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Companies Update
28 October 2010
Update no 09/10

Important information for ASX Listed Entities

Next Periodic Report Due Dates

Listed entities are reminded of the due date for the next two periodic reports. Under listing rule 17.5 (PDF 75KB), entities that fail to lodge these reports by the due date are to be suspended. Although the calendar due date for these two reports is the same, the suspension date is different.

Quarterly reports - final due date, Friday 29 October 2010

Quarterly cash flow reports for entities that lodge Appendices 4C, and quarterly mining activities reports and quarterly cash flow reports in the form of Appendix 5B lodged by mining or mining exploration entities, for the quarter ended 30 September 2010 are due by 31 October 2010. Because 31 October 2010 falls on a Sunday, the due date is moved under listing rule 19.5 (PDF 178KB) back to the immediately preceding Business Day, which is Friday 29 October 2010. Entities that are required to lodge an Appendix 4C, a quarterly activities report, or an Appendix 5B, for the September quarter but have not done so by the time Company Announcements Office (CAO) closes on the evening of Friday 29 October 2010 will be suspended from official quotation with effect from the open of the market on Monday 1 November 2010.

Annual reports - final due date, Monday 1 November 2010

Annual reports for entities with a year ending 30 June for the year ended 30 June 2010 are also due under listing rule 4.7 (PDF 108KB). The due date for these annual reports is no later than the date by which they must be sent to security holders under section 315 of the Corporations Act.

Because listing rule 4.7 (PDF 108KB) adopts the timing requirement of the Corporations Act in respect of the annual report, the due date, when it falls on a non-business day, is moved in accordance with the time requirements of the Corporations Act and not listing rule 19.5.

The due date of 31 October 2010 falls on a Sunday, so the due date for the annual reports under listing rule 4.7 (PDF 108KB) is extended to the immediately following business day, which is Monday 1 November 2010. Therefore, listed entities will have until the time that CAO closes on the evening of Monday 1 November 2010 to lodge their annual reports due under listing rule 4.7. Those that have failed to lodge their annual reports by that time will be suspended from official quotation with effect from the open of the market on Tuesday 2 November 2010 (Melbourne Cup Day). (Melbourne Cup Day is not a public holiday or bank holiday in any State other than Victoria, and is a normal trading day and CAO is open; so it is regarded as a business day for these purposes, although it is not a "Business Day" for the purposes of equities settlement.

Please note that the reminder letters for annual reports show a due date of 29 October 2010 since they are system-generated in accordance with the listing rules.

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