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Corporations Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 8)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2009L04316
  • No longer in force
SLI 2009 No. 327 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Corporations Regulations 2001 in relation to specified details about the short selling disclosure in Part 7.9 of the Corporations Act 2001.
Administered by: Treasury
General Comments: This instrument was deemed to have been tabled in the House of Representatives on Thursday 26 November 2009. The House of Representatives sitting day that began on 26 November 2009 was not adjourned until Wednesday 2 December 2009. Under standing orders, a sitting day continues until the House adjourns. As a result, all instruments tabled from Thursday 26 November 2009 until Wednesday 2 December 2009 are deemed by the House of Representatives to have been tabled on Thursday 26 November 2009.
Made 25 Nov 2009
Registered 27 Nov 2009
Tabled HR 26 Nov 2009
Tabled Senate 01 Dec 2009
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Treasury (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Corporations Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 8)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 327

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Corporations Act 2001.

Dated 25 November 2009

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

CHRIS BOWEN


Contents

                        1     Name of Regulations                                                        2

                        2     Commencement                                                              2

                        3     Amendment of Corporations Regulations 2001                    2

                        4     Amendment of Corporations Regulations 2001                    2

Schedule 1             Amendment commencing on commencement of the Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Act 2008                                                                         3

Schedule 2             Amendments commencing on the day specified by the Minister by instrument in writing                                                                                      6

 

 


 

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Corporations Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 8).

2              Commencement

         (1)   These Regulations commence as follows:

                 (a)     on the commencement of Schedule 3 to the Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Act 2008 — regulations 1 to 3 and Schedule 1;

                (b)     on the day specified by the Minister by instrument in writing for this paragraph — regulation 4 and Schedule 2.

         (2)   However, if regulation 4 and Schedule 2 do not commence before 1 April 2010, they commence on that day.

3              Amendment of Corporations Regulations 2001

                Schedule 1 amends the Corporations Regulations 2001.

4              Amendment of Corporations Regulations 2001

                Schedule 2 amends the Corporations Regulations 2001.


Schedule 1        Amendment commencing on commencement of Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Act 2008

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           Part 7.9, after Division 14

insert

Division 15            Disclosure in relation to short sales covered by securities lending arrangement of listed section 1020B products

7.9.99     Interpretation – references to time

                A reference in this Division to a time is a reference to the legal time in Sydney, New South Wales.

7.9.100   Seller disclosure

         (1)   For paragraph 1020AB (3) (a) of the Act, the particulars that a seller must give in relation to a sale of a listed section 1020B product where the seller has a presently exercisable and unconditional right to vest the product in a buyer under a securities lending arrangement are as follows:

                (a)    the number of section 1020B products that the seller will vest in the buyer under the arrangement;

               (b)    a description of the product;

                (c)    the name of the entity that issued the product.

         (2)   For subparagraph 1020AB (3) (b) (i) of the Act, in relation to particulars mentioned in paragraphs (1) (a), (b), and (c):

                (a)    the seller mentioned in subparagraph 1020AB (1) (a) (i) of the Act must give the particulars at the time of entering into an agreement to sell; and

               (b)    the seller mentioned in subparagraph 1020AB (1) (a) (ii) of the Act must give the particulars on or before 9 am:

                          (i)    if the sale occurs after the start of the trading day but before 7 pm — on the next trading day after entering into an agreement to sell; and

                         (ii)    if the sale occurs after 7 pm but before the start of the next trading day — on the second trading day after entering into an agreement to sell.

         (3)   A reference to trading day in subregulation (2) is to a trading day of the market where the sale is executed or reported.

7.9.101   Licensee disclosure

         (1)   For paragraph 1020AC (2) (a) of the Act, the particulars that a financial services licensee must give in relation to information given to the licensee under section 1020AB of the Act in relation to a sale of a listed section 1020B product is the information specified in paragraphs 7.9.100 (1) (a), (b) and (c).

         (2)   For paragraph 1020AC (2) (b) of the Act:

                (a)    the time for disclosure of the information is on or before 9 am:

                          (i)    if the information is given to the licensee after the start of the trading day but before 7 pm — on the next trading day after the licensee is given the information under section 1020AB of the Act; and

                         (ii)    if the information is given to the licensee after 7 pm but before the start of the next trading day — on the second trading day after the licensee is given the information under section 1020AB of the Act; and

               (b)    the manner for disclosure of the information is by electronic transmission to the operator.

         (3)   A reference to trading day in subregulation (2) is to a trading day of the market where the information is given.

7.9.102   Public disclosure of information

         (1)   For paragraph 1020AD (2) (a) of the Act, the particulars which the operator of a licensed market must publicly disclose in relation to information given to the operator under section 1020AB or 1020AC of the Act in relation to a sale of a listed section 1020B product are the total number of each kind of section 1020B product that has been sold on a particular day and disclosed to the operator under section 1020AB or 1020AC of the Act.

