Newcrest

ASX:NCM AU$10.25 0.13, 10:18am 25 Apr 2014


FAQs

Who is the share registrar for Newcrest Mining?

Link Market Services is the share registrar for Newcrest Mining Limited (NCM).
You can find their contact details on the Shareholder Information page of the website.

How can I obtain an annual report?

You can view both current and historical annual reports  on the website.  If you wish to receive a hard copy annual report, please contact the company at investor.relations@newcrest.com.au.  Login to the Investor Centre to update your communication preferences in order to automatically receive future annual reports in hard copy.

When and where will the 2014 Annual General Meeting be held?

It will be held on Friday 31 October 2014 at 10.30am - Grand Ballroom, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel, 65 Queens Road, Melbourne, Vic  3004.

What exchange does Newcrest trade on?

Shares of Newcrest Mining Limited are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), (ticker symbol:  NCM), with a secondary listing on the Port Moresby Stock Exchange (POMSoX) (ticker symbol: NCM).  The company also has an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) facility trading in the over-the-counter market in the US (ticker symbol: NCMGY).

Managing your Newcrest Mining shareholding

What are Holder Identification Numbers (HINs) and Security holder Reference Numbers (SRNs) ?

Holder Identification Numbers (HINs) identify CHESS Sponsored holdings (also referred to as Broker Sponsored holdings). Note that your Holder Identifier has 12 characters usually starting with 'X', and 11 numbers often with several '0's (i.e. 'X00012345678'). Securityholder Reference Numbers (SRNs) identify Issuer Sponsored holdings (shares controlled by the particular share registry used by the listed company) and begin with the letter 'I' (i.e. 'I00012345678').

Your HIN or SRN appears on your original holding statement as well as subsequent statements and payment (dividend or distribution) advices. If you are unable to locate these documents, please call Link Market Services on 1300 554 474 or 02 8280 7111 to order replacement copies (charges apply).

Your SRNs and/or HINs identify you as the owner of your securities and should be stored securely.

Am I a CHESS Sponsored Holder or an Issuer Sponsored Holder?

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 not, 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).

What is the balance of my holding?

You can find out how many securities you hold by making a holding balance enquiry.  For your security, you will be asked to provide your Securityholder Reference Number (SRN) or Holder Identification Number (HIN), and the registered postcode.

Why is it important to keep my personal information up to date?

It is important for us to ensure that shareholder communications and dividend statements are delivered to you at the correct registered address or email address. Keeping your nominated account details up to date is also essential for receiving your dividend by direct credit.

Can I update my shareholder communication elections and other personal details online?

Yes you can. You can also update your personal details, your registered address, your TFN/ABN and change your dividend payment instructions (individual Issuer Sponsored holders only, subject to holding value) online.

Where do I find the page to update my personal details online?

The shareholder login access can be found on the Share registry page of the Newcrest website.  You will need your Holder Identifier (HIN/SRN) and Australian Postcode or country code.  Or alternatively via www.linkmarketservices.com.au, click on “Investor Login” under “Investor Centre” and enter your personal details.

Can I receive shareholder documents electronically?

Newcrest Mining shareholders are able to receive Annual Reports, Notice of Meetings and other company notices online via email.  You can elect to receive documents electronically by registering on line or contacting the Company’s Share Registrar, Link Market Services. Election to receive electronic copies can be changed at anytime by updating your details.

Can you tell me if my Tax file number has been recorded?

You can find out whether or not your Tax File Number (TFN) has been recorded by making an online TFN enquiry. For your security, you will be asked to provide your Security Holder Reference Number (SRN) or Holder Identification Number (HIN) and the registered postcode.

How do I update my address?

If you are an Issuer Sponsored Shareholder (SRN starts with an “I”) there are a number of ways you can update your address:

Online (Individual Shareholders) - log on to your shareholding through a secured page either through the Share registry page on the Newcrest website or the Investor Service Centre page on Link Market Services website and choose “Update Address” from the Communications menu.

In writing (Joint or Company Shareholders) – download and complete a Change of Address form and return it to the share registry.

Whether you update your address by post or online, you will receive a confirmation from the share registry.

If you are a CHESS Sponsored shareholder (HIN starts with an “X”)(, you should contact your broker to update the address for you.

How do I change my name?

You can change your name by either completing a Name Correction form or writing a letter to the share registrar.  A certified copy of a birth certification, marriage certificate, name change certificate or decree nisi (certificate of divorce) must accompany the form or the letter.

How do I find information about my holding online?

