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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, AusNet will pay a dividend in 2020. Its upcoming dividend payment for FY2020 will be 5.1 cents, partially franked at 50%. The ex-dividend date was 20 May 2020, and the dividend will be paid 25 June 2020. That brings AusNet’s total dividend for FY2020 to 10.2 cents per share.

AusNet has also provided guidance for its FY2021 dividend, announcing that, subject to business conditions, FY2021 dividends are expected to be in the range of 9.0 to
9.5 cents per share, franked at 40%

Yes, AusNet offers a dividend reinvestment plan (DRP) as an alternative to receiving cash dividends on AusNet ordinary shares.

Dividend Payment History Data provided by Morningstar.

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Ex-Date Amount Franking Type Payable
16 Nov 2021 $0.0475 0.00% Interim 16 Dec 2021
20 May 2021 $0.0475 40.00% Final 24 Jun 2021
16 Nov 2020 $0.0475 40.00% Interim 17 Dec 2020
20 May 2020 $0.0510 50.00% Final 25 Jun 2020
18 Nov 2019 $0.0510 50.00% Interim 19 Dec 2019
21 May 2019 $0.0486 45.06% Final 27 Jun 2019
19 Nov 2018 $0.0486 39.92% Interim 20 Dec 2018
22 May 2018 $0.0462 0.00% Final 28 Jun 2018
20 Nov 2017 $0.0463 0.00% Interim 21 Dec 2017
24 May 2017 $0.0100 0.00% Special 27 Jun 2017
24 May 2017 $0.0440 0.00% Final 27 Jun 2017
24 Nov 2016 $0.0440 50.00% Interim 22 Dec 2016
19 May 2016 $0.0427 100.00% Final 22 Jun 2016
09 Jun 2015 $0.0418 53.11% Final 26 Jun 2015
21 Nov 2014 $0.0418 52.63% 24 Dec 2014
26 May 2014 $0.0418 33.25% Final 27 Jun 2014
27 May 2013 $0.0410 33.41% Final 28 Jun 2013

AST ASX Announcements

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About Ausnet Services Ltd

AusNet Services Ltd (ASX: AST), formerly SP AusNet, is an Australian energy company that has been supplying energy to Victorian homes and businesses for over 100 years.

AusNet is the largest diversified energy network business in Victoria, owning and operating 3 regulated networks in the state: gas distribution, energy distribution and the Victorian electricity transmission network.

Additionally, AusNet has a commercial business, Mondo, which provides a range of infrastructure, utility and community energy services to businesses, households and government.

AusNet officially listed on the ASX in 2005 and has since developed a reputation as a solid ASX dividend share.

Director Transactions Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
08 Feb 2022 Tony Narvaez Exercise 1 $4,375,217
Conversion of securities.
08 Feb 2022 Tony Narvaez Buy 1 $4,375,217
Conversion of securities.
01 Dec 2021 Tony Narvaez Buy 562 $1,421
Conversion of securities.
01 Dec 2021 Tony Narvaez Exercise 247 $627,204
Conversion of securities. 1,689,273 - Performance rights & deferred Rights
13 Aug 2021 Tony Narvaez Issued 645 $1,242,770
Director remuneration. 1,937,180 - Performance Rights & Deferred Rights

