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ASX selects distributed ledger technology to replace CHESS
ASX today announces its intention to replace CHESS using distributed ledger technology (DLT) developed by its technology partner Digital Asset (DA).
CHESS (Clearing House Electronic Subregister System) is the system used by ASX to record shareholdings and manage the clearing and settlement of equity transactions in Australia. It was world-leading when introduced in the 1990s, providing name-on-register functionality, electronic communications and removing paper share certificates. It continues to be a robust and reliable system. ASX is now taking the opportunity to replace CHESS with a next generation post-trade platform using contemporary technology.
Today's decision follows the successful build of enterprise-grade DLT software for core equity clearing and settlement functions, and the completion of extensive suitability testing by ASX and DA over the past two years. The testing confirms ASX's confidence in the functional, capacity, security and resilience capabilities of DA's application of DLT to meet the needs of Australia's financial marketplace and maintain the highest regulatory and operational standards. The testing included two independent third party security reviews of DA's technology.

ASX-selects-distributed-ledger-technology-to-replace-CHESS.pdf

Trading – Cash Markets (including equities, interest rate and warrant trades)
• In November 2017, the average daily number of trades was 11% higher than the pcp. The average daily value traded on-market of $4.2 billion was down 9% on the pcp.
• Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.3% in November, in line with the previous month (0.3%).
• Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) in November was an average of 11.7 (compared to 11.3 in October).

ASXMonthlyActivityReportNov17.pdf

Trading – Cash Markets (including equities, interest rate and warrant trades)
 In October 2017, the average daily number of trades was 15% higher than the pcp. The average daily value traded on-market of $3.7 billion was down 6% on the pcp.
 Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.3% in October, in line with the previous month (0.3%).
 Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) in October was an average of 11.3 (compared to 12.7 in September).

ASXMonthlyActivityReportOct17.pdf

Appendix 3Y

31 October 2017

Prior to change: Indirect interest in 5,000 ordinary shares comprising:
• 3,140 shares held by Backrun Investments as trustee for the Henry Super Fund
• 1,860 shares held by Invia Custodians Pty Limited as custodian for Backrun Investments (as trustee for the Henry Super Fund).appendix3Y-ken-henry-23Oct17.pdf

Appendix 3Y

31 October 2017

We (the entity) give ASX the following information under listing rule 3.19A.2 and as agent for the director for the purposes of section 205G of the Corporations Act.
appendix3Y-melinda-conrad-17Oct17.pdf

ASX Group Monthly Activity Report – September 2017
The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, fell 0.5% in September 2017. This performance was similar to other major markets, including Singapore down 1.7%, Hong Kong down 1.5% and the UK down 0.8%. Germany was up 6.4%, Japan up 3.6% and the US up 1.9%.
Volatility measures for the Australian equity market remained relatively low in September:
* Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.3% in September, down on the previous month (0.4%).
* Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) in September was an average of 12.7 (compared to 13.5 in August).

MonthlyActivityReportSep17.pdf

 

ASX Group Dealing Policy

30 September 2017

Introduction
All ASX employees, and their connected persons, with the exception of those groups listed in Clause 9, may deal in Securities only with prior clearance. These Dealing Rules clarify and set out the extent of these obligations.
1.What do these Rules do?
*Protect you against contravening Australia's laws on insider trading.
*Make you aware of the restrictions under the law.
*Establish a best practice procedure for dealing in Securities.

2.Who must comply with these Rules?
*All ASX employees, including fixed term and contractors and ASX Group directors (you).
*Your spouse, de facto partner or any children residing with you, and companies, trusts, self-managed and othersuper funds and entities which are controlled by you or these persons (collectively, your Connected Persons).

3.What dealings in Securities by ASX employees are covered under this policy?
*Any financial product quoted on an Australian financial market – includes any shares, debentures, managedinvestment schemes, warrants, AQUA products, futures, options or derivatives.
*Any financial product with a value derived from a Security quoted on an Australian financial market. This includesdual-listed shares and international shares quoted on an Australian financial market.
*Securities on the Restricted List.

ASXGroupDealingPolicySep17.pdf

Dear ASX Shareholder
On 17 August 2017, ASX Limited (ASX) announced its full-year results for the 12 months to 30 June 2017 (FY17). It was a solid performance, with revenue levels higher across most major areas of the business, and good progress made on our strategic initiatives.
Operating revenue grew by 2.4% to $764.1 million, an increase of $17.8 million, and profit after tax rose 1.9% to $434.1 million, an increase of $7.9 million.
The result was underpinned by growth in trading activity, due in part to global economic uncertainty and pockets of volatility. The daily average value traded on ASX's equity market rose 2.3% to $4.3 billion and the number of futures contracts traded increased 4.5% to over 556,300 per day. There were significantly more new listings in FY17, rising to 152 from 124 last year – the most in six years – including many foreign and technology companies. The total amount of capital raised, however, was lower, down 28.8% to $56.0 billion

DividedletterSep17.pdf

ASX Annual General Meeting Results
The results of ASX Limited's Annual General Meeting held on 26 September 2017 are set out in the attached document.
All resolutions were passed and decided by way of a poll.

agm-results-2017-cover.pdf

AGM ADDRESSES BY THE CHAIRMAN AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AND THE CEO
Attached is a copy of the addresses to be given by the Chairman and the Managing Director and CEO at ASX Limited's Annual General Meeting today.

agm-addresses-by-chairman-and-ceo-26sep17.pdf

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