CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 6 - TAKEOVERS  

PART 6.4 - FORMULATING THE TAKEOVER OFFER  

Division 1 - General  

SECTION 620   OFF-MARKET BID (OFFER FORMALITIES)  

620(1)   [ Content of bid]  

Each offer under an off-market bid must:


(a) be in writing; and


(b) have the same date; and


(c) provide that, unless withdrawn, it will remain open until the end of the offer period (see section 624); and


(d) state how, and when, the bidder is to satisfy their obligations.

620(2)   [ Payment of consideration]  

Each offer must provide that the bidder is to pay or provide the consideration for the offer:


(a) if the bidder is given the necessary transfer documents with the acceptance - by the end of whichever of the following periods ends earlier:


(i) 1 month after the offer is accepted or, if the offer is subject to a defeating condition, within 1 month after the takeover contract becomes unconditional

(ii) 21 days after the end of the offer period; or


(b) if the bidder is given the necessary transfer documents after the acceptance and before the end of the bid period - within 1 month after the bidder is given the necessary transfer documents; or


(c) if the bidder is given the necessary transfer documents after the acceptance and after the end of the bid period - within 21 days after the bidder is given the necessary transfer documents.

Note: Subsection 630(1) requires an offer that is subject to a defeating condition to specify a date for declaring whether the condition has been fulfilled or not.

620(3)   [ Avoidance of contract]  

The offer may provide that the bidder may avoid the takeover contract if the bidder is not given the necessary transfer documents within 1 month after the end of the offer period.


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