It is my pleasure to be with you today for the fourth time as your Chairman.
2015 was a positive year for our company. ASX achieved record financial performance and made
good progress towards achieving its strategic objectives.
As ever, change has been a constant feature of financial markets. Be it the way global regulations
impact how we operate, or how a slowdown in China can test our market's investor confidence.
We see change as an opportunity and in 2015 we continued to invest in our business. We added to
our suite of products and services, strengthened our management capabilities, improved our
customer engagement, and kicked-off a significant upgrade of our technology platforms.
Attached is a letter from ASX's Chairman, Rick Holliday-Smith, regarding the ASX 2015 final dividend.
New listings for the month were Adherium Limited (ADR), Australian Masters Yield Fund No 5 Limited (AYZ), Beston Global Food Company Limited (BFC), Contango Income Generator Limited (CIE), Glennon Small Companies Limited (GC1), MyFiziq Limited (MYQ), National Veterinary Care Ltd (NVL), Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Limited (PAR) and TPI Enterprises Limited (TPE).
De-listings for the month were Alcyone Resources Limited (AYN), Allmine Group Limited (AZG), Besra Gold Inc (BEZ), Bluestone Global Limited (BUE), Buccaneer Energy Limited (BCC), CommStrat Limited (COJ), Compass Resources Limited (CMR), Consolidated Global Investments Limited (CGI), Direct Nickel Limited (DIR), Discovery Metals Limited (DML), IFS Construction Services Limited (IFS), Kupang Resources Limited (KPR), MBD Corporation Limited (MBD), NewSat Limited (NWT), Norseman Gold plc (NGX), Northwest Resources Limited (NWR), OGL Resources Limited (OGL), Platinum Australia Limited (PLA), Rutila Resources Limited (RTA), Sabina Corporation Limited (SAP), Sino Strategic International Limited (SSI), Tandou Limited (TAN), The Ark Fund Limited (ARJ), Tiaro Coal Limited (TCM), TWT Group Limited (TWT) and Western Desert Resources Limited (WDR).
The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, fell 8.1% in August 2015. Declines were also observed in other major markets, including Hong Kong down 12.0%, Germany down 9.3%, Singapore down 8.8%, Japan down 7.8%, the UK down 6.7% and the US down 6.3%.
I attach the notice regarding our substantial shareholding in ASX