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MKT 9.4.2

Past version: effective from 21/10/2015 - 20/10/2015
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(1) A Restricted Person must not engage in Dealing in the Securities of the Reporting Entity during a Close Period except in the circumstances specified in Rule 9.4.3.
(2) For the purposes of this Rule:
(a) a "Close Period" is:
(i) the period from the relevant financial year end up to and including the time of the announcement or publication of the annual financial reports; and
(ii) if the Reporting Entity reports on a semi-annual basis, the period from the end of the relevant semi-annual financial period up to and including the time of the announcement or publication; or
(iii) if the Reporting Entity reports on a quarterly basis, the period from the end of the relevant quarter up to and including the time of the announcement.
(b) "Dealing in Securities" means:
(i) any acquisition or disposal of, or agreement to acquire or dispose of, Securities of the Reporting Entity;
(ii) entering into a contract (such as a contract for difference) the purpose of which is to secure a profit or avoid a loss by reference to fluctuations in the price of the Securities of the Reporting Entity;
(iii) the grant, acceptance, acquisition, disposal, exercise or discharge of any option to acquire or dispose of any Securities of the Reporting Entity;
(iv) entering into, or terminating, assigning or novating any stock lending agreement in respect of the Securities of the Reporting Entity;
(v) using as security, or otherwise granting a Charge, lien or other encumbrance over the Securities of the Reporting Entity; or
(vi) any other transaction including a transfer for no consideration, or the exercise of any power or discretion effecting a change of ownership of a beneficial interest in, the Securities of the Reporting Entity.
(3) The prohibition in (1) applies to any dealing by Restricted Persons whether or not such dealings are with another Restricted Person or any other Person.