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Insider

Means any person who has obtained inside information:

(a) By virtue of his employment or profession;
(b) Being an officer or shareholder of the issuer of the securities; or
(c) Through illegal means.

A person may be an insider if he is already aware that such information is classified as inside information, even though none of the above applies to him. All persons who have access or come into possession of material inside information before its public release are considered insiders. Such persons include controlling shareholders, directors and senior management, officers and employees, and frequently should also include any officials of the CBB and the Exchange who have access to such information, outside attorneys, accountants, auditors, underwriters, investment bankers, public relations advisers, advertising agencies, consultants and other independent contractors. The husbands, wives, immediate families and those under the control of insiders may also be regarded as insiders. Where acquisition or other negotiations are concerned, the above relationships apply to other parties to the negotiations as well. Insiders include “tippees” who come into possession of material inside information.

Added: July 2011