Article 53 Open Door Policy

The Agency recommends that issuers observe an "open-door" policy in dealing with analysts, journalists, shareholders and others. However, under no circumstances should disclosure of material corporate developments be made on an individual or selective basis to analysts, shareholders or other persons, unless such information has previously been fully disclosed and disseminated to the public. In the event that material information is inadvertently disclosed on the occasion of any meetings with analysts or others, it must be publicly disseminated as promptly as possible, by the means described above.

The Agency also believes that even any appearance of preference or partiality in the release or explanation of information should be avoided.