;

(c) the Listed Issuer and the target fund are managed by the same investment fund manager or investment fund managers that are affiliates;

(d) the investment fund manager of the Listed Issuer has determined that assets acquired are consistent with the Listed Issuer's investment objectives, and has referred the transaction to the Listed Issuer's independent review committee;

(e) the independent review committee of the Listed Issuer has approved the acquisition;

(f) the Listed Issuer and the target fund bear none of the costs and expenses associated with the transaction; and

(g) the transaction is not a reverse takeover transaction.

10.12 Acquisitions and Reorganizations of Listed Investment Funds

(1) For a Listed Issuer that is an Investment Fund, security holder approval is required for:

(a) an acquisition of the Listed Issuer by an Investment Fund (the "acquiring fund"); or

(b) any reorganization or transfer of the Listed Issuer's assets to an acquiring fund that results in the Listed Issuer ceasing to exist after the reorganization or transfer of assets and the Listed Issuer's security holders becoming security holders of the acquiring fund,

unless all of the following conditions are met:

(c) the Listed Issuer has a permitted merger clause in its constating documents that permits the acquisition of the Listed Issuer without security holder approval;

(d) the consideration offered to security holders of the Listed Issuer for the acquisition has a value that is not less than its net asset value;

(e) the Listed Issuer and the acquiring fund are managed by the same investment fund manager or investment fund managers that are affiliates;

(f) the investment fund manager of the Listed Issuer has determined that the investment objectives, valuation procedures and fee structure of the Listed Issuer and the acquiring fund are substantially the same, and has referred the transaction to the Listed Issuer's independent review committee;

(g) the independent review committee of the Listed Issuer has approved the acquisition;

(h) the Listed Issuer and the acquiring fund bear none of the costs and expenses associated with the transaction; and

(i) the Listed Issuer provides its security holders with a redemption right for cash proceeds, which are not less than its net asset value, together with a minimum of 20 business days' prior notice and description of such redemption right and the acquisition.

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Notice may be made by means of a news release describing the transaction and the redemption right.

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10.13 Security Based Compensation

(1) This section governs the adoption of, and issuance of Awards under, Security Based Compensation Arrangements.

(2) The adoption of a Security Based Compensation Arrangement and the issuance of Awards thereunder must be made in compliance with applicable securities laws and/or exemptions from prospectus requirements, including (if required) compliance with section 2.24 of National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions.

(3) When instituted all Security Based Compensation Arrangements must be approved by:

(a) a majority of the Listed Issuer's directors; and

(b) the Listed Issuer's security holders.

(4) Within three years after institution and within every three years thereafter, a Listed Issuer must obtain security holder approval for an evergreen plan (also known as a rolling plan) in order to continue to grant Awards. Evergreen plans contain provisions so that the Awards replenish upon the exercise of options or other entitlements, and such provisions must be properly disclosed and approved by security holders. Security holders must pass a resolution specifically approving unallocated entitlements under the evergreen plan. Security holder approval relating to other types of amendments to an evergreen plan must not be accepted as implicit approval to continue granting Awards under an evergreen plan. In addition, the resolution should include the next date by which the Listed Issuer must seek security holder approval, such date being no later than three years from the date such resolution was approved. If security holder approval is not obtained within three years of either the institution of an evergreen plan or subsequent approval, as the case may be, all unallocated entitlements must be cancelled and the Listed Issuer must not be permitted to grant further entitlements under the evergreen plan, until such time as security holder approval is obtained. However, all allocated Awards under an evergreen plan, such as options that have been granted but not yet exercised, can continue unaffected. If security holders fail to approve the resolution for the renewal of a plan, the Listed Issuer must forthwith stop granting Awards under such plan, even if such renewal approval was sought prior to the end of the three-year period.

(5) Subject to subsections 10.13(6) and 10.13(7), an amendment to a material term of a Security Based Compensation Arrangement or Award must be approved by:

(a) a majority of the Listed Issuer's directors; and

(b) the Listed Issuer's security holders.

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Commentary:

The Exchange considers material terms of an Award or Security Based Compensation Arrangement to include provisions such as: an increase to the maximum number of securities issuable,; who is an eligible optionee pursuant to a plan; the duration in which a grant expires after the grantee leaves the issuer or dies; or changes to fixed vesting schedules.

Amendments of a housekeeping nature do not require any particular director or shareholder approvals.

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(6) A Security Based Compensation Arrangement may provide discretion to the Listed Issuer's board of directors to make amendments to specified material terms of the Security Based Compensation Arrangement or an Award without obtaining approval of the Listed Issuer's security holders. Where a the Security Based Compensation Arrangement provides such discretion, such amendments may be made with the approval of the Listed Issuer's board of directors, other than directors that would receive, or would be eligible to receive, a material benefit resulting from the amendment. If the board of directors is unable to approve an amendment because of the restrictions on eligibility to vote, the amendment to the material terms of a Security Based Compensation Arrangement or an Award must be approved by security holders, other than security holders that would receive, or would be eligible to receive, a material benefit resulting from such amendment.

(7) Notwithstanding subsection 10.13(6), security holder approval, excluding security holders that would receive, or would be eligible to receive, a material benefit resulting from the following actions, is required for any of the following:

(a) an increase to the maximum number of securities issuable where, following the increase, the total number of securities issuable under all Security Based Compensation Plans of the Listed Issuer is equal to or greater than 10% of the securities of the Listed Issuer (calculated on a non-diluted basis) outstanding as of the date the Security Based Compensation Arrangement was last approved by security holders;

(b) a re-pricing of an Award benefiting a Related Person of a Listed Issuer;

(c) an extension of the term of an Award benefiting a Related Person of a Listed Issuer;

(d) an extension of the term of an Award, where the exercise price is lower than the prevailing market price;

(e) any amendment to remove or to exceed the limits set out in a Security Based Compensation Arrangement on Awards available to Related Persons of the Listed Issuer; or

(f) amendments to an amending provision within a Security Based Compensation Arrangement.

(8) Subsection 10.13(3) is not applicable in respect of a grant of securities to any Person not previously employed by and not previously a Related Party of the Listed Issuer, provided that:

(a) such grant is intended as an inducement to enter into, and the Person enters into, a full-time contract of employment as an officer of the Listed Issuer; and

(b) the securities issued or issuable pursuant to this subsection 10.13(7) during any twelve-month period do not exceed 2% of the total number of securities or votes of the Listed Issuer (calculated on a non-diluted basis) outstanding as of the date that this exemption is first used during such twelve-month period.

(9) Subsection 10.13(3) is not applicable to a Security Based Compensation Arrangement where an acquisition of a target entity by a Listed Issuer includes:

(a) the assumption of the Security Based Compensation Arrangement from the target entity, if the number of assumed Awards (and their exercise or subscription price, if applicable) is adjusted in accordance with the price per acquired security payable by the Listed Issuer; and

(b) the creation of a Security Based Compensation Arrangement for employees of the target entity, if the aggregate number of Awards issuable does not exceed 2% of the total number of securities or votes of the Listed Issuer (calculated on a non- diluted basis) outstanding prior to the date of closing of the transaction, and such employees are not Related Persons or employees of the Listed Issuer prior to the acquisition.

(10) Where a Security Based Compensation Arrangement requires security holder approval, a Listed Issuer may grant Awards (which are exercisable into Listed Securities) under the Security Based Compensation Arrangement prior to obtaining security holder approval, provided that no exercise of such Awards may occur until security holder approval is obtained. Security holder approval must be sought and obtained at the next meeting of security holders, otherwise the Awards must be cancelled.

(11) Security holder approval required for a Security Based Compensation Arrangement must be by way of a duly called meeting.

(12) Where security holder approval is required, a Listed Issuer should submit the circular for the meeting of security holders to the Exchange at least 10 trading days prior to its distribution to security holders so that the Exchange may review it for market integrity issues and to ensure it complies with Exchange Requirements. The circular for the meeting must contain sufficient detail to permit security holders to form a reasoned judgment concerning the Security Based Compensation Arrangement.

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Commentary:

The following are examples of information that should be included in the information circular:

the eligibility of employees, executive officers, directors, service providers and consultants to be issued or granted securities as compensation or under the plan;

the maximum number of securities that may be issued, or in the case of options, the number of securities that may be issued on exercise of the options, as compensation or under the plan;

the maximum number of securities that may be issued to Related Persons of a Listed Issuer, or in the case of options, the number of securities that may be issued on exercise of the options to Related Persons of a Listed Issuer, as compensation or under the plan;

particulars relating to any financial assistance or support agreement to be provided to participants by the Listed Issuer or any related entity of the Listed Issuer to facilitate the purchase of securities as compensation or under the plan, including whether the assistance or support is to be provided on a full-, part-, or non-recourse basis;

in the case of options, the maximum term and the basis for the determination of the exercise price;

particulars relating to the options or other entitlements to be granted as compensation or under the plan, including transfer ability;

the procedure for amending the Security Based Compensation Arrangement and Awards granted thereunder, including whether discretion is granted to the Listed Issuer's board of directors to make amendments to specified material terms without obtaining security holder approval;

the number of votes attaching to securities that, to the Listed Issuer's knowledge at the time the information is provided, will not be included for the purpose of determining whether security holder approval has been obtained.

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(13) A Listed Issuer must disclose on an annual basis, in its information circular, or other annual disclosure document:

(a) the terms of its Security Based Compensation Arrangements, and any amendments that have been adopted since the beginning of the Listed Issuer's last fiscal year;

(b) the procedure for amending each Security Based Compensation Arrangement and Awards granted thereunder, including whether discretion is granted to the Listed Issuer's Board of Directors to make amendments to specified material terms without obtaining security holder approval; and

(c) whether or not security holder approval was obtained (and if not, the reasons why shareholder approval was not obtained) for: (i) the adoption of, or amendment to, any Security Based Compensation Arrangement adopted or amended since the beginning of the Listed Issuer's last fiscal year, and (ii) for the amendment of any Award since the beginning of the Listed Issuer's last fiscal year.

10.14 Rights Offering

(1) Subject to section 10.14(2), security holder approval is required where securities offered by way of rights offering are offered at a price greater than the Maximum Discount to market price Market Price.

(2) Security holder approval for a rights offering is not required where:

(a) the audit committee, if comprised solely of Unrelated Directors, or

(b) a majority of the Unrelated Directors in a vote in which only Unrelated Directors participate,

have determined that the rights offering, including the pricing thereof, is in the best interests of the Listed Issuer, and is reasonable in the circumstances.

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Commentary:

Where a stand-by commitment may result in the acquisition of shares in the rights offering that "materially affects control" ifof the Listed Issuer, security holder approval may be required. See section 10.09(8) of the Listing Manual.

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(3) A Listed Issuer taking advantage of the exemption in section 10.14(2) must forthwith issue a news release stating it will not hold a security holder vote and fully explaining how it qualifies for the exemption.

10.15 Shareholder Rights Plans

Security holders must ratify the adoption of, or amendments to, a shareholder rights plan as provided in subsection 7.22(6).

10.16 Related Party Transactions

A Listed Issuer undertaking any transaction subject to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101") must comply with any requirements for formal valuations and minority security holder approval.

10.17 Investment Issuer

(1) Security holder approval is required where an Investment Issuer adopts or amends its investment policy.

(2) Where the Investment Issuer has not deployed at least 50% of its capital in accordance with its investment policy within 18 months of becoming an Investment Issuer, the investment policy must be re-approved by security holders, and re-approved annually thereafter until the Investment Issuer has deployed at least 50% of its capital.

C. Restricted Securities

10.18 Restricted Securities

(1) Part X.C of this Listing Manual is applicable to Listed Issuers with outstanding listed Restricted Securities or intending to list Restricted Securities. This section is to be read in conjunction with OSC Rule 56-501 Restricted Shares.

(2) Restricted Securities must be identified as such in the Listed Issuer's constating documents and will be identified by the Exchange as such in market data displays prepared for the financial press.

(3) A class of shares may not be designated as 'common' unless the shares are Common Shares.

(4) A class of shares may not be designated as 'preference' or 'preferred' securities unless the shares are Preference Shares.

(5) An issuer's constating documents must give Restricted Security holders the same right to receive notice of, attend and speak at all shareholder meetings as holders of Super-Voting Securities and to receive all disclosure documents and other information sent to holders of Super-Voting Securities.

(6) A Listed Issuer with outstanding listed Restricted Securities or intending to list Restricted Securities must include in its Listing Statement the disclosure required by Part 2 of OSC Rule 56-501 Restricted Shares.

10.19 Coattail Provisions

(1) The Exchange will not list Restricted Securities unless the issuer's constating documents provide that if a take-over bid is made to Super-Voting Securities, whether or not the Super-Voting Securities are listed, the Restricted Securities will automatically convert to Super-Voting Securities unless an identical offer (in terms of price per share, percentage of shares to be taken up exclusive of shares already owned by the offeror and its associates and all other material conditions) is concurrently made to Restricted Shareholders.

(2) The conversion right or identical offer described in subsection (1) may contain appropriate modifications to account for any material difference between the equity interests of the Restricted Securities and Super-Voting Securities.

(3) The foregoing coattail provisions are designed to ensure that holders of Restricted Securities are able to participate in a take-over bid together with holders of Super-Voting Securities, proportionate to their equity interests in the Listed Issuer. The Exchange may intervene in a take-over bid that has been structured to circumvent the coattail provisions.

10.20 Issuance of Restricted Securities and Super-Voting Securities

(1) A Listed Issuer may not distribute any Super-Voting Securities (including by way of prospectus or private placement offering, transaction or capital reorganization) unless the distribution has been approved by the disinterested holders of the Restricted Securities.

(2) For the purposes of shareholder approval, the votes of security holders that have, or that will have, an interest in the Super-Voting Securities shall be excluded.

(3) The Exchange will consider exemptions from the security holder approval requirement on a case-by-case basis where the Listed Issuer can demonstrate that the distribution does not reduce the voting power of holders of Restricted Securities.

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Commentary:

For example, a distribution of Super-Voting Securities by way of stock dividend payable on all classes of Equity Securities may be exempted where the Listed Issuer can demonstrate that the distribution does not reduce the voting power of holders of Restricted Securities.

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PART XI. SUSPENSIONS, DELISTING AND OTHER REMEDIAL ACTIONS

11.01 General

The Exchange or the Market Regulator may halt or suspend trading in a Listed Security at any time without notice if such halt or suspension is in the public interest.

11.02 Halts

The Exchange or the Market Regulator may order a halt to trading and order entry in a Listed Security to permit the dissemination of material news concerning the Listed Issuer. The Exchange may also halt trading and order entry in a Listed Security if a Listed Issuer violates Exchange Requirements or is conducting a reverse takeover transaction.

11.03 Suspensions and Continuous Listing Criteria

(1) Without limiting the general power to suspend trading, the Head of Listings or his or her delegate may suspend trading of a Listed Security where:

(a) the Listed Issuer has become insolvent or bankrupt or has made an assignment to creditors;

(b) the Listed Issuer has ceased to carry on business or a significant portion of its business or has announced its intention to cease to carry on business or a significant portion of its business;

(c) in the case of an Investment Issuer, the Listed Issuer has not complied with section 10.17;

(d) the Listed Issuer's financial statements or the auditor's report thereon state that the Listed Issuer may not be able to continue as a going concern;

(e) the Listed Issuer is in violation of its listing agreementListing Agreement or Exchange Requirements;

(f) the continuous listing criteria set out in Part III are not met for Listed Security or the Listed Issuer;

(g) the Listed Issuer is not in compliance with applicable securities or corporate law or its constating documents;

(h) the Listed Issuer has not paid applicable fees to the Exchange when due;

(i) The Listed Issuer or any of its securities have been suspended or delisted from an Accepted Foreign Exchange or other Canadian exchange on which they are listed;

(j) The Exchange considers a suspension to be in the public interest or in the interest of a fair and orderly market.

(2) Unless the public interest or the interest of a fair and orderly market warrants otherwise, the Exchange will give the Listed Issuer prior notice of its intention to suspend the trading of its securities and allow the issuer an opportunity to be heard. At the same time the Listed Issuer is notified, the Exchange may issue a public notice, which may include a press release, indicating it is considering a suspension.

