Telstra announces $1.5 billion share buy-backs
On 11 August 2016 Telstra announced it would return up to approximately $1.5 billion of capital to shareholders, comprising a $1.25 billion off-market share buy-back (Buy-Back Tender) and $250 million on-market share buy-back.
More information is available at www.telstra.com/buyback.
Neither the Buy-Back Tender nor the subsequent on-market share buy-back is being made, or will be made, directly or indirectly in or into the United States, or by use of the mails of, or by any means or instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce of, or by use of any facilities of a national securities exchange of, the United States. Shares may not be tendered in the Buy-Back Tender or the subsequent on-market share buy-back by any use, means, instrumentality or facility from or within the United States or by any: (i) person who is located or resident in the United States; (ii) U.S. person (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended); (iii) agent, fiduciary or other intermediary acting on a nondiscretionary basis for a principal giving instructions from within the United States , or (iv) person who has a registered address in Canada. American Depositary Receipts representing Shares of Telstra may not be tendered in the Buy-Back Tender and will not be subject to the subsequent on-market share buy-back.
Buy-Back Tender documents, including the booklet describing the terms and conditions of the Buy-Back Tender and tender forms, when issued, and any other documents or materials relating to the Buy-Back Tender or the subsequent on-market share buy-back are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly mailed or otherwise transmitted, distributed or forwarded (including, without limitation, by custodians, nominees or trustees) in or into the United States or to any persons located or resident in the United States.
Any purported tender of Shares in the Buy-Back Tender or subsequent on-market share buy-back resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions will be invalid.
For the purposes of this announcement, “United States” means the United States of America, its territories and possessions (including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Wake Island and the Northern Mariana Islands), any state of the United States of America and the District of Columbia.