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Computershare, Level 3, 60 Carrington Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel : +61 (0)3 9415 4000 or 1300 850 505 (within Australia)
Fax : +61 2 8235 8150
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Address: MFS House , 5 Hicks Street , SOUTHPORT , QLD, AUSTRALIA, 4215
Tel:  (07) 5557 7700 Fax: (07) 5557 8622

Date first listed: 12/10/1970
Company Secretary: Mr David Mark Anderson
Sector: Consumer Services
Industry Group: XDJ
Activities: MFS is an investment company with a diverse business mix consisting of funds management, tourism and structured finance & advisory businesses which operate throughout Australia and New Zealand. MFS??? core business is the creation, ongoing management, con

Former Chief Financial Officer of Octaviar Limited, Mr David Mark Anderson, of the Gold Coast, Queensland, appeared in Southport Magistrates Court charged with twenty-six counts of fraud under the Criminal Code (Queensland). ASIC alleges that between 18 June 2012 and 21 September 2015, Mr Anderson, while a director of Octaviar Investment Holdings No 3 Pty Ltd (OIH3), dishonestly applied $4,611,571.86 of OIH3 money for his own use.


reports in the SMH that on the first day of liquidators' examinations into MFS, now Octaviar, David John Kennedy (employed as chief operating officer) described uncontrolled spending of MFS executives, ''Mickey Mouse'' approval processes and a hostile culture in which the company's chairman, former Liberal leader Andrew Peacock, screamed at staff - Mr Kennedy told the NSW Supreme Court he started work for MFS in May 2007, as chief operating officer - a role that no one at MFS ever lasted long in - he said real decisions were made at board level, and that Michael King was ''the decision-maker'' - an internal investment approval committee could reject a proposal, only to have Mr King override the decision and approve it anyway


reports that a company founded by former Octaviar finance director David Anderson was paid more than $940,000 in ''professional fees'' from early October last year to September this year


William Fletcher and Katherine Barnet of Bentleys are appointed as Liquidators of Octaviar Limited and Octaviar Administration Pty Ltd.


delisted following failure to pay listing fees


the administrators are appointed provisional liquidators


the sale by Octaviar Stella Holdings P/L of its shares in Global Voyager Holdings P/L is completed


a loss declaration has been issued and the capital loss can therefore be claimed in the financial year the declaration is issued


administrators advise there will be no further interest payments to Noteholders


the Public Trustee of Queensland wants to set aside resolutions to execute the DOCA and appoint the Deed Administrators - this hearing is set down for 6 March 2009


all shareholdings on the register are converted to issuer sponsored


liquidators are appointed to Octaviar Investment Notes Limited


the winding up hearing is adjourned to 6 March 2009


the adjourned winding up hearing is due to be heard today in the Supreme Court of QLD


creditors decide the company will enter into a Deed of Company Arrangement proposed by Fortress


second meeting of creditors to be held 17 December to consider various matters including that the company execute a Deed of Company Arrangement


the convening period for the second meeting of creditors is extended to 10 December 2008 - this is so as to allow the Administrators sufficient time to fully investigate the companies business, property, affairs and financial circumstances as required by the Corporations Act and to allow the Administrators sufficient time to form an opinion whether it is in the creditors best interests for the companies to execute a deed of company arrangement or that the companies be wound up


Arctic Capital acquires the share capital of Living and Leisure Australia Management Limited from Octaviar Financial Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Octaviar Limited


Class Action - Maurice Blackburn will mount and IMF (Australia) Ltd ('IMF') is proposing to fund a shareholder class action against the listed public company, Octaviar Limited ("OCV") (formerly known as MFS Limited ("MFS")) for losses caused by MFS' alleged breaches of its continuous disclosure obligations - shareholders who purchased MFS (now known as Octaviar) shares during the period from 21 August 2007 to 22 January 2008, may be entitled to seek compensation or damages for losses


at their first meeting today, creditors resolve to appoint a committee of creditors to consult with and receive reports from the administrators


John Greig and Nicholas Harwood are appointed voluntary administrators - receivers and managers Stephen Parbery and Anthony Sims of PPB are also appointed and will consider the various restructure proposals available - these measures never augur well for shareholders as creditors interests prevail - shareholder queries should be directed to the administrators on (07) 3308 7000


the Noteholders have requested an extension to the deadline for acceptance of the proposal to them and that has been extended to 30 September 2008


the company reports on developments with its negotiations with creditors


the application for a court to consider a winding up order is adjourned to 9 & 10 September and it is anticipated that Trust Company Fiduciary Services Limited will become the trustee


the company is to put offers to creditors and notes that the proposals would deliver a better return for all creditors and allow Octaviar to continue as a going concern rather than for the company to be wound up which is a worse case scenario


as previously announced the Octaviar Group needs to reach an accommodation with its large creditors so as to align the obligations to those creditors with the realisation of the Group's assets - it continues in discussions with the large creditors regarding such an accommodation - developments regarding these large creditors since the announcement of 5 June 2008 are set out in an update released today


a wholly owned subsidiary of Octaviar Limited has entered into a call option deed granting Wellington Capital Limited an option to purchase its shareholding in Octaviar Investment Management Limited, the responsible entity of a number of income funds including the Octaviar Premium Income Fund - that call option has now been exercised and the shares in the responsible entity are now held by Wellington Capital Limited


company issues an update - there continues to be uncertainty as to whether an accommodation can be achieved with the major creditors


the Public Trustee of Queensland files separate applications in the Supreme Court of Queensland seeking winding up orders in relation to the following companies: • Octaviar Limited • Octaviar Investment Notes Limited • Octaviar Investment Bonds Limited • Octaviar Financial Services Limited