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Commentary:

A Decision to suspend trading of Listed Securities may be appealed as provided in Part XII of this Listing Manual.

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(3) During a suspension, the Listed Issuer remains a Listed Issuer and must comply with all applicable Exchange Requirements.

(4) In order to have a suspension lifted, the Listed Issuer must meet the requirements for continued listing and meet such other conditions as the Exchange may establish.

11.04 Declaration of Non-Compliance

If a Listed Issuer has failed to comply with Exchange Requirements or applicable securities or corporate law, or its constating documents, or has failed to pay applicable fees, the Head of Listings may publicly identify the Listed Issuer as non-compliant if, in his or her opinion, suspension of trading of the Listed Issuer's securities would not be an appropriate remedy for the failure to comply.

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Commentary:

A declaration of non-compliance is a discretionary mechanism used by the Exchange indicating that a Listed Issuer is not in compliance with Exchange Requirements. The declaration will be made public. The reason for the breach (including whether the breach was intentional or not) is not taken into account by the Exchange when considering whether to issue a declaration of non-compliance.

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11.05 Public Reprimand

(1) If a Listed Issuer has failed to comply with Part V, Part VI, or Part X of this Listing Manual, the Head of Listings may publicly reprimand the Listed Issuer if suspension of trading of the Listed Issuer's securities would not be an appropriate remedy for the failure to comply.

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Commentary:

In making a determination to issue a public reprimand, the Head of Listings will consider whether the failure to comply:

a. was advertent;

b. materially affected shareholders' interests;

c. was rectified by the Listed Issuer;

d. resulted from reliance on the advice of an independent advisor; and

e. was one of a series of similar failures.

A public reprimand is a censure of conduct that the Exchange considers inappropriate for a Listed Issuer. It does not necessarily involve a breach of Exchange Requirements. The Exchange will not issue a reprimand for an innocent breach, but would for negligence or incompetence. The reprimand would be issued where the conduct is serious enough to warrant a regulatory response, but not so serious as to justify a suspension or a finding that a Person is unfit to be an Insider of the Listed Issuer. For example, where financial statements are filed late by one day, it may not be an appropriate regulatory response for the Exchange to suspend trading for the inadvertent late filing, but a public reprimand may be appropriate.

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(2) The Exchange will give the Listed Issuer prior notice of its intention to issue a reprimand.

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Commentary:

A Decision to issue a reprimand may be appealed as provided in Part XII of this Listing Manual. Issuance of the reprimand will be stayed pending the outcome of the appeal.

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11.06 Delisting

(1) If within 150 days of the date of suspension, or earlier, if a date has been specified in the notice of suspension: (a) a Listed Issuer whose securities are suspended fails to meet the continuous listing requirements; or (b) the suspension has not been lifted, the securities of the Listed Issuer shall be automatically Delisted without further notice. Notwithstanding the forgoing, the securities of a Listed Issuer may be Delisted at such earlier time upon notice of Delisting from the Exchange.

(2) A Listed Issuer may voluntarily request that all or a class of its Listed Securities be Delisted. Such request must by Posting a Notice of Intention to DelistDelisting (Form 24), which set out the reasons for the request and be accompanied by a certified copy of a resolution of the Listed Issuer's board of directors (or equivalent) authorizing the request. The Exchange may not Delist the Listed Securities of an issuer unless a satisfactory alternative market exists.

(3) Notwithstanding the foregoing, if two-thirds of disinterested shareholders approve the Delisting without an alternative market then the Exchange will comply with the request to Delist.

11.07 Display

A Listed Issuer must display forthwith on its own website any notices from the Exchange in respect of a public reprimand, suspension or Delisting.

PART XII. APPEALS

12.01 Appeals of Decision

(1) A Listed Issuer or any other Person adversely affected by a Decision may appeal a Decision of the Exchange to the Board of Directors of the Exchange (or a committee of the Board of Directors designated by the Exchange), other than:

(a) a Decision of the Market Regulator, including a Decision to temporarily halt or suspend trading pursuant to sections 11.01 or 11.02 made by a Market Regulator; or

(b) a Decision of the board of directors of the Exchange.

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Commentary:

Decisions of the Market Regulator are subject to the Market Regulator's appeal procedures.

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(2) Appeals will be conducted according to the procedures established by the board of directors of the Exchange (or the committee of the board of directors designated by the Exchange).

(3) A Listed Issuer or any other Person adversely affected by an appeal Decision may seek a review of such Decision with the applicable securities regulatory authority.

 

APPENDIX B THE NEO EXCHANGE LISTING FORMS (BLACKLINED)

[The Listing Forms follow on separately numbered pages. Bulletin pagination resumes at the end of the Listing Forms]

 

FORM 1A LISTING APPLICATION GENERAL ISSUERS

[ ] Initial Form

[ ] Final Form

Date:

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(Instructions: For an Initial Listing Application, complete this form on a pro-forma basis assuming completion of all pre-listing transactions and securities offerings.)

1. LISTING CATEGORY

Select the appropriate listing category:

[ ] General

2. APPLICANT INFORMATION

______________________________

Legal name of applicant (the "Applicant")

______________________________

Address of registered office

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Address of head office

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Telephone

Facsimile

 

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Email address

Website address

(i) Jurisdiction of organization: _________________________

(ii) Jurisdiction(s) in which the Applicant is a reporting issuer or equivalent: ____________________

(iii) North American Industrial Classification System Code (NAICS): _________________________

(iv) Provide a brief description of the Applicant's business: _________________________

(v) Is the Applicant an "Emerging Market Issuer", and/or is the listing application:{1} (y) not subject to a concurrent due diligence review conducted by an IIROC dealer or other suitable third party,

(a) or (z) not involve a prospectus reviewed by a Canadian securities regulatory authority?

(a) an "Emerging Market Issuer;"

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

(b) not subject to a concurrent due diligence review conducted by an I I ROC dealer or other suitable third party; or

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

(c) does not involve a prospectus reviewed by a Canadian securities regulatory authority?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If so, pleasethe response to any of the foregoing questions is "Yes", provide all relevant details:

(vi) Where securities of the applicant are listed or quoted on any other exchange or board, complete the table below for each listing and quotation:

Listing or Quotation Venue

Class

CUSIP

Symbol

Total Issued and Outstanding (A)

Total Reserved for Issuance{2} (B)

Total Issued and Outstanding and Reserved for Issuance (A+B)

 

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__________

__________

 

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__________

__________

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{2} Include securities reserved for issuance under any options, convertible securities, over-allotment options and any other securities reserved for issuance.

3. APPLICANT CONTACT INFORMATION

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Primary Contact

Firm Name

Contact Name

Title / Position

Telephone

Email

 

Company/ Sponsor Contact

[ ]

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__________

__________

__________

__________

 

__________

[ ]

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

Outside Legal Counsel

[ ]

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

__________

[ ]

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

Other

[ ]

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__________

__________

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4. INSIDERS

Provide the following information for all Insiders of the Applicant.

____________________

____________________

Name

Relationship to Applicant

 

____________________

____________________

Telephone

Email

5. INFORMATION CONCERNING SECURITIES TO BE LISTED

(i) Describe and provide details of material features of securities to be listed:

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(ii) Provide desired symbols (please provide three options per security to be listed):

1.

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2.

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3.

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(iii) Complete the following tables for each security to be listed:

A. Securities to be Listed

Class

CUSIP

Total Authorized

Total Issued and Outstanding (A)

Total Reserved For Issuance (B){3}

Total to be Listed (A+B)

 

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{3} Include securities reserved for issuance under any options, convertible securities, over-allotment options and any other securities reserved for issuance.

B. Securities Reserved for Issuance{4}

Security or Instrument Name

Number and Class of Securities Reserved

Exercise or Conversion Price (if applicable)

Expiry Date (if applicable)

 

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{4} Disclose securities reserved for issuance under any options, convertible securities, over-allotment options and any other securities reserved for issuance.

C. Information Concerning Securities with Transfer Restrictions

Security or Instrument Name

Total Restricted

Type of Restriction{5}

Release Schedule

 

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{5} Provide details of the transfer restriction, ex: restriction due to an escrow agreement, pooling agreement, legend or any other restrictions on transfer.

(iv) Provide additional details in relation to securities with transfer restrictions. In the absence of restrictions, confirm that the securities will be freely tradeable in Canada:

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(v) Describe any shareholder rights plan of the Applicant:

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(vi) In the case of Restricted Securities, describe any "coattail" provisions:

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6. MINIMUM LISTING STANDARDS

Complete the following table (please refer to Part II of the Listing Manual for guidance):

Public Float{6}:

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Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders holding a Board Lot{7}:

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Price per Security:

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{6} Complete Schedule B.

{7} Complete Schedule B.

Complete at least one of the following:

 

[ ] Equity Standard

Shareholders' Equity:

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Market Value of Public Float:

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Operating History (years):

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[ ] Net Income Standard

Shareholders' Equity:

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Market Value of Public Float:

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Net Income from Continuing Operations:

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[ ] Market Value Standard

Shareholders' Equity:

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Market Value of Listed Securities:

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Market Value of Public Float:

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Working Capital:

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Analyst Coverage or Investor Relations Budget Requirement (describe):

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If the Applicant will be an "Investment Issuer":

(i) Confirm that the Applicant is not (or, as of the time of listing, will not be) an Investment Fund:

[ ]

 

(ii) Confirm that the Applicant has (or, as of the time of listing, will have) adopted an investment policy that is compliant with the requirements of the Listing Manual:

[ ]

7. GOVERNANCE INFORMATION

(i) Provide the name of each board member and indicate the board member's committee participation and whether the member is "independent" within the meaning of National Instrument 52-110 -- Audit Committees or an "Unrelated Director" within the meaning of the Listing Manual.

Name of Board Member

Committee Membership

Independent Director (Y/N)

Unrelated Director (Y/N)

 

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• Total Directors/Unrelated Directors: 0/0

• Total Directors/Unrelated Directors on the Audit Committee: 0/0

• Total Directors/Unrelated Directors on the Compensation Committee (if applicable): 0/0

• Total Directors/Unrelated Directors on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (if applicable): 0/0

Total Directors/Unrelated Directors:

 

 

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Total Directors/Unrelated Directors on the Audit Committee:

 

 

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Total Directors/Unrelated Directors on the Compensation Committee (if applicable):

 

 

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Total Directors/Unrelated Directors on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (if applicable):

 

 

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(ii) Does the applicant comply with the corporate governance requirements set out in Sections 10.02, 10.03, 10.04 and 10.05 of the Listing Manual?

 

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

(iii) Explain how corporate governance requirements set out in Sections 10.02, 10.03, 10.04 and 10.05 of the Listing Manual are met:

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(iv) Provide the quorum requirement for a meeting of securityholdersSecurity Holder s set out in Section 10.07 of the Listing Manual:

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8. TRANSFER AGENT AND REGISTRAR INFORMATION

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Registrar and Transfer Agent Name

Address

_________________________

_________________________

Cities in which transfer facilities are maintained

 

9. HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Has the Applicant (or any of its predecessors) ever applied to have its securities traded on another market and been denied?

 

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If yes, provide the name of the market(s), the date(s) and the reason(s):

______________________________

Has the Applicant or any predecessor ever had trading in its securities halted by a marketplace or been suspended from trading or delisted by a marketplace?

 

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If yes, provide details. Be specific (do not simply state "failure to meet exchange requirements") and state whether the halt or suspension was remedied. If the delisting was at the issuer's request, state if the reason was to avoid compliance with a marketplace requirement (e.g. to issue securities at a price the marketplace would not accept). Do not include routine halts for dissemination of information, halts due to system problems in the marketplace or market-wide halts not specific to the issuer (e.g. circuit breakers).

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Has the Applicant or any predecessor ever been in default of its obligations as a reporting issuer or equivalent in any jurisdiction?

 

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If yes, provide details, including details of any cease trade orders or management cease trade orders issued.

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10. DESIGNATED MARKET MAKER

The Exchange will assign a Designated Market Maker for the securities to be listed.

11. OTHER INFORMATION

Attach copies of all documents listed in Schedule A to this Application.

12. CERTIFICATE

After having received approval from its Board of Directors, the Applicant applies to list the securities designated in this application with the Exchange.

AUTHORIZATION AND CONSENT: THE APPLICANT HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND CONSENTS TO THE COLLECTION BY AEQUITAS NEO EXCHANGE INC., ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, REGULATORS AND AGENTS OF ANY INFORMATION WHATSOEVER (WHICH MAY INCLUDE PERSONAL, CREDIT OR OTHER INFORMATION) FROM ANY SOURCE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION AN INVESTIGATIVE AGENCY OR RETAIL CREDIT AGENCY, AS PERMITTED BY LAW IN ANY JURISDICTION IN CANADA OR ELSEWHERE. THE APPLICANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT ANY SUCH INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED BY AEQUITAS NEO EXCHANGE INC., ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, REGULATORS AND AGENTS INDEFINITELY.

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Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

_________________________

_________________________

Position

Date

 

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Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

_________________________

_________________________

Position

Date

{1} See Sections 2.10 and 2.11 of the Listing Manual.

 

SCHEDULE A

1. Certified copies of all constating documents, including Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Amendment, Articles of Continuance, Articles of Amalgamation, by-laws, partnership agreements, trust indentures, declarations of trust, limited partnership agreements or equivalent documents;

2. Copies of all material contracts (including any coattail trust agreements);

3. Copies of all stock option or Security Based Compensation Arrangements and of any other agreement pursuant to which listed or voting securities may be issued;

4. Copies of any agreements under which securities are held in escrow, pooled, or under a similar arrangement;

5. A letter from the transfer agent stating that it has been duly appointed by the issuer and is in a position to make transfers and make prompt delivery of share certificates;

6. An undertaking to each of the Canadian Securities Regulators to comply with the requirements applicable to issuers that are not "venture issuers" and that are "non- venture issuers";

7. A list of all directors and officers for the past three years; and

8. Where the Applicant is applying as an Investment Issuer, the investment policy of the Applicant and a certified copy of the resolution of shareholders or the minutes of the shareholder meeting approving the investment policy.

 

SCHEDULE B

A. Securities Held by nNon-Public SecurityholderSecurity Holder / Public Float

Class of Security:

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Number of Securities Issued and Outstanding (A)

__________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Securities (without transfer restrictions)

Number of Securities (with transfer restrictions)

% of Issued and Outstanding Securities

 

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Securities Held By The Applicant And Each Non-Public SecurityholderSecurit v Holder (B){8}

 

 

 

 

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Total (without transfer restrictions) (C)

 

--

 

 

 

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Total (with transfer restrictions) (D)

--

 

 

 

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Other Securities Subject To Transfer Restriction{9}

--

 

 

 

 

 

--

 

 

 

______________________________

 

 

Total Other Securities Subject To Transfer Restriction (E)

--

 

 

 

______________________________

 

 

______________________________

 

 

Public Float (A-C-D-E)

 

 

 

{8} Disclose separately the holdings (if any) of the Applicant and, to the knowledge of the Applicant, of each non-Public SecurityholderSecurity Holder. Disclose separately securities that are, or are not, subject to restrictions on transfer.

{9} Disclose separately the holdings of each person whose securities are, to the knowledge of the Applicant, subject to transfer restrictions. Do not include securities that have already been included in item (C) or (D).

B. Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders{10}

CLASS OF SECURITY:

____________________

 

SIZE OF HOLDING

NUMBER OF PUBLIC SECURITYHOLDERSSECURITY HOLDERS

TOTAL NUMBER OF SECURITIES

 

1 -- 99 securities

____________________

____________________

 

100- 499 securities

____________________

____________________

 

500 -- 999 securities

____________________

____________________

 

1,000-- 1,999 securities

____________________

____________________

 

2,000 -- 2,999 securities

____________________

____________________

 

3,000 -- 3,999 securities

____________________

____________________

 

4,000 -- 4,999 securities

____________________

____________________

 

5,000 or more securities

____________________

____________________

 

Unable to confirm

N/A

____________________

 

Total

____________________

____________________

 

Total Board Lot Holders

____________________

____________________

{10} Complete this table for Public SocurityholdersSocurity Holders only. For the purposes of this report, "Public SocurityholdersSocurity Holders" are persons other than persons enumerated in section (B) of the previous chart.

