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Our services

ASX Issuer Services provides a number of services to issuers of CHESS eligible securities.

Our services

ASX Issuer Services provides a number of services to issuers of approved financial products.


What services do we provide?

ASX Issuer Services provides a  number of services to issuers of approved financial products. These services include:

  • CHESS register setup (including unique identifiers, assigned share registry)
  • Legal title holder register
  • Entitlement tracking ( for corporate action or offer events such as dividends, rights issues)
  • Holder detail changes  ( e. g.: name, address)
  • Holder information communication (e. g. TFN, bank details)
  • Delivery vs Payment settlement of allocations for IPOs and capital raising activities ( e. g.  primary market facility)
  • Offer management services ( e. g. takeover, buy-back acceptances)
  • Holding adjustments made as a result of corporate actions
  • Issuer announcements and administration (e. g. issuer name and code changes, change of share  registry etc.)
  • CHESS Holding Statements and investor portal (including issuer branding on statements)

For more information on the fees applicable to these services refer to Issuer Services Fees.

What's new

Issuer Services: New pricing – Frequently asked questions

The Issuer Services team have highlighted and answered the most frequently asked questions on the new pricing in an FAQ document found here.


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ASX released a Discussion Paper – Issuer Services: New Pricing on 3 March 2022 to outline the proposed changes, with any feedback due by 14 April 2022.

Consultation on new issuer pricing model - effective 1 July 2022

The current fees charged by ASX Issuer Services have been in place for a number of years and  have  become complex and  difficult  to reconcile for issuers. More importantly, the fees should better reflect the services provided  by ASX  Issuer Services and  scale appropriately  to factors within the control of issuers.

ASX have reviewed the current charging points  and propose moving to a substantially simpler  subscription model based on the number of holders managed in CHESS by ASX Issuers Services for an issuer. The following existing  fees will be largely removed or reduced:

  • CHESS Operating Charge – ad valorem fee  paid on issuer market capitalisation
  • CHESS  holding  statement  fee – $ 1.25  per  paper statement sent to holders
  • CHESS Messaging fees – various fees based on messages delivered by an issuer (or its share registry).

The new fee model is intended to be simpler and provide greater certainty to issuers about  ASX charges for issuer services.

ASX released a Discussion Paper – Issuer  Services: New Pricing on 3 March 2022 to  outline the proposed changes, with any feedback due by 14 April 2022. The proposed  changes are planned to become effective on 1 July 2022. As well as the Discussion Paper, ASX  has published the following resources to help Issuers understand the proposed changes:

ASX has also scheduled a number of information sessions for issuers, information  can be found in the Engagement section.

Engagement

ASX are committed to hosting sessions to provide information relating to the new Issuer Services pricing structure.

To join an upcoming session please email issuers@asx.com.au.

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Contact ASX

Andrew Jones

General Manager, Issuer Services

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Karen Webb

Senior Manager, Issuer Services

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