Shareholder Frequently Asked Questions
Who maintains the Santos Share Registry?
Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited
452 Johnston Street
Abbotsford Vic 3067
GPO Box 2975
Melbourne Vic 3001
Phone: 1300 017 716 (within Australia) or +61 3 9938 4343 (outside Australia)
Facsimile: +61 3 9473 2500
What are the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) codes for Santos?
Ordinary shares: STO
Santos Warrants are not issued by Santos Ltd.
Where do I find the details of a particular warrant series?
The disclosure document (also called an offering circular or a Product Disclosure Statement) contains the terms of issue of the warrant series and information relevant to the credit worthiness of the issuer. You can obtain disclosure documents from the warrant issuer, your broker, or the ASX website.
Why do I receive a holding statement rather than a share certificate?
Ownership of the shares is recorded electronically and evidenced by a statement, rather than a certificate.
Share certificates are no longer recognised as evidence of ownership, instead each shareholder receives a holding statement which details all movements on their shareholding, including purchases, sales, and corporate actions.
What does Issuer Sponsored mean?
An Issuer Sponsored holding is maintained by Computershare, which maintains all details relating to the holding. All Santos shares quoted on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) are required to be uncertificated.
Issuer sponsorship is the means by which shareholders must hold their shares in uncertificated form if they are not sponsored by a participant in CHESS, such as a sharebroker.
Your Issuer Sponsored holdings can be identified by an 'I' at the start of your Shareholder Reference Number (SRN) which is printed on your holding statement. When your shares are Issuer Sponsored, you are free to trade them through any broker. You give your nominated broker permission to access your holding when you buy or sell shares.
What does Broker Sponsored mean?
If your shares are Broker Sponsored, you will have a Holder Identification Number (HIN) allocated to you that is prefixed with an 'X'. All on-market transactions in Santos securities are advised electronically to the Santos Share Registry through CHESS (Clearing House Electronic Subregister System).
When your shares are Broker Sponsored, you are only able to sell them through that broker. If you wish to use a different broker you will need to arrange to have the holding transferred.
I’ve changed my address. Who should I advise?
For Issuer Sponsored Shares: You will need to advise Computershare in writing. A Change of Address form can be accessed on their website www.computershare.com
For Broker Sponsored Shares: You will need to notify your broker in writing of your change of address.
How do I add or remove my name from the Annual Report mailing list?
Contact Computershare on: 1300 017 716 (within Australia) or +61 3 9938 4343 (outside Australia). Shareholders who choose not to receive a paper copy of these reports will continue to receive all other shareholder information including Distribution Statements and notices of all Shareholder Meetings. Annual Reports can be viewed at the Annual Reports page on this website.
Where can I get more information about buying and selling shares?
Apart from your stockbroker, you can visit the Australian Securities Exchange website. This site provides a wealth of information as well as a broker referral service.
What is the balance of my shareholding?
The balance of your shareholding, payment history and account details can be viewed at www.computershare.com where you will be asked to provide your details and Security Reference Number (SRN) or Holder Identification Number (HIN), together with the registered postcode.
Can I transfer my shares to someone else?
Yes. How you transfer your securities will depend upon your individual circumstances.
If you are CHESS Sponsored, you will need to contact your sponsoring broker who will arrange the transfer on your behalf.
If you are Issuer Sponsored and wish to transfer your shares to another person you will need to complete an Off-market Transfer form.
Transfers must be validly completed and signed and must meet the issuer’s conditions of transfer.
When are dividends paid?
Likely dates for the payment of dividends during the current financial year can be found at the Reporting Timetable page of this website.
Does Santos have a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP)?
Yes. Information about the DRP and how to participate can be viewed at the Dividend Reinvestment Plan page on this website.