2. Scope

2.1 These Guidelines set out the basic conditions that have to be met as a pre-requisite to the issuance, offering and listing of Debt Securities. They apply to every method of issuance, offering and listing and to both new applicants and existing listed issuers, except where otherwise stated.
2.2 Issuers and any related person or party acting on their behalf, are reminded:—
2.2.1 that these requirements are not exhaustive and that the Agency may impose additional conditions in a particular case; and
2.2.2 that the Agency retains sole discretion to accept or reject applications for issuing, offering and listing and that compliance with the relevant conditions may not in itself ensure an applicant's suitability for issuing, offering and listing.
2.3 Prospective issuers, and in particular new applicants, are therefore encouraged to contact the Agency to seek informal and confidential guidance as to the eligibility of a proposed issue for issuance, offering and listing at the earliest possible opportunity.