 

FORM 1B LISTING APPLICATION --CEF / ETF / ETP ISSUERS

[ ] Initial Form

[ ] Final Form

Date:

_________________________

_________________________

_________________________

(Instructions: For an Initial Listing Application, complete this form on a pro-forma basis assuming completion of all pre-listing transactions and securities offerings.)

1. LISTING CATEGORY

Please select the appropriate listing category:

[ ] Closed-End Fund

[ ] Exchange Traded Product

[ ] Exchange Traded Fund

[ ] Exchange Traded Product -- Debt

2. APPLICANT INFORMATION

______________________________

Legal name of applicant (the "Applicant")

______________________________

Address of registered office

______________________________

Address of head office

____________________

____________________

Telephone

Facsimile

 

____________________

____________________

Email address

Website address

(i) Jurisdiction of organization: ____________________

(ii) Jurisdiction(s) in which the Applicant is a reporting issuer or equivalent: ____________________

(iii) North American Industrial Classification System Code (NAICS): ____________________

(iv) Fund family name (if applicable): ____________________

(v) Provide a brief description of the Applicant's business: ____________________

(vi) Is the Applicant an "Emerging Market Issuer", and/or is the listing application:{1} (y) not subject to a concurrent due diligence review conducted by an IIROC dealer or other suitable third party, or (z) not involve a prospectus reviewed by a Canadian securities regulatory authority?

(a) an "Emerging Market Issuer";

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

(b) not subject to a concurrent due diligence review conducted by an I I ROC dealer or other suitable third party; or

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

(c) does not involve a prospectus reviewed by a Canadian securities regulatory authority?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

{1} See Sections 2.10 and 2.11 of the Listing Manual.

If so, pleasethe response to any of the foregoing questions is "Yes", provide all relevant details: full particulars:

______________________________

(vii) Where securities of the applicant are listed or quoted on any other exchange or board, complete the table below for each listing and quotation:

Listing or Quotation Venue

Class

CUSIP

Symbol

Total Issued and Outstanding (A)

Total Reserved for Issuance{2} (B)

Total Issued and Outstanding and Reserved for Issuance (A+B)

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

{2} Include securities reserved for issuance under any options, convertible securities, over-allotment options and any other securities reserved for issuance.

3. APPLICANT CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Primary Contact

Firm Name

Contact Name

Title / Position

Telephone

Email

 

Company/ Sponsor Contact

[ ]

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

 

[ ]

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

Outside Legal Counsel

[ ]

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

 

[ ]

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

Other

[ ]

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

4. FUND MANAGER / MANAGING TRUSTEE (if applicable)

Firm Name

__________

 

Contact Name

__________

 

Title / Position

__________

 

Telephone

__________

 

Email

__________

 

Primary Contact

[ ]

5. INSIDERS

Provide the following information for all Insiders of the Applicant.

______________________________

______________________________

Name

Relationship to Applicant

 

______________________________

______________________________

Telephone

Email

6. INFORMATION CONCERNING SECURITIES TO BE LISTED

(i) Describe and provide details of material features of securities to be listed:

______________________________

(ii) Provide desired symbols (please provide three options per security to be listed):

1.

__________

2.

__________

3.

__________

(iii) Complete the following tables for each security to be listed:

A. Securities to be Listed

Class

CUSIP

Total Authorized

Total Issued and Outstanding (A)

Total Reserved For Issuance (B){3}

Total to be Listed (A+B)

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

__________

{3} Include securities reserved for issuance under any options, convertible securities, over-allotment options and any other securities reserved for issuance.

B. Securities Reserved for Issuance{4}

Security or Instrument Name

Number and Class of Securities Reserved

Exercise or Conversion Price (if applicable)

Expiry Date (if applicable)

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

{4} Disclose securities reserved for issuance under any options, convertible securities, over-allotment options and any other securities reserved for issuance.

C. Information Concerning Securities With Transfer Restrictions

Security or Instrument Name

Total Restricted

Type of Restriction{5}

Release Schedule

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

 

__________

__________

__________

__________

{5} Provide details of the transfer restriction, ex: restriction due to an escrow agreement, pooling agreement, legend or any other restrictions on transfer.

(iv) Provide additional details in relation to securities with transfer restrictions. In the absence of restrictions, confirm that the securities will be freely tradeable in Canada:

______________________________

(v) If applicable, provide a description of the underlying index /indices, commodity or currency, including name, symbol, provider and components:

______________________________

(vi) Describe any shareholder rights plan of the Applicant:

______________________________

(vii) In the case of Restricted Securities, describe any "coattail" provisions:

______________________________

7. MINIMUM LISTING STANDARDS

Please complete the following table (please refer to Part II of the Listing Manual for guidance):

[Fields applicable to CEFs]

 

 

Public Float{6}:

____________________

 

Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders holding a Board Lot{7}:

____________________

 

Net Asset Value:

____________________

 

Confirm that the net asset value of the CEF will be calculated and made publicly available each business day. [ ]

 

Where net asset value confirmation is not given, explain:

____________________

 

[Fields applicable to ETFs]

 

 

Public Float{8}:

____________________

 

Net Asset Value:

____________________

 

Net Asset Value of group of Investment Funds that are managed by the same Investment Fund manager (if applicable):

____________________

 

Confirm that the net asset value of the ETF will be calculated and made publicly available each business day. [ ]

 

Where net asset value confirmation is not given, explain:

____________________

 

[Fields applicable to ETPs]

 

 

Public Float{9}:

____________________

 

Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders holding a Board Lot{10}:

____________________

 

 

____________________

 

Public Float Value:

____________________

 

Value of assets of the ETP Issuer:

____________________

 

The ETP Issuer is:

[ ] an Listed Issuer, Other Listed Issuer or Foreign Issuer;

 

 

[ ] an affiliate of an Listed Issuer, Other Listed Issuer or Foreign Issuer; or

 

 

[ ] a trust company, asset manager or financial institution with substantial capital, surplus and experience

 

Confirm that the net asset value of the ETP will be calculated and made publicly available each business day. [ ]

 

Where net asset value confirmation is not given, explain:

____________________

 

[Fields applicable to ETP -- Debt]

 

 

Public Float{11}:

____________________

 

Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders Securi holding a Board Lot{12}:

____________________

 

Public Float Value:

____________________

 

Term to maturity:

____________________

 

Value of assets of the ETP Issuer:

____________________

 

Tangible net worth of the ETP Issuer:

____________________

 

The ETP Issuer is:

[ ] an Listed Issuer, Other Listed Issuer or Foreign Issuer;

 

 

[ ] an affiliate of an Listed Issuer, Other Listed Issuer or Foreign Issuer; or

 

 

[ ] a trust company, asset manager or financial institution with substantial capital, surplus and experience

 

Confirm that the net asset value of the ETP will be calculated and made publicly available each business day. [ ]

 

Where net asset value confirmation is not given, explain:

____________________

{6} Complete Schedule B.

{7} Complete Schedule B.

{8} Complete Schedule B.

{9} Complete Schedule B.

{10} Complete Schedule B.

{11} Complete Schedule B.

{12} Complete Schedule B.

8. GOVERNANCE INFORMATION (Investment Funds Only)

(i) Provide the name of each member of the Independent Review Committee and whether the member is "independent" within the meaning of National Instrument 81-107 Independent Review Committee Ffor Investment Funds.

Name of Member

Independent (Y/N)

 

__________

__________

 

__________

__________

 

__________

__________

Total Independent Review Committee Members:

____________________

(ii) Does the applicant comply with the corporate governance requirements set out in Section 10.06 of the Listing Manual:

 

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

(iii) Explain how corporate governance requirements set out in Section 10.06 of the Listing Manual are met:

______________________________

(iv) Provide the quorum requirement for a meeting of securityholdersSecurity Holders set out in Section 10.07 of the Listing Manual:

______________________________

9. TRANSFER AGENT AND REGISTRAR INFORMATION

______________________________

Registrar and Transfer Agent Name

Address

 

______________________________

Cities in which transfer facilities are maintained

 

10. HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Has the applicant (or its investment fund manager, as applicable) or any of its predecessors ever applied to have its securities traded on another market and been denied?

 

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If yes, provide the name of the market(s), the date(s) and the reason(s):

______________________________

Has the Applicant (or its investment fund manager, as applicable) or any of its predecessors ever had trading in its securities halted by a marketplace or been suspended from trading or delisted by a marketplace?

 

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If yes, provide details. Be specific (do not simply state "failure to meet exchange requirements") and state whether the halt or suspension was remedied. If the delisting was at the issuer's request, state if the reason was to avoid compliance with a marketplace requirement (e.g. to issue securities at a price the marketplace would not accept).Do not include routine halts for dissemination of information, halts due to system problems in the marketplace or market-wide halts not specific to the issuer (e.g. circuit breakers).

______________________________

Has the Applicant (or its investment fund manager, as applicable) or any of its predecessors ever been in default of its obligations as a reporting issuer or equivalent in any jurisdiction?

 

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If yes, provide details, including details of any cease trade orders or management cease trade orders issued.

______________________________

11. DESIGNATED MARKET MAKERS

The Exchange will assign a Designated Market Maker for the securities to be listed. See Listing Application for further information on process.

12. OTHER INFORMATION

Attach copies of all documents listed in Schedule A to this Application.

13. CERTIFICATE

After having received approval from its Board of Directors, the Applicant applies to list the securities designated in this application with the Exchange.

AUTHORIZATION AND CONSENT: THE APPLICANT HEREBY AUTHORIZES AND CONSENTS TO THE COLLECTION BY AEQUITAS NEO EXCHANGE INC., ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, REGULATORS AND AGENTS OF ANY INFORMATION WHATSOEVER (WHICH MAY INCLUDE PERSONAL, CREDIT OR OTHER INFORMATION) FROM ANY SOURCE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION AN INVESTIGATIVE AGENCY OR RETAIL CREDIT AGENCY, AS PERMITTED BY LAW IN ANY JURISDICTION IN CANADA OR ELSEWHERE. THE APPLICANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT ANY SUCH INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED BY AEQUITAS NEO EXCHANGE INC., ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, REGULATORS AND AGENTS INDEFINITELY.

_______________________________

Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

_______________________________

Position

Date

 

_______________________________

Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

_______________________________

Position

Date

 

SCHEDULE A

1. Certified copies of all constating documents, including Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Amendment, Articles of Continuance, Articles of Amalgamation, by-laws, partnership agreements, trust indentures, declarations of trust, limited partnership agreements or equivalent documents.

2. Where the applicant is an investment fund, (i) any agreement of the investment fund or the trustee with the manager of the investment fund, (ii) any agreement of the investment fund, the manager or trustee with the portfolio advisers of the investment fund, (iii) any agreement of the investment fund, the manager or trustee with the custodian of the investment fund, and (iv) any agreement of the investment fund, the manager or trustee with the principal distributor of the investment fund;

3. Copies of all material contracts (including any coattail trust agreements);

4. Copies of all stock option or security purchase plans and of any other agreement pursuant to which listed or voting securities may be issued;

5. Copies of any agreements under which securities are held in escrow, pooled, or under a similar arrangement;

6. A letter from the transfer agent stating that it has been duly appointed by the issuer and is in a position to make transfers and make prompt delivery of share certificates;

7. An undertaking to each of the Canadian Securities Regulators to comply with the requirements applicable to issuers that are not "venture issuers" and that are "non-venture issuers"; and

8. A list of all directors and officers for the past three years.

SCHEDULE B

A. Securities Held by Nnon-Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders / Public Float

Class of Security:

____________________

 

 

 

 

Number of Securities Issued and Outstanding (A)

____________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Securities (without transfer restrictions)

Number of Securities (with transfer restrictions)

% of Issued and Outstanding Securities

 

______________________________

 

Securities Held By The Applicant And Each Non-Public SecurityholderSecurit v Holder (B){13}

 

 

 

 

 

 

______________________________

 

Total (without transfer restrictions) (C)

 

--

 

 

 

______________________________

 

 

Total (with transfer restrictions) (D)

--

 

 

 

______________________________

 

 

Other Securities Subject To Transfer Restriction{14}

--

 

 

 

 

 

--

 

 

 

______________________________

 

 

Total Other Securities Subject To Transfer Restriction (E)

--

 

 

 

______________________________

 

 

______________________________

 

 

Public Float (A-C-D-E)

 

 

 

{13} Disclose separately the holdings (if any) of the Applicant and, to the knowledge of the Applicant, of each non-Public SecurityholderSecurity Holder. Disclose separately securities that are, or are not, subject to restrictions on transfer.

{14} Disclose separately the holdings of each person whose securities are, to the knowledge of the Applicant, subject to transfer restrictions. Do not include securities that have already been included in item (C) or (D).

B. Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders{15}

CLASS OF SECURITY:

____________________

 

SIZE OF HOLDING

NUMBER OF PUBLIC SECURITYHOLDERSSECURITY HOLDERS

TOTAL NUMBER OF SECURITIES

 

1 -- 99 securities

____________________

____________________

 

100- 499 securities

____________________

____________________

 

500 -- 999 securities

____________________

____________________

 

1,000-- 1,999 securities

____________________

____________________

 

2,000 -- 2,999 securities

____________________

____________________

 

3,000 -- 3,999 securities

____________________

____________________

 

4,000 -- 4,999 securities

____________________

____________________

 

5,000 or more securities

____________________

____________________

 

Unable to confirm

N/A

____________________

 

Total

____________________

____________________

 

Total Board Lot Holders

____________________

____________________

{15} Complete this table for Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders only. For the purposes of this report, "Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders" are persons other than persons enumerated in section (B) of the previous chart.

 

FORM 3 PERSONAL INFORMATION FORM

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Completing the Personal Information Form

1. This Personal Information Form is to be completed by:

(a) every individual who is or proposed to become a Insider of an Listed Issuer; and

(b) any person required by Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. (the "Exchange") to complete this form.

2. If you have submitted a completed Personal Information Form to the Exchange within the past 36 months and the information on the previously submitted form has not changed, you may provide a sworn declaration (Form 3A) to that effect in lieu of completing a new Personal Information Form.

3. If you have submitted a form substantially similar to a Personal Information Form to another Canadian exchange in respect of an Other Listed Issuer within the past 36 months, and the information on the previously submitted form has not changed, you may provide a copy of that form and a sworn declaration (Form 3B) in lieu of completing a new Personal Information Form.

4. Persons submitting a Personal Information Form who have resided outside of Canada may be required to complete and submit additional forms and information if requested by the Exchange.

Responses

5. All questions must have a response. The response of "N/A" or "Not Applicable" will not be accepted for any questions, except Questions 1B, 2(iii), (v) and 5.

6. Please place a checkmark (V) in the appropriate space provided. If your answer to any of questions 6 to 10 is "YES", you must, in an attachment, provide complete details, including the circumstances, relevant dates, names of the parties involved and final disposition, if known. Any attachment must be initialled by the person completing this Form. Responses must consider all time periods.

Statutory Declaration

7. This Personal Information Form must be sworn before a notary public in the jurisdiction in which it is sworn. If the jurisdiction does not have notary publics, it must be sworn before a person who meets the requirements of the Canada Evidence Act. All attachments must be initialled by you and the notary public.

8. The Exchange will only accept originally-executed copies of this Personal Information Form.

9. An individual who makes a false statement by statutory declaration commits an offence under applicable securities legislation and an indictable offence under the Criminal Code (Canada). The Exchange may verify the information contained in this form, including verification of any previous criminal record. If incomplete or misleading information is provided, the Exchange may disqualify the individual from association with the issuer and/or other issuers.

Exhibits

10. This Personal Information Form includes Exhibits 1, 2 and 3, which are attached to and form part of the Personal Information Form. A person submitting a Personal Information Form is deemed to have read and understood all questions in the Personal Information Form and to have read, understood and accepted the terms set forth in each of Exhibits 1, 2 and 3 of the Personal Information Form.

