Blanket Order #51-502
IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT,
R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap.S-3.1
IN THE MATTER OF EXEMPTIONS FROM MULTILATERAL INSTRUMENT
51-105 ISSUERS QUOTED IN THE U.S. OVER-THE-COUNTER MARKETS
BLANKET ORDER 51-502
1. Terms defined in the Act, National Instrument 14-101 Definitions, or Multilateral Instrument 51-105 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets (MI 51-105) have the same meaning in this order.
2. In this Instrument "specified exchange" means any of
a. NASDAQ OMX;
b. Borsa Italiana, MTA Tier;
c. London Stock Exchange, except AIM;
d. Hong Kong Stock Exchange;
e. Deutsche Börse, except the First Quotation Board and the Entry Standard tier;
f. Xetra, Prime Standard and General Standard tiers;
g. SIX Swiss Exchange;
h. Bourse de Luxembourg, except Euro MTF;
i. Tokyo Stock Exchange, 1st Section and 2nd Section;
j. Shanghai Stock Exchange;
k. The Stock Exchange of Thailand, except The Market for Alternative Investment (mai);
l. National Stock Exchange of India;
m. Bombay Stock Exchange;
n. Osaka Stock Exchange;
o. Korea Exchange; and
p. Singapore Exchange.
3. MI 51-105 came into force on July 31, 2012.
4. Under MI 51-105, an OTC issuer is a reporting issuer if one or more of the designation provisions in section 3 of MI 51-105 apply.
5. The Superintendent considers that it would not be prejudicial to the public interest to make the following order.
IT IS ORDERED
1. An OTC issuer is exempt from the provisions of MI 51-105 provided that the issuer has a class of securities listed on a specified exchange at the time the issuer
a. carries on any promotional activities in or from Prince Edward Island, or
b. distributes a security to a person resident in Prince Edward Island.
2. An OTC issuer that distributes a non-convertible debt security to a person resident in Prince Edward Island is exempt from the provisions of MI 51-105 if the issuer does not have any class of securities other than non-convertible debt listed on an exchange or quoted on a quotation and trade reporting system.
3. This order is effective as of July 31, 2012.
DATED at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, this 10th day of October, 2012.