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RHB Guide to Investment Ratings

Buy: Share price may exceed 10% over the next 12 months

Trading Buy: Share price may exceed 15% over the next 3 months, however longer-term outlook remains uncertain

Neutral: Share price may fall within the range of +/- 10% over the next 12 months

Take Profit: Target price has been attained. Look to accumulate at lower levels

Sell: Share price may fall by more than 10% over the next 12 months

Not Rated: Stock is not within regular research coverage


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Malaysia

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Thailand

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OWNERSHIP AND MATERIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


Malaysia

RHB does not have qualified shareholding (1% or more) in the subject company (ies) covered in this report except for:
a) -


RHB and/or its subsidiaries are not liquidity providers or market makers for the subject company (ies) covered in this report except for:
a) -


RHB and/or its subsidiaries have not participated as a syndicate member in share offerings and/or bond issues in securities covered in this report in the last 12 months except for:
a) -


RHB has not provided investment banking services to the company/companies covered in this report in the last 12 months except for:
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Thailand

RHB OSK Securities (Thailand) PCL and/or its directors, officers, associates, connected parties and/or employees, may have, or have had, interests and/or commitments in the securities in subject company(ies) mentioned in this report or any securities related thereto. Further, RHB OSK Securities (Thailand) PCL may have, or have had, business relationships with the subject company(ies) mentioned in this report. As a result, investors should exercise their own judgment carefully before making any investment decisions.


Indonesia

PT RHB OSK Securities Indonesia is not affiliated with the subject company(ies) covered in this report both directly or indirectly as per the definitions of affiliation above.
Pursuant to the Capital Market Law (Law Number 8 Year 1995) and the supporting regulations thereof, what constitutes as affiliated parties are as follows:

1. Familial relationship due to marriage or blood up to the second degree, both horizontally or vertically;
2. Affiliation between parties to the employees, Directors or Commissioners of the parties concerned;
3. Affiliation between 2 companies whereby one or more member of the Board of Directors or the Commissioners are the same;
4. Affiliation between the Company and the parties, both directly or indirectly, controlling or being controlled by the Company;
5. Affiliation between 2 companies which are controlled, directly or indirectly, by the same party; or
6. Affiliation between the Company and the main Shareholders.


PT RHB OSK Securities Indonesia is not an insider as defined in the Capital Market Law and the information contained in this report is not considered as insider information prohibited by law.
Insider means:
a. a commissioner, director or employee of an Issuer or Public Company;
b. a substantial shareholder of an Issuer or Public Company;
c. an individual, who because of his position or profession, or because of a business relationship with an Issuer or Public Company, has access to inside information; and
d. an individual who within the last six months was a Person defined in letters a, b or c, above.


Singapore

RHB Research Institute Singapore Pte Ltd and/or its subsidiaries and/or associated companies do not make a market in any securities covered in this report, except for:
(a) -


The staff of RHB Research Institute Singapore Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries and/or its associated companies do not serve on any board or trustee positions of any issuer whose securities are covered in this report, except for:
(a) -


RHB Research Institute Singapore Pte Ltd and/or its subsidiaries and/or its associated companies do not have and have not within the last 12 months had any corporate finance advisory relationship with the issuer of the securities covered in this report or any other relationship (including a shareholding of 1% or more in the securities covered in this report) that may create a potential conflict of interest, except for:
(a) -


Hong Kong

RHBSHK or any of its group companies may have financial interests in in relation to an issuer or a new listing applicant (as the case may be) the securities in respect of which are reviewed in the report, and such interests aggregate to an amount equal to or more than (a) 1% of the subject company’s market capitalization (in the case of an issuer as defined under paragraph 16 of the Code of Conduct for Persons Licensed by or Registered with the Securities and Futures Commission (the “Code of Conduct”); and/or (b) an amount equal to or more than 1% of the subject company’s issued share capital, or issued units, as applicable (in the case of a new listing applicant as defined in the Code of Conduct). Further, the analysts named in this report or their associates may have financial interests in relation to an issuer or a new listing applicant (as the case may be) in the securities which are reviewed in the report.


RHBSHK or any of its group companies may make a market in the securities covered by this report.
RHBSHK or any of its group companies may have analysts or their associates, individual(s) employed by or associated with RHBSHK or any of its group companies serving as an officer of the company or any of the companies covered by this report.
RHBSHK or any of its group companies may have received compensation or a mandate for investment banking services to the company or any of the companies covered by this report within the past 12 months.


Note: The reference to “group companies” above refers to a group company of RHBSHK that carries on a business in Hong Kong in (a) investment banking; (b) proprietary trading or market making; or (c) agency broking, in relation to securities listed or traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

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