Closure of Reserve Bank Small Investor Bond Facility
From close of business Friday, 31 January 2014, existing investors will no longer be able to sell their holdings of Commonwealth Government Securities (CGS) through the Reserve Bank’s facility and the Reserve Bank will cease to provide registry services for the Australian Government (as represented by the Australian Office of Financial Management).
Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited will operate the registry commencing 4 February 2014. From this date, all registry services with the exception of the encashment of bearer securities and coupons will be provided by Computershare. Investors wishing to cash past due CGS bearer securities and coupons can continue to do so at the Sydney and Canberra offices of the Reserve Bank.
From 4 February 2014, all registry inquiries should be directed to Computershare as follows:
|Postal Address||GPO Box 2237, Melbourne VIC 3001|
|Phone (Australia)||1800 674 996|
|Phone (International)||+613 9415 4390|
Additionally, Computershare will provide a facility to allow small investors to sell their Commonwealth Government Securities back to the Australian Government. Further information about the facility can be found at www.aofm.gov.au.
Information regarding the purchase of Australian Government Bonds can be obtained from the following websites: