Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Please refer to the following frequently asked questions regarding your Incitec Pivot Limited shareholding:

General Queries

If your query is not covered by any of the following FAQs, please contact the Incitec Pivot Investor Relations office:
Charles McGill - Vice President Investor Relations & Corporate Development
Australia: +61 3 8695 4559
US: +1 877 895 2882
Mobile: +61 457 575 390
E-mail: charles.mcgill@incitecpivot.com.au
Or via the Contact Us / Feedback section of the Incitec Pivot website.

If your query is relating to your shareholding, please contact the Registrar at Link Market Services:
Link Market Services Limited
Street address: Tower 4, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3008
Postal address: Locked Bag A14, Sydney South NSW 1235
Telephone: + 61 1300 303 780 (toll free within Australia)
Facsimile: +61 2 9287 0303
Facsimile: +61 2 9287 0309 (for proxy voting)
E-mail: registrars@linkmarketservices.com.au
Website: www.linkmarketservices.com.au

The share price is available on our Home page and the Investor Home page and is updated every 20 minutes. You may also obtain the price from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) website.

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The stock symbol/code is IPL.

Market capitalisation is calculated on the current share price multiplied by the number of shares on issue.

A listing of important dates for the Company can be found on the Important Dates in the Investor Centre of the Incitec Pivot website.

If you cannot attend the AGM, you can express your views by appointing a proxy to act on your behalf. This person will be able to attend the meeting, to speak and vote on your behalf. Your proxy can be the Chairman of the meeting, or any other person you choose. That person need not be a shareholder of Incitec Pivot. The Proxy Nomination Form is issued with the Notice of Annual General Meeting.

If you have provided the appropriate documentation to Link Market Services appointing you to act on behalf of the relevant company, then you can attend the Annual General Meeting as the company's representative. If you have not provided the appropriate appointment documents, then contact Link Market Services and request them to send you an Appointment of a Corporate Representative form. Alternatively you can download the form here.

Yes, you can view Incitec Pivot's Sustainability Policy by clicking here. Incitec Pivot also publishes an annual Sustainability Report. You can view the current report, as well as historical reports in the Sustainability section of our website.

Incitec Pivot is a global organisation that recognises, respects, embraces and celebrates the diversity of its people. As part of our approach to Diversity, we have developed three guiding principles to guide the way we go about our work and support each other every day: Respecting our differences; Shaping our future organisation; and Building a flexible organisation. For further details including a copy of IPL's Diversity Policy, please refer to the Diversity Initiatives section of the Incitec Pivot website.

Managing My Shareholding

If you have entered a sponsoring agreement with a broker (or another CHESS sponsor) then you are a CHESS Sponsored Holder, also referred to as a Broker Sponsored Holder. If you have not entered such an agreement, then you are an Issuer Sponsored Holder.

CHESS Sponsored holdings are identified by a Holder Identification Number (HIN) while Issuer Sponsored holdings can be identified by a Securityholder Reference Number (SRN).

Your SRNs and/or HINs identify you as the owner of your shares and should be stored securely. Holder Identification Numbers (HINs) identify CHESS Sponsored holdings (also referred to as Broker Sponsored holdings). Some HINs start with the letter 'X' while others have no alphabetic prefix eg. X00054321, 00054321. Securityholder Reference Numbers (SRNs) identify Issuer Sponsored holdings and begin with the letter 'I' eg. I40083504206.

Your HIN or SRN appears on your original holding statement as well as subsequent statements and dividend payment advices.

You can login to your shareholding details via the Shareholder Services section of our Investor website or via the Link Market Services investor login. To view your shareholding, you will need the name of the shareholder, the HIN/SRN number and postcode (which must be the postcode recorded on your holding record).

Issuer Sponsored individual holders may change their address details either online at Investor Centre | Link Market Services or by using the Change of Address Form that may be obtained at the Link Market Services website or by contacting the Registrars (see contact details below). Issuer Sponsored Joint shareholders and corporations must complete and return the Change of Address Form to Link Market Services.

Link Market Services Limited
Street address: Tower 4, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3008
Postal address: Locked Bag A14, Sydney South NSW 1235
Telephone: + 61 1300 303 780 (toll free within Australia)
Facsimile: +61 2 9287 0303
Facsimile: +61 2 9287 0309 (for proxy voting)
E-mail: registrars@linkmarketservices.com.au
Website: www.linkmarketservices.com.au

CHESS Sponsored Holders must notify any changes of details via their broker.

How you change your name on your holding will depend upon your individual circumstances. If your holding is Issuer Sponsored, you can change your name by completing a Name Correction Request and Indemnity Form that may be obtained either at the Link Market Services website www.linkmarketservices.com.au or by contacting the Registrars (see contact details at the top of this page). Please note that requests by facsimile, email or phone cannot be accepted.

If your holding is CHESS Sponsored, you must change your name via your broker.