You can find out your current balance, transaction history and dividend payment information through a secured page on the Share registry page of the Newcrest website or by logging on to the Investor Service Centre section of Link Market Services.

How can I buy or sell Newcrest shares?

You can buy or sell your shares on the stock market through a broker or through an online broker.   If you do not have a broker, the ASX operates a broker referral service.  Please refer to their website www.asx.com.au or call them on 131 279 (within Australia) / +61 2 9338 0000 (outside of Australia). Additionally, if wishing to sell your shares you can contact the Company’s Share Registrar, Link Market Services. Link Market Services offers a Sale Centre facility for a fee to Issuer Sponsored shareholders.

How can I buy or sell my Newcrest shares if I live overseas?

All sales need to go through a broker who is able to trade on the ASX or TSX, as these shares are listed on these exchanges

You will need to contact the broker of your choice, as all brokers charge a different fee for their services. These can be either telephone based or internet based brokers.  You can find an internet based brokers in Australia on the Find a broker page of the ASX website and in Canada on  the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada website.


You will require your Security holder Reference Number (SRN) or Holder Identification Number (HIN). This can be located on Statements and all personalised forms and would begin with the letter "I" or "X".

For NCM shareholders in all other jurisdictions you should contact the ASX on +61 2 9338 0000 or visit the ASX website for further information.

Dividend and dividend reinvestment plan

What are the different methods I can choose to receive my dividends?

You can choose to receive your dividend either by direct credit or by cheque.  Direct credit is faster and is secure. You may also wish to reinvest your dividend proceeds through the Newcrest Mining Dividend Reinvestment Plan.

You can change your personal details, including your payment instructions online, by logging on to your shareholding through our share registrar's website Link Market Services.  If your holding is a joint holding or company holding, you should complete the direct credit form or write to the share registry.  If you have any questions about your shareholding or have any problems with updating your instructions online, please contact Link Market Services.

Please be reminded that whichever method you have chosen to receive your dividend, it is important to keep your registered address and nominated account details up to date by notifying the share registry.

How do I change my dividend payment instructions?

There are a number of ways you can update your payment instructions:

Online (Individual Shareholders) - log on to your shareholding through the secured page either through the  Share registry page on the Newcrest website (or the Investor Service Centre page on Link Market Services website) and choose “Update Payment Instructions” from the “Payments & Tax” menu

In writing (Joint or Company Shareholders) - Download and complete a Direct Credit form and return it to the share registry.

Whether you update your payment instructions by post or online, you will receive a confirmation from the share registrar.

Where can I find information about Newcrest’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP)?

A copy of the DRP Rules are available on the Dividend Reinvestment Plan page of the Newcrest website.

How do I participate in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP)?

There are a number of ways you can update your DRP instructions:

Online (Individual Shareholders) - log on to your shareholding through the secured page either through the Share registry page on the Newcrest website (or the Investor Service Centre page on Link Market Services website) and choose “Reinvestment Plans” from the “Payments & Tax” menu.

In writing (Joint or Company Shareholders) - Download and complete a Dividend Reinvestment Plan Election form and return it to the share registry.

How do I find out about the Newcrest’s historic dividend amounts and Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) prices?

Historic information about Newcrest’s declared dividends and DRP prices are available on the Dividend page of the website.

If I want to change my address, banking instructions or Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) participation for the next dividend, what is the cut off date before which the share registrar must receive my new instructions?

If you wish to change your address, direct credit instructions or DRP intentions or instructions for the next dividend, your notification should be received in writing by the share registrar before 5pm (AEST) on the record date.

Can I get a replacement dividend statement?

If you wish to obtain a copy of a historic dividend statement, please log on through a secured page on the Share registry page or on the Investor Service Centre page of the Link Market Services website.  Historic data is available from 2002.

For dividend information before 2002, please contact Link Market Services. You may be charged a fee if you request for a replacement statement through Link Market Services.

Who can help me with unpresented dividend cheques?

If you find that you have unpresented dividend cheques, please contact the share registrar Link Market Services.  Link Market Services will organise for the original cheque to be stopped and replacement cheques issued.

You will find all the payment information required to complete your annual tax return (e.g. franked amount, imputed tax credits, net payment, etc.) on your payment advices.

If you are unable to locate your advices, please call Link Market Services on 1300 554 774 (within Australia) or 02 8280 7111 (outside Australia) to order replacement copies (charges apply).

Please note that taxation will vary depending on your own personal circumstances. You should seek advice from your personal financial adviser or accountant. Tax laws may change over time and the summary above is a broad overview only. It is for information purposes only.

What dividends have I been paid?

