Rules of Interpretation


A. Unless the context otherwise requires:

1. Words in the singular include the plural, and vice versa; and

2. Words importing any gender include all genders.

B. A reference to a statute of statutory provision shall be construed as a reference to the statute or provision as from time to time amended, modified, or re-enacted, any repealed statute or statutory provision which it re-enacts, and any orders, rules and regulations made under the relevant statute or statutory provision.

C. The headings of this Revised Corporate Governance Manual (the “Manual”) are inserted solely for convenience of reference and shall not limit or affect the interpretation of the provisions hereof.

D. All doubts or questions that may arise in the interpretation of the application of this Manual shall be resolved in favor of promoting fairness, accountability and transparency to the Shareholders and Stakeholders of the Corporation.