Chapter 2

Due Diligence Guidelines –

General Principles

2. The Principal Responsibility for Accuracy and Completeness of the Listing Document

The principal responsibility for the truth, accuracy and completeness of a listing document rests with the listing applicant’s directors, individually and collectively. This has always been so and it should be since it is the directors that have the most complete knowledge of the listing applicant’s business and affairs. This responsibility cannot be assumed by other parties engaged in the production of a listing document. Due diligence relies on the active cooperation and assistance of the listing applicant’s directors and senior management and cannot be expected to be an effective check for honesty, accuracy and completeness without it.


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