Link Market Services and TSX Trust Company are the share registrars for Newcrest Mining Limited (NCM). You can find their contact details on the Shareholder Information page of the website.
You can view both current and historical annual reports on the website. If you wish to receive a hard copy annual report, please contact Link Market Services.
Login to the Investor Centre to update your communication preferences in order to automatically receive future annual reports in hard copy.
Newcrest’s 2022 AGM will be held on 9 November 2022. For more information visit Investor Centre - AGM
Shares of Newcrest Mining Limited are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), (ticker symbol: NCM), Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), (ticker symbol: NCM) and PNG Exchange Markets (PNGX) (ticker symbol: NCM). The company also has an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) facility trading in the over-the-counter market in the US (ticker symbol: NCMGY).
Holder Identification Numbers (HINs) identify CHESS Sponsored holdings (also referred to as Broker Sponsored holdings). Note that your Holder Identifier has 12 characters usually starting with ‘X’, and 11 numbers often with several ‘0’s (i.e. ‘X00012345678’).
Securityholder Reference Numbers (SRNs) identify Issuer Sponsored holdings (shares controlled by the particular share registry used by the listed company) and begin with the letter ‘I’ (i.e. ‘I00012345678’).
Your HIN or SRN appears on your original holding statement as well as subsequent statements and payment (dividend or distribution) advices. If you are unable to locate these documents, please call Link Market Services on 1300 554 474 or 02 8280 7111 to order replacement copies (charges apply).
Your SRNs and/or HINs identify you as the owner of your securities and should be stored securely.
If you have entered a sponsoring agreement with a broker (or another CHESS sponsor) then you are a CHESS Sponsored Holder – also referred to as a Broker Sponsored Holder. If not, then you are an Issuer Sponsored Holder.
CHESS Sponsored holdings are identified by a Holder Identification Number (HIN) while Issuer Sponsored holdings can be identified by a Securityholder Reference Number (SRN).
You can find out how many securities you hold by making a holding balance enquiry.
For your security, you will be asked to provide your Securityholder Reference Number (SRN) or Holder Identification Number (HIN), and the registered postcode.
It is important for us to ensure that shareholder communications and dividend statements are delivered to you at the correct registered address or email address.
Keeping your nominated account details up to date is also essential for receiving your dividend by direct credit.
Yes you can. You can also update your personal details, your registered address, your TFN/ABN and change your dividend payment instructions (individual Issuer Sponsored holders only, subject to holding value) online.
The shareholder login access can be found on the Share registry page of the Newcrest website.
You will need your Holder Identifier (HIN/SRN) and Australian Postcode or country code. Or alternatively via www.linkmarketservices.com.au, click on “Investor Login” under “Investor Centre” and enter your personal details.
Newcrest Mining shareholders are able to receive Annual Reports, Notice of Meetings and other company notices online via email.
You can elect to receive documents electronically by registering on line or contacting the Company’s Share Registrar, Link Market Services. Election to receive electronic copies can be changed at any time by updating your details.
You can find out whether your Tax File Number (TFN) has been recorded by making an online TFN enquiry.
For your security, you will be asked to provide your Security Holder Reference Number (SRN) or Holder Identification Number (HIN) and the registered postcode.
If you are an Issuer Sponsored Shareholder (SRN starts with an “I”) there are a few ways you can update your address:
Online (Individual Shareholders) – log on to your shareholding through a secured page either through the Share registry page on the Newcrest website or the Investor Service Centre page on Link Market Services website and choose “Update Address” from the Communications menu.
In writing (Joint or Company Shareholders) – download and complete a Change of Address form and return it to the share registry.
Whether you update your address by post or online, you will receive a confirmation from the share registry. If you are a CHESS Sponsored shareholder (HIN starts with an “X”) (, you should contact your broker to update the address for you.
You can change your name by either completing a Name Correction form or writing a letter to the share registrar.
A certified copy of a birth certification, marriage certificate, name change certificate or decree nisi (certificate of divorce) must accompany the form or the letter.
You can find out your current balance, transaction history and dividend payment information through a secured page on the Share registry page of the Newcrest website or by logging on to the Investor Service Centre section of Link Market Services.
You can buy or sell your shares on the stock market through a broker or through an online broker.
If you do not have a broker, the ASX operates a broker referral service. Please refer to their website www.asx.com.au or call them on 131 279 (within Australia) / +61 2 9338 0000 (outside of Australia).
Additionally, if wishing to sell your shares you can contact the Company’s Share Registrar, Link Market Services. Link Market Services offers a Sale Centre facility for a fee to Issuer Sponsored shareholders.
All sales need to go through a broker who is able to trade on the ASX.
You will need to contact the broker of your choice, as all brokers charge a different fee for their services. These can be either telephone based or internet-based brokers.
You can find internet-based brokers in Australia on the Find a broker page of the ASX website.
You will require your Security holder Reference Number (SRN) or Holder Identification Number (HIN). This can be located on Statements and all personalised forms and would begin with the letter “I” or “X”.
