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ANZ appeals Federal Court decision in relation to 2015 Institutional Equity Placement

ANZ today announced that it had lodged a Notice of Appeal from the decision of the Federal Court of Australia in relation to ANZ’s fully underwritten institutional share placement in August 2015.

In a judgment delivered on 13 October 2023, the Court found ANZ should have notified the Australian Securities Exchange of the joint lead managers’ take-up of shares in the placement.   


A civil penalty of $900,000 was imposed on ANZ for a continuous disclosure contravention that the Court found occurred on 7 August 2015.


ANZ Chief Risk Officer Kevin Corbally said: “Given the importance of continuous disclosure laws, there is benefit for financial market participants in obtaining guidance from the Full Federal Court.”


ANZ does not intend to provide any further comment at this time.


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