As part of the Group’s wider sustainability strategy, during the 2019 financial year, The Star Entertainment Group launched its ‘Single-Use Plastic Reduction Commitment’ targeting the reduction and substitution of single use plastics items with alternatives where they exist on the market. This commitment focussed upon removing or replacing single-use plastics including straws, cutlery, and packaging over time in favour of sustainable paper, Forest Stewardship Council certified wood and compostable alternatives across the Group’s 60 bars and restaurants.
The initiative has removed over 7.5 million plastic straws and a number of plastic cutlery items and takeaway packing lines from landfill within the year. Part of the ongoing commitment is to continue to test and improve our use of sustainable products over time as new alternatives come to market.
The Group has taken an innovation approach with its partners to create and manufacture new sustainable cutlery and restaurant supplies where needed that deliver on exceptional guest experiences setting new industry benchmarks.
Working across the food and beverage, procurement and sustainability teams, team members and restaurant managers have been trained as part of the consolidation and replacement project with single-use plastic stocks being depleted over a number of months to reduce wastage.
Water fountains have been specified in new designs to reduce water bottles and other practices (including offering straws on request) are in place.
Supporting this on-going commitment, The Star Sydney is a founding signatory to the City of Sydney’s Plastic Reduction Pledge.
The Star Entertainment Group announced on 5 April 2016 share sale facilities that provided eligible small shareholders the opportunity to sell their shares without incurring any brokerage or handling costs.
Participation in the separate share sale facilities were open to eligible shareholders whose registered address was in Australia or New Zealand as at 7.00pm (Sydney time) on 29 March 2016 (Record Date) and who were:
On 5 April 2016, eligible shareholders were sent a letter together with a Share Retention Form (for the Small Holding Sale Facility) or a Sale Instruction Form (for the Voluntary Share Sale Facility), and Terms and Conditions for the relevant share sale facility.
Both share sale facilities closed at 5:00pm (Sydney time) on 17 May 2016 (Closing Date).
All participants who had their SGR shares sold under either the Small Holding Sale Facility or the Voluntary Share Sale Facility received the same average price of $5.51 per share, which was calculated by dividing the total proceeds from the sale of all SGR shares sold under the facilities by the total number of SGR shares sold under the facilities.
Payment of the sale proceeds were made to participating shareholders on 27 May 2016 in accordance with their payment instructions as recorded on the share register.
Small Holding Sale Facility
The Small Holding Sale Facility was conducted in accordance with The Star Entertainment Group’s Constitution and the Australian Securities Exchange Listing Rules that enables all listed companies to sell shareholdings valued at less than $500 (Unmarketable Parcel).
Based on a share price of $5.68, being the closing price of The Star Entertainment Group (SGR) shares on the Australian Securities Exchange on the Record Date, an Unmarketable Parcel was any holding of 88 shares or less.
Eligible shareholders who wished to retain their Unmarketable Parcel were required to return a Share Retention Form to the share registry by the Closing Date.
Small Holding Facility Key Dates:
Voluntary Share Sale Facility
The Voluntary Share Sale Facility was conducted in accordance with Class Order CO 08/10 issued by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
Eligible shareholders who wished to sell their shares under the Voluntary Share Sale Facility were required to return a Sale Instruction Form by the Closing Date.
Voluntary Holding Facility Key Dates:
For full details of the Small Holding Sale Facility and the Voluntary Share Sale Facility, please see the ASX Announcement dated 5 April 2016 in the News section of our website.
The demerger of The Star Entertainment Group (formerly known as Echo Entertainment Group Limited) from Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) was implemented on 15 June 2011 by way of Scheme of Arrangement pursuant to the Tabcorp Scheme Booklet dated 15 April 2011 (Demerger).
As part of the Demerger, Tabcorp sought a ruling from the Australian Taxation Office on the taxation implications for shareholders. On 29 June 2011, the Australian Taxation Office issued Class Ruling CR 2011/66, in accordance with the application made by Tabcorp. A copy of the Class Ruling CR 2011/66 can be viewed here.
A Tax Calculator is provided below to assist shareholders in calculating the Australian capital gains tax cost base allocation for Tabcorp shares and The Star Entertainment Group shares. The Tax Calculator is a general guide only and does not constitute tax advice. Shareholders should seek advice from an appropriate professional adviser on the tax implications of the Demerger based on their own individual circumstances.