Unconditional Off-market cash Takeover Offer by BESIX Group SA to acquire all the ordinary shares in Watpac Limited (ASX code: WTP)

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Notice reference number: 1242.18.11
Date published: 01/11/18
Effective as of: 01/11/18
Last updated: 01/11/18

This Notice is being issued to provide Participants with further information in relation to the bid and details the acceptance process through CHESS.

What do I need to do by when?

Bid Details:






Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited

Target Issuer:

Watpac Limited

Target ASX Code:


Takeover Code/Consideration

WTPNWD – at $0.92 cash for each WTP Share (Non-withholding Declaration provided)

WTP001 - at $0.92 cash for each WTP Share (Non-withholding Declaration not provided)


Offer Terms:

Offer Open Date:

Wednesday, 01 November 2018

Offer Close Date:

6:00pm (Brisbane time) on Monday, 03 December 2018 (unless extended or withdrawn)


CHESS will process acceptance messages until 6:00pm (Brisbane time) on Monday, 03 December 2018 or in the event that the bid is extended, such other time as may be notified by bidder to the market.


The WTP bid is unconditional and a shareholder may only accept the offer in relation to all of their WTP shares held at the time the acceptance is processed.


For further information regarding the Offer, please contact the Offer Information Line, on 1300 217 429 (toll-free within Australia) or +61 2 8022 7919 (from outside Australia), Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm (Brisbane Time), or consult your financial or other professional advisor.

Need more information?

Issued by

Sherly Tatang, Post Trade Operations

Contact information

Sherly Tatang

1800 623 571

General Information

Participants should refer to Section 13 of the CHESS Procedure Guidelines for Participants and Section 14 of the ASX Settlement Operating Rules for further information concerning the processing of Takeover Acceptance Messages for a CHESS Holding of securities.  Some of these issues are summarised below.

A Participant must initiate acceptance of an offer by transmission of an EIS type ‘031’ message (Takeover Acceptance) where the securities in question are held in a CHESS Holding. The Participant will receive a ‘032’ message (Effected Takeover Acceptance) from CHESS in response.

In addition to the electronic notification to the Participant, paper notification will be sent directly to the Holder as securities are reserved in an offer-accepted subposition. Any change to the balance of securities in subposition will generate further electronic advice to the Participant and paper advice to the Holder.

Where a Participant receives instructions from a Sponsored Holder, the Participant is required under the ASX Settlement Operating Rules to initiate acceptance of an offer:

if the Holder specifies the time when or by which the offer must be accepted, in accordance with those instructions; otherwise

by End of Day on the date of receipt of instructions from the Holder. Where the offer closes on the date of receipt of instructions then prior to the close of the offer.

Participants should therefore retain, as a minimum, a record of the date on which instructions to accept an offer are received from a Sponsored Holder.