Your dividend history is available online and details the net amount paid to you.

What is the ex-dividend date?

The ex-dividend date is a specific date, after which buyers of a share are no longer entitled to receive the last declared dividend. This is known as going 'ex-dividend' or the ’ex-date’. Before this date the shares are said to be 'cum-dividend'. If you buy shares before the ex-dividend date, you are entitled to the recently declared (but unpaid) dividend. If you purchase shares on or after that date, the previous owner of the shares is entitled to the dividend. According to ASX Listing Rules, shares are quoted on an ex-dividend basis four clear business days before the 'record date'.

What is the dividend record date?

This is the date the Registrars close the register to determine who is entitled to the dividend payment. A person's shareholding must be recorded in the "cum" register on this date to receive the last declared dividend. Newcrest’s practice is to set the record date about three weeks before the dividend is paid.

American Depositary Receipt (ADRs)

What is an American Depositary Receipt (ADR)?

An ADR is a negotiable U.S. certificate representing ownership of shares in a non-U.S. corporation. ADRs are quoted and traded in U.S. dollars in the U.S. securities market. The dividends are paid to investors in U.S. dollars. ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-U.S. securities by U.S. investors, and to provide a corporate finance vehicle for non-U.S. companies. ADRs can be held in book-entry form or as a physical certificate.

Where are Newcrest’s ADRs traded and under what ticker?

Newcrest ADRs trade on the Over-The-Counter (OTC) market in the U.S. under the ticker symbol NCMGY.

What are the benefits of ADRs to U.S. investors?

U.S. investors generally prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in the issuer’s home market because ADRs trade, clear and settle according to U.S. market conventions. One of ADRs’ main advantages is the facilitation of diversification into foreign securities. ADRs also allow easy comparison to securities of similar companies as well as access to price and trading information. ADR holders also appreciate U.S. dollar dividend payments and receiving corporate action notifications.

What is the ADR ratio?

Currently the Newcrest ADR ratio is one ADR equalling one Newcrest Mining share (1:1).

Who is Newcrest’s ADR Depositary Bank and how do I contact them?

The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) is the depositary bank for Newcrest Mining’s ADR program.  BNY Mellon issues and cancels Newcrest ADRs, they also maintain the ADR holder register and distributes the dividends in U.S. dollars. For additional general information, please visit BNY Mellon’s website at www.adrbnymellon.com and search for Newcrest’s ADR profile.

The Bank of New York Mellon Shareowner Services
P O Box 358516
Pittsburgh, PA  15252 - 8516
Domestic USA Callers 1-888-269-2377
International Callers +1-201-680-6825
Email: shrrelations@bnymellon.com
Website:  www.bnymellon.com/shareowner

Can I buy Newcrest ADRs through a broker just as you would buy U.S. securities?

Yes.

Can I purchase ADRs directly from Newcrest?

No.

What is the difference between a registered holder and a beneficial ADR holder?

A registered holder is one whose name appears on the books of the depositary. The registered holder is considered the owner of the record. A beneficial holder is one whose holdings are registered in a name other than his or her own, such as the name of a broker, bank or nominee.

Do I always get an ADR certificate?

Your Newcrest ADR represents your ownership of shares in the company and can be held in certificate or book-entry form. If you hold your ADRs in certificate form these should be kept in a safe-deposit box or secure place. Certificates are negotiable documents and should be signed only in the event of a sale or transfer of ownership. If you hold your ADRs through a “Street Name” (nominee account) these will be in book-entry form and therefore you will not have an ADR certificate.

How do I change my address?

It is important that you contact The Bank of New York Mellon Shareowner Services when you move so that your account records can be updated and your dividend cheque is sent to the right address.

How can I replace a lost dividend cheque?

You can request the replacement of a lost dividend cheque by contacting BNY Mellon. Upon authorisation from you, a stop payment order will be placed against the original cheque and a replacement cheque will be issued to you.  You will be required to provide your Social Security Number.

How can I find out Newcrest ADR dividend information?

For the most current Newcrest ADR dividend information you can contact BNY Mellon. You will be required to provide your account number, exact address, and exact name(s) on the account when requesting information. You can also refer to Newcrest’s profile on the BNY Mellon’s website and double click on the “Dividends and Distributions” section.

What financial information is available to U.S. investors?

Newcrest provides the same financial information to all investors and conforms to all laws in the U.S. on disclosure pertinent to Level I ADRs.

Who will vote the ADRs held at Newcrest Mining Annual General Meetings?

At this time Newcrest does not solicit votes from ADR holders for its AGMs.