Definitions for terms used in the Self Certification Form

The following is a non-exhaustive list of selected terms to assist you with the completion of this Form. Should you have any questions, please contact your tax, legal and/or other professional advisor.

Account Holder: The term ‘Account Holder’ means the person listed or identified as the holder of a Financial Account. A person, other than a Financial Institution, holding a Financial Account for the benefit of another person as an agent, a custodian, a nominee, a signatory, an investment advisor, an intermediary, or as a legal guardian, is not treated as the Account Holder. In these circumstances that other person is the Account Holder. For example in the case of a parent/child relationship where the parent is acting as a legal guardian, the child is regarded as the Account Holder. With respect to a jointly held account, each joint holder is treated as an Account Holder.

Financial Account: A Financial Account is an account maintained by a Financial Institution and includes: Depository Accounts; Custodial Accounts; Equity and debt interest in certain Investment Entities; Cash Value Insurance Contracts; and Annuity Contracts.

Participating Jurisdiction: A Participating Jurisdiction means a jurisdiction with which an intergovernmental agreement is in place pursuant to which it will provide the information required on the automatic exchange of financial account information set out in the CRS.

Reportable Account: A Reportable Account is a Financial Account that is maintained by a Reporting Financial Institution and that, pursuant to due diligence procedures consistent with CRS, FATCA and any applicable IGAs, has been identified as an account that is held by one or more persons that are US Persons or Reportable Persons with respect to another Jurisdiction or by a Passive NFE with one or more Controlling Persons that are US Persons or Reportable Persons with respect to another Jurisdiction.

Reportable Jurisdiction: A Reportable Jurisdiction is a Participating Jurisdiction with which an obligation to provide financial account information is in place.

Reportable Person: The CRS defines the Account Holder as a 'Reportable Person'. A Reportable Person is further defined as an individual who is tax resident in a Reportable Jurisdiction under the laws of that jurisdiction.

Tax Identification Number (TIN): Taxpayer Identification Number or a functional equivalent in the absence of a TIN. A TIN is a unique combination of letters or numbers assigned by a jurisdiction to an individual or an Entity and used to identify the individual or Entity for the purposes of administering the tax laws of such jurisdiction. Further details of acceptable TINs can be found at: http://www.oecd.org/tax/automatic-exchange/crs-implementation-and-assistance/tax-identification-numbers/#d.en.347759 Some jurisdictions do not issue a TIN. However, these jurisdictions often utilise some other high integrity number with an equivalent level of identification (a 'functional equivalent'). Examples of that type of number include, for individuals, a social security/insurance number, citizen/personal identification/service code/number, and resident registration number.

US Citizen: An individual who is a US citizen. “US” as used in this definition refers geographically to any State of the United States including the District of Columbia. “US” includes additionally a person born in the US Territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) who will be deemed a US Citizen.

US Person: A US person is defined in section 7701(a) (30) of the Internal Revenue Code and includes an individual who is a citizen or resident of the US.

US Resident: An Individual who is a person ordinarily living in the US; or any other person who satisfies the Substantial Presence Test defined by the IRS. For the avoidance of doubt, a Client will be treated as a US Resident unless proven otherwise if he declares to the Bank that he resides in the US, or is a US Person and provides a current US residential address to the Bank. “US” as used in this definition refers geographically to any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the US Territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico).

Remarks: If there is any inconsistency or conflict between the English and the Chinese versions of these definitions, the English version shall prevail.