Form 6-K Westpac Banking Corp

6-K - Report of foreign issuer [Rules 13a-16 and 15d-16]

Published: 2017-11-03 06:06:31
Submitted: 2017-11-03
Period Ending In: 2017-11-03
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC  20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

November 3, 2017

 

Commission File Number 1-10167

 

WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

275 KENT STREET, SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES 2000, AUSTRALIA

(Address of principal executive office)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports

under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F             ____x_____              Form 40-F             __________

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):  __________

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):  __________

 



 

Index to Exhibits

 

Exhibit
No.

 

Description

 

 

 

1

 

Media Release: Westpac and Northill Capital enter into an agreement regarding sale of Hastings

 



 

SIGNATURES

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION

 

 

(Registrant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:     November 3, 2017

 

By:

/s/ Sean Crellin

 

 

 

Sean Crellin

 

 

 

Director – Corporate, Legal and Secretariat

 


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Exhibit 1

 

 

 

MEDIA

RELEASE

 

 

 

 

3 NOVEMBER 2017

 

 

Westpac and Northill Capital enter into an agreement regarding sale of Hastings

 

Westpac Banking Corporation (ASX:WBC) and Northill Capital (“Northill”) have announced that they have entered into an agreement regarding the sale of Hastings.

 

Northill is an independent, privately held asset management business, established in London in 2010. Northill is a long-term investor in high quality, specialist asset management businesses, with extensive global operating experience. As at 30 September 2017, assets under management by businesses in which Northill owns a majority interest total approximately US$48 billion. Northill is focused on investing in a long-term partnership, supporting the continued development of Hastings as an independent asset management business and providing significant co-investment capital to enhance alignment with investors.

 

Hastings is a long established, global infrastructure manager founded in 1994 and headquartered in Australia. Hastings established one of the first unlisted infrastructure equity funds in 1994 and one of the first infrastructure-focused debt funds in 1999. Hastings currently manages A$12.6 billion in funds on behalf of institutional investors and employs more than 100 staff across offices in Melbourne, Sydney, London, New York and Asia.

 

The agreement in relation to the proposed sale is subject to confirmatory due diligence and regulatory approvals.

 

The terms of the agreement (including price) are currently confidential.

 

ENDS

 

 

Westpac Media Enquiries
David Lording
Group Head of Media Relations
M +61 419 683 411
dlording@westpac.com.au

 

Northill Capital
Sally Todd
+44 20 7016 4121
sally.todd@northill.com

 

 

 

Westpac Investor Relations
Andrew Bowden
T +61 2 8253 4008
M+61438 284 863
andrewbowden@westpac.com.au

 

 

 

 

Northill Capital

Northill Capital is an independent, privately held asset management business, established in London in 2010, with substantial financial backing from interests associated with the Bertarelli Family. Northill’s long-term strategy is to build a portfolio of high quality, specialist asset management businesses. Assets under management by businesses in which Northill owns a majority interest total approximately US$48 billion (as at 30 September 2017). Northill brings deep industry experience and expertise and the patient, long-term application of substantial private capital to support skilled investment professionals to develop their businesses. Northill Capital LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. www.northill.com

 

 


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