Westpac Subordinated Notes redemption
On 21 June 2017, Westpac Banking Corporation announced it will redeem all of its Westpac Subordinated Notes (representing 16,762,190 Westpac Subordinated Notes at $100 each) on their first optional Redemption Date of 23 August 2017, in accordance with their conditions (WSN Conditions).
Each holder of Westpac Subordinated Notes will be paid the face value of $100 and a final interest payment of $1.1305 (for the interest period from, and including, 23 May 2017 to, but excluding, 23 August 2017) for each Westpac Subordinated Note held on the register on 15 August 2017 (the record date for the final payments).
All payments will be made in accordance with the WSN Conditions. The last day of trading in Westpac Subordinated Notes on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will be 11 August 2017. Westpac Subordinated Notes trade under the ASX code WBCHA.
Below is a copy of the ASX announcement and redemption notice which were lodged with ASX on 21 June 2017. The ASX announcement (including the redemption notice) provides formal notice of the early redemption of Westpac Subordinated Notes to all Westpac Subordinated Note holders, the Registrar and ASX in accordance with the WSN Conditions.
For further information, call the Westpac Subordinated Notes information line (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm Sydney time), on +61 1300 551 472.
About Westpac Subordinated Notes
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The Westpac Subordinated Notes Offer is closed.
On 23 August 2012, Westpac Banking Corporation (ABN 33 007 457 141, AFSL 233714) (“Westpac”) issued 16,762,190 Westpac Subordinated Notes, at an Issue Price of $100 each, raising approximately A$1.68 billion of Tier 2 capital. Westpac Subordinated Notes commenced trading on ASX on a deferred settlement basis on 24 August 2012 and on a normal settlement basis on 31 August 2012, under the ASX code “WBCHA”.
What are Westpac Subordinated Notes?
Westpac Subordinated Notes:
- are fully paid, registered, unsecured, subordinated debt obligations of Westpac, with a Face Value of A$100 per Westpac Subordinated Note;
- pay interest quarterly in arrear, at a fixed Margin of 2.75% per annum plus the 90 day Bank Bill Rate. The 90 day Bank Bill Rate is set on the first Business Day of each Interest Period. The Interest Rate will vary each quarter based on changes in the 90 day Bank Bill Rate;
- must be redeemed by Westpac on the Maturity Date, 23 August 2022, unless Westpac is not Solvent at the time the payment is due, or will not be Solvent after making the payment (unless redeemed earlier by Westpac); and
- are subordinated to claims of Senior Creditors of Westpac.
Interest is not deferrable or subject to Westpac’s discretion (unless Westpac is not Solvent at the time payment is due or would not be Solvent immediately after making the payment).
Further details on Westpac Subordinated Notes are included in the Westpac Subordinated Notes Information Memorandum.
Key dates for Westpac Subordinated Notes
|Issue Date||23 August 2012|
|Westpac Subordinated Notes commenced trading on ASX on a deferred settlement basis||24 August 2012|
|Holding statements dispatched on||30 August 2012|
|Westpac Subordinated Notes commenced trading on ASX on a normal settlement basis||31 August 2012|
|Record Date for first interest payment||15 November 2012|
|First Interest Payment Date*||23 November 2012|
|First optional Redemption Date^||23 August 2017|
|Maturity Date||23 August 2022|
* Interest in respect of a Westpac Subordinated Note is payable quarterly in arrear on 23 February, 23 May, 23 August and 23 November of each year, commencing on 23 November 2012, to and including the Maturity Date or any earlier Redemption Date. If any of these scheduled dates are not Business Days, then the payment will occur on the following Business Day.
^ The first optional Redemption Date will be 23 August 2017, subject to APRA’s prior written consent. There can be no certainty that APRA will provide its consent in respect of any early redemption.
Interest payments on Westpac Subordinated Notes
Westpac Subordinated Notes pay a floating rate of interest equal to the sum of the Margin and the 90 day Bank Bill Rate, paid in cash, quarterly in arrear.
The Margin is 2.75% per annum. It was determined following the Bookbuild and will not change.