11. In all cases, the Release and Discharge Relating to Consent to Disclosure of Criminal Record Information, which is attached as Exhibit 1, must be completed.

DEFINITIONS / INTERPRETATION

Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Personal Information Form have the meaning given to them in the Listing Manual.

For the purposes of answering the questions in this form, the term "issuer" also includes an investment fund manager.

"director", "officer", "insider", "control person", "promoter" and "investment fund manager" all have the meanings ascribed to them by applicable securities legislation;

"Offence" An offence includes:

(a) a summary conviction or indictable offence under the Criminal Code (Canada);

(b) a quasi-criminal offence (for example under the Income Tax Act (Canada), the Immigration Act (Canada) or the tax, immigration, drugs, firearms, money laundering or securities legislation of any jurisdiction);

(c) a misdemeanour or felony under the criminal legislation of the United States of America, or any state or territory therein; or

(d) an offence under the criminal legislation of any foreign jurisdiction;

NOTE: If you have received a pardon under the Criminal Records Act (Canada) for an Offence that relates to fraud (including any type of fraudulent activity), misappropriation of money or other property, theft, forgery, falsification of books or documents or similar Offences you must disclose the pardoned Offence in this Personal Information Form. In such circumstances:

(a) the appropriate written response would be "Yes, pardon granted on (date)," and

(b) you must provide complete details in an attachment to this Personal Information Form.

"Proceeding" means:

(a) a civil or criminal proceeding or inquiry which is currently before a court,

(b) a proceeding before an arbitrator or umpire or a person or group of persons authorized by law to make an inquiry and take evidence under oath in the matter,

(c) a proceeding before a tribunal in the exercise of a statutory power of decision making where the tribunal is required by law to hold or afford the parties to the proceeding an opportunity for a hearing before making a decision, or

(d) a proceeding before a self-regulatory entity authorized by law to regulate the operations and the standards of practice and business conduct of its members (including, where applicable, issuers listed on a stock exchange) and individuals associated with those members and issuers, in which the self-regulatory entity is required under its by-laws, rules or policies to hold or afford the parties the opportunity to be heard before making a decision, but does not apply to a proceeding in which one or more persons are required to make an investigation and to make a report, with or without recommendations, if the report is for the information or advice of the person to whom it is made and does not in any way bind or limit that person in any decision the person may have the power to make;

"Reporting Issuer" means an issuer that has any securities that have been at any time listed or quoted for trading in any jurisdiction regardless of when the listing and trading began;

"securities regulatory authority" or "SRA" means a body created by statute in any Canadian or foreign jurisdiction to administer securities law, regulation and policy (e.g. securities commission), but does not include an exchange or other self-regulatory entity; and

"self-regulatory entity" or "SRE" means

(a) a stock, derivatives, commodities, futures or options exchange;

(b) an association of investment, securities, mutual fund, commodities, or future dealers;

(c) an association of investment counsel or portfolio managers;

(d) an association of other professionals (e.g. legal, accounting, engineering); and

(e) any other group, institution or self-regulatory organization, recognized by a securities regulatory authority, that is responsible for the enforcement of rules, policies, disciplines or codes under any applicable legislation, or considered an SRE in another country.

1.

A. IDENTIFICATION OF INDIVIDUAL COMPLETING FORM

LAST NAME(S)

FIRST NAME(S)

FULL MIDDLE NAME(S) (No initials, if none, please state)

 

_______________

_______________

_______________

 

NAME(S) MOST COMMONLY KNOWN BY

 

______________________________

 

NAME OF ISSUER (the name of the Issuer that is listed or that has applied to list on the Exchange)

 

______________________________

 

 

 

IF DIRECTOR / OFFICER DISCLOSE THE DATE ELECTED / APPOINTED

 

 

PRESENT or PROPOSED POSITION(S) WITH THE ISSUER -- check [TICK] all positions below that are applicable

[TICK]

Month

Day

Year

IF OFFICER -- PROVIDE TITLE IF OTHER -- PROVIDE DETAILS

 

Director

_____

__________

__________

__________

_______________

 

Officer

_____

__________

__________

__________

_______________

 

Other

_____

__________

__________

__________

_______________

B.

Other than the name given in Question 1A above, provide any legal names, assumed names or nicknames under which you have carried on business or have otherwise been known, including information regarding any name change(s) resulting from marriage, divorce, court order or any other process. Use an attachment if necessary.

FROM

TO

 

 

 

MM

YY

MM

YY

 

 

____________________

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

 

____________________

_____

_____

_____

_____

C.

GENDER

DATE OF BIRTH

PLACE OF BIRTH

 

 

 

 

Month (e.g. May)

Day

Year

City

Province/State

Country

 

 

Male

_____

_____

_____

_____

__________

__________

__________

 

 

Female

_____

_____

_____

_____

__________

__________

__________

D.

MARITAL STATUS

FULL NAME OF SPOUSE -- include common-law

OCCUPATION OF SPOUSE

 

 

_______________

_______________

_______________

E.

TELEPHONE AND FACSIMILE NUMBERS AND E-MAIL ADDRESS

 

 

RESIDENTIAL

( )

FACSIMILE

( )

 

 

BUSINESS

( )

E-MAIL{*}

 

{*} Please provide an email address that the Exchange may use to contact you regarding this Personal Information Form. This email address may be used to exchange personal information relating to you.

F.

RESIDENTIAL HISTORY -- Provide ALL residential addresses for the past 10 years starting with your current principal residential address. If you are unable to correctly identify the complete residential address for a period, which is beyond five years from the date of completion of this Personal Information Form, the municipality and province or state and country must be identified. The Exchange reserves the right to require the full address. Use an attachment if necessary.

 

 

STREET ADDRESS, CITY, PROVINCE/STATE, COUNTRY & POSTAL/ZIP CODE

FROM

TO

 

 

 

MM

YY

MM

YY

 

 

_______________

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

 

_______________

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

 

_______________

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

 

_______________

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

 

_______________

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

2. CITIZENSHIP

 

 

YES

NO

 

(i)

Are you a Canadian citizen?

_____

_____

 

(ii)

Are you a person lawfully in Canada as an immigrant but are not yet a Canadian citizen?

_____

_____

 

(iii)

If "Yes" to (ii), provide the number of years of continuous residence in Canada.

_____

 

(iv)

Do you hold citizenship in any country other than Canada?

_____

_____

 

(v)

If "Yes" to (iv), provide the name of the country or country(ies).

_____

 

(vi)

Please provide your Canadian social insurance number. (if none, state "none")

_____

 

(vii)

Please provide U.S. Social Security number, where you have such a number. (if none, state "none")

_____

3. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Provide your complete employment history for the 5 years immediately prior to the date of this Personal Information Form starting with your current employment. Use an attachment if necessary. If you were unemployed during this period of time, please state this and identify the period of unemployment.

 

 

 

FROM

TO

 

EMPLOYER NAME

EMPLOYER ADDRESS

POSITION HELD

MM

YY

MM

YY

 

_______________

_______________

_______________

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

_______________

_______________

_______________

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

_______________

_______________

_______________

_____

_____

_____

_____

4. POSITIONS WITH OTHER ISSUERS

 

 

YES

NO

 

A.

Are you or have you during the last 10 years ever been, in any jurisdiction, a director, officer, promoter, insider or control person for any Reporting Issuer?

_____

_____

B.

If "YES" to 4A above, provide the names of each Reporting Issuer. State the position(s) held and the period(s) during which you held the position(s). Use an attachment if necessary.

 

 

NAME OF REPORTING ISSUER

POSITION(S) HELD

MARKET TRADED ON

FROM

TO

 

 

_______________

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YES

NO

 

C.

While you were a director, officer or insider of an issuer, did any exchange or other self-regulatory entity ever refuse approval for listing or quotation of that issuer, including (i) a listing resulting from a business combination, reverse take over or similar transaction that is regulated by an SRE or SRA, (ii) backdoor listing or qualifying acquisition (as those terms are defined in the TSX Company Manual) or (iii) a qualifying transaction, reverse take over or change of business (as those terms are defined in the TSX Venture Corporate Finance Manual)? If yes, attach full particulars.

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5. EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

A.

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION(S) -- Identify any professional designation(s) held and the names in full of all professional associations to which you belong, for example, Barrister & Solicitor, C.A., C.M.A., C.G.A., P.Eng., P.Geol., CFA, etc. Identify the organizations which granted the designations, the entities which regulate each profession, and the date each designation was granted.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION(S) And MEMBERSHIP NUMBER(S)

GRANTOR OF DESIGNATION(S) And JURISDICTION(S) (NO ACRONYMS)

REGULATOR OF PROFESSION(S)

DATE(S) GRANTED

 

 

 

 

 

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YY

 

 

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Describe the current status of all designation(s) and/or association(s) (e.g., active, retired, non-practicing, suspended).

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B.

Provide your post-secondary educational history starting with the most recent.

 

 

 

 

 

DATE OBTAINED

 

 

SCHOOL

LOCATION

DEGREE OR DIPLOMA

MM

DD

YY

 

 

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6. OFFENCES -- If you answer "YES" to any item in Question 6, you must provide complete details in an attachment initialled by the Notary Public and you. If you have received a pardon under the Criminal Records Act (Canada) for an Offence that relates to fraud (including any type of fraudulent activity), misappropriation of money or other property, theft, forgery, falsification of books or documents or similar Offences, you must disclose the pardoned Offence in this Personal Information Form.

 

 

YES

NO

 

A.

Have you ever, in any jurisdiction, pled guilty to or been found guilty of an Offence?

______

______

 

 

YES

NO

 

B.

Are you the subject of any current charge, indictment or proceeding for an Offence, in any jurisdiction?

______

______

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

C.

To the best of your knowledge, are you currently or have you ever been a director, officer, promoter, insider or control person of an issuer, in any jurisdiction, at the time of events, where the issuer:

_____

_____

 

 

(i)

pled guilty to or was found guilty of an Offence?

_____

_____

 

 

(ii)

is now the subject of any charge, indictment or proceeding for an Offence?

_____

_____

7. BANKRUPTCY -- If you answer "YES" to any item in Question 7, you must provide complete details in an attachment and attach a copy of any discharge, release or other applicable document, all of which must be initialed by the Notary Public and you. You must answer "YES" or "NO" for EACH of (A), (B) and (C), below.

 

 

YES

NO

 

A.

Have you, in any jurisdiction, within the past 10 years had a petition in bankruptcy issued against you, made a voluntary assignment in bankruptcy, made a proposal under any bankruptcy or insolvency legislation, been subject to any proceeding, arrangement or compromise with creditors, or had a receiver, receiver-manager or trustee appointed to manage your assets?

_____

_____

 

 

YES

NO

 

B.

Are you now an undischarged bankrupt?

_____

_____

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

C.

To the best of your knowledge, are you currently or have you ever been a director, officer, promoter, insider or control person of an issuer, in any jurisdiction, at the time of events, or for a period of 12 months preceding the time of events, where the issuer:

_____

_____

 

 

(i)

has made a petition in bankruptcy, a voluntary assignment in bankruptcy, a proposal under any bankruptcy or insolvency legislation, been subject to any proceeding, arrangement or compromise with creditors or had a receiver, receiver-managerortrustee appointed to manage the issuer's assets?

_____

_____

 

 

(ii)

is now an undischarged bankrupt?

_____

_____

8. PROCEEDINGS -- If you answer "YES" to any item in Question 8, you must provide complete details in an attachment initialed by the Notary Public and you.

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

A.

CURRENT PROCEEDINGS BY SECURITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY OR SELF-REGULATORY ENTITY. Are you now, in any Canadian or foreign jurisdiction, the subject of:

_____

_____

 

 

(i)

a notice of hearing or similar notice issued by an SRA or SRE?

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_____

 

 

(ii)

a proceeding, or to your knowledge, investigation, by an SRA or SRE?

_____

_____

 

 

(iii)

settlement discussions or negotiations for settlement of any nature or kind whatsoever with an SRA or SRE?

_____

_____

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

B.

PRIOR PROCEEDINGS BY SECURITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY OR SELF-REGULATORY ENTITY. Have you ever:

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_____

 

 

(i)

been reprimanded, suspended, fined, been the subject of an administrative penalty, or been the subject of any proceedings of any kind whatsoever, in any jurisdiction, by an SRA or SRE?

_____

_____

 

 

(ii)

had a registration or licence for the trading of securities, exchange or commodity futures contracts, real estate, insurance or mutual fund products cancelled, refused, restricted or suspended, by an SRA or SRE?

_____

_____

 

 

(iii)

been prohibited or disqualified by an SRA or SRE under securities, corporate or any other legislation from acting as a director or officer of a Reporting Issuer or been prohibited or restricted by an SRA or SRE from acting as a director, officer, or employee of, or an agent or consultant to, a Reporting Issuer?

_____

_____

 

 

(iv)

had a cease trading or similar order issued against you or an order issued against you by an SRA or SRE that denied you the right to use any statutory prospectus or registration exemption?

_____

_____

 

 

(v)

had any other proceeding, review, or investigation of any nature or kind taken against you by an SRA or SRE?

_____

_____

 

 

YES

NO

 

C. SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT(S)

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_____

 

Have you ever entered into a settlement agreement with an SRA, SRE, attorney general or comparable official or body, in any jurisdiction, in a matter that involved actual or alleged fraud, theft, deceit, misrepresentation, conspiracy, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, insider trading, unregistered trading in securities or exchange or commodity futures contracts, illegal distributions, failure to disclose material facts or changes or similar conduct, or any other settlement agreement with respect to any other violation of securities legislation or the rules, by-laws or policies of any SRE?

_____

_____

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

D.

To the best of your knowledge, are you now or have you ever been a director, officer, promoter, insider or control person of an issuer at the time of such event, in any jurisdiction, for which a securities regulatory authority or self-regulatory entity has:

_____

_____

 

 

(i)

refused, restricted, suspended or cancelled the registration or licensing of an issuer to trade securities, exchange or commodity futures contracts, or to sell or trade real estate, insurance or mutual fund products?

_____

_____

 

 

(ii)

issued a cease trade or similar order or imposed an administrative penalty of any nature or kind whatsoever against the issuer, other than an order for failure to file financial statements that was revoked within 30 days of its issuance?

_____

_____

 

 

(iii)

refused a receipt for a prospectus or other offering document, denied any application for listing or quotation or any other similar application, or issued an order that denied the issuer the right to use any statutory prospectus or registration exemptions?

_____

_____

 

 

(iv)

issued a notice of hearing, notice as to a proceeding or similar notice against the issuer?

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_____

 

 

(v)

commenced any other proceeding of any nature or kind against the issuer, including a trading halt, suspension ordelisting of the issuer, in connection with an alleged or actual contravention of an SRA's or SRE's rules, regulations, policies, or other requirements, but excluding halts imposed (i) in the normal course for proper dissemination of information, or (ii) pursuant to a business combination, reverse take over or similar transaction that is regulated by an SRE or SRA, including a qualifying transaction, reverse takeover or change of business (as those terms are defined in the TSX Venture Corporate Finance Manual)?

_____

_____

 

 

(vi)

entered into a settlement agreement with the issuer in a matter that involved actual or alleged fraud, theft, deceit, misrepresentation, conspiracy, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, insider trading, unregistered trading in securities or exchange or commodity futures contracts, illegal distributions, failure to disclose material facts or changes or similar conduct by the issuer, or involved in any other violation of securities legislation or the rules, by-laws or policies of an SRE?

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9. CIVIL PROCEEDINGS -- If you answer "YES" to any item in Question 9, you must provide complete details in an attachment initialed by the Notary Public and you.

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

A.

JUDGMENT, GARNISHMENT AND INJUNCTIONS Has a court in any jurisdiction:

_____

_____

 

 

(i)

rendered a judgment, ordered garnishment or issued an injunction or similar ban (whether by consent or otherwise) against you in a claim based in whole or in part on fraud, theft, deceit, misrepresentation, conspiracy, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, insider trading, unregistered trading, illegal distributions, failure to disclose material facts or changes, or allegations of similar conduct?

