Corporations Act 2001



Division 4 - Updating and correcting the bidder's statement and target's statement  


If a target becomes aware of:

(a) a misleading or deceptive statement in the target's statement; or

(b) an omission from the target ' s statement of information required by section 638 ; or

(c) a new circumstance that:

(i) has arisen since the target ' s statement was lodged; and

(ii) would have been required by section 638 to be included in the target ' s statement if it had arisen before the target's statement was lodged;

that is material from the point of view of a holder of bid class securities, the target must prepare a supplementary target's statement that remedies this defect.

Note 1: The target must then send and lodge the supplementary target ' s statement in accordance with section 647 .

Note 2: Section 670A makes it an offence to give a target ' s statement after the target has become aware of a misleading or deceptive statement, omission or new circumstance that is material from the point of view of a holder of securities to whom the statement is given (unless the deficiency is corrected).

Note 3: The power to issue a supplementary target ' s statement is not limited to the situations dealt with in this section.

Note 4: This section applies to a target ' s statement that has already been previously supplemented.


For an offence based on subsection (1), strict liability applies to the conduct, that the target must prepare a supplementary target ' s statement that remedies the defect.

Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .


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