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Shareholder information

As one of our investors or potential investors, we know it’s vital that you have up to date and past information at your finger tips.

That’s why we’ve put together a variety of ways you can access important information and manage your shareholding.

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Dividends

Information about our dividend history.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Read more about our Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP).

Need more help? Contact our share registry on 1300 88 66 77 (Overseas +61 1300 88 66 77) or email us.

What is an American Depositary Receipt (ADR)?

American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are negotiable US securities issued by a depositary bank (currently Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas) that represent ownership of a company's publicly traded ordinary shares. ADRs enable American investors to acquire and trade foreign securities with reduced hassles regarding differing settlement timetables and other problems typically associated with investing directly in overseas equity markets. ADR's are created when a broker purchases a non-US company's shares on the home stock market of that company and delivers those shares to the depositary bank's local custodian bank, which then instructs the depositary bank to issue ADRs to American investors.

ADR holders are entitled to dividends payable on the underlying share and to have these paid in US dollars.

 

Buying and selling ADRs

If an American investor wishes to purchase shares in Telstra, they can either buy shares directly on the ASX through a broker in Australia, or get their own broker in the US to buy ADRs. The broker can purchase existing ADRs or can arrange for the depositary bank to issue new ADRs. The investors broker will contact a broker in the Australian market who will acquire shares in Telstra. These shares are then deposited with the depositary banks local custodian, which will then issue the corresponding number of ADRs to the US investor via their broker.

If an investor wants to sell their ADRs they can simply sell the ADRs as they would any other US security, or they can cancel their ADRs. When cancelling ADRs, the investor’s broker will instruct the depositary bank to cancel the ADRs and release the underlying shares to a broker in the Australian market. The Australian broker will then sell the shares on the ASX and proceeds will go to the US investor.

 

Who is Telstra Corporation Limited’s depositary for ADRs?

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas is the depositary bank for Telstra Corporation Limited’s ADR program. The depositary bank plays a key role in issuance as well as cancellation of ADRs. It also maintains the ADR holder register and distributes the dividends in US dollars.

 

Why do investors buy ADRs?

Some of the advantages of ADRs include the following:

- They offer US investors a convenient means of holding shares in non-US companies.

- They simplify the trading and settlement of foreign equities.  ADRs trade and settle just like US securities, i.e. in US dollars with settlement in the US.

- They may offer lower trading and custody costs when compared with shares bought directly in the foreign market.

- Many US bank and pension fund portfolios may be prohibited by their charters from purchasing shares in non-US companies. ADRs, however, may be recognised as US securities.

- ADRs are denominated in US dollars. Dividend payments on the underlying shares are converted into US dollars by the depositary bank. These features minimise foreign exchange exposure for international and US investors.

 

What type of ADR facility does Telstra provide?

Telstra's ADRs are sponsored Level I Depositary Receipts, which trade over the counter (OTC) on the market operated by OTCMarkets and cannot be listed on a US stock exchange. The ADRs trade under the symbol TLSYY. The OTCMarkets is a decentralized market for securities that are not listed on a stock exchange. Trading on OTCMarkets occurs via a network of dealers who carry inventories of securities to facilitate the buy and sell orders of investors.

 

How many Telstra shares represent an Telstra ADR?

Under the Telstra ADR program, each ADR represents five Telstra shares.

 

How is the dividend calculated?

The US dollar rate paid to holders of ADRs is calculated by applying the exchange rate used to convert the foreign dividend payment (net of local withholding tax) to US dollars, and adjusting the result according to the ordinary share (ADR ratio).

 

Can ADR holders vote at the Telstra AGM?

Voting rights are not extended to ADR holders.

 

Who is the ADR depositary and how do I contact them?

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas is the current depositary bank for Telstra Corporation Limited’s ADR program. The depositary bank plays a key role in issuance as well as cancellation of ADRs. It also maintains the ADR holder register, and distributes the dividends in US dollars.