_____

_____

 

 

(ii)

rendered a judgment, ordered garnishment or issued an injunction or similar ban (whether by consent or otherwise) against an issuer of which you are currently or have ever been a director, officer, promoter, insider or control person in a claim based in whole or in part on fraud, theft, deceit, misrepresentation, conspiracy, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, insider trading, unregistered trading, illegal distributions, failure to disclose material facts or changes, or allegations of similar conduct?

_____

_____

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

B.

CURRENT CLAIMS

_____

_____

 

 

(i)

Are you now subject, in any jurisdiction, to a claim that is based in whole or in part on actual or alleged fraud, theft, deceit, misrepresentation, conspiracy, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, insider trading, unregistered trading, illegal distributions, failure to disclose material facts or changes, or allegations of similar conduct?

_____

_____

 

 

(ii)

To the best of your knowledge, are you currently or have you ever been a director, officer, promoter, insider or control person of an issuer now subject, in any jurisdiction, to a claim that is based in whole or in part on actual or alleged fraud, theft, deceit, misrepresentation, conspiracy, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, insider trading, unregistered trading, illegal distributions, failure to disclose material facts or changes, or allegations of similar conduct?

_____

_____

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

C.

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

_____

_____

 

 

(i)

Have you ever entered into a settlement agreement, in any jurisdiction, in a civil action that involved actual or alleged fraud, theft, deceit, misrepresentation, conspiracy, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, insider trading, unregistered trading, illegal distributions, failure to disclose material facts or changes, or allegations of similar conduct?

_____

_____

 

 

(ii)

To the best of your knowledge, are you currently or have you ever been a director, officer, promoter, insider or control person of an issuer that has entered into a settlement agreement, in any jurisdiction, in a civil action that involved actual or alleged fraud, theft, deceit, misrepresentation, conspiracy, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, insider trading, unregistered trading, illegal distributions, failure to disclose material facts or changes, or allegations of similar conduct?

_____

_____

10. INVOLVEMENT WITH OTHER ENTITIES

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

A.

Has your employment in a sales, investment or advisory capacity with any employer engaged in the sale of real estate, insurance or mutual funds ever been suspended or terminated for cause? If yes, attach full particulars.

_____

_____

 

 

YES

NO

 

B.

Has your employment with a firm or company registered under the securities laws of any jurisdiction as a securities dealer, broker, investment advisor or underwriter ever been suspended or terminated for cause? If yes, attach full particulars.

_____

_____

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

C.

Has your employment as an officer of an issuer ever been suspended or terminated for cause? If yes, attach full particulars.

_____

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11. IDENTIFICATION

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A.

Attach legible notarized photocopies of TWO different pieces of identification ("I.D."), one of which must be government-issued and include your name, date of birth, signature and photo taken within the last five years. BOTH PIECES OF I.D. MUST BE VERIFIED BY A NOTARY PUBLIC WHO MUST THEN MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF THE I.D., SIGN, DATE AND APPLY NOTARY SEAL/STAMP TO EACH COPY.

Check this box if attached [ ]

 

 

Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification

 

 

Driver's Licence

 

 

Age of Majority Card/BYID Card

 

 

Military Employment Card

 

 

Canadian Citizenship Card

 

 

Indian Status Card

 

 

Passport

 

 

Permanent Resident Card

 

 

PAL (Possession & Acquisition Licence issued by the Chief Firearms Office)

 

 

CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) Card

 

 

Ontario Photo ID Card (issued by the MTO)

 

 

NEXUS Card

 

 

FAST Pass

 

 

 

Acceptable Forms of Non-Photo Identification

 

 

Birth Certificate

 

 

Baptismal Certificate

 

 

Hunting Licence

 

 

Outdoors Card

 

 

Canadian Blood Donor Card

 

 

Immigration Papers

 

 

 

The Exchange is prohibited from using Provincial Health Cards or Social Insurance Number Cards -- do not forward copies of either of these pieces of I.D. to us. We reserve the right to reject any I.D. which we determine is not acceptable.

 

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STATUTORY DECLARATION

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I, _______________ hereby solemnly declare that:

(Please Print -- Name of Individual)

(a) I have read and understand this Personal Information Form, and the answers I have given to the questions in this Personal Information Form and in any attachments to it are true and correct, except where stated to be to the best of my knowledge, in which case I believe the answers to be true;

(b) I have read and understand the Personal Information Collection Policy of the Exchange attached hereto as Exhibit 2 as well as the Notice of Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information by securities regulatory authorities attached hereto as Exhibit 3 (Exhibit 3 relates to the use of this Personal Information Form and collection of information for the sole purposes of SRAs) (collectively, the "Personal Information Form Collection Policy");

(c) I have presented to the Notary Public named below, two pieces of photo identification, both of which comply with Exchange Requirements set forth in Question 11, and I have attached to this Personal Information Form notarized photocopies of those pieces of identification (including the Notary Public's signature and stamp/seal, and the date of notarization);

(d) I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the information in this Personal Information Form and any further personal information collected, used and disclosed, as set out in the Personal Information Form Collection Policy;

(e) I hereby agree to (i) submit to the jurisdiction of the Exchange and to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and any successor or assignee of any of them, and wherever applicable, the directors and committees thereof, and (ii) be bound by and comply with all applicable rules, policies, regulations, directions, decisions, orders and rulings of the Exchange (collectively, the "Exchange requirements");

(f) I agree that should any of my responses to any of the questions set forth in 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 of this Personal Information Form cease to be true and correct, I will immediately file a new Personal Information Form with the Exchange;

(g) I agree that any acceptance, approval or other right granted by the Exchange may be revoked, terminated or suspended at any time in accordance with then applicable Exchange Requirements. In the event of any such revocation, termination or suspension, I agree to immediately terminate my association or involvement with any Listed Issuer to the extent required by the Exchange. I agree not to resume my association or involvement with any Listed Issuer, except with the prior written approval of the Exchange;

(h) This declaration and the rights and powers of the Exchange pursuant to the Exchange Requirements shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to conflict of law principles;

(i) I acknowledge and agree that this declaration may be assigned or transferred by the Exchange to any person without providing me with notice or obtaining my consent and that this declaration shall thereafter continue to be binding on me and may be enforced against me by any such assignee or transferee. I understand that I am prohibited from transferring or assigning this declaration or any acceptance, approval or other right granted by the Exchange;

(j) I understand that where I am providing this form to a SRA, I am under the jurisdiction of the SRA to which I submit this form, and it is a breach of securities legislation to provide false or misleading information to the SRA;

(k) I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing it is of the same legal force and effect as if made under oath and under the Canada Evidence Act.

______________________________

Signature of Person Completing this Form

DECLARED before me,

____________________,

at the City of

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(Name of Notary)

 

 

 

 

 

in the Province (or State) of

_______________

this

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day of

__________,

_______________

 

 

 

(Day)

 

(Month)

(Year)

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Name of Notary Public (please print)

______________________________

Membership or Bar No.

______________________________

Signature of Notary Public

My Appointment Expires:

_______________

____________________

 

 

Seal or Stamp of Notary Public

*Note: THIS PERSONAL INFORMATION FORM AND ACCOMPANYING IDENTIFICATION MUST BE DECLARED BEFORE A PERSON WHO IS A NOTARY PUBLIC IN AND FOR THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH IT IS DECLARED UNLESS THAT JURISDICTION DOES NOT HAVE NOTARIES, IN WHICH CASE THIS PERSONAL INFORMATION FORM MUST BE DECLARED BEFORE A LAWYER IN THAT JURISDICTION, OR OTHER PERSON THAT SATISFIES THE REQUIREMENTS SET OUT IN THE CANADA EVIDENCE ACT.

 

Ontario Provincial Police

EXHIBIT 1 Release and Discharge Relating to Consent to Disclosure of Criminal Record Information

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Surname

Given name

Middle name(s)

Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy)

[ ] Male

 

 

 

 

[ ] Female

______________________________

Previous Surnames (e.g. Former marriage, maiden)

______________________________

Address (number, street, apt., lot, concession, township, rural route #, city, postal code)

______________________________

Occupation

______________________________

I hereby authorize the Ontario Provincial Police (the OPP) to release records of criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted, records of discharges which have not been removed from the CPIC system in accordance with the Criminal Records Act, and records of outstanding criminal charges of which the OPP is aware, to the person(s) listed below.

____________________

____________________

Name

Title

______________________________

Department and Branch

______________________________

Name of Organization

Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc.., First Advantage Canada Inc. or any of its authorized agent(S)

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Release and Discharge

I hereby release and forever discharge Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario, the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police and all members and employees of the OPP from any and all actions, claims, and demands for damages, loss or injury howsoever arising which may hereafter be sustained by myself as a result of the disclosure of information by the OPP to the above named organization.

I acknowledge that information so disclosed may be confirmed only by a comparison of the fingerprints on file to which the information relates and my fingerprints.

 

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Signature

Date

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Confidential

This record and the information contained therein is being provided in confidence and shall not be disclosed to any person with the exception of the person(s) named above without the express written consent of the Commissioner of the OPP.

Based on a name check only, and having a birth date as provided above -- a records check:

[ ] fails to reveal any record relating to the above subject.

[ ] indicated the following information may relate to the above subject.

Details cannot be certified as relating to the subject of inquiry, without a fingerprint comparison.

 

EXHIBIT 2 PERSONAL INFORMATION FORM -- PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION POLICY

Collection, Use and Disclosure

Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. and its affiliates, subsidiaries and divisions (collectively referred to as "the Exchange"), collect the information (which may include personal, confidential, non-public, criminal or other information) in the Personal Information Form and in other forms that are submitted by you and/or by a Listed Issuer or an entity applying to be a Listed Issuer and use and disclose it for the following purposes:

• to conduct background checks,

• to verify the information that has been provided about you,

• to consider your suitability to act as an officer, director, insider, promoter, investor relations provider, employee or consultant, of a Listed Issuer or an issuer applying to be a Listed Issuer,

• to consider the eligibility of an applicant to be a Listed Issuer,

• to detect and prevent fraud,

• to conduct enforcement proceedings, and

• to perform other investigations as required by and to ensure compliance with Exchange requirements, securities legislation and other legal and regulatory requirements regarding the conduct and protection of the public markets in Canada.

As part of this process, the Exchange also collects additional information about you from other sources, including but not limited to, securities regulatory authorities in Canada or elsewhere, investigative, law enforcement or self-regulatory entities, and regulation services providers, for the purposes described above. The information the Exchange collects about you may also be disclosed to these agencies and organizations (or as otherwise permitted or required by law), and they may use it in their own investigations for the purposes described above.

The Exchange may transfer information about you to service providers (including service providers located outside of Canada) for purposes of verifying the information that has been provided about you. Information provided to third parties outside of Canada becomes subject to the laws of the country in which it is held, and may be subject to disclosure to the governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory authorities of such country pursuant to such laws.

Failure to Consent

If you do not consent to this Personal Information Form Collection Policy, we may (i) refuse to allow you to act as an officer, director, insider, promoter, investor relations provider, employee or consultant, of an issuer, (ii) refuse to allow an applicant to be listed as an issuer, and/or (iii) refuse to accept a transaction proposed by an issuer.

Security

The personal information that is retained by the Exchange is kept in a secure environment. Only those employees of the Exchange who require access to your personal information in order to accomplish the purposes identified above, will be given access to your personal information. Employees of the Exchange who have access to your personal information are made aware of how to keep it confidential.

Accuracy

Information about you maintained by the Exchange that is identified by you as inaccurate or obsolete will be replaced or removed, as applicable.

Questions

If you have any questions about the privacy principles outlined above or our policies and practices, including policies and practices with respect to service providers outside of Canada and their collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information on behalf of the Exchange please send a written request to: Legal@aequin.com.

 

EXHIBIT 3 Notice of Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information by Securities Regulatory Authorities

The securities regulatory authorities of each of the provinces and territories of Canada (the "SRAs") collect the personal information in the Personal Information Form and use it in the administration and enforcement of the securities legislation in their province or territory governing the conduct and protection of the public markets in Canada (the "provincial securities legislation"). The SRAs do not make any of the information provided in the Personal Information Form public under provincial securities legislation.

By submitting this information you consent to the collection by the SRAs of the personal information provided in the Personal Information Form, and any other records and information about you from any other source, including, but not limited to, police records, information from other government or non-governmental regulatory authorities, self-regulatory organizations, exchanges, quotation and trade reporting systems, law enforcement agencies, private bodies, agencies, individuals, corporations, and other organizations in any jurisdictions, credit records and employment records as may be necessary for the SRAs to carry out their duties and exercise their powers under provincial securities legislation.

You understand that in carrying out those duties and exercising those powers, the SRAs will use the information in the Personal Information Form, and any other information about you from any other source, including those listed above, to conduct background checks, verify the information you have provided, perform investigations and conduct enforcement proceedings as required by and to ensure compliance with provincial securities legislation.

You also understand that the information the SRAs collect about you may also be disclosed to the sources listed above, as permitted by law, and those entities may use it in their own investigations for the purposes described above. The SRAs may also use a third party to process information, but when this happens, the third party will be carefully selected and obligated to comply with the limited use restrictions described above and with provincial and federal privacy legislation.

Warning: It is an offence to submit information that, in a material respect and at the time and in the light of the circumstances in which it is submitted, is misleading or untrue.

Questions

If you have any questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of the information you provide to the SRAs, you may contact the SRAs in the jurisdiction in which the required information is filed, at the address of the SRAs provided in Schedule 3 of Appendix A to National Instrument 41-101.

 

FORM 3A DECLARATION

This Declaration Form ("Declaration") is to be completed only if (i) the individual has submitted a Personal Information Form to Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. (the "Exchange") within 36 months preceding the signing of this Declaration and (ii) the information disclosed in that Personal Information Form has not changed.

In all cases, Exhibit 1 -- Release and Discharge Relating to Consent to Disclosure of Criminal Record Information, must be completed and attached. In addition, legible notarized photocopies of TWO different pieces of identification ("I.D."), one of which must be government-issued and include your name, date of birth, signature and photo taken within the last five years must be attached. BOTH PIECES OF I.D. MUST BE VERIFIED BY A NOTARY PUBLIC WHO MUST THEN MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF THE I.D., SIGN, DATE AND APPLY NOTARY SEAL/STAMP TO EACH COPY.

Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification

• Driver's Licence

• Age of Majority Card/BYID Card

• Military Employment Card

• Canadian Citizenship Card

• Indian Status Card

• Passport

• Permanent Resident Card

• PAL (Possession & Acquisition Licence issued by the Chief Firearms Office)

• CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) Card

• Ontario Photo ID Card (issued by the MTO)

• NEXUS Card

• FAST Pass

Acceptable Forms of Non-Photo Identification

• Birth Certificate

• Baptismal Certificate

• Hunting Licence

• Outdoors Card

• Canadian Blood Donor Card

• Immigration Papers

The Exchange is prohibited from using Provincial Health Cards or Social Insurance Number Cards -- do not forward copies of either of these pieces of I.D. to us. We reserve the right to reject any I.D. which we determine is not acceptable.

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Individual's Name (Please Print)

Declaration is being submitted with respect to [legal name of the issuer]

Position with the issuer

Date of Birth

Citizenship

Email address (Please provide an email address that the Exchanges may use to contact you regarding this Declaration and the Personal Information Form to which it relates. This email address may be used to exchange personal information relating to you.)

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Capitalized terms used in this Declaration without definition have the meanings assigned to them in the Personal Information Form described in Section (a) below.

