Corporations Act 2001
A person must not make an offer of securities, or distribute an application form for an offer of securities, that needs disclosure to investors under Part 6D.2 unless a disclosure document for the offer has been lodged with ASIC.
[ CCH Note: S 727(1) will be amended by No 69 of 2020, s 3, Sch 1, by substituting " the Registrar " for " ASIC " , (effective 22 June 2022 or a day or days to be fixed by Proclamation).]
A person must not make an offer of securities, or distribute an application form for an offer of securities, that needs disclosure to investors under Part 6D.2 unless:
(a) if a prospectus is used for the offer - the offer or form is:
(i) included in the prospectus; or
(ii) accompanied by a copy of the prospectus; or
(b) if both a prospectus and a profile statement are used for the offer - the offer or form is:
(i) included in the prospectus or profile statement; or
(ii) accompanied by a copy of the prospectus or profile statement; or
(c) if an offer information statement is used for the offer - the offer or form is:
(i) included in the statement; or
(ii) accompanied by a copy of the statement.
A person must not accept an application for, or issue or transfer, non-quoted securities offered under a disclosure document until the period of 7 days after lodgment of the disclosure document has ended. ASIC may extend the period by notice in writing to the person offering the securities. The period as extended must end no more than 14 days after lodgment. Simple corporate bonds 727(3A)
Subsection (3) does not apply in relation to an offer of securities under a 2-part simple corporate bonds prospectus if the securities are in the same class as existing securities that are quoted on a prescribed financial market immediately before the application period for the prospectus but for differences as to:
(a) the fixed term of the securities (if any); or
(b) the rate at which interest is payable under the securities; or
(c) the dates on which the holders are to be paid interest under the securities.
If a person relies on subsection 708(1) to make offers of securities without disclosure to investors under Part 6D.2 , the person must not issue or transfer securities without disclosure to investors under that Part if the issue or transfer would result in a breach of the 20 investors ceiling or the $2 million ceiling (see subsections 708(3) , (4) , (5) , (6) and (7) ). Circumstances in which a person is taken not to contravene this section 727(5)
(a) a person relies on subsection 708AA(2) or 708A(5) to make offers of securities for issue or sale without disclosure to investors under Part 6D.2 ; and
(b) the notice given under that subsection purported to comply with subsection 708AA(7) or 708A(6) but did not actually comply with subsection 708AA(7) or 708A(6) ;
the person is taken not to contravene this section.
A person contravenes this subsection if the person contravenes subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4).
Note: This subsection is a civil penalty provision (see section 1317E ).
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