Visit Link Market Services website, www.linkmarketservices.com.au, to access a wide variety of holding information, make changes to your details online or download forms, including:

  • Check your current and previous holding balances
  • Choose your preferred annual report options
  • Update your address details
  • Update your bank details
  • Confirm whether you have lodged your Tax File Number (TFN) or Australian Business Number (ABN) exemption
  • Register your TFN/ABN
  • Check transaction and dividend history
  • Enter your e-mail address
  • Check the share prices and graphs
  • Download a variety of instruction forms
  • Subscribe to e-mail announcements

You can access this information via a security login using your Securityholder Reference Number (SRN) or Holder Identification Number (HIN) as well as your surname (or company name) and postcode (which must be the postcode recorded on your holding record).

You can view your shareholding balance via the Shareholder Services section of our Investor website or via the Link Market Services investor login.  To view your shareholding, you will need the name of the shareholder, the HIN/SRN number and postcode (which must be the postcode recorded on your holding record).

Information about buying or selling Incitec Pivot shares can be obtained by contacting the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) or via the link ASX online.

Information on consolidating your shareholdings can be found through the following link How do I amalgamate my two holdings? on the Link Market Services website.

Yes.  However, the way in which you transfer your shares will depend upon your individual circumstances.

If you are CHESS Sponsored, you will need to contact your sponsoring broker who will arrange the transfer on your behalf.

If you are Issuer Sponsored and wish to transfer your Incitec Pivot shares to another person, you will need to complete an Off-market Transfer Form and lodge it with Link Market Services.

You will need to contact Incitec Pivot's share registry, Link Market Services, and they will guide you through what you need to do.  You will be asked to provide the Securityholder Reference Number (SRN) or Holder Identification Number (HIN) of the deceased estate holding.  Relevant forms regarding the administration of an estate holding can be found on the Link Market Services website under Estate Administration Service Guide.

Incitec Pivot Limited is registered in the State of Victoria and listed on ASX, currently no stamp duty is payable on share transfers.

Incitec Pivot does not currently have a buy-back program. If you wish to buy or sell Incitec Pivot shares please see ‘How do I buy or sell Incitec Pivot shares?' in this FAQ listing.

The information set out below is not tax advice and does not take into account the specific circumstances of Incitec Pivot shareholders.  The information is intended as a general guide only and does not represent a complete analysis of all potential tax implications.  You should consult your tax or financial adviser as to the consequences for you and your personal situation.

The information below has been obtained from publicly available sources such as extracts from annual reports and corporate filings: 

1994The Phosphate Co-operative Company of Australia changed its name to Pivot Limited 18 October 1994
1996Shares issued (ord) :         $10 per
                                          $40 premium
                                          $50/share
1998Bonus issue 9 for 1
Share split 3 for 1
Rebate investment from 1997
1999Dividend reinvestment from 1998
Investor share buyback @ $9.00/share
2000Bonus issue 1 for 10 valued @ $9.00/share
Dividend reinvestment from 1999
2003Shares issued @ $11.47 as part of merger with Incitec Fertilizers Limited, based on the midpoint of an independent valuation prepared by Ersnt & Young
Company name changed to Incitec Pivot Limited
2008Share split 20 for 1 – Oct 2008
Rights issue @ $2.50/share – Nov/Dec 2008

Disposal of Shares in Pivot Limited - acquired before 30 Sept 1985
ATO CGT Treatment of Pivot Shares
Auditor's Letter regarding Taxation Implications - March 2003

Incitec Pivot does not provide financial advice regarding its shares.  We recommend that you discuss any queries with your tax or financial advisers.

Details on how to calculate the cost base of Incitec Pivot shares purchased before the Dyno Nobel acquisition can be found on the Australian Taxation Office website (ATO). Please refer to the following link https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Ind/Pivot-merger-with-Incitec---CGT-on-sale-of-pre-CGT-shares/

Dividends and Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Incitec Pivot pays dividends by direct debt into your nominated bank account or via cheque if you have not provided your bank account details. Dividends can also be reinvested through the Company's Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP).

When a dividend is declared, this will be announced in conjunction with the half year and/or full year financial results.

The ASX website provides some useful information regarding dividends – see http://www.asx.com.au/prices/dividends.htm

Details of dividends paid to you can be obtained by logging in to your shareholding details via the Link Market Services website.  You will need your SRN or HIN to access your dividend details.

A table detailing dividend payments, franking percentages and dividend reinvestment plan issue prices can be found under Dividend History in the Investor Relations section of our website.

You will need to advise Link Market Services of details of the account into which you would like all future dividends to be paid.  Individual shareholders can update their details either online at www.linkmarketservices.com.au or using the Direct Credit of Payments Form that may be obtained at the Link Market Services website or by contacting Link Market Services (see contact details at the top of this page).  Joint shareholders and corporations must complete and return the form to the Link Market Services.

Shareholders can arrange payment of their dividend into another person's account as long as they have correctly completed the notification of the banking details and provided it to the Link Market Services Registrar (including quotation of their SRN or HIN) and the registered shareholder has signed the notification of banking details form.