Living and Leisure Australia (LLA) issues a recapitalisation proposal update - it says among other things that "If Octaviar Limited is forced into any form of external administration as a consequence of the issues that it is facing, as announced by Octaviar Limited to ASX last week, that could have an adverse effect on the ability of LLA and Arctic to satisfy the condition precedent in the underwriting agreement which requires the responsible entity of LLA to be acquired by Arctic"


the company issues an update - as previously announced the Group needs to reach an accommodation with its larger unsecured creditors such that the orderly realisation of the investment in the Stella Group can occur within the same timeframe as the amounts owing to these creditors become due and payable - there continues to be uncertainty as to whether such an accommodation can be achieved


GEO Property Group (GEO/Group) has exchanged binding agreements to acquire all of the shares in the responsible entity of the GEO Property Trust, as part of its transition to internal management - completion of the acquisition is subject to typical conditions precedent - the responsible entity is to be acquired from Octaviar Financial Services Limited (OFSL) for $2.5 million, representing approximately 0.3% of assets under management (as at 31 December 2007) plus the net asset value of the responsible entity as at the date of completion - the net assets will be in cash


Octaviar Limited today announced that a wholly owned subsidiary had entered into a call option deed granting Wellington Capital Limited ACN 114 248 458 (Wellington Capital) an option to purchase its shareholding in Octaviar Investment Management Limited ACN 101 634 146 (Octaviar IM), the responsible entity of: • Octaviar Premium Income Fund ARSN 090 687 577 • Octaviar Wholesale Premium Income Fund ARSN 107 973 071 • Octaviar Cash Enhanced Fund ARSN 118 285 760 • Octaviar Maximum Yield Fund ARSN 109 106 658 • Octaviar Dynamic Growth Equity Fund ARSN 121 883 020 - the Company will pay Wellington Capital a management fee in relation to Wellington Capital's management of OIM and its underlying funds


GEO Property Group (GEO) is finalising negotiations with Octaviar Limited (previously known as MFS Limited) for the purchase of all of the shares in the responsible entity of GEO Property Trust - if these negotiations are completed, GEO Property Group will become internally managed rather than being externally managed by a subsidiary of Octaviar Limited


company advises that the interest payment in relation to the Octaviar Stapled Securities (ASX: OCVG) has been made today as scheduled


company releases its Interim Financial Report and Appendix 4D for the half year ended 31 December 2007


name changed from MFS Limited


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Can you advise when liquidation officially ended and company was officially wound up to enable claiming of losses.   I am assuming no return of capital occurred.



17/07/2018 19:20:04
How can I update my address to receive further correspondence from the Receivers & Managers with regards Octaviar.  27/04/2015 15:49:14
I did not take a loss in 2009 and now need to wait until the company is wound up - any idea when this will happen ?01/04/2015 14:59:22
loss declaration issued 26/06/2009 - see News & Events above04/03/2013 14:11:20
When will a loss declaration be issued?18/11/2012 21:46:45

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    Directors' on-market share transactions (last 5)

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    Purchases Sales

    17/01/2008Paul MankaOn market4,976,835$1.041$5,179,390
    21/11/2007Paul MankaOn market100,000$4.781$478,080
    13/11/2007Michael KingOn market51,160$4.884$249,886
    18/10/2007Michael KingOn market150,000$4.944$741,555
    04/10/2007Rolf KrecklenbergOn market101,049$4.933$498,444

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    Directors & Executives (current)

    Paul MankaChairman15/07/1999
    Barry CroninIndependent Director
    Christopher ScottExecutive Director25/03/2008
    David BurkeDirector25/03/2008

    Date of first appointment, title may have changed.

    Directors & Executives (former)

    Craig ChapmanExecutive Director, CEO25/03/200807/05/2008
    Andrew PeacockChairman01/07/200702/05/2008
    Geoffrey WilliamsIndependent Director17/08/200423/04/2008
    Rolf KrecklenbergExecutive Director14/04/200529/02/2008
    Michael KingExecutive Director, CEO15/07/199921/01/2008
    Philip AdamsManaging Director15/07/199930/06/2007
    Terry O'DwyerManaging Director16/03/200519/03/2007
    Tony SmithExecutive Director16/03/200525/11/2005

    Date of first appointment, title may have changed.