The 90 day Bank Bill Rate is set on the first Business Day of each Interest Period. The Interest Rate will vary each quarter based upon changes in the 90 day Bank Bill Rate.
The Interest Rate and the 90 day Bank Bill Rate for each Interest Period will be announced to ASX and can be obtained from this website.
Interest payable on each Westpac Subordinated Note is calculated as follows:
Interest = (Face Value x Interest Rate x N) divided by 365
Face Value is A$100;
Interest Rate is the 90 day Bank Bill Rate + Margin, which is 2.75%; and
N is the number of days in the Interest Period.
Payment and record dates
|Interest Payment Date||Relevant Record Date||Ex-interest payment date|
|23 August 2017||15 August 2017||14 August 2017|
|Interest payment date||90 day bank bill rate||Interest rate||Interest amount per Westpac Subordinated Note||Number of days in the interest period|
|23 August 2017||1.7350% p.a.||4.4850% p.a.||$1.1305||92|
|23 May 2017||1.7800% p.a.||4.5300% p.a.||$1.1046||89|
|23 February 2017||1.7550% p.a.||4.5050% p.a.||$1.1355||92|
|23 November 2016||1.7250% p.a.||4.4750% p.a.||$1.1279||92|
|23 August 2016||1.9950% p.a.||4.7450% p.a.||$1.1960||92|
|23 May 2016||2.2800% p.a||5.0300% p.a||$1.2403||90|
|23 February 2016||2.2500% p.a.||5.0000% p.a.||$1.2603||92|
|23 November 2015||2.1150% p.a.||4.8650% p.a.||$1.2262||92|
|25 August 2015||2.1250% p.a.||4.8750% p.a.||$1.2288||92|
|25 May 2015||2.3167% p.a.||5.0667% p.a.||$1.2354||89|
|23 February 2015||2.7250% p.a.||5.4750% p.a.||$1.3800||92|
|24 November 2014||2.6350% p.a.||5.3850% p.a.||$1.3573||92|
|25 August 2014||2.6900% p.a.||5.4400% p.a.||$1.3712||92|
|23 May 2014||2.6267% p.a.||5.3767% p.a.||$1.3110||89|
|24 February 2014||2.5850% p.a.||5.3350% p.a.||$1.3447||92|
|25 November 2013||2.5892% p.a.||5.3392% p.a.||$1.3458||92|
|23 August 2013||2.8100% p.a.||5.5600% p.a.||$1.4014||92|
|23 May 2013||2.9783% p.a.||5.7283% p.a.||$1.3968||89|
|25 February 2013||3.27% p.a.||6.02% p.a.||$1.5174||92|
|23 November 2012||3.62% p.a.||6.37% p.a.||$1.6056||92|
Interest in respect of a Westpac Subordinated Note is payable quarterly in arrear on 23 February, 23 May, 23 August and 23 November of each year, commencing on 23 November 2012 to and including the Maturity Date or any earlier Redemption Date. If any of these scheduled dates are not Business Days, then the payment will occur on the following Business Day.
Maturity date and early redemption by Westpac
The Maturity Date is the 10th anniversary of the Issue Date (23 August 2022). Westpac Subordinated Notes must be redeemed by Westpac on the Maturity Date unless Westpac is not Solvent at the time the payment is due, or will not be Solvent after making the payment (unless redeemed earlier by Westpac).
Westpac Subordinated Notes may be redeemed earlier at Westpac’s option on 23 August 2017 (or any Interest Payment Date thereafter) or for certain taxation or regulatory reasons, in each case subject to APRA’s prior written consent. There can be no certainty that Westpac will choose to redeem the Westpac Subordinated Notes early, nor that APRA would provide its consent in respect of any early redemption.
Holders cannot request redemption of their Westpac Subordinated Notes prior to the Maturity Date. However, to realise an investment in Westpac Subordinated Notes, Holders can sell their Westpac Subordinated Notes on ASX at the prevailing market price, subject to the liquidity of that market.
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If you have any questions regarding the Westpac Subordinated Notes, please call the Westpac Subordinated Notes Information Line on +61 1300 551 472 (local call cost within Australia), Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm, Sydney time.
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