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The Korea Exchange said the exact dates of the trading halt will be announced by Samsung Electronics. Samsung previously said in a regulatory filing that the newly split shares are expected to be listed on May 16.
The exchange said in a statement that the trade halt, meant for procedures like data processing and submission of old shares, is shorter than the recent average of about 15 trading days to minimise the impact to investors' liquidity.
(Reporting by Joyce Lee and Dahee Kim; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)