Changes to the ASX Listing Rules

Articles Written by Clare Brown (Partner), Kate Gardner (Senior Associate)

Late last year the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) released its consultation paper “Simplifying, clarifying and enhancing the integrity and efficiency of the ASX Listing Rules”.

The consultation paper proposed changes to the Listing Rules and Guidance Notes in order to:

  • improve market disclosures and other integrity measures
  • simplify the existing Listing Rules
  • make both listing on the ASX and the ongoing compliance more efficient
  • enhance ASX’s powers to operate the market and enforce compliance with the Listing Rules.

ASX received extensive feedback in response to the consultation paper and has now finalised the rule changes, which (subject to a couple of exceptions) will come into effect on 1 December 2019.

Download our summary of the key rule changes below.

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