ANZ warns shareholders that there is no compulsion to accept any such offer from HFSS, which is significantly below the market price for ANZ shares.
If any ANZ shareholder receives such an offer from HFSS, they should seek independent financial advice before making any decision in relation to such an offer.
ANZ’s market share price is published in the business pages of major newspapers and is available from anz.com.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has previously advised shareholders to be aware of the pitfalls associated with unsolicited offers to purchase shares, and has provided a ‘safety checklist’ to assist shareholders in assessing such offers. This checklist is available at fido.gov.au. Further information on dealing with unsolicited share purchase offers can also be obtained from ASIC on 1300 300 630.
If any shareholder has any questions regarding any unsolicited offer received from HFSS, please contact ANZ’s Share Registrar, Computershare Investor Services on 1800 11 33 99 or +61 3 9415 4010.