Information Letter to Shareholders
Wed 05 Jul 2000
Published: Wed 05 Jul 2000 08:58:39
Document No: 164034
Document part: A
Market Flag: N
Classification: Letter to Shareholders
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LI 2000-07-05 ASX-SIGNAL-G HOMEX - Melbourne +++++++++++++++++++++++++ SHARE UPDATES LOST IN A SHOEBOX? HAVE THEM SENT TO YOUR INBOX. ANZ now offers shareholders the ability to receive Company documentation electronically via e-mail. By registering your e-mail address via ANZ's online shareholder registry, you can elect to receive shareholder documentation electronically instead of by mail. Documentation may include Company reports, announcements, shareholder notices, the Annual Report, Notice of General Meetings and your Proxy Form. This facility also provides quick and efficient access to the Company's Reports and public announcements lodged with the Australian Stock Exchange. Shareholders will also receive notice of presentations (including any live internet broadcasts) by the Chief Executive Officer to shareholders and the investment community. Instructions on the steps you must follow to register to receive documentation electronically are set out on the next page under the heading "How do I register to receive documentation by e-mail?" If you elect to receive documentation that is available electronically, you will still be able to request a hard copy of the Company's documentation at anytime. Also included in this advice is notice of a minor change to the rules of the Dividend Reinvestment Plan and the Bonus Option Plan consequent on a recent change in the Australian Stock Exchange Listing Rules. If you have any questions on these matters, please contact ANZ Share Registry. J L Slatter COMPANY SECRETARY AMENDMENTS TO RULES OF SHARE PLANS We wish to advise that effective from 1 July 2000 the Australian Stock Exchange ("ASX") has amended its Listing Rules to alter the date on which shares are quoted on an 'ex dividend' basis from 5 days to 3 days before the record date. This change is to be consistent with the reduction in the time that is now taken to complete share trades from 5 days to 3 days. This reduction of 2 days affects those shareholders who participate in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan and the Bonus Option Plan as presently the calculation of the weighted average share price for shares issued under the plan is 'the five days preceding and including the relevant record date'. These are the first five days the shares are quoted on an 'ex dividend' basis. To ensure the change to the ASX Listing Rules does not cause the calculation dates to include days which are 'cum dividend' the rules of both Share Plans are being amended so that the calculation of the weighted average share price for each dividend will continue to be over the first five days which are 'ex dividend' days. The amendment to both Plans will take effect from 1 October 2000. A full copy of the Frequently Asked Questions is available for purchase from ASX Customer Service on 1 300 300 279. Charges apply.