For NCM shareholders in all other jurisdictions you should contact the ASX on +61 2 9338 0000 or visit the ASX website for further information.
Dividend and Dividend Reinvestment Plan
You can choose to receive your dividend either by direct credit or by cheque. Direct credit is faster and is secure. You may also wish to reinvest your dividend proceeds through the Newcrest Mining Dividend Reinvestment Plan.
You can change your personal details, including your payment instructions online, by logging on to your shareholding through our share registrar's website Link Market Services.
If your holding is a joint holding or company holding, you should complete the direct credit form or write to the share registry. If you have any questions about your shareholding or have any problems with updating your instructions online, please contact Link Market Services.
Please be reminded that whichever method you have chosen to receive your dividend, it is important to keep your registered address and nominated account details up to date by notifying the share registry.
There are a number of ways you can update your payment instructions:
Online (Individual Shareholders) - log on to your shareholding through the secured page either through the Share registry page on the Newcrest website (or the Investor Service Centre page on Link Market Services website) and choose “Update Payment Instructions” from the “Payments & Tax” menu
In writing (Joint or Company Shareholders) - Download and complete a Direct Credit form and return it to the share registry.
Whether you update your payment instructions by post or online, you will receive a confirmation from the share registrar.
A copy of the DRP Rules are available on the Dividend Reinvestment Plan page of the Newcrest website.
There are a number of ways you can update your DRP instructions:
Online (Individual Shareholders) - log on to your shareholding through the secured page either through the Share registry page on the Newcrest website (or the Investor Service Centre page on Link Market Services website) and choose “Reinvestment Plans” from the “Payments & Tax” menu.
In writing (Joint or Company Shareholders) - Download and complete a Dividend Reinvestment Plan Election form and return it to the share registry.
Historic information about Newcrest’s declared dividends and DRP prices are available on the Dividend page of the website.
If you wish to change your address, direct credit instructions or DRP intentions or instructions for the next dividend, your notification should be received in writing by the share registrar before 5pm (AEST) on the record date.
If you wish to obtain a copy of a historic dividend statement, please log on through a secured page on the Share registry page or on the Investor Service Centre page of the Link Market Services website. Historic data is available from 2002.
For dividend information before 2002, please contact Link Market Services. You may be charged a fee if you request for a replacement statement through Link Market Services.
If you find that you have unpresented dividend cheques, please contact the share registrar Link Market Services. Link Market Services will organise for the original cheque to be stopped and replacement cheques issued.
You will find all the payment information required to complete your annual tax return (e.g. franked amount, imputed tax credits, net payment, etc.) on your payment advices.
If you are unable to locate your advices, please call Link Market Services on 1300 554 474 (within Australia) or 02 8280 7111 (outside Australia) to order replacement copies (charges apply).
Please note that taxation will vary depending on your own personal circumstances. You should seek advice from your personal financial adviser or accountant. Tax laws may change over time and the summary above is a broad overview only. It is for information purposes only.
Your dividend history is available online and details the net amount paid to you.
The ex-dividend date is a specific date, after which buyers of a share are no longer entitled to receive the last declared dividend. This is known as going 'ex-dividend' or the ’ex-date’. Before this date the shares are said to be 'cum-dividend'.
If you buy shares before the ex-dividend date, you are entitled to the recently declared (but unpaid) dividend.
If you purchase shares on or after that date, the previous owner of the shares is entitled to the dividend. According to ASX Listing Rules, shares are quoted on an ex-dividend basis four clear business days before the 'record date'.
This is the date the Registrars close the register to determine who is entitled to the dividend payment. A person's shareholding must be recorded in the "cum" register on this date to receive the last declared dividend.
American Depositary Receipt (ADRs)
An ADR is a negotiable U.S. certificate representing ownership of shares in a non-U.S. corporation. ADRs are quoted and traded in U.S. dollars in the U.S. securities market. The dividends are paid to investors in U.S. dollars.
ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-U.S. securities by U.S. investors, and to provide a corporate finance vehicle for non-U.S. companies.
ADRs can be held in book-entry form or as a physical certificate.
Newcrest ADRs trade on the Over-The-Counter (OTC) market in the U.S. under the ticker symbol NCMGY
U.S. investors generally prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in the issuer’s home market because ADRs trade, clear and settle according to U.S. market conventions. One of ADRs’ main advantages is the facilitation of diversification into foreign securities.
ADRs also allow easy comparison to securities of similar companies as well as access to price and trading information. ADR holders also appreciate U.S. dollar dividend payments and receiving corporate action notifications.
Currently the Newcrest ADR ratio is one ADR equalling one Newcrest Mining share (1:1).
The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) is the depositary bank for Newcrest Mining’s ADR program. BNY Mellon issues and cancels Newcrest ADRs, they also maintain the ADR holder register and distributes the dividends in U.S. dollars.
