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Update on ASX Activities

ASX is a regular participant in industry conferences, such as the recent Resource industry, Listed Managed Investments and investor conferences outlined below.  Industry conferences allow us to meet our customers and their shareholders and learn about the issues impacting them. Also, winners are announced from the ASX Relationship Management Review Surveys.

ASX @ Upstream Mining & Energy Conference – July 31/01 August 2006

ASX sponsored this conference which brought together oil and gas companies and the investment industry in a format that gave companies the opportunity to present on their current and future projects. The programme also provided a broader perspective of the current state of the domestic and international oil and gas sector and explored the future outlook in the light of current and expected political and economic conditions. A picture emerged of a rapidly growing and dynamic sector in response to increasing global demand for energy, limited supplies and the possibility of ongoing pressure on oil and gas prices.

ASX @ IFSA – August 2- 4, 2006

In August, ASX attended the annual IFSA Conference - the largest gathering of the financial services industry in Australia. The industry continues to debate the appropriate remuneration structures for distributors of investment products, how to make the industry more internationally competitive and the need for enhancing product designs to meet the retirement needs of Gen Y's. IFSA has over 120 members who are responsible for investing over $1 trillion on behalf of more than nine million Australians.

ASX @ Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Eastern Region Awards – 3 August 2006

The Entrepreneur of the Year is a global Business Awards Program established 20 years ago in the US by Ernst & Young. The Australian program started in 2001 with ASX as one of the major sponsors and operates in five geographic regions. The Eastern Region Awards night announced the regional category winners who will go on to compete for the National Award.

More information on the Entrepreneur of the Year program and the Eastern Region Winners

ASX @ Diggers and Dealers Mining Conference – Kalgoorlie 7- 9 August 2006

ASX was once again sponsored the annual Diggers and Dealers conference in Kalgoorlie, a world leading conference that brings together a unique mix of domestic and international delegates from the worlds of mining and financial markets.  The conference provides an excellent opportunity for mining companies to engage with providers of capital and to communicate the value of their projects and prospects. A particular highlight this year was the launch of the new S&P/ASX 300 Metals and Mining Index and the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Gold Index.


ASX Investor Awareness and Education

ASX @ Annual Investors Association (AIA) conference in July 2006.
ASX attended and presented to retail investors and financial advisors on a range of investment topics.

Traders & Investors Expo: From May 2006 to October 2006 in various locations
This is Australia's only exhibition and educational forum dedicated to private/professional traders, active investors, DIY super trustees and their suppliers. Visit Traders Expo for more information.

Investment Expo: From March 2006 to October 2006 in various locations
This educational event is pitched at a level to suit less frequent or even new investors.  There were a series of ASX presentations on August 4-6 in Brisbane. Visit Investment Expo for more information on the next series of presentations around the country.


 ASX Relationship Management Review Survey winners

ASX would like to thank all those listed companies who took part in the recent Listed Companies online survey as well as the Corporate Adviser Survey. Your feedback is very important and will help us better service your needs.

Winners of both surveys will each receive a bottle of Penfolds Grange each valued at approximately $450 are:

Listed Companies Survey Winners:

Michael Hackett from Brisbane, QLD

Benjamin McCarthy from Brisbane, QLD

Peter Abraham from Sydney, NSW

Corporate Adviser Survey Winners:

Brad Ross-Sampson from Sydney, NSW

Bruce Robertson from Abbotsford, VIC

Congratulations to our winners and thank you for participating in these surveys.
Please note that key findings of both surveys won’t be released until later in the year.