Securities Act (ABN AMRO Australia Pty Limited) Exemption Notice 2007

  • expired
  • Securities Act (ABN AMRO Australia Pty Limited) Exemption Notice 2007: expired, on 12 November 2012, by clause 3.

Reprint
as at 17 November 2012

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Securities Act (ABN AMRO Australia Pty Limited) Exemption Notice 2007

(SR 2007/341)

  • Securities Act (ABN AMRO Australia Pty Limited) Exemption Notice 2007: expired, on 17 November 2012, by clause 3.


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This notice is administered by the Takeovers Panel.


Pursuant to the Securities Act 1978, the Securities Commission gives the following notice (to which is appended a statement of reasons of the Securities Commission).

Notice

1 Title
  • This notice is the Securities Act (ABN AMRO Australia Pty Limited) Exemption Notice 2007.

2 Commencement
  • This notice comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Expiry
  • This notice expires on the close of 16 November 2012.

4 Interpretation
  • (1) In this notice, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    ABN AMRO means ABN AMRO Australia Pty Limited, a company incorporated in Australia

    Act means the Securities Act 1978

    Australian unit trust means the unit trust called the ABN AMRO Global Equities Hindsight Trust established under the laws of Australia and constituted by ABN AMRO under a deed dated on or about 16 November 2007

    Regulations means the Securities Regulations 1983

    specified participatory securities means any interests or rights to participate in any capital, assets, earnings, or other property of the Australian unit trust (whether directly or indirectly through interests in a portfolio investment entity); and includes any renewal or variation of the terms or conditions of any of those interests or rights

    unit holder means a holder of specified participatory securities.

    (2) Any term or expression that is defined in the Act or the Regulations and used, but not defined, in this notice has the same meaning as in the Act or the Regulations.

5 Exemption
  • ABN AMRO and every person acting on its behalf are exempted from clause 4(1)(a) of Schedule 7 of the Regulations in respect of the specified participatory securities.

Dated at Wellington this 12th day of November 2007.

The Common Seal of the Securities Commission was affixed in the presence of:

[Seal]

J Diplock,
Chairperson.


Statement of reasons

This notice, which comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette and expires on 16 November 2012, exempts ABN AMRO Australia Pty Limited (ABN AMRO), a company incorporated in Australia, from clause 4(1)(a) of Schedule 7 of the Securities Regulations 1983 to the extent that it applies to the holders of units in a particular Australian unit trust. The effect of the exemption is that ABN AMRO does not have to summon holders of the units to annual meetings to consider the financial statements of the unit trust. The relevant units in respect of which the exemption is granted are intended to be offered to the public in New Zealand, but not to the public in Australia.

The Securities Commission considers that it is appropriate to grant the exemption because—

  • the cost of holding annual meetings to consider the financial statements appears to outweigh the benefits to unit holders because the manager of the unit trust, once the unit trust's sole investment is made, does not make any ongoing investment decisions during the term of the investment and the unit holders do not have any role in the management of the scheme:

  • the statutory supervisor and unit holders of one-tenth or more of the issued units are able to call a meeting under clause 4(1)(b) and (2) of Schedule 7 of the Securities Regulations 1983 to give opinions or directions in relation to the exercise of the statutory supervisor's powers:

  • the exemption is in accordance with previous Securities Commission decisions for other participatory Australian registered managed investment schemes and group investment funds:

  • the exemption is consistent with the position for New Zealand unit trusts.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 15 November 2007.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Securities Act (ABN AMRO Australia Pty Limited) Exemption Notice 2007. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the notice as at 17 November 2012, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)
  • Securities Act (ABN AMRO Australia Pty Limited) Exemption Notice 2007 (SR 2007/341): clause 3