Melbourne, Australia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 4, 2023) – Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) (TSX: NCM) (PNGX: NCM) announces that the Newcrest Directors have determined to pay a fully franked special dividend of US$1.10 (Special Dividend) in respect of Newcrest shares held on the Special Dividend Record Date, being 7.00pm (AEDT) on 19 October 2023.
Payment of the Special Dividend is conditional on the proposed scheme of arrangement (Scheme), under which Newcrest will be acquired by Newmont Corporation (via its subsidiary, Newmont Overseas Holdings Pty Ltd), becoming effective. If the Scheme becomes effective, the Special Dividend will be paid on 27 October 2023.
The key dates in relation to the Special Dividend are set out in the table below.
|Ex-Dividend Date||18 October 2023|
|Currency Conversion Date||18 October 2023|
|Record Date||7.00pm (AEDT) on 19 October 2023|
|Election Date – final date to elect to receive foreign currency||19 October 2023|
|Payment Date||27 October 2023|
The currencies in which dividend payments will be made are included in the table below:
|Currency to be paid||Shareholders|
|Australian dollars||Shareholders who will not be paid US dollars, PNG kina or NZ dollars in accordance with the circumstances set out below.|
|US dollars||Shareholders who:
|Papua New Guinea kina||Shareholders:
|NZ dollars||Shareholders who have nominated a NZ dollar bank account domiciled in New Zealand by 5:00pm (AEDT) on 19 October 2023, being the Election Date.|
Payments made in Australian dollars, Papua New Guinea kina and New Zealand dollars will be converted from US dollars at the prevailing exchange rate on 18 October 2023, being the Currency Conversion Date.
Mandatory Direct Credit of dividends applies to shareholders with a registered address in Australia, Papua New Guinea or New Zealand. Those shareholders are unable to receive their dividend by way of cheque.
Suspension of Dividend Reinvestment Plan
The Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) will not apply to the Special Dividend as the Newcrest Board suspended the DRP with effect from 11 August 2023.
Shareholder Information Line
If you have any questions in relation to the Scheme, please contact the Newcrest Shareholder Information Line on 1800 425 578 (within Australia) or +61 1800 425 578 (outside Australia), between 8.30am and 7.30pm (Melbourne time), Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
Authorised by the Newcrest Board
For further information please contact
+61 3 9522 5570
+61 450 541 389
+61 3 9522 5298
+61 438 355 511
North American Investor Enquiries
+1 604 335 9202
+1 604 240 2998
+61 3 9522 4264
+61 436 677 220
This information is available on our website at www.newcrest.com