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STATUTORY DECLARATION

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I, _______________ hereby solemnly declare that:

(Please Print -- Name of Individual)

(a) The information contained in the most recent Personal Information Form that I submitted to the Exchange within the last 36 months (the "Personal Information Form") and any attachments to it continues to be true and correct, except where stated in the Personal Information Form to be to the best of my knowledge, in which case I continue to believe the answers to be true;

(b) I have read and understand the Personal Information Collection Policy of the Exchange attached hereto as Exhibit 2 as well as the Notice of Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information by securities regulatory authorities attached hereto as Exhibit 3 (Exhibit 3 relates to the use of this Personal Information Form and collection of information for the sole purposes of SRAs) (collectively, the "Personal Information Form Collection Policy");

(c) I have presented to the Notary Public named below, two pieces of photo identification, both of which comply with the Exchange's requirements set forth above, and I have attached to this Declaration notarized photocopies of those pieces of identification (including the Notary Public's signature and stamp/seal, and the date of notarization);

(d) I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the information in the Personal Information Form, and any further information collected, used and disclosed, as set out in the Personal Information Form Collection Policy;

(e) I hereby agree to (i) submit to the jurisdiction of the Exchange and to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and any successor or assignee of any of them, and wherever applicable, the directors and committees thereof, and (ii) be bound by and comply with all applicable rules, policies, regulations, directions, decisions, orders and rulings of the Exchange (collectively, the "Exchange requirements");

(f) I agree that any acceptance, approval or other right granted by the Exchange may be revoked, terminated or suspended at any time in accordance with then applicable Exchange Requirements. In the event of any such revocation, termination or suspension, I agree to immediately terminate my association or involvement with any Listed Issuer to the extent required by the Exchange. I agree not to resume my association or involvement with any Listed Issuer, except with the prior written approval of the Exchange;

(g) This Declaration and the rights and powers of the Exchange pursuant to the Exchange Requirements shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to conflict of law principles;

(h) I acknowledge and agree that this Declaration may be assigned or transferred by the Exchange to any person without providing me with notice or obtaining my consent and that this declaration shall thereafter continue to be binding on me and may be enforced against me by any such assignee or transferee. I understand that I am prohibited from transferring or assigning this declaration or any acceptance, approval or other right granted by the Exchange;

(i) I understand that where I am providing this form to a SRA, I am under the jurisdiction of the SRA to which I submit this form, and it is a breach of securities legislation to provide false or misleading information to the SRA;

(j) I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing it is of the same legal force and effect as if made under oath and under the Canada Evidence Act.

______________________________

Signature of Person Completing this Form

DECLARED before me,

____________________,

at the City of

_______________

 

(Name of Notary)

 

 

 

 

 

in the Province (or State) of

_______________

This

_____

day of

__________,

_______________

 

 

 

(Day)

 

(Month)

(Year)

______________________________

Name of Notary Public (please print)

______________________________

Membership or Bar No.

______________________________

Signature of Notary Public

My Appointment Expires:

_______________

____________________

 

 

Seal or Stamp of Notary Public

*Note: THIS DECLARATION AND ACCOMPANYING PHOTOCOPIED IDENTIFICATION MUST BE DECLARED BEFORE A PERSON WHO IS A NOTARY PUBLIC IN AND FOR THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH IT IS DECLARED UNLESS THAT JURISDICTION DOES NOT HAVE NOTARIES, IN WHICH CASE THIS DECLARATION MUST BE DECLARED BEFORE A LAWYER IN THAT JURISDICTION, OR OTHER PERSON THAT SATISFIES THE REQUIREMENTS SET OUT IN THE CANADA EVIDENCE ACT.

 

Ontario Provincial Police

EXHIBIT 1 Release and Discharge Relating to Consent to Disclosure of Criminal Record Information

____________________

____________________

____________________

____________________

____________________

Surname

Given name

Middle name(s)

Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy)

[ ] Male

 

 

 

 

[ ] Female

______________________________

Previous Surnames (e.g. Former marriage, maiden)

______________________________

Address (number, street, apt., lot, concession, township, rural route #, city, postal code)

______________________________

Occupation

I hereby authorize the Ontario Provincial Police (the OPP) to release records of criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted, records of discharges which have not been removed from the CPIC system in accordance with the Criminal Records Act, and records of outstanding criminal charges of which the OPP is aware, to the person(s) listed below.

_________________________

_________________________

Name

Title

______________________________

Department and Branch

______________________________

Name of Organization

Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc., First Advantage Canada Inc. or any of its authorized agent(S)

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Release and Discharge

I hereby release and forever discharge Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario, the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police and all members and employees of the OPP from any and all actions, claims, and demands for damages, loss or injury howsoever arising which may hereafter be sustained by myself as a result of the disclosure of information by the OPP to the above named organization.

I acknowledge that information so disclosed may be confirmed only by a comparison of the fingerprints on file to which the information relates and my fingerprints.

 

____________________

____________________

 

Signature

Date

______________________________

Confidential

This record and the information contained therein is being provided in confidence and shall not be disclosed to any person with the exception of the person(s) named above without the express written consent of the Commissioner of the OPP.

Based on a name check only, and having a birth date as provided above -- a records check:

[ ] fails to reveal any record relating to the above subject.

[ ] indicated the following information may relate to the above subject.

Details cannot be certified as relating to the subject of inquiry, without a fingerprint comparison.

 

EXHIBIT 2 Personal Information Form PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION POLICY

Collection, Use and Disclosure

Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. and its affiliates, subsidiaries and divisions (collectively referred to as "the Exchange"), collect the information (which may include personal, confidential, non-public, criminal or other information) in the Personal Information Form and in other forms that are submitted by you and/or by a Listed Issuer or an entity applying to be a Listed Issuer and use and disclose it for the following purposes:

• to conduct background checks,

• to verify the information that has been provided about you,

• to consider your suitability to act as an officer, director, insider, promoter, investor relations provider, employee or consultant, of a Listed Issuer or an issuer applying to be a Listed Issuer,

• to consider the eligibility of an applicant to be a Listed Issuer,

• to detect and prevent fraud,

• to conduct enforcement proceedings, and

• to perform other investigations as required by and to ensure compliance with Exchange requirements, securities legislation and other legal and regulatory requirements regarding the conduct and protection of the public markets in Canada.

As part of this process, the Exchange also collects additional information about you from other sources, including but not limited to, securities regulatory authorities in Canada or elsewhere, investigative, law enforcement or self-regulatory entities, and regulation services providers, for the purposes described above. The information the Exchange collects about you may also be disclosed to these agencies and organizations (or as otherwise permitted or required by law), and they may use it in their own investigations for the purposes described above.

the Exchange may transfer information about you to service providers (including service providers located outside of Canada) for purposes of verifying the information that has been provided about you. Information provided to third parties outside of Canada becomes subject to the laws of the country in which it is held, and may be subject to disclosure to the governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory authorities of such country pursuant to such laws.

Failure to Consent

If you do not consent to this Personal Information Form Collection Policy, we may (i) refuse to allow you to act as an officer, director, insider, promoter, investor relations provider, employee or consultant, of an issuer, (ii) refuse to allow an applicant to be listed as an issuer, and/or (iii) refuse to accept a transaction proposed by an issuer.

Security

The personal information that is retained by the Exchange is kept in a secure environment. Only those employees of the Exchange who require access to your personal information in order to accomplish the purposes identified above, will be given access to your personal information. Employees of the Exchange who have access to your personal information are made aware of how to keep it confidential.

Accuracy

Information about you maintained by the Exchange that is identified by you as inaccurate or obsolete will be replaced or removed, as applicable.

Questions

If you have any questions about the privacy principles outlined above or our policies and practices, including policies and practices with respect to service providers outside of Canada and their collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information on behalf of the Exchange please send a written request to: Legal@aequin.com.

 

EXHIBIT 3 Notice of Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information by Securities Regulatory Authorities

The securities regulatory authorities of each of the provinces and territories of Canada (the "SRAs") collect the personal information in the Personal Information Form and use it in the administration and enforcement of the securities legislation in their province or territory governing the conduct and protection of the public markets in Canada (the "provincial securities legislation"). The SRAs do not make any of the information provided in the Personal Information Form public under provincial securities legislation.

By submitting this information you consent to the collection by the SRAs of the personal information provided in the Personal Information Form, and any other records and information about you from any other source, including, but not limited to, police records, information from other government or non-governmental regulatory authorities, self-regulatory organizations, exchanges, quotation and trade reporting systems, law enforcement agencies, private bodies, agencies, individuals, corporations, and other organizations in any jurisdictions, credit records and employment records as may be necessary for the SRAs to carry out their duties and exercise their powers under provincial securities legislation.

You understand that in carrying out those duties and exercising those powers, the SRAs will use the information in the Personal Information Form, and any other information about you from any other source, including those listed above, to conduct background checks, verify the information you have provided, perform investigations and conduct enforcement proceedings as required by and to ensure compliance with provincial securities legislation.

You also understand that the information the SRAs collect about you may also be disclosed to the sources listed above, as permitted by law, and those entities may use it in their own investigations for the purposes described above. The SRAs may also use a third party to process information, but when this happens, the third party will be carefully selected and obligated to comply with the limited use restrictions described above and with provincial and federal privacy legislation.

Warning: It is an offence to submit information that, in a material respect and at the time and in the light of the circumstances in which it is submitted, is misleading or untrue.

Questions

If you have any questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of the information you provide to the SRAs, you may contact the SRAs in the jurisdiction in which the required information is filed, at the address of the SRAs provided in Schedule 3 of Appendix A to National Instrument 41-101.

 

FORM 3B DECLARATION -- OTHER LISTED ISSUER

This Declaration Form ("Declaration") is to be completed only if (i) the individual has submitted a Personal Information Form to another Canadian exchange within 36 months preceding the signing of this Declaration and (ii) the information disclosed in that Personal Information Form has not changed.

In all cases, Exhibit 1 -- Release and Discharge Relating to Consent to Disclosure of Criminal Record Information, must be completed and attached. In addition, legible notarized photocopies of TWO different pieces of identification ("I.D."), one of which must be government-issued and include your name, date of birth, signature and photo taken within the last five years must be attached. BOTH PIECES OF I.D. MUST BE VERIFIED BY A NOTARY PUBLIC WHO MUST THEN MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF THE I.D., SIGN, DATE AND APPLY NOTARY SEAL/STAMP TO EACH COPY.

Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification

• Driver's Licence

• Age of Majority Card/BYID Card

• Military Employment Card

• Canadian Citizenship Card

• Indian Status Card

• Passport

• Permanent Resident Card

• PAL (Possession & Acquisition Licence issued by the Chief Firearms Office)

• CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) Card

• Ontario Photo ID Card (issued by the MTO)

• NEXUS Card

• FAST Pass

Acceptable Forms of Non-Photo Identification

• Birth Certificate

• Baptismal Certificate

• Hunting Licence

• Outdoors Card

• Canadian Blood Donor Card

• Immigration Papers

Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. (the "Exchange") is prohibited from using Provincial Health Cards or Social Insurance Number Cards -- do not forward copies of either of these pieces of I.D. to us. We reserve the right to reject any I.D. which we determine is not acceptable.

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Individual's Name (Please Print)

Declaration is being submitted with respect to [legal name of the issuer]

Position with the issuer

Date of Birth

Citizenship

Email address (Please provide an Personal Information Form to which email address that the Exchanges it relates. This email address may may use to contact you regarding this Declaration and the be used to exchange personal information relating to you.)

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Capitalized terms used in this Declaration without definition have the meanings assigned to them in the Personal Information Form described in Section (a) below.

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STATUTORY DECLARATION

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

I, _______________ hereby solemnly declare that:

(Please Print -- Name of Individual)

(a) The information contained in the personal information form, a copy of which is attached hereto, that was submitted to the _________________________[name of the other Canadian exchange] (the "Other Exchange") with respect to ____________________ [legal name of the Other Traded Issuer] (the "Issuer") on _______________, 20_____ [date ofPIF] (the "PIF") and any attachments to it, continues to be true and correct, except where stated in the PIF tobe to the best of my knowledge, in which case I continue to believe the answers to be true;

(b) I have read and understand the Personal Information Collection Policy of the Exchange attached hereto as Exhibit 2 as well as the Notice of Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information by securities regulatory authorities attached hereto as Exhibit 3 (Exhibit 3 relates to the use of this Personal Information Form and collection of information for the sole purposes of SRAs) (collectively, the "Personal Information Form Collection Policy");

(c) I have presented to the Notary Public named below, two pieces of photo identification, both of which comply with the Exchange's requirements set forth above, and I have attached to this Declaration notarized photocopies of those pieces of identification (including the Notary Public's signature and stamp/seal, and the date of notarization);

(d) I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the information in the Personal Information Form, and any further information collected, used and disclosed, as set out in the Personal Information Form Collection Policy;

(e) I hereby agree to (i) submit to the jurisdiction of the Exchange and to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and any successor or assignee of any of them, and wherever applicable, the directors and committees thereof, and (ii) be bound by and comply with all applicable rules, policies, regulations, directions, decisions, orders and rulings of the Exchange (collectively, the "Exchange requirements");

(f) I agree that any acceptance, approval or other right granted by the Exchange may be revoked, terminated or suspended at any time in accordance with then applicable Exchange Requirements. In the event of any such revocation, termination or suspension, I agree to immediately terminate my association or involvement with any Listed Issuer to the extent required by the Exchange. I agree not to resume my association or involvement with any Listed Issuer, except with the prior written approval of the Exchange;

(g) This Declaration and the rights and powers of the Exchange pursuant to the Exchange Requirements shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to conflict of law principles;

(h) I acknowledge and agree that this Declaration may be assigned or transferred by the Exchange to any person without providing me with notice or obtaining my consent and that this declaration shall thereafter continue to be binding on me and may be enforced against me by any such assignee or transferee. I understand that I am prohibited from transferring or assigning this declaration or any acceptance, approval or other right granted by the Exchange;

(i) I understand that where I am providing this form to a SRA, I am under the jurisdiction of the SRA to which I submit this form, and it is a breach of securities legislation to provide false or misleading information to the SRA;

(j) I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing it is of the same legal force and effect as if made under oath and under the Canada Evidence Act.

______________________________

Signature of Person Completing this Form

DECLARED before me,

____________________,

at the City of

_______________

 

(Name of Notary)

 

 

 

 

 

in the Province (or State) of

_______________

This

_____

day of

__________,

_______________

 

 

 

(Day)

 

(Month)

(Year)

______________________________

Name of Notary Public (please print)

______________________________

Membership or Bar No.

______________________________

Signature of Notary Public

My Appointment Expires:

____________________

____________________

 

 

Seal or Stamp of Notary Public

*Note: THIS DECLARATION AND ACCOMPANYING PHOTOCOPIED IDENTIFICATION MUST BE DECLARED BEFORE A PERSON WHO IS A NOTARY PUBLIC IN AND FOR THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH IT IS DECLARED UNLESS THAT JURISDICTION DOES NOT HAVE NOTARIES, IN WHICH CASE THIS DECLARATION MUST BE DECLARED BEFORE A LAWYER IN THAT JURISDICTION, OR OTHER PERSON THAT SATISFIES THE REQUIREMENTS SET OUT IN THE CANADA EVIDENCE ACT.

 

Ontario Provincial Police

EXHIBIT 1 Release and Discharge Relating to Consent to Disclosure of Criminal Record Information

____________________

____________________

____________________

____________________

____________________

Surname

Given name

Middle name(s)

Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy)

[ ] Male

 

 

 

 

[ ] Female

______________________________

Previous Surnames (e.g. Former marriage, maiden)

______________________________

Address (number, street, apt., lot, concession, township, rural route #, city, postal code)

______________________________

Occupation

______________________________

I hereby authorize the Ontario Provincial Police (the OPP) to release records of criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted, records of discharges which have not been removed from the CPIC system in accordance with the Criminal Records Act, and records of outstanding criminal charges of which the OPP is aware, to the person(s) listed below.

______________________________

______________________________

Name

Title

______________________________

Department and Branch

______________________________

Name of Organization

Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc., First Advantage Canada Inc. or any of its authorized agent(S)

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Release and Discharge

I hereby release and forever discharge Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario, the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police and all members and employees of the OPP from any and all actions, claims, and demands for damages, loss or injury howsoever arising which may hereafter be sustained by myself as a result of the disclosure of information by the OPP to the above named organization.

I acknowledge that information so disclosed may be confirmed only by a comparison of the fingerprints on file to which the information relates and my fingerprints.

 

____________________

____________________

 

Signature

Date

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Confidential

This record and the information contained therein is being provided in confidence and shall not be disclosed to any person with the exception of the person(s) named above without the express written consent of the Commissioner of the OPP.

Based on a name check only, and having a birth date as provided above -- a records check:

[ ] fails to reveal any record relating to the above subject.

