Westpac completes Share Purchase Plan raising approximately $770 million

From

Westpac has announced the completion of its Share Purchase Plan (“SPP”) following the closing of the SPP on 2 December 2019. The SPP raised approximately $770 million and approximately 31.9 million new shares in Westpac (“SPP Shares”) will be issued to successful applicants on 11 December 2019.

In accordance with the SPP Terms and Conditions, the Issue Price per SPP Share is $24.20, representing a 2.0% discount to the VWAP[1] of shares traded on the ASX during the five trading days up to, and including, 2 December 2019.

Further information on the Issue Price can be found on the SPP offer website which can be accessed via www.westpac.com.au/investorcentre.

Westpac confirms that all valid SPP Applications were accepted in full.

The SPP Offer was made to approximately 618,300 Eligible Shareholders[2] , with valid SPP Applications received from approximately 40,900 Eligible Shareholders. Valid SPP Applications received represent a participation rate of approximately 7% of Eligible Shareholders with an average SPP Application amount of around $18,850.

The final amount raised of $770 million excludes approximately $68 million of withdrawal requests accepted from approximately 3,390 Eligible Withdrawal Applicants (as defined in Westpac’s ASX Announcement “Westpac Share Purchase Plan withdrawal option” dated 28 November 2019).

The SPP Shares will be issued on 11 December 2019 with trading expected to commence on the ASX on 12 December 2019. Holding statements will be issued to successful applicants on 12 December 2019. Refunds for withdrawal requests and for invalid SPP Applications will be made as soon as practicable after the Issue Date.

SPP Shares will rank equally with existing Westpac shares from their date of issue, noting that they will not be entitled to receive the 2019 final dividend, as the record date for the 2019 final dividend has already passed.

———-

[1] Volume weighted average price (VWAP) as determined in accordance with the SPP Terms and Conditions.
[2]  A registered holder of Shares at the Record Date (7.00pm (Sydney time) on 1 November 2019), and shown on the register to have an address in Australia or New Zealand.

You must be logged in to post or view comments.