Electronic delivery of CHESS holding statements and notifications: Go-live

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Notice reference number: 1816.21.12
Date published: 13/12/21
Effective as of: 13/12/21
Last updated: 13/12/21

Today, ASX is pleased to launch the new electronic CHESS holding statements and notifications (electronic communications) service. This service provides sponsored holder customers with a portal for a fast, reliable and secure record of share ownership and confirmation of changes to their CHESS holding details.

Participation in the electronic communications service is optional for sponsored holder customers, and ASX is working closely with sponsoring participants to support the introduction of this new service. We anticipate that a number of sponsoring participants will support the service by June 2022.

What do I need to do by when?

ASX confirms that on and from 13 December 2021:

  • Updates to the ASX Settlement Operating Rules Procedures and ASX Settlement Procedure Guidelines (as detailed in [1723.21.11]) are effective; and
  • ASX will treat any valid MT 201 or 203 messages containing email address value and email purpose of values of A or B as an opt-in for the electronic communications service.

Details on the technical requirements of electronic delivery of CHESS holding statements and notifications can be found in the Technical and Process factsheet.

For further information, please refer to the ASX website or contact

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Issued by

Val Mathews, Chief Customer and Operating Officer

Contact information

Andrew Jones

General Manager, Issuer Services