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AWB LIMITED (AWB)

Delisted from ASX 10/12/2010

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REGISTRY:
Computershare, Yarra Falls, 452 Johnston Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Tel : +61 3 9415 4000 or 1300 850 505
Fax : +61 3 9473 2500
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Address: Floors 15-21 , 380 La Trobe Street , MELBOURNE , VIC, AUSTRALIA, 3000
Tel:  (03) 9209 2000 Fax: (03) 9670 2782

Date first listed: 22/08/2001
Company Secretary: Logan Armstrong
Sector: Food & Staples Retailing Industry Group: XSJ
Activities: Wheat marketing and management
delisted at the request of the Company10/12/2010
we understand that all AWB Limited ordinary shares were transferred to Agrium South Pacific Pty Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Agrium - AWB shareholders received a fully franked special dividend of 15 cents per share and scheme consideration of $1.35 cash per share10/12/2010
the scheme of arrangement in relation to the acquisition of AWB by Agrium Inc. has today been implemented. All AWB Limited ordinary shares have been transferred to Agrium South Pacific Pty Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Agrium. An application to delist AWB from ASX will be made shortly03/12/2010
the securities of AWB Limited (the "Company") will be suspended from quotation at the close of trade today, 19 November 2010, at the request of the Company, following lodgement with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission and ASX of the Court orders approving the Scheme of Arrangement under which Agrium Inc. will acquire all the issued capital in the Company19/11/2010
we understand that on or about this date the company undertook, proposed to undertake or was the subject of the following corporate action: - Agrium Inc to acquire all of the issued capital of AWB - this corporate event may appear elsewhere in this company record19/11/2010
Class Action - company settles for $39.5 million including costs and fees15/02/2010
Class Action - a Second Further Amended Statement of Claim has been filed in this matter and the trial date is set for 30 November 200902/10/2009
Class Action - reports that former minister for foreign affairs, Alexander Downer, will be called to give evidence about his knowledge of AWB's payments to Saddam Hussein's regime16/09/2009
Class Action - a Further Amended Application and Further Amended Statement of Claim were filed in the proceeding11/03/2009
many shareholders in this company have unclaimed money due to them - deListed provides a tracing service for a small administration fee that identifies where people can find unclaimed monies arising from compulsory acquisitions and also from dividend distributions, super contributions, inoperative bank, building society or credit union accounts, bequests and other sources - please click here for access to our Lost shares, Lost money?? service17/11/2008
Class Action - the Statement of claim and application is amended31/10/2008
Class Action - AWB Limited advises that the class action filed on behalf of Mastafa and Ismail, two Iraqi widows who were bringing a claim against AWB on behalf of a class of Iraqi citizens, has been dismissed by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York - AWB had filed a motion to dismiss this class action complaint which has been granted by the Court - the plaintiffs have 30 days to lodge an appeal against the dismissal - AWB has previously stated that it was of the opinion that the case was ill-conceived and that it would vigorously defend the action26/09/2008
Class Action - between 6 May 2008 and 9 September 2008 there were various Direction Hearings at which: AWB sought additional discovery from group members; General discovery orders were made (limited to the applicants only and not group members); AWB foreshadowed further application regarding applicants' discovery; AWB abandoned application for further discovery and is ordered to pay certain costs; a first listing before new docket Judge - Justice Foster and applicants obtain timetable for proposed amendment to claim and expansion of class - the next Hearing date for applicants' notice of motion to amend claim and expand class is 31 October 200809/09/2008
Class Action - at a hearing today an application by AWB to strike out the claim against it, on the grounds that the Court cannot or should not consider questions relating to the United Nations and Iraq, was dismissed - the Court also directed that any 'Reply' to the Defence filed by AWB be lodged by 21 March 2008 and that categories of documents to be discovered by AWB be agreed between the parties by 11 April 2008 - the case is back in Court for further directions on 6 May 200819/02/2008
Class Action - the proceeding is ‘converted' into a proceeding under the class action regime of the Federal Court, being Part IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act and the defence in the original proceeding was ordered to be deemed the defence in the new proceeding09/10/2007
Class Action - AWB files a defence today and the matter is next listed before the Federal Court of Australia on 5 October 200710/09/2007
Class Action - after being served with the claim, AWB Ltd sought further particulars of the claims being made against the company - those particulars have since been supplied to AWB by the Applicants - in August the proceeding was converted from a proceeding under Order 6 rule 13 of the Federal Court Rules into a proceeding under Part IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act following an application brought by the Applicants and heard by Justice Gyles on 22 August 200722/08/2007
the Australian class action proceeding is being filed with the Federal Court in Sydney today17/04/2007
the law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, PLLC today filed a class action lawsuit against AWB Limited on behalf of American wheat farmers in the federal district court in New York City (AWB allegedly paid bribes and kickbacks to the Saddam Hussein regime in exchange for exclusive contracts for wheat sales under the United Nations' "Oil for Food Program" and to keep its competition -- American-grown wheat -- out of the Iraqi market - as a result, American farmers were stuck with an oversupply of wheat during that period which depressed the prices at which they could sell their wheat)16/04/2007
Maurice Blackburn Cashman has been instructed to commence proceedings against AWB Limited on behalf of its shareholders - proceedings will be filed soon - IMF (Australia) Ltd is funding the proceedings and has offered to fund litigation for AWB shareholders who are eligible to participate (Generally, those shareholders who purchased AWB shares on ASX between 11 March 2002 and 13 January 2006 and held some or all of those shares as at 13 January 2006 may participate) - shareholders interested in joining this action should contact Ben Slade, Jason Geisker or Juliana Tang at MBC on (02) 9261 1488, or register their interest by completing the AWB Registration Form31/01/2007
MBC has extended the registration period (for interested shareholders who acquired shares between 22 August 2001 and 16 January 2006) to 30 June 2006 after having regard to developments in the Cole inquiry - see note below for details of how to register14/06/2006
reports that Maurice Blackburn Cashman is investigating whether shareholders in AWB have a case for launching a class action against the company to recover share price losses - Ben Slade of MBC is reported to have said it was clear from evidence submitted in the Cole Inquiry and information given to the ASX by AWB about its dealings with the Iraqi Grains Board that shareholders were not advised of all information that could affect the share prices20/02/2006

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    Directors' on-market share transactions (last 5)

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    DATEDIRECTORNATURENUMBERPRICEAMOUNT
    03/12/2010Peter PolsonOn market30,000$1.350$40,500
    03/12/2010John SchmollOn market35,000$1.350$47,250
    03/12/2010Gordon DavisOn market865,000$1.350$1,167,750
    03/12/2010Fred GrimwadeOn market100,000$1.350$135,000
    03/12/2010Tony HowarthOn market63,174$1.350$85,285

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    Directors & Executives (current)

    NAMETITLEDATE OF APPT
    Peter PolsonChairman
    Robert BarryDeputy Chairman
    Paul InglebyCFO
    Fred GrimwadeIndependent Director
    John SimpsonDirector
    Steve ChamaretteDirector
    Brendan FitzgeraldDirector
    Warrick McClellandDirector
    Christopher MoffetDirector
    Delphine CassidyInvestor Relations

    Date of first appointment, title may have changed.

    Directors & Executives (former)

    NAMETITLEDATE OF APPOINTMENTDATE OF RESIGNATION
    Gordon DavisManaging Director11/09/200603/12/2010
    John SchmollNon Exec Director10/03/200503/12/2010
    Tony HowarthNon Exec Director10/03/200503/12/2010

    Date of first appointment, title may have changed.