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About Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC)

Westpac Banking Corp (WBC) is Australia’s oldest banking and financial services group, with branches and operations throughout Australia, New Zealand and the near Pacific region as well as offices in key financial centres around the world including London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Established in 1817 as the Bank of New South Wales, the company changed its name to Westpac Banking Corporation in 1982 and is one of Australia’s “big four” banks in terms of market capitalisation, earnings and customers. Westpac is also one of the largest listed companies on the ASX.

Westpac serves nearly 13 million customers and provides a broad range of consumer, business and institutional banking and wealth management services. Its business portfolio is organised in the following five key divisions: Consumer Bank, Commercial and Business Bank, BT Financial Group, Westpac Institutional Bank and Westpac New Zealand.

Director Transactions

Data provided by Morningstar.
Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
17 Dec 2020 Peter King Issued 199 $3,399,982
04 Dec 2020 Margaret (Margie) Seale Buy 100 $10,000
17 Nov 2020 John McFarlane Buy 7 $133,490
13 Nov 2020 John McFarlane Buy 3 $54,870
10 Nov 2020 John McFarlane Buy 500 $9,425
09 Nov 2020 John McFarlane Buy 4 $79,830
06 Nov 2020 John McFarlane Buy 5 $88,850
04 Nov 2020 John McFarlane Buy 5 $88,250
03 Nov 2020 John McFarlane Buy 5 $88,600
30 Oct 2020 Peter King Expiry 85 $1,534,707
27 Jul 2020 Peter King Issued 13 $326,490
07 May 2020 John McFarlane Buy 100 $1,578
05 May 2020 Craig Dunn Buy 4 $79,027
05 May 2020 John McFarlane Buy 9 $158,334
05 May 2020 Peter Nash Buy 6 $95,760
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Directors & Management

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Name Title StartDate Profile
Mr Craig W Dunn Non-Executive Director Jun 2015
Mr John M McFarlane Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman Feb 2020
Mr Michael John Hawker Non-Executive Director Dec 2020
Mr Christopher James Lynch Non-Executive Director Sep 2020
Mr Peter Ralph Marriott Non-Executive Director Jun 2013
Ms Margaret (Margie) Leone Seale Non-Executive Director Mar 2019
Ms Nerida Frances Caesar Non-Executive Director Sep 2017
Mr Peter Stanley Nash Non-Executive Director Mar 2018
Mr Steven (Steve) John Harker Non-Executive Director Mar 2019
Mr Peter Francis King Acting Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director Dec 2019
Mr Timothy (Tim) Hartin Company Secretary Nov 2011
Richard Burton Acting Chief Executive, Consumer
Curt Zuber Acting Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank
Gary Thursby Acting Chief Information Officer
Alastair Welsh Acting Group Executive, Enterprise Services
David McLean Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand
Guil Lima Chief Executive, Business
Jason Yetton Chief Executive, Specialist Businesses, Strategy & Transformation
Michael Rowland Chief Financial Officer
David Stephen Chief Risk Officer
Timothy (Tim) Hartin Company Secretary
Carolyn McCann Group Executive, Customer & Corporate Relations
Les Vance Group Executive, Financial Crime, Compliance & Conduct
Christine Parker Group Executive, Human Resources
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Top Share Holders

Data provided by Morningstar.
Name Shares Capital
Hsbc Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 804,970,476 22.29%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 528,649,872 14.64%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 226,608,549 6.27%
National Nominees Limited 120,260,184 3.33%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Limited <Agency Lending DRP A/C> 61,608,360 1.71%
BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <Drp> 37,299,817 1.03%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited <NT Comwlth Super Corp A/C> 28,734,255 0.80%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited <Colonial First State Inv A/C> 24,073,078 0.67%
Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited 15,545,000 0.43%
Pacific Custodians Pty Limited 13,576,005 0.38%
Argo Investments Limited 11,908,448 0.33%
Milton Corporation Limited 9,985,458 0.28%
Netwealth Investments Limited 8,490,625 0.24%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Hub24 Custodial Serv Ltd <Drp A/C> 6,096,187 0.17%
AMP Life Limited 5,699,451 0.16%
Australian Executor Trustees Limited 4,322,683 0.12%
Nulis Nominees (Australia) Limited 4,273,616 0.12%
Floralcrest Proprietary Limited 3,600,000 0.10%
Hsbc Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited A/C 2 3,048,930 0.08%
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Will Westpac pay an interim dividend in 2020?

Westpac’s 2020 interim dividend decision has been deferred and no dividend will be paid in June 2020.

When does Westpac pay its dividends?

Westpac typically pays dividends twice each year, in June and December.

Does Westpac offer a dividend reinvestment plan (DRP)?

Yes. Westpac’s DRP allows eligible shareholders to reinvest some or all of their dividends in additional Westpac ordinary shares with no transaction costs.