This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 18 June 2007, sections 4(2), 6, 9, 18, 20, and 22 of the Financial Reporting Amendment Act 2006. These provisions amend the Financial Reporting Act 1993 to (among other things)—
•exempt directors of non-active entities from the requirement to prepare financial statements:
•allow exemptions to be granted by—
•the Securities Commission (in respect of persons who would otherwise be issuers by virtue of being recipients of money from conduit issuers):
•the Securities Commission (in respect of obligations imposed on directors of overseas issuers): the
•Registrar of Companies (in respect of obligations imposed on directors of overseas companies that are not issuers):
•provide for infringement offences.
This order also brings into force, on 11 August 2007, sections 5 and 7 of the Financial Reporting Amendment Act 2006. These provisions extend the definition of issuer to include certain persons that receive money raised from the issue of securities to the public from a conduit issuer. The effect is that the directors of these persons are required to comply with the preparation, filing, and audit obligations of issuers.