Shareholders can elect to receive their dividends in Australian dollars (AUD), New Zealand dollars (NZD), US dollars (USD) or Great British pounds (GBP). For the currency election to be valid, the payment instruction must be directed to an eligible financial institution in the country of issue of the currency. For example, Australian bank account for AUD, United Kingdom bank account for GBP, New Zealand bank account for NZD and United States bank account for USD. It is not necessary for the shareholder to have a registered address in the country of the chosen currency.
Each shareholding account can only elect one currency for payment of dividends, and the election of that currency choice must be received prior to the dividend reinvestment plan election date (valid currency elections will remain current for subsequent dividends or until changed by the shareholder).
Direct crediting is encouraged for those shareholders who have the facility available (shareholders with a bank account in Australia, New Zealand, the United States or the United Kingdom). Those shareholders who do not take advantage of the direct credit facility or reside outside these countries will be paid their dividend by cheque in Australian dollars.
Currency elections or any questions can be directed to Computershare. Computershare contact details are available at our Key Contacts page.