[ ] indicated the following information may relate to the above subject.

Details cannot be certified as relating to the subject of inquiry, without a fingerprint comparison.

 

EXHIBIT 2 Personal Information Form PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION POLICY

Collection, Use and Disclosure

Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. and its affiliates, subsidiaries and divisions (collectively referred to as "the Exchange"), collect the information (which may include personal, confidential, non-public, criminal or other information) in the Personal Information Form and in other forms that are submitted by you and/or by a Listed Issuer or an entity applying to be a Listed Issuer and use and disclose it for the following purposes:

• to conduct background checks,

• to verify the information that has been provided about you,

• to consider your suitability to act as an officer, director, insider, promoter, investor relations provider, employee or consultant, of a Listed Issuer or an issuer applying to be a Listed Issuer,

• to consider the eligibility of an applicant to be a Listed Issuer,

• to detect and prevent fraud,

• to conduct enforcement proceedings, and

• to perform other investigations as required by and to ensure compliance with Exchange requirements, securities legislation and other legal and regulatory requirements regarding the conduct and protection of the public markets in Canada.

As part of this process, the Exchange also collects additional information about you from other sources, including but not limited to, securities regulatory authorities in Canada or elsewhere, investigative, law enforcement or self-regulatory entities, and regulation services providers, for the purposes described above. The information the Exchange collects about you may also be disclosed to these agencies and organizations (or as otherwise permitted or required by law), and they may use it in their own investigations for the purposes described above.

the Exchange may transfer information about you to service providers (including service providers located outside of Canada) for purposes of verifying the information that has been provided about you. Information provided to third parties outside of Canada becomes subject to the laws of the country in which it is held, and may be subject to disclosure to the governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory authorities of such country pursuant to such laws.

Failure to Consent

If you do not consent to this Personal Information Form Collection Policy, we may (i) refuse to allow you to act as an officer, director, insider, promoter, investor relations provider, employee or consultant, of an issuer, (ii) refuse to allow an applicant to be listed as an issuer, and/or (iii) refuse to accept a transaction proposed by an issuer.

Security

The personal information that is retained by the Exchange is kept in a secure environment. Only those employees of the Exchange who require access to your personal information in order to accomplish the purposes identified above, will be given access to your personal information. Employees of the Exchange who have access to your personal information are made aware of how to keep it confidential.

Accuracy

Information about you maintained by the Exchange that is identified by you as inaccurate or obsolete will be replaced or removed, as applicable.

Questions

If you have any questions about the privacy principles outlined above or our policies and practices, including policies and practices with respect to service providers outside of Canada and their collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information on behalf of the Exchange please send a written request to: Legal@aequin.com.

EXHIBIT 3 Notice of Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information by Securities Regulatory Authorities

The securities regulatory authorities of each of the provinces and territories of Canada (the "SRAs") collect the personal information in the Personal Information Form and use it in the administration and enforcement of the securities legislation in their province or territory governing the conduct and protection of the public markets in Canada (the "provincial securities legislation"). The SRAs do not make any of the information provided in the Personal Information Form public under provincial securities legislation.

By submitting this information you consent to the collection by the SRAs of the personal information provided in the Personal Information Form, and any other records and information about you from any other source, including, but not limited to, police records, information from other government or non-governmental regulatory authorities, self-regulatory organizations, exchanges, quotation and trade reporting systems, law enforcement agencies, private bodies, agencies, individuals, corporations, and other organizations in any jurisdictions, credit records and employment records as may be necessary for the SRAs to carry out their duties and exercise their powers under provincial securities legislation.

You understand that in carrying out those duties and exercising those powers, the SRAs will use the information in the Personal Information Form, and any other information about you from any other source, including those listed above, to conduct background checks, verify the information you have provided, perform investigations and conduct enforcement proceedings as required by and to ensure compliance with provincial securities legislation.

You also understand that the information the SRAs collect about you may also be disclosed to the sources listed above, as permitted by law, and those entities may use it in their own investigations for the purposes described above. The SRAs may also use a third party to process information, but when this happens, the third party will be carefully selected and obligated to comply with the limited use restrictions described above and with provincial and federal privacy legislation.

Warning: It is an offence to submit information that, in a material respect and at the time and in the light of the circumstances in which it is submitted, is misleading or untrue.

Questions

If you have any questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of the information you provide to the SRAs, you may contact the SRAs in the jurisdiction in which the required information is filed, at the address of the SRAs provided in Schedule 3 of Appendix A to National Instrument 41-101.

 

FORM 41 LISTING AGREEMENT FOR ALL LISTED ISSUERS

IN CONSIDERATION of the listing of its securities on Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. (the "Exchange"), the undersigned (the "Listed Issuer") agrees as follows:

1. The Listed Issuer will comply with all relevant Exchange Requirements applicable to Listed Issuers, including the Exchange policies and procedural requirements which may be in effect from time to time for all securities listed on the Exchange.

2. Without limiting the generality of the preceding section, the Aequitas Listed Issuer will

a) promptly provide the Exchange and its Regulation Services Provider with all such information or documentation concerning the Listed Issuer as the Exchange or its Regulation Services Provider may require in the format required by the Exchange or the Regulation Services Provider;

b) comply with the Listing Manual in all respects, including without limitation, all disclosure, notification, filing, Posting, suitability and governance requirements;

c) maintain transfer and registration facilities in the City of Toronto or elsewhere in Canada (except for certain Foreign Issuers to the extent that such Foreign Issuer's registrar and transfer agent can settle trades with the Clearing Corporation) where all listed securities are directly transferable and registerable, with no fee for transfer or registration other than government stock transfer taxes;

d) comply with Canadian securities laws applicable to issuers that are not "venture issuers" and that are "non-venture issuers" and if the Exchange becomes aware of failure of an Listed Issuer to comply with securities laws applicable to it, the Exchange may take any remedial actions available to it;

e) comply with any actions, conditions or restrictions taken or imposed by the Exchange in accordance with Exchange Requirements;

f) remove or cause the resignation of any Insider of an Issuer that the Exchange deems unacceptable; and

g) pay when due, all applicable fees or charges, established by the Exchange. The current fees and charges are set out in Form 4A and may be amended from time to time.

3. The Exchange shall have and may exercise all of the powers set out in the Exchange Requirements, including without limitation, the Exchange's general discretion in its application of the Exchange Requirements as set out in Section 1.03 of the Listing Manual. The Exchange may take into consideration the public interest, including market integrity issues, and any facts or situations unique to a party or security.

4. Without limiting the generality of the preceding section, the Listed Issuer acknowledges that the Exchange has the right, at any time and without notice, to halt or suspend trading in any of the Listed Issuer's securities without giving any reason for such action, or to delist the securities provided that the Exchange will not delist the securities without given the Listed Issuer an opportunity to be heard.

5. If the Listed Issuer wants to participate in the Exchange's Issuer Performance Program it will complete Form 4B to this Form and pay the appropriate amounts when due. The Listed Issuer will also update its Form 4B on an annual basis if it would like to continue its participation in the Issuer Performance Program for the following year.

6. A Listed Issuer will register to use the Issuer Portal and agrees to provide information in accordance with the Issuer Portal's instructions; the Listed Issuer will use the Issuer Portal to Post all forms required to be submitted to the Exchange unless otherwise indicated.

7. The Exchange may amend this Agreement by providing the Listed Issuer with 30 days' prior notice of any such changes by way of posting a notice on its website or by circulating a listing notice. The Listed Issuer hereby agrees that use of any of the Exchange's services provided hereunder after a posted change to this Agreement means that the Listed Issuer has accepted the change.

_________________________

 

Name of Listed Issuer

 

 

_________________________

_________________________

Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

_________________________

_________________________

Position

Date

 

_________________________

_________________________

Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

_________________________

_________________________

Position

Date

 

FORM 4B Issuer Performance Program (IPP)

Submission:

[ ] Initial

[ ] Update

 

 

Name of Listed Issuer:

____________________

 

Trading symbol:

____________________

 

Date:

____________________

 

Applicable Period (what mm -- yy to mm -- yy)::

From:

 

To:

1. The IPP allows you as a Listed Issuer to provide a financial incentive to your Designated Market Maker to perform at a higher tier than required. The performance tiers are set out in the schedule provided to you and is part of the Listing Agreement.

2. Initial and Ongoing Program (Complete relevant section)

(a) IPP during first year of Listing. During the first year of your listing, Tier 3 obligations will be applied to the Designated Market Maker for your security. You agree to contribute: (i) $_________ per month to the Designated Market Maker if it achieves Tier 3 obligations during the month; (ii) an additional $_________ per monthday to the Designated Market Maker if it achieves Tier 2 obligations during the month; and (iii) an additional $_______ii) $_________ per monthday to the Designated Market Maker if it achieves Tier 1 obligations during the month.

(b) IPP after the first year of listing. At the end of the first year of listing the Designated Market Maker Obligations will be based on the median daily value for the quarter. It has been determined that Tier _________ obligations will apply to your Listed Security. You agree to contribute $_________ per monthday to the Designated Market Maker if it achieves Tier _________ obligations during the month and an additional $________$_________ per monthday to the Designated Market Maker if it achieves Tier _________ obligations during the month.

3. Distribution and Collection of Funds for the IPP

(a) At least 10 days prior to the first day of trading after listing, you will make a payment to the Exchange for the full months until the next quarter and for each of the months of the first full quarter after listing.

(b) An invoice will be sent to you within 45 days after the end of each quarter that you participate in the IPP indicating the amount of money you must pay for the following quarter. At the same time you will receive a report regarding whether the Designated Market Maker has met the increased obligations for each of the months in the previous quarter; and as a result, how much money has been paid to the Designated Market Maker. Any amounts that have not been paid to the Designated Market Maker because it has not achieved its obligations will be credited to future months; no cash refunds will be paid.

(c) Any amounts owed must be paid within 30 days of the date of the invoice.

(d) Interest at the rate of 1.5% per month will be charged for any fees received later than 30 days after the date of the invoice and such late payment could result in the termination of your participation in the IPP.

Example: If a Listed Issuer starts trading on February 15th it will make a payment for four months (March, April, May, and June); since March is the remaining month in the first quarter of its listing. An invoice will be sent by May 15th with a report regarding whether the Designated Market Maker made its objectives in March. The invoice will set out the amounts due for July, August and September and any credit for the month of March. The payment will be due by June 15 at the latest.

_________________________

_________________________

Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

_________________________

_________________________

Position

Date

 

FORM 6 QUARTERLY UPDATE

Notice Type:

[ ] Initial Form

[ ] Amended Form

 

Name of Listed Issuer:

____________________

 

Trading symbol:

____________________

 

Date:

____________________

 

Please select the applicable fiscal quarter, and include the date of the quarter end:

[ ] 1st Quarter

_______________

 

[ ] 2nd Quarter

_______________

 

[ ] 3rd Quarter

_______________

 

[ ] 4th Quarter

_______________

(i) Complete the following table for each class of Listed Securities:

Class

Number of securities issuedSecurities Issued and oOutstanding at bBeginning of qQuarter (A)

Number of securities issued duringSecurities Issued During the qQuarter (B)

Number of Securities redeemed duringRedeemed During the qQuarter (C)

Total sSecurities iIssued and oOutstanding at the eEnd of the qQuarter (A+B-C)

 

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(ii) Complete the following table for Listed Securities that are reserved for issuance:

Type of convertible / exercisable securityConvertible / Exercisable Security (or other basis for reservation for issuance)

Class of Listed Security issuable upon conversion / exerciseIssuable Upon Conversion / Exercise

Number of Securities rReserved for iIssuance at bBeginning of qQuarter (D)

Number of nNew securities reservedSecurities Reserved for issuance duringIssuance During the qQuarter (E)

Number of securities previouslySecurities Previously, but no longer reservedNo Longer Reserved for issuance duringIssuance During the qQuarter (F)

Total nNumber rReserved for iIssuance at the eEnd of qQuarter (D+E-F)

 

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(iii) Provide the following information for securities listed in (B), (C), (E) and (F) during the quarter:

Class

Date of Transaction

Type of Transaction{1}

Number of Securities{2}

Price (or exercise / conversion price)

Consideration (cash, property, etc.)

Details of Related Person Involvement

Final Approval Number (if applicable)

 

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{1} For example: issuance of shares in connection with a private placement, issuance of shares in connection with a public offering, issuance of shares in connection with an acquisition, security-based compensation arrangement award, stock option exercise. For an exercise or conversion of exercisable or convertible securities, include one entry for the share issuance, and one entry for the cancellation of the corresponding exercisable or convertible security.

{2} For redemptions or securities no longer reserved for issuance, include the number of securities in brackets.

(iv) Please confirm that the Listed Issuer has met its continuous listing requirements during the most recent quarter and continues to meet its continuous listing requirements as of the date of this filing:

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

(v) If this submission relates to the fourth quarter then please complete the following:

Do you have the commitment of at least one Qualified Analyst to cover the security for the following year to issue one or more research reports (as defined in Rule 3400 of the I I ROC dealer-member rules)?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Do you have an investor relations budget of at least $50,000 for the following year? Please provide a description of how the funds will be budgeted.

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If the response to both of the foregoing questions is "No", provide an explanation as to why:

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(vi) Please submit the following information with this submission:

(a) In respect of the Listed Issuer's fiscal year end:

(1) Its annual financial statements, together with annual management's discussion and analysis or annual management report on fund performance, as applicable; and

(2) Its annual information form;

(b) In respect of the Listed Issuer's fiscal quarter end its interim financial statements, together with interim management's discussion and analysis or interim management report on fund performance, as applicable.

 

CERTIFICATE

The undersigned certifies that:

1. The undersigned is duly authorized to sign this certificate on behalf of the Listed Issuer;

2. To the best of the undersigned's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the Listed Issuer is in compliance with applicable securities legislation and Aequitas Requirements, except as follows:

______________________________

3. All information in this form is true and complete, and the form contains no untrue statement of material fact and does not omit to state a material fact that is required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it was made.

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Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

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_________________________

Position

Date

 

FORM 9A PRICE RESERVATION FORM

Name of Listed Issuer:

____________________

 

Trading symbol:

____________________

 

Date:

____________________

 

If this is updating a prior notice, give date(s) of those notices:

____________________

 

Number of Listed Securities outstanding on the day preceding the date that price protection is filed:

____________________

 

Closing price of Listed Securities on the day preceding the date that price protection is filed:

____________________

 

Was this form filed when material undisclosed information regarding the Listed Issuer existed:

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

(the Exchange may deny the price reservation where material undisclosed information exists)

 

 

(i) Describe the anticipated size and structure of the offering, including the price and particulars of the securities to be issued, and discount to market price (if any):

(ii) If a Related Person, or persons that will become a Related Person following the closing of the offering, will be subscribing or otherwise obtaining securities under the transaction, disclose, the following:{1}

Name

Basis upon whichUpon Which the pPerson is a Related Person

Holdings of securities priorSecurities Prior to the oOffering

Percentage of sSecurities pPrior to the oOffering

Number of sSecurities to be aAcquired in the oOffering

Holdings of securities followingSecurities Following the oOffering

Percentage of sSecurities fFollowing the oOffering

 

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{1} Complete the table for Listed Securities (and voting securities, if different than Listed Securities), and securities exercisable or convertible into Listed Securities (and voting securities) only. For each Related Person, disclose each type of security separately, as well as the aggregate number of Listed Securities (and voting securities) assuming exercise or conversion of all exercisable or convertible securities held by the Related Person. Where a percentage must be calculated, calculate on a non-diluted basis, and a partially diluted basis assuming the conversion or exercise of all securities held by the Related Person only.

 

CERTIFICATE

The undersigned certifies that:

1. The undersigned is duly authorized to sign this certificate on behalf of the Listed Issuer;

2. To the best of the undersigned's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the Listed Issuer is in compliance with applicable securities legislation and Exchange Requirements, except as follows:

______________________________

3. All information in this form is true and complete, and the form contains no untrue statement of material fact and does not omit to state a material fact that is required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it was made.