         (2)   For subparagraph 1020AD (2) (b) (i) of the Act, the time for the disclosure of the information mentioned in subregulation (1) is:

                (a)    if the information is given to the licensee after the start of the trading day but before 7 pm — on the next trading day after the day the agreements to sell were entered into; and

               (b)    if the information is given to the licensee after 7 pm but before the start of the next trading day — on the second trading day after the day the agreements to sell were entered into.

         (3)   A reference to trading day in subregulation (2) is to a trading day of the market in relation to which the operator is responsible for disclosure of the information.

         (4)   For subparagraph 1020AD (2) (b) (ii) of the Act, the manner of public disclosure of the information mentioned in subregulation (1) is by publication:

                (a)    on the operator’s website; or

               (b)    in any other form that is easily accessible by the public.

Schedule 2        Amendments commencing on the day specified by the Minister by instrument in writing

(regulation 4)

 

[1]           Regulation 7.9.99

substitute

7.9.99     Interpretation

         (1)   In this Division:

reporting day, in relation to a short position, means a day on which the Sydney office of ASIC is open for business.

Meaning of short position

         (2)   In this Division, a short position is a position in relation to a section 1020B product in a listed entity where the quantity of the product which a person has is less than the quantity of the product which the person has an obligation to deliver.

         (3)   In subregulation (2), the person has the product if:

                (a)    the person is holding the product on the person’s own behalf; or

               (b)    another person is holding the product on the person’s behalf; or

                (c)    the person has entered into an agreement to buy the product but has not received it; or

               (d)    the person has vested title in the product in a borrower, or in an entity nominated by the borrower, under a securities lending arrangement.

         (4)   In subregulation (2), the product which the person has an obligation to deliver is the product which the person:

                (a)    has an obligation to deliver under a sale agreement where the product has not been delivered; or

               (b)    has an obligation to vest title in a lender under a securities lending arrangement; or

                (c)    has any other non-contingent legal obligation to deliver.

References to time

         (5)   A reference in this Division to a time is a reference to the legal time in Sydney, New South Wales.

[2]           Paragraph 7.9.100 (1) (c)

omit

the product.

insert

the product;

[3]           After paragraph 7.9.100 (1) (c)

insert

               (d)    the seller’s short position as at the close of business 3 reporting days before the day the particulars must be given under subregulation (4).   

[4]           After subregulation 7.9.100 (3)

insert

         (4)   For subparagraph 1020AB (3) (b) (i) of the Act, in relation to particulars mentioned in paragraph (1) (d), the seller must give the particulars:

                (a)    on or before 9 am on the third reporting day after entering into the agreement to sell that causes the short position to occur; and

               (b)    on or before 9 am on each subsequent reporting day as long as the seller has a short position.

         (5)   Paragraph (4) (b) applies whether or not the particulars about the short position have changed from that given on the previous day.

         (6)   For subparagraph 1020AB (3) (b) (ii) of the Act, in relation to particulars mentioned in paragraph (1) (d), the seller must give the particulars in the form required by ASIC.

         (7)   For subparagraphs 1020AB (4) (a) (ii) and (b) (ii) of the Act, in relation to the particulars mentioned in paragraph (1) (d), the entity is ASIC.

[5]           After regulation 7.9.100

insert

7.9.100A        Seller disclosure of existing short position

         (1)   If a seller has a short position which arises from an agreement to sell, entered into before commencement of this regulation, the seller must give particulars about the short position as at the close of business on the day this regulation commences:

                (a)    on or before 9 am on the third reporting day after commencement of this regulation; and

               (b)    on or before 9 am on each subsequent reporting day as long as the seller has a short position.

         (2)   The particulars must be given to ASIC in the form required by ASIC.

[6]           After subregulation 7.9.102 (1)

insert

      (1A)   For paragraph 1020AD (2) (a) of the Act, the particulars which ASIC must publicly disclose in relation to information given to it under section 1020AB of the Act in relation to a sale of a listed section 1020B product are the total of all short positions in a product issued by a listed entity that have been disclosed to ASIC under section 1020AB of the Act on the previous reporting day.

[7]           After subregulation 7.9.102 (3)

insert

      (3A)   For subparagraph 1020AD (2) (b) (i) of the Act, the time for the disclosure of the information mentioned in subregulation (1A) is the first reporting day after the day the information is received.

[8]           After subregulation 7.9.102 (4)

insert

         (5)   For subparagraph 1020AD (2) (b) (ii) of the Act, the manner of public disclosure of the information mentioned in subregulation (1A) is by publication:

                (a)    on ASIC’s website; or

               (b)    in any other form that is readily accessible by the public.


Note

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