The government of Singapore has issued support measures to businesses in light of the difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 situation.

Marbury will update this page as we are informed of any changes implemented by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo).

Page last updated: 15 April 2020

Temporary Measures for Conduct of Meetings

On 13 April 2020, the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Alternative Arrangements for Meetings for Companies, Variable Capital Companies, Business Trusts, Unit Trusts and Debenture Holders) Order 2020 (the Order) came into force.

In light of the Order, ACRA, MAS and SGX RegCo have prepared a checklist (see below) to guide listed and non-listed entities on the conduct of general meetings when elevated safe distancing measures are in place.

Please click on the following links for more information:

Extension of Deadline for Holding Annual General Meetings and Filing Annual Returns

It was announced on 7 April that as some companies may have difficulties holding their Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and filing their Annual Returns (ARs) certain deadlines have been extended as below.

For listed and non-listed companies whose AGMs are due during the period 16 April 2020 to 31 July 2020

The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) will grant a 60-day extension of time for all listed and non-listed companies whose AGMs are due during the period 16 April 2020 to 31 July 2020. Companies that had previously been granted extension of time to hold their AGMs within this period will also be given a further 60 days of extension from the last date of extension. The AR filing due dates for the period 1 May 2020 to 31 August 2020 for all listed and non-listed companies will also be extended for 60 days. There is no need for these companies to apply for the extension of time with ACRA.

For listed and non-listed companies whose AGMs are due during the period 1 to 15 April 2020

ACRA will also not impose any penalties on listed and non-listed companies whose AGMs are due during the period 1 April to 15 April 2020 if they hold the AGM within 60 days of the due date. Their AR filing due dates will also be extended for 60 days. There is no need for these companies to apply for the extension of time.

Details of the Extension of Time (EOT) for Holding AGM and Filing AR 

Original Due Date/ Extended Due Date

previously granted for AGM

New AGM due date  New AR due date
16 Apr 2020 to 30 Apr 2020

15 Jun 2020 to

29 Jun 2020

15 Jul 2020 to

30 Jul 2020

1 May 2020 to 31 May 2020

30 Jun 2020 to

30 Jul 2020

31 Jul 2020 to

29 Aug 2020

1 Jun 2020 to 30 Jun 2020

31 Jul 2020 to

29 Aug 2020

30 Aug 2020 to

29 Sep 2020

1 Jul 2020 to 31 Jul 2020

30 Aug 2020 to

29 Sep 2020

30 Sept 2020 to

30 Oct 2020

Download the press release for more details.