4. The Listed Issuer has obtained the express written consent of each applicable person to:

(a) the disclosure of Personal Information contained in this form by the Listed Issuer to the Exchange;

(b) the publication of Personal Information contained in this form as contemplated by the Listing Manual; and

(c) the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information by the Exchange for the purposes described in the Exchange's Personal Information disclosure policies or as otherwise identified by the Exchange, from time to time,

where the term "Personal Information" means any information about an identifiable individual, and includes the information contained in any table, as applicable, found in this Form

______________________________

Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

______________________________

Position Date

 

FORM 11 NOTICE OF SECURITY BASED COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENT AWARD OR AMENDMENT

Name of Listed Issuer:

____________________

 

Trading symbol:

____________________

 

Date:

____________________

 

Number of Listed Securities outstanding on the date of this notice:

____________________

 

Was the pricing of the Award determined when material undisclosed information regarding the Listed Issuer existed:

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

1. SECURITY BASED COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENT AWARDS

(i) Provide the following information for each Security Based Compensation Arrangement Award:

Name of rRecipient{1}

Position with Listed Issuer

Award Type

Date of Award (YYYYMMDD)

Number of Awards / securities underlyingSecurities Underlying the Award

Exercise Price (if applicable)

Expiry date (if applicable)

Closing market price Market Price the day priorDay Prior to the Award

Total nNumber of Awards hHeld

 

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{1} Where a recipient is not a Related Person, the name of the recipient may be omitted and Awards granted on the same date may be presented on an aggregated basis.

(ii) Provide the following information for all outstanding Awards under all Security Based Compensation Arrangement, including those listed above:

Award Type

Total nNumber of Awards / securities underlyingSecurities Underlying Awards gGranted

Percentage of Listed Securities{2}

Number of Awards aAvailable for iIss under Security Based Compensation Arrangements

 

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{2} The denominator should be equal the number of Listed Securities (or voting securities) issued and outstanding (i.e. on a non-diluted basis).

2. AMENDED AWARD

(i) Disclose the particulars of any amendment to an Award, including the name of the recipient{3}, the number of Awards, the original features of the Award and the amended features of the Award.

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

3. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

(i) Will the Award result in the creation of a new Insider? If the response is "Yes", the Exchange may require the new Insider to complete and clear a Personal Information Form prior to issuance of the Award.

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

(ii) Complete the following:

Will the issuance of the Award materially affect control of the Listed Issuer (see Section 10.09(8) of the Listing Manual)?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Are shareholder or board approval requirements set out in Section 10.13 of the Listing Manual applicable to the Award?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Is Multilateral Instrument 61-101 -- Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions applicable to the offering?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Is shareholder approval required in connection with the Award?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Is the Listed Issuer relying on any exemption from shareholder approval requirements?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If the response to any of the foregoing questions is "Yes", provide full particulars:

______________________________

{3} Where a recipient is not a Related Person, the name of the recipient may be omitted and information may be presented on an aggregated basis.

 

CERTIFICATE

The undersigned certifies that:

1. The undersigned is duly authorized to sign this certificate on behalf of the Listed Issuer;

2. To the best of the undersigned's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the Listed Issuer is in compliance with applicable securities legislation and Exchange Requirements, except as follows:

______________________________

3. All information in this form is true and complete, and the form contains no untrue statement of material fact and does not omit to state a material fact that is required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it was made.

4. The Listed Issuer has obtained the express written consent of each applicable person to:

(a) the disclosure of Personal Information contained in this form by the Listed Issuer to the Exchange;

(b) the publication of Personal Information contained in this form as contemplated by the Listing Manual; and

(c) the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information by the Exchange for the purposes described in the Exchange's Personal Information disclosure policies or as otherwise identified by the Exchange, from time to time,

where the term "Personal Information" means any information about an identifiable individual, and includes the information contained in any table, as applicable, found in this Form.

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Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

_________________________

Position

Date

 

FORM 14C NOTICE OF EXERCISE OF OVER-ALLOTMENT OPTION

Name of Listed Issuer:

____________________

 

Trading symbol:

____________________

 

Date:

____________________

 

If this is updating a prior notice, give date(s) of those notices:

____________________

 

Date of news release(s) disclosing the exercise of the over-allotment option:

____________________

 

Number of Listed Securities outstanding on the day preceding the public announcement exercise of the over-allotment option:

____________________

 

Submission reference number for the transaction approving the over-allotment option:

____________________

(i) Provide the following information concerning all securities to be issued in connection with the over-allotment option:{1}

Type of sSecurity

Number to be iIssued

Price per sSecurity

Conversion or Eexercise Pprice (if applicable)

Percentage of iIssued and outstanding securitiesOutstanding Securities to be iIssued in cConnection with the additional listingAdditional Listing

Prospectus exemption relied onExemption Relied On

 

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{1} For Listed Securities and securities exercisable or convertible into Listed Securities, disclose each type of security separately, as well as the aggregate number of Listed Securities assuming exercise or conversion of all exercisable or convertible securities issued in connection with the additional listing. Where a percentage must be calculated, the denominator should be equal the number of Listed Securities issued and outstanding prior to the completion of the additional listing (i.e. on a non-diluted basis).

(ii) Will the closing of the additional listing result in the creation of a new Insider? If the response is "Yes", the Exchange may require the new Insider to complete and clear a Personal Information Form prior to the closing of the offering.

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

(iii) Provide the following information with respect to the direct or indirect participation in the additional listing by any Related Person, or person who will become a Related Person upon completion of the additional listing:{2}

Name

Basis upon whichUpon Which the pPerson is a Related Person

Holdings of securities priorSecurities Prior to the additional listingAdditional Listing

Percentage of sSecurities pPrior to the additional listingAdditional Listing

Number of sSecurities to be aAcquired in the additional listingAdditional Listing

Holdings of securities followingSecurities Following the additional listingAdditional Listing

Percentage of sSecurities fFollowing additional listingAdditional Listing

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{2} Complete the table for Listed Securities (and voting securities, if different than Listed Securities), and securities exercisable or convertible into Listed Securities (and voting securities) only. For each Related Person, disclose each type of security separately, as well as the aggregate number of Listed Securities (and voting securities) assuming exercise or conversion of all exercisable or convertible securities held by the Related Person. Where a percentage must be calculated, calculate on a non-diluted basis, and a partially diluted basis assuming the conversion or exercise of all securities held by the Related Person only.

(iv) Give full particulars of any direct or indirect involvement by Related Persons in the additional listing not disclosed above (including receipt of any brokerage or finder's fees or receipt of any proceeds):

______________________________

(v) Complete the following:

Will the closing of the additional listing materially affect control of the Listed Issuer (see Section 10.09(8) of the Listing Manual)?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Is Multilateral Instrument 61-101 -- Protection of Minority Holders in Special Transactions applicable to the acquisition?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Is shareholder approval required in connection with the acquisition?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Is the Listed Issuer relying on any exemption from shareholder approval requirements?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If the response to any of the foregoing questions is "Yes", provide full particulars:

______________________________

 

CERTIFICATE

The undersigned certifies that:

1. The undersigned is duly authorized to sign this certificate on behalf of the Listed Issuer;

2. To the best of the undersigned's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the Listed Issuer is in compliance with applicable securities legislation and Exchange Requirements, except as follows:

______________________________

3. All information in this form is true and complete, and the form contains no untrue statement of material fact and does not omit to state a material fact that is required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it was made.

4. The Listed Issuer has obtained the express written consent of each applicable person to:

(a) the disclosure of Personal Information contained in this form by the Listed Issuer to the Exchange;

(b) the publication of Personal Information contained in this form as contemplated by the Listing Manual; and

(c) the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information by the Exchange for the purposes described in the Exchange's Personal Information disclosure policies or as otherwise identified by the Exchange, from time to time,

where the term "Personal Information" means any information about an identifiable individual, and includes the information contained in any table, as applicable, found in this form.

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Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

_________________________

_________________________

Position

Date

 

FORM 18A CONFIRMATION OF DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH A SECURITY CONSOLIDATION

Name of Listed Issuer:

____________________

 

Trading symbol:

____________________

 

Date:

____________________

 

If this is updating a prior notice, give date(s) of those notices:

____________________

 

Date of news release(s) disclosing the consolidation:

____________________

 

Number of Listed Securities outstanding on the day preceding the public announcement of the consolidation:

____________________

 

Closing price of Listed Securities on the day preceding the public announcement of the consolidation:

____________________

(i) Complete the following tables for the security which will be consolidated. The tables should be completed assuming completion of the consolidation, based on currently available information:

A. Securities Held by nNon-Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders / Public Float

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Class of Security:

_______________

 

 

 

 

Number of Securities Issued and Outstanding (A)

_______________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Securities (without transfer restrictions)

Number of Securities (with transfer restrictions)

% of Issued and Outstanding Securities

 

 

Securities Held By The Applicant And Each Non-Public SecurityholderSecurity Holder (B){1}

 

 

 

 

 

Total (without transfer restrictions) (C)

 

--

 

 

 

Total (with transfer restrictions) (D)

--

 

 

 

 

Other Securities Subject To Transfer Restriction{2}

--

 

 

 

 

Total Other Securities Subject To Transfer Restriction (E)

--

 

 

 

Public Float (A-C-D-E)

 

 

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

{1} Disclose separately the holdings (if any) of the issuer and, to the knowledge of the issuer, of each non-Public SecurityholderSecurity Holder. Disclose separately securities that are, or are not, subject to restrictions on transfer.

{2} Disclose separately the holdings of each person whose securities are, to the knowledge of the issuer, subject to transfer restrictions. Do not include securities that have already been included in item (C) or (D).

B. Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders{3}

CLASS OF SECURITY:

 

 

 

SIZE OF HOLDING

NUMBER OF PUBLIC SECURITYHOLDERSSECURITY HOLDERS

TOTAL NUMBER OF SECURITIES

 

1 -- 99 securities

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100 -- 499 securities

_______________

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500 -- 999 securities

_______________

_______________

 

1,000 -- 1,999 securities

_______________

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2,000 -- 2,999 securities

_______________

_______________

 

3,000 -- 3,999 securities

_______________

_______________

 

4,000 -- 4,999 securities

_______________

_______________

 

5,000 or more securities

_______________

_______________

 

Unable to confirm

N/A

_______________

 

Total

_______________

_______________

 

Total Board Lot Holders

_______________

_______________

{3} Complete this table for Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders only. For the purposes of this report, "Public SecurityholdersSecurity Holders" are persons other than persons enumerated in section (B) of the previous chart).

 

CERTIFICATE

The undersigned certifies that:

1. The undersigned is duly authorized to sign this certificate on behalf of the Listed Issuer;

2. To the best of the undersigned's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the Listed Issuer is in compliance with applicable securities legislation and Exchange Requirements, and will conduct the issuer bid in compliance with applicable securities legislation, except as follows:

______________________________

3. All information in this form is true and complete, and the form contains no untrue statement of material fact and does not omit to state a material fact that is required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it was made.

4. The Listed Issuer has obtained the express written consent of each applicable person to:

(a) the disclosure of Personal Information contained in this form by the Listed Issuer to the Exchange;

(b) the publication of Personal Information contained in this form as contemplated by the Listing Manual; and

(c) the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information by the Exchange for the purposes described in the Exchange's Personal Information disclosure policies or as otherwise identified by the Exchange, from time to time,

where the term "Personal Information" means any information about an identifiable individual, and includes the information contained in any table, as applicable, found in this Form.

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Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

_________________________

_________________________

Position

Date

 

FORM 19 NOTICE OF SECURITY RESTRUCTURING

Name of Listed Issuer:

____________________

 

Trading symbol:

____________________

 

Date:

____________________

 

If this is updating a prior notice, give date(s) of those notices:

____________________

 

Date of news release(s) disclosing the reclassification:

____________________

 

Number of Listed Securities outstanding on the day preceding the public announcement of the reclassification:

____________________

 

Closing price of Listed Securities on the day preceding the public announcement of the reclassification:

____________________

(i) Provide the following information concerning the reclassification:

Effective Date:

____________________

 

Date of mailing the letter of transmittal to security holdersSecurity Holders:

____________________

 

CUSIP(s) for the reclassified securities:

____________________

 

Trading symbol(s) for the reclassified securities, if applicable:

____________________

(ii) Describe the terms of the securities reclassification transaction. The description must be sufficiently detailed that a reader will understand the reclassification transaction without reference to any other material:

______________________________

(iii) Will the closing of the reclassification transaction result in the creation of a new Insider? If the response is "Yes", the Exchange may require the new Insider to complete and clear a Personal Information Form prior to the closing of the offering.

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

(iv) Complete the following:

Will the completion of the reclassification transaction materially affect control of the Listed Issuer (see Section 10.09(8) of the Listing Manual)?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Is Multilateral Instrument 61-101 -- Protection of Minority Holders in Special Transactions applicable to the reclassification transaction?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Is shareholder approval required in connection with the reclassification transaction?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Is the Listed Issuer relying on any exemption from shareholder approval requirements?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If the response to any of the foregoing questions is "Yes", provide full particulars:

______________________________

 

CERTIFICATE

The undersigned certifies that:

1. The undersigned is duly authorized to sign this certificate on behalf of the Listed Issuer;

2. To the best of the undersigned's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the Listed Issuer is in compliance with applicable securities legislation and Exchange Requirements, except as follows:

3. All information in this form is true and complete, and the form contains no untrue statement of material fact and does not omit to state a material fact that is required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it was made.

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Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

_________________________

_________________________

Position

Date

 

FORM 21 NOTICE OF SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN

Name of Listed Issuer:

____________________

 

Trading symbol:

____________________

 

Date:

____________________

 

If this is updating a prior notice, give date(s) of those notices:

____________________

 

Date of news release(s) disclosing the shareholder rights plan:

____________________

 

Is this an amendment to the existing shareholder rights plan

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Date that the shareholder approval was or will be obtained for the shareholder rights plan (or an amendment thereto):

____________________

(i) Is the Listed Issuer aware of any takeover bid of the Listed Issuer's securities that has been made or is contemplated?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If "Yes", please provide with full details regarding any such bid:

______________________________

(ii) Does the plan treat any existing securityholderSecurity Holder differently than other securityholdersSecurity Holders?:

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If "Yes", please provide with full details:

______________________________

(iii) Describe the material features of the plan:

______________________________

 

CERTIFICATE

The undersigned certifies that:

1. The undersigned is duly authorized to sign this certificate on behalf of the Listed Issuer;

2. To the best of the undersigned's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the Listed Issuer is in compliance with applicable securities legislation and Exchange Requirements, except as follows:

______________________________

3. All information in this form is true and complete, and the form contains no untrue statement of material fact and does not omit to state a material fact that is required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it was made.

______________________________

Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

______________________________

Position

Date

 

FORM 24 NOTICE OF DELISTING

Name of Listed Issuer:

____________________

 

Trading symbol:

____________________

 

Date:

____________________

 

If this is updating a prior notice, give date(s) of those notices:

____________________

 

Date of news release(s) announcing the delisting (if applicable):

____________________

 

New name of the Listed Issuer:

____________________

 

Requested date of delisting:

____________________

 

Resolution of Directors approving the delisting attached:

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Minutes or resolution of SecurityholderSecurity Holder meeting approving the delisting attached:

[ ] Yes

[ ] Noc

 

What is the market that the Listed Securities will be traded on after the delisting (if any):

____________________

(i) Please provide and further details about the change not disclosed above:

(ii) Complete the following:

Is shareholder approval required in connection with the delisting?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

 

Is the Listed Issuer relying on any exemption from shareholder approval requirements?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If the response to any of the foregoing questions is "Yes", provide full particulars:

______________________________

 

CERTIFICATE

The undersigned certifies that:

1. The undersigned is duly authorized to sign this certificate on behalf of the Listed Issuer;

2. To the best of the undersigned's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the Listed Issuer is in compliance with applicable securities legislation and Exchange Requirements, except as follows:

______________________________

3. All information in this form is true and complete, and the form contains no untrue statement of material fact and does not omit to state a material fact that is required to be stated or that is necessary to make a statement not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it was made.

_________________________

_________________________

Signature of Authorized Person

Name

 

______________________________

______________________________

Position

Date