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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 6 - TAKEOVERS  

PART 6.5 - THE TAKEOVER PROCEDURE  

Division 4 - Updating and correcting the bidder's statement and target's statement  

SECTION 644  SUPPLEMENTARY TARGET'S STATEMENT  

644(1)  [ Obligation to prepare]  


If a target becomes aware of:


(a) a misleading or deceptive statement in the target's statement; or


(b) an omission from the target's statement of information required by section 638; or


(c) a new circumstance that:


(i) has arisen since the target's statement was lodged; and

(ii) would have been required by section 638 to be included in the target's statement if it had arisen before the target's statement was lodged;

that is material from the point of view of a holder of bid class securities, the target must prepare a supplementary target's statement that remedies this defect.

Note 1: The target must then send and lodge the supplementary target's statement in accordance with section 647.

Note 2: Section 670A makes it an offence to give a target's statement after the target has become aware of a misleading or deceptive statement, omission or new circumstance that is material from the point of view of a holder of securities to whom the statement is given (unless the deficiency is corrected).

Note 3: The power to issue a supplementary target's statement is not limited to the situations dealt with in this section.

Note 4: This section applies to a target's statement that has already been previously supplemented.

644(2)  [ Strict liability offence]  

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For an offence based on subsection (1), strict liability applies to the conduct, that the target must prepare a supplementary target's statement that remedies the defect.

Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .


 



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