Guide for New Investors
How to Buy Stapled Securities
A Stapled Security is a combination of separate securities that trade together as one security on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). A single Westfield Group Stapled Security comprises:
Westfield Group is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Code: WDC). To purchase or sell units you should contact your stockbroker. If you do not already have a stockbroker, you can call the ASX Broker Referral Service Line on:
131 279 or (+61 2) 9338 0000 (internationally) or go to their website: www.asx.com.au
For information on Australian Real Estate Investment Trust (A-REITs) click About A-REITs on the ASX website.
For more information on how to buy shares please go to
Please find below investor educational link from ASX website.
What you will receive as an Investor
As a Westfield Group Securityholder you will receive:
By becoming an electronic investor and registering your email address, you can receive via email Group news and announcements, dividend/distributions statements, taxation statements and annual reports.
Secure Access to Your Securityholding
Details 24 Hours a Day.
Online - You can go to /investors to access your securityholding information as well as extensive information on the Group including the latest press releases, results announcements, presentations and more.
To view your securityholding, you will need your SRN/HIN and will be asked to verify your postcode (inside Australia) or your country of residence (outside Australia).
Phone - You can confirm your holding balance, request forms and access distribution and trading information by phoning:
1300 132 211 or call +61 3 9415 4070 (outside Australia) then, pressing 2.
You will be asked to enter your SRN/HIN.
Westfield Group Securities
Westfield Group securities commenced trading on the Australian Stock Exchange on 5 July 2004 under the code 'WDC'.
A Westfield Group stapled security comprises:
Westfield Group Distribution Details
Your interim distribution will be paid at the end of August and your final distribution paid at the end of February. To ensure timely receipt of your distribution, please consider the following:
You can receive your distribution payment efficiently and safely by having it direct credited to your bank account. If you wish to register for direct credit, please complete the form and return it to the registry. This form can be downloaded from /investors or by phoning our Registry on 1300 132 211 (Please have your SRN/HIN available to quote). Alternatively, you can update your details directly online at /investors and by clicking on "Your Online Securityholding Details".
Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP)
The Westfield Group DRP was introduced in February 2005. You can elect to participate in the DRP by completing a DRP form, which can be downloaded from /investors/security-holder-forms/ or by phoning our Registry on 1300 132 211 (Please have your SRN/HIN available to quote). Alternatively, you can update your details directly online at /investors/principal-share-registry and by clicking on "Your Online Securityholding Details".
Tax File Number (TFN)
You are not requierd by law to provide your Tax File Number (TFN), Australian Business Number (ABN) or Exemption.
However, if you do not provide your TFN, ABN or Exemption, withholding tax at the highest marginal rate, currently 46.5% for Australian resident members, may be deducted from distributions paid to you. If you have not supplied this information and wish to do so, please advise our Registry or your sponsoring broker.
Alternatively, you can update your details directly online at /investors and by clicking on "Your Online Securityholding Details".
Annual Tax Statement and Tax Guide
The Annual Tax Statement and Tax Guide are dispatched to securityholders in July each year.
Copies of historic statements are also available at:
Un-presented Cheques & Unclaimed Funds
If you believe you have un-presented cheques please contact the Registry who will be able to do a search for you and assist you in recovering your funds. The Registry will be able to do a search going back seven years. Before this period, you would need to contact the NSW Office of State Revenue. If you believe you have unclaimed money please refer to the NSW Office of State Revenue westfield at www.osr.nsw.gov.au, where you can search for your funds and make a claim to recover your funds online.
Australian Capital Gains Tax Considerations
A Westfield Group stapled security comprises three seperate assets for capitl gains tax purposes. For capital gains tax purposes you need to apportion the cost of each stapled security and the proceeds on sale of each stapled security over the separate assets that make up the stapled security. This apportionment should be done on a reasonable basis. One possible method of apportionment is on the basis of the relative Net Tangible Assets (NTAs) of the individual entities.
These are set out by entity in the 'Taxation Information' of this site.
If you wish to receive a printed copy of the Annual Report, please contact the Registry Computershare Investor Services on 1300 132 211.