Directors & Management Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Title Start Date Profile
Dr Nora Lia Scheinkestel Non-Executive Director Nov 2016
Dr Scheinkestel is an experienced company director with more than 25 years experience as a Non-executive Chair and director of companies in a range of industry sectors including the public, government and private sectors. Dr Scheinkestel has a long track record in the infrastructure sector. She has served as a Chair and as a Director of several toll road, gas, water and electricity companies, as well as others in regulated sectors, such as telecommunications and financial services, and in industries facing significant disruption from technology and market changes. Dr Scheinkestel is a former banking executive and has significant experience in international and project financing. She has extensive financial and risk management expertise, which includes having chaired the audit and risk committees of several listed companies. She is a published author of Rethinking Project Finance - Allocating and Mitigating Risk in Australasian Projects. Dr Scheinkestel was an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Business School at University of Melbourne, a former member of the Takeovers Panel and was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to Australian society in business leadership. She is currently director of Brambles Limited, Westpac Banking Corporation and Telstra Corporation Limited and she was director of Atlas Arteria International Limited and OceanaGold Corporation. She is chairman of Risk Committee.
Mr Peter Edward Mason Non-Executive DirectorNon-Executive Chairman Mar 2016
Mr Mason has over 40 years experience in investment banking, including with UBS, JP Morgan and Schroders, and brings to the Board a wealth of business experience. In addition to his investment banking career, Mr Mason has experience as both a Chairman and a Non-executive Director of listed companies including Chairman of AMP Limited and Chairman of David Jones Limited. Mr Mason is currently a Director of The Centre for Independent Studies and Chairman of the UBS Australia Foundation. Mr Mason was a trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust for six years and a member of the Council of the University of New South Wales for 13 years. For 12 years he was a Director of the Children's Hospital in Sydney and Chairman of the Children's Hospital Fund for eight years. Mr Mason was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the Children's Hospital. He is also director of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.
Dr Ralph Howard Craven Non-Executive Director Jan 2014
Dr Craven has experience across the energy sector including electricity, gas and mining. He has worked in electricity transmission and generation businesses at senior executive level and been responsible for the delivery of major infrastructure projects and oversight of large-scale business operations at a national level. Dr Craven has been a full-time nonexecutive director since 2007 and served on many boards in the public and private sector. Dr Craven is currently a Non-executive Director and Chair of Genex Power Ltd, a listed renewables energy company focused on the integration of renewables including pumped storage into the National Energy Market. He is also a Non-executive Director of Senex Energy Ltd and Multicom Resources Ltd. Dr Craven is the former Chair of Stanwell Corporation Limited, the largest electricity generation company in Queensland. His other prior directorships include being Nonexecutive Director and Chair of Invion Limited, Ergon Energy Corporation Limited, Tully Sugar Limited and Non-executive Deputy Chair of Arrow Energy Limited. He has also been a Nonexecutive Director of Windlab Limited and Mitchell Services Limited. At the end of 2015, Dr Craven completed a six-year term as Director of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Chair of the IEC National Committee of Australia. Dr Craven was CEO of Transpower New Zealand Limited and also held senior executive positions in Shell Coal Pty Ltd and NRG Asia Pacific Limited. He is member of Risk Committee.
Ms Sally Marie Farrier Non-Executive Director Jan 2014
Ms Farrier has more than 20 years experience as a Non-executive director with specialist expertise in public policy, economic regulation and institutional design, particularly in the energy, water and infrastructure sectors. She continues to be engaged in an expert capacity in relation to energy and water management, and planning at Australian federal and state levels. She is a member of the Melbourne Energy Institute Advisory Board and served as a National Water Commissioner. She has chaired and been a member of numerous independent advisory panels. Ms Farrier has a interest in contemporary governance and in deliberative democracy and tools that support meaningful stakeholder engagement. She has been involved in start-ups and seed funding since 2002, including as a member of the founding team of Patientrack, and through Scale Investors. Ms Farrier is currently a Non-executive Director of Orion New Zealand Limited. Her prior directorships include Kidney Health Australia, Meridian Energy Limited, Manidis Roberts Pty Limited, Hydro Tasmania and Western Power. She is member of Risk Committee.
Mr Robert Milliner Non-Executive DirectorLead Independent Director Jul 2015
Mr Milliner has experience in the legal and corporate sectors and during his time in legal practice specialised in commercial law in major energy sector reforms, mergers and acquisitions, privatisation and infrastructure transactions. More recently, he has specialised in financial services and public-private policy engagement with major multi-lateral for a particularly in relation to financial system regulation, infrastructure, energy and climate change, and digitalisation as well as international stakeholder relations. Mr Milliner is Chair of the Australian Payments Council, a Director of the Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd and a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (and Chair of Economic Working Group). He is also a Senior Adviser at UBS and Senior Adviser to the International Chamber of Commerce Secretary General. In 2013 and 2014 Mr Milliner was the B20 Australia Sherpa and coordinated the international business community's recommendations to the 2014 G20. Mr Milliner was also a Senior Director B20 Saudi Arabia 2020. He is an honorary member of the Business Council of Australia where he participates in working groups on economics, energy & climate change and global engagement. From 2004 to 2011 Mr Milliner was Chief Executive Partner of law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and retired from Mallesons in January 2012 after 28 years as a partner. He is member of Risk Committee.
Mr Chee Meng Tan Non-Executive Director May 2016
Mr Tan has over 30 years experience in the legal industry, practising in the areas of general civil litigation, construction and engineering dispute resolution, criminal law, insurance, professional indemnity and disciplinary proceedings. Mr Tan's prior board positions include serving as a Director of Singapore Power Limited and as a board member of Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority. Mr Tan spent his earlier career as a civil engineer before becoming a qualified legal practitioner holding offices of Deputy Senior State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor in both the civil and criminal divisions of the Attorney-General's Chambers, and Deputy Director of the Commercial Affairs Department in Singapore. Mr Tan joined private practice in 1993 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2006. He is currently the Deputy Chair of WongPartnership LLP. He is member of Risk Committee.
Mr Alan Heng Loon Chan Non-Executive Director May 2018
Mr Chan has experience in both the government and corporate sectors. From 2002 to 2017 he was Chief Executive Officer and a director of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH). His other prior directorships include Singapore Power Limited and The Development Bank of Singapore Ltd. Before joining SPH, Mr Chan had a career in government spanning 25 years. Some of his government appointments included Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Principal Private Secretary to Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Director of Manpower, Ministry of Defence. Mr Chan has also served as Chair of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (Singapore) and was Chair of the Corporate Governance Council that reviewed the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance in 2012. Mr Chan is currently Chair of the Land Transport Authority (Singapore), Chair of the Singapore-China Foundation and a member of the Public Service Commission (Singapore). He is also Deputy Chair of Pavilion Energy Group of companies. He is a President's Scholar and was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold and Silver) and Meritorious Service Medal for his contributions to public service.
Mr Lequan Li Non-Executive Director Oct 2018
Mr Li is Senior Executive Vice President of State Grid International Development Corporation Limited (SGID). He serves as a Non-executive director of Redes Energeticas Nacionais (REN), SGPS, S.A. in Portugal, a member of Corporate Governance Committee and Nominations & Appraisals committee of REN Board. He also serves as a Director of Chilquinta Energia S.A. in Chile since 2020. He was previously a director of ElectraNet Pty Ltd (from 2012 to 2018). Mr Li began his career with the China Electricity Council in 1988 accumulating rich expertise in the atmospheric environmental impacts of thermal power plants and technical means to control atmospheric pollution in thermal power plants. Mr Li then held senior roles at China Electric Power Technology Import and Export Corporation including as Project Manager, Head of Second Business Department, and Chief Economist. Mr Li has worked at SGID and has overseen the mergers and acquisitions of overseas power transmission and distribution assets since 2009. From July 2015 to December 2019, his responsibilities were extended to include the management of the company's legal affairs, as General Counsel of SGID. Over the last 13 years, he has led the business development team to complete 13 overseas M&A projects with total investment exceeding USD 26 billion. Mr Li has experience in mergers and acquisitions, finance, asset valuation, due diligence, risk management and control, corporate governance, and energy transformation. energy transformation.
Mr Tony Narvaez Managing Director Nov 2019
Mr Narvaez has experience in the energy sector, including prior roles as CEO of Endeavour Energy, and CEO of United Energy and Multinet Gas. Mr Narvaez has also held senior executive roles at General Electric, ATCO Group and Verve Energy, spanning strategy, business development, commercial, operations, major projects and joint ventures in Australia and internationally.
Ms Naomi Kelly Company SecretaryEGM Governance & General Counsel Jul 2020
Mark Ellul Chief Financial Officer
Naomi Kelly Company SecretaryEGM Governance & General Counsel
Chad Hymas Executive General Manager Growth & Future Networks (G&FN)
Steven Neave Executive General Manager Network Management
Prue Crawford-Flett Executive General Manager Network Operations