The Bank of New York Mellon Shareowner Services
P O Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233-5000
Domestic USA Callers (toll free) 1-888-269-2377
International Callers +1-201-680-6825
A registered holder is one whose name appears on the books of the depositary.
The registered holder is considered the owner of the record. A beneficial holder is one whose holdings are registered in a name other than his or her own, such as the name of a broker, bank or nominee.
Your Newcrest ADR represents your ownership of shares in the company and can be held in certificate or book-entry form. If you hold your ADRs in certificate form these should be kept in a safe-deposit box or secure place.
Certificates are negotiable documents and should be signed only in the event of a sale or transfer of ownership. If you hold your ADRs through a “Street Name” (nominee account) these will be in book-entry form and therefore you will not have an ADR certificate.
It is important that you contact The Bank of New York Mellon Shareowner Services when you move so that your account records can be updated and your dividend cheque is sent to the right address.
You can request the replacement of a lost dividend cheque by contacting BNY Mellon.
Upon authorisation from you, a stop payment order will be placed against the original cheque and a replacement cheque will be issued to you.
You will be required to provide your Social Security Number.
For the most current Newcrest ADR dividend information you can contact BNY Mellon.
You will be required to provide your account number, exact address, and exact name(s) on the account when requesting information.
You can also refer to Newcrest’s profile on the BNY Mellon’s website and double click on the “Dividends and Distributions” section.
Newcrest provides the same financial information to all investors and conforms to all laws in the U.S. on disclosure pertinent to Level I ADRs.
At this time Newcrest does not solicit votes from ADR holders for its AGMs.
Newcrest’s dividend policy continues to balance financial performance and capital commitments with a prudent leverage and gearing level for the Company.
Newcrest looks to pay ordinary dividends that are sustainable over time having regard to its financial policy metrics, profitability, balance sheet strength and reinvestment options in the business.
Going forward, Newcrest is targeting a total annual dividend payout of at least 10-30% of free cash flow generated for that financial year, with the dividend being no less than US 15 cents per share on a full year basis.
The ‘record date’ is the date used to determine the shareholders on the register entitled to receive the dividend and the number of shares on which it will be paid.
The ‘ex-dividend date’ is the business day before the record date. To be entitled to a dividend and be the registered holder on the record date, a shareholder must have purchased the shares at least one day before the ex-dividend date. For shares purchased on or after ex-dividend date, the seller will be entitled to the dividend payment.
The ‘election date’ is the business day following the record date whereby any election to receive a dividend payment in US dollars or to elect to participate in or vary participation in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan must be finalised.
The key dividend dates can be viewed here.
In 2015, Newcrest changed its reporting currency from Australian dollars to US dollars and as a result, dividends are now determined in US dollars.
Newcrest shareholders will receive their dividend in Australian dollars unless:
- nominate a PNG kina bank account domiciled in PNG by 5.00pm Australian eastern time on the election date; or
- have a registered address in PNG and have not nominated an Australian dollar bank account domiciled in Australia or a US dollar bank account domiciled in the United States of America by 5.00pm Australian eastern time on the election date in which case they will receive their dividend in PNG kina; or
nominate a US dollar bank account domiciled in the United States of America by 5:00pm Australian eastern time on the election date, in which case they will receive the dividend payment in US dollars.
As dividends are determined in US dollars, for payments to be made in Australian dollars or Papua New Guinea kina, conversion into the relevant currency will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates applicable on the relevant record date.
Yes, Newcrest operates a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) and shareholders can elect for some or all of their ordinary shares to participate in the DRP.
A DRP election or variation of a DRP election must be received by the share registry by 5:00pm on the election date for it to apply to the relevant dividend payment.
Participation in the DRP is available to all shareholders other than those shareholders with a registered address in the United States of America, Canada or Japan.
Shareholders who are not resident in Australia should seek professional advice to determine if any restrictions apply either in Australia or the country in which they reside.
The residency of a shareholder is determined by the address recorded on the share register for each shareholding. When allotting shares, the share registry does not look at the addresses of underlying beneficial holders.
However, where there are beneficial holders with addresses outside of Australia, professional advice should be sought to ensure there are no legal, tax or other implications for those beneficial holders.
Most shareholders can update their details via the internet at https://investorcentre.linkmarketservices.com.au
You will need your Security Holder Reference Number (SRN) or Holder Identification Number (HIN) to register. This number is located on your holding statement.
If your shareholding is valued at A$50,000 or over, is a joint holding or is in the name of a company and not registered in a portfolio, then you will need to register a portfolio to enable you to update your holding details online. To register your portfolio go to https://investorcentre.linkmarketservices.com.au.
If your shareholding is valued at A$200,000 or over, you will need to download the relevant forms from the Investor Centre by clicking on the ‘Forms’ tab. Completed forms must be returned to our Share Registry.
If you have any queries regarding your shareholding or require assistance in updating your details online, please contact our Share Registry, Link Market Services, on 1300 554 474 (within Australia), +61 1300 554 474 (outside Australia) or online at www.linkmarketservices.com.au.