Contact details for ADR investors and brokers:

Deutsche Bank ADR broker services desks

New York:  +1 212 250 9100

London:  +44 207 547 6500

Contact details for registered ADR holders:

Deutsche Bank Shareholder Services

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company

Operations Center

6201 15th Avenue

Brooklyn NY 11219

Email:  DB@amstock.com

Toll-free number:  +1 866 706 0509

Direct Dial:  +1 718 921 8124

For further information please refer to www.adr.db.com/drweb/index.html

Select the relevant link below and follow the instructions on the form. The postal address is outlined on the form.

Change of Address Notification – to notify the Share Registry of a change of address.

Direct Credit instructions – to notify the Share Registry of bank details for direct credit of dividends.

Off Market Transfer – to notify the Share Registry to transfer a shareholding from one party to another. Please note the proof of identity and fee requirements.

Merge Multiple Holdings – to notify the Share Registry to merge two or more of your Issuer Sponsored holdings that share the same registered name and address.

For all other forms please visit Link Market Services

TESOP TAX GUIDE

The 2016/17 TESOP tax guide provides a brief overview of the taxation implications applicable to most employees of participation in TESOP 97 or TESOP 99, including receiving Telstra dividends and the taxation consequences of disposing of shares during 2016/17.

The particular tax consequences for you may be different due to your individual circumstances. You should therefore seek independent expert tax advice before preparing your 2016/17 tax return.

This information is important. You should refer to this information when preparing your tax return. You should also provide a copy of this information to your tax agent or the person who prepares your tax return.

All information provided is of a general nature only and circumstances may vary greatly between participants. The information has been prepared for participants who are, and will continue to be, Australian tax residents. The information does not apply to:

(a) individuals engaged in foreign service;
(b) temporary residents of Australia for tax purposes;
(c) foreign residents; or
(d) individuals who are no longer employees of Telstra.

If you fall within one of the above categories you should discuss the matter with your tax advisor. Please refer below for TESOP guides from previous years.

For information on the tax implications for the 10 year anniversaries of the Telstra Employee Share Ownership Plan (TESOP) 1999 and 1997 please refer below:

This information is important. You should refer to this information when preparing your tax return. You should also provide a copy of this information to your tax agent or the person who prepares your tax return.

For the purpose of this information certain terms have specific meanings. Visit our glossary to find out the meaning of these terms.

 

Past Years

 

Buy-Back

2004

2003

The prospectuses below are for historical purposes only, so the information may be dated and doesn’t accurately reflect Telstra’s present state.

Please note: They shouldn’t be taken as an invitation, application or offer to subscribe for or buy securities in Telstra. Nor should they be relied upon for making investment decisions.

Telstra1

The Telstra Share Offer (PDF, 3MB, 13 pages)

The Company (PDF, 1.8MB, 15 pages)

Financial Information (PDF, 2.55MB, 56 pages)

Additional Information (PDF, 1MB, 10 pages)

 

Telstra2

Share Offer (PDF, 1MB, 36 pages)

Appendices to the offer (PDF, 693KB, 38 pages)

 

Telstra 3 Share Offer

T3 Terms and conditions for downloading the Prospectus (PDF, 20KB, 2 pages)

T3 Share Offer Final Canadian Offering Memorandum (PDF, 283KB, 11 pages)

T3 Share Offer Final Institutional Offering Memorandum (PDF, 2.4MB, 455 pages)

T3 Retail Broker Roadshow Presentation (PDF, 3.2MB, 55 pages)

Telstra 3 Canadian Offering Memorandum (PDF, 285KB, 11 pages)

This Canadian Offering Memorandum constitutes an offering of the securities described herein only in those jurisdictions and to those persons where and to whom they may be lawfully offered for sale, and therein only by persons permitted to sell such securities.

T3 Institutional Investor Roadshow Presentation (PDF, 3.8MB, 55 pages)

Telstra 3 Share Offer Prospectus (PDF, 4.2MB, 69 pages)

Telstra 3 Institutional Offering Memorandum (PDF, 2.4MB, 449 pages)

Telstra 3 New Zealand Investment Statement (PDF, 1.2MB, 49 pages)

Telstra T3 Share Offer Appendix (PDF, 416KB, 33 pages)