Top Shareholders Data provided by Morningstar.

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Singapore Power International Pte Ltd 1,182,183,269 31.10%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 800,097,463 21.05%
State Grid International Australia Development Company Limited 756,445,241 19.90%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 328,348,204 8.64%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 259,552,721 6.83%
BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <Drp> 36,649,122 0.96%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd <Agency Lending Drp A/C> 30,623,675 0.81%
National Nominees Limited 28,595,853 0.75%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited <Colonial First State Inv A/C> 20,100,220 0.53%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Six Sis Ltd <Drp A/C> 15,908,982 0.42%
Australian Executor Trustees Limited <Ips Super A/C> 10,976,220 0.29%
AMP Life Limited 4,342,030 0.11%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited <Nt Comnwlth Super Corp A/C> 3,943,025 0.10%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Hub24 Custodial Serv Ltd <Drp A/C> 3,558,864 0.09%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited I 3,547,574 0.09%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited Gsco Eca 3,271,039 0.09%
Sandhurst Trustees Ltd <Sisf A/C> 3,000,000 0.08%
Akat Investments Pty Limited <Tag Family No 2 A/C> 3,000,000 0.08%
CPU Share Plans Pty Ltd <Ast Lti Unallocated A/C> 2,785,276 0.07%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited ii 2,541,364 0.07%