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Sec. 608. Unlisted Warrants Sec. 610. Convertible Securities

Sec. 609. Listed Warrants

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(a) To apply to have warrants listed on TSX, the listed issuer must file a letter application and draft warrant indenture with TSX. The listing of warrants and amendments to listed warrants on TSX are considered on a case-by-case basis.
(b) Warrants will not be listed unless the underlying securities are listed, or conditionally approved for listing, on TSX. In order for warrants to be eligible for listing on TSX, there must be at least 100 public holders of 100 warrants or more and at least 100,000 publicly held warrants. See Section 346 for the requirements respecting notations in prospectuses or other offering documents referring to a TSX listing.
(c) The warrant trust indenture, or other document prescribing the rights of warrant holders, must be pre-cleared by TSX and contain appropriate anti-dilution provisions to ensure that the rights of the holders are protected in the event of an amalgamation, merger, stock dividend, subdivision, consolidation or other form of capital reorganization, or in the case of a major asset distribution to security holders. Listed Issuers should refer to Staff Notice 2009-0006 for guidance on anti-dilution provisions acceptable to TSX.
(d) Any proposed amendment to the terms of outstanding listed warrants must be accepted by TSX prior to the amendment becoming effective. TSX will not list warrants in respect of which the warrant trust indenture (or equivalent document) entitles the directors of the listed issuer to change the exercise price (except for anti-dilution purposes) or which provides for the possibility of an amendment to the expiry date.
(e) Prior to the listing of warrants on TSX, the listed issuer will normally be required to take the necessary steps to ensure that the warrants are freely tradable by residents across Canada.
(f) Once warrants have been listed, TSX will not generally permit amendments to any of the essential terms of the warrants, such as the exercise price (except for anti-dilution purposes) or the expiry date.
(g) Notice of a listed issuer's intention to pay a subscription fee to one or more participating organizations for assisting in obtaining exercises of warrants must be given to TSX as soon as such an arrangement is entered into by the listed issuer.

TSX will not permit any arrangement to solicit clients to purchase or exercise warrants if the arrangement could have the effect of artificially changing the exercise price of the warrants or could subsidize certain market participants to exercise warrants at an exercise price that is not available to others. TSX will also not permit any arrangement between a listed issuer and a securities dealer that would have a similar effect, such as an over-the-counter derivatives transaction, or a direct subsidy, advisory fee or other form of payment, the impact of which would be to create an incentive to buy warrants at a higher price than would otherwise be the case.

TSX will not permit soliciting dealer arrangements unless the following are provided for: (1) a maximum solicitation fee to be paid in respect of any one beneficial holder of warrants, similar to the maximum amount normally payable to soliciting dealers in a rights offering; (2) a prohibition on a solicitation fee being passed through to a client by a dealer, either directly or through indirect subsidies; and (3) full public disclosure of the essential terms of the soliciting dealer arrangement.

Sec. 608. Unlisted Warrants Sec. 610. Convertible Securities

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