If you have not received a dividend that you believe should have been paid, please contact Incitec Pivot's Share Registrar, Link Market Services (see contact details at the top of this page).

The quickest and safest way to receive your dividend is to have it paid directly into your bank account.  A dividend statement will be sent to your registered address confirming payment into your account.  However, unless you select to have dividends paid into your bank account you will receive a cheque by post.

Alternatively, where Incitec Pivot invites shareholders to participate, you may elect to have your dividend reinvested in new shares.  Further details can be found in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan Rules booklet.

If you require a replacement dividend statement, you need to inform Incitec Pivot's Share Registrar, Link Market Services (see contact details at the top of this page).  Alternatively, visit the Link Market Services website,http://www.linkmarketservices.com.au/corporate/home.html, for instructions on how to obtain a replacement dividend statement.

Subject to the unclaimed monies requirements prescribed by the Victorian State Revenue Office, you should contact Link Market Services so that a replacement payment can be made.

To prevent this problem arising again, you may wish to arrange for dividends to be paid directly into your bank account. You can do this by supplying Incitec Pivot's Share Registrar, Link Market Services, with details of the account into which you would like all future dividends to be paid. Individual shareholders can update their details either online or using the Payment Instructions Form that may be obtained at the Link Market Services website or by contacting Link Market Services (see contact details at the top of this page). Joint shareholders and corporations must complete and return the form to Link Market Services.

Subject to the unclaimed monies requirements prescribed by the Victorian State revenue Office, you should contact Link Market Services so that a replacement payment can be made.

Payments made more than two years ago may be advertised in the Victorian Government Gazette and if not claimed, will be forwarded to the ‘Unclaimed Moneys' division of the Victorian State Revenue Office. To obtain details of payments forwarded to Unclaimed Moneys, please call Link Market Services (see contact details at the top of this page), who will provide you with the appropriate contact details for Unclaimed Moneys.

Incitec Pivot invites participation in its Dividend Reinvestment Plan from time to time. Please view the Dividend Reinvestment Plan Rules booklet under Dividend Reinvestment Plan in the Incitec Pivot Investor Centre for an explanation of the Dividend Reinvestment Plan.  If you have any queries regarding the potential impact of your participation, we recommend you contact your financial adviser prior to electing to participate.

If you don't provide your TFN or ABN (or exemption type), we are required to deduct tax from any unfranked portion of your Incitec Pivot dividend at the highest marginal tax rate. Incitec Pivot cannot refund tax deducted. You have to claim this tax from the Australian Tax Office when completing your tax return.

No. Incitec Pivot issues a dividend statement at the time of payment of a dividend.

No Australian withholding tax is deducted from dividends paid to non-residents to the extent that the dividend is fully franked or conduit foreign income. You will need advice from your local tax agent on how to declare any dividends in your tax return.

Annual Report and Shareholder Communications

The Annual Report is available to view and download under Company Reports in the Investor Relations section on our website.  A hard copy of the report can be obtained by contacting the Investor Relations office at Incitec Pivot or sending a request via the Contact Us function on our website.  Copies of Incitec Pivot's current reports and those from the past five years can be viewed by visiting the Company Reports section of the Incitec Pivot website at www.incitecpivot.com.

You may nominate to receive a hard copy of the annual report each year.  To do this, you need to update your Communications Preference online with Incitec Pivot's Share Registrars, Link Market Services at www.linkmarketservices.com.au.

You may nominate to receive shareholder information electronically.  To do this, you need to update your Communications Preference online with Incitec Pivot's Share Registrars, Link Market Services at www.linkmarketservices.com.au.

You can register online via the Receive Email Alerts on the Investor Relations home page of our website or by contacting Link Market Services (see contact details at the top of the page).

If you have acquired shares on more than one occasion, your holding may have been recorded on the share register with slightly different details.  As a result, two or more accounts may have been set up for you.  Sometimes we need to maintain more than one account, for example, if you hold shares in your own name and also in joint names with another person.  However, sometimes multiple accounts can be amalgamated.

Please contact Incitec Pivot's Share Registrars, Link Market Services to discuss amalgamation of shareholdings.

Company Financial Information

Incitec Pivot's financial year ends on 30 September each year and the half year ends on 31 March each year.  Please see the Events Calendar in the Investor Relations section of our website for our results announcement dates.

Historical information can be found in the Company Reports and the Financial Results pages in the Investor Relations section of this website.

The consolidated financial statements are general purpose financial statements which have been prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards (AASs) (including Australian Interpretations) adopted by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) and the Corporations Act 2001. The consolidated financial statements of the Group comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and interpretations adopted by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). For the purpose of preparing the consolidated financial statements, the Company is a for-profit entity.

Incitec Pivot Limited has established a Level 1 American Depositary Receipts (ADR) program. The ADR program is sponsored on behalf of Incitec Pivot Limited by The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon). Please click on the following link to the ADR Investors page in our Investor Centre for further details.

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