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About Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU)

Computershare Limited (CPU) is the largest share registry business in the world. The company also specialises in employee equity plans, corporate trust, mortgage, bankruptcy, and a range of other financial and governance services.

Computershare was founded as one of Melbourne’s first start-up technology companies in 1978 with the ambition to provide computer services to businesses that needed to automate processes. However, the company eventually progressed to share registry, and today manages over 75 million customer records with 12,000 staff across all of the major financial markets.

Computershare is the most common share registry used by Australian companies listed on the ASX. Therefore, many Aussie investors hold an account with Computershare to manage information and preferences, access distribution statements, and carry out several other functions.

Director Transactions

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Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
07 Dec 2020 Stuart Irving Issued 48 $699,771
07 Dec 2020 Stuart Irving Issued 471 $6,780,783
17 Sep 2020 Stuart Irving Expiry 90 $1,096,586
14 Sep 2020 Abigail (Abi) Cleland Issued 209 $2,785
14 Aug 2020 Christopher Morris Sell 50 $708,107
13 Aug 2020 Simon Jones Buy 20 $260,575
13 Aug 2020 Tiffany Fuller Buy 4 $52,454
09 Apr 2020 Christopher Morris Sell 1 $10,772,549
19 Mar 2020 Simon Jones Issued 352 $5,353
19 Mar 2020 Abigail (Abi) Cleland Issued 181 $2,753
03 Mar 2020 Christopher Morris Buy 33 $501,701
28 Feb 2020 Simon Jones Buy 3 $46,560
26 Feb 2020 Christopher Morris Buy 31 $500,215
26 Feb 2020 Tiffany Fuller Buy 5 $81,054
25 Feb 2020 Joseph Velli Buy 7 $115,010
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Directors & Management

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Name Title StartDate Profile
Ms Lisa Mary Gay Non-Executive Director Feb 2018
Mr Christopher John Morris Non-Executive Director Oct 1978
Mr Simon David Jones Non-Executive Chairman,Non-Executive Director Nov 2005
Dr Paul Joseph Reynolds Non-Executive Director Oct 2018
Ms Tiffany Lee Fuller Non-Executive Director Oct 2014
Ms Abigail (Abi) Pip Cleland Non-Executive Director Feb 2018
Mr Stuart Irving Chief Executive Officer,Executive Director Jul 2014
Mr Joseph Mark Velli Non-Executive Director Oct 2014
Mr Dominic Matthew Horsley Company Secretary Jun 2006
Nick Oldfield Chief Financial Officer
Dominic Matthew Horsley Company Secretary
Mark L McDougall Global Chief Information Officer
Naz Sarkar Global Head of Issuer Services
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Top Share Holders

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Name Shares Capital
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 148,186,752 27.40%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Limited 124,835,414 23.08%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 48,725,055 9.01%
Mr Chris Morris 31,045,300 5.74%
National Nominees Limited 19,363,169 3.58%
Welas Pty Ltd 18,950,000 3.50%
Penelope Maclagan 10,758,868 1.99%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd <Agency Lending Drp A/C> 10,215,177 1.89%
BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <DRP> 7,975,450 1.47%
Argo Investments Limited 4,901,166 0.91%
Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited 4,380,000 0.81%
CPU Share Plans Pty Limited 3,905,097 0.72%
Computershare Clearing Pty Ltd 3,840,502 0.71%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited <Nt Comnwlth Super Corp A/C> 2,318,200 0.43%
Netwealth Investments Limited <Wrap Services A/C> 2,275,975 0.42%
Ms Michele Jean O'Halloran 2,010,000 0.37%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited <Colonial First State Inv A/C> 1,402,209 0.26%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited Gsco Eca 1,375,916 0.25%
Avanteos Investments Limited <Encircle IMA A/C> 1,068,927 0.20%
Diversified United Investment Limited 1,000,000 0.18%
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Will Computershare pay a dividend in 2020?

Computershare has paid twice yearly dividends every year since late 1997. This was three years after the company first listed on the ASX. Computershare paid a partially franked, interim dividend of 23 cents per share in March 2020 and is scheduled to pay its final dividend in mid-September. Throughout the company’s history, Computershare, has paid unfranked, fully franked and partially franked dividends. Its earlier dividend payments tended to be fully franked whereas more recently, they have more commonly been issued with 20% to 30% franking.

Does Computershare offer a DRP?

Yes. Computershare offers all its shareholders residing in Australia and New Zealand the option of participating in its dividend reinvestment plan. Shareholders may elect either full or partial participation.