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Computershare Sydney
6 Hope St Ermington NSW 2115
Tel : +61 (0)3 9415 4000 or 1300 850 505 (within Australia)
Fax : +61 2 8235 8150
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Company details
Address: Level 1, 46-52 Mountain Street, ULTIMO, NSW, AUSTRALIA, 2007
Tel:  (02) 9251 6999 Fax: (02) 9295 0163

Date first listed: 20/07/1999

Sector: Media
Industry Group: XDJ
Activities: Subscription television provider, offering primarily digital satellite services to customers in regional and rural areas - also dial-up internet and mobile phone services

delisted following completion of the scheme of arrangement whereby all of the Company¿s shares were acquired by FOXTEL Management Pty Ltd.


we understand the consideration for Austar's shares was $1.52 cash per share


the Scheme of Arrangement (Scheme) relating to FOXTEL Management" Pty Ltd (FOXTEL) acquisition of AUSTAR has today been implemented. In accordance with the Scheme, all AUSTAR shares not already controlled by Liberty Global, Inc (LGI) have been transferred to LGI Bidco Pty Limited (a subsidiary of LGI). Consideration of $1.52 cash per share is being despatched to Scheme Shareholders from today


we understand that on or about this date the company undertook, proposed to undertake or was the subject of the following corporate action: - FOXTEL to acquire AUSTAR by a series of transactions - this corporate event may appear elsewhere in this company record


The securities of Austar United Communications Limited (the "Company") will be suspended from quotation at the close of trading today, Monday 16 April 2012, at the request of the Company, following lodgement with ASIC of the court orders in relation to the scheme of arrangement under which FOXTEL Management Pty Ltd will acquire all of the Company" shares.


Austar makes a return of capital to shareholders of $0.2368 per share - shareholders need to reduce the cost base and reduced cost base of each share by $0.2368 - for each share that had a cost base of less than $0.2368, the difference is a capital gain in 2007-08


we understand that on or about this date the company made a capital return of 23 cents per share


company makes a capital return of $0.16 per share (paid 20 Sept, record date for entitlement 6 September 2006) - for each share that had a cost base equal to or more than $0.16, investors reduce the cost base and reduced cost base by $0.16 - for each share that had a cost base of less than $0.16, investors made a capital gain equal to the difference between the cost base and $0.16 ($0.16 minus the cost base) - investors also reduce the cost base and reduced cost base of each share to nil

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    Directors' on-market share transactions (last 5)

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    Purchases Sales

    02/03/2009John PorterOn market750,000$0.800$600,000
    27/02/2009John PorterOn market250,000$0.825$206,250
    26/02/2009John PorterOn market2,600,000$0.841$2,186,600
    15/12/2008Roger AmosOn market14,500$0.680$9,860
    05/12/2008John PorterOn market1,200,000$0.712$853,920

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    Directors & Executives (current)
    Michael FriesChairman16/06/1999
    Timothy DowningDeputy Chairman, Independent Director23/06/1999
    John PorterCEO, Executive Director23/06/1999
    Philip KnoxCFO
    Roger AmosNon Exec Director29/05/2008
    John DickNon Exec Director22/04/2002
    Balan NairNon Exec Director24/02/2009
    Bernard DvorakNon Exec Director
    Deanne WeirCompany Secretary

    Date of first appointment, title may have changed.

    SPECIAL NOTE: During May 2024 we are working to remove duplications in the Company Secretary role.

    Directors & Executives (former)
    Shane O'NeillNon Exec Director05/01/200623/09/2011
    Gene SchneiderNon Exec Director23/06/199917/10/2008
    Justin GardenerNon Exec Director23/06/199929/05/2008
    William FerrisNon Exec Chairman23/04/200315/12/2005
    David JonesNon Exec Director23/04/200315/12/2005
    Howard MorganNon Exec Director23/04/200315/12/2005
    Mark SchneiderNon Exec Director14/07/2003
    Leonard HarlanNon Exec Director23/04/200314/07/2003
    John RiordanNon Exec Director01/06/199917/04/2003

    Date of first appointment, title may have changed.