Westpac: 2005 off-market share buy-back


This page contains information about the off-market share buy-back that Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac) undertook in 2005.

This information applies to you if:

  • you are an individual not a company or trust
  • you are an Australian resident for tax purposes
  • you held shares in Westpac and participated in the 2005 off-market share buy-back
  • you did not acquire your shares under an employee share scheme, and
  • any gain or loss you made on the shares is regarded as a capital gain or capital loss - this means that you held your shares as an investment asset, not:
    • as trading stock
    • as part of carrying on a business, or
    • to make a short-term or 'one-off' commercial gain.
    Last modified: 14 Dec 2007QC 18802