Find any Australian or New Zealand company or fund (dead or alive) by using SEARCH above or go directly to the site:
If you are unable to find your company among the companies quoted in the daily newspaper, it may be suspended from quotation. It can be found on our website by:
1. Searching by ASX, NZX, NSX or BSE code (see box above right)
2. Searching by company name (see box above left)
3. Clicking on the appropriate alpha digit (see the alphabet index above)
4. Clicking on the box below to retrieve a list
Often a company's shares are suspended from quotation for months or even years before it is either delisted or reinstated to quotation. About 150 ASX companies are suspended from quotation at any one time. As a general rule we monitor all companies suspended from quotation, whether in external administration or not.
If you are unable to find your company anywhere, or the information is incomplete or incomprehensible, please send us a message and we will try to assist. But please note we cannot assist with private (pty) companies, public companies that have never been listed or companies domiciled outside Australia or New Zealand.
If you find that your company is suspended and is not covered by us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will start to monitor it.
If the suspension is prolonged, an administrator - usually in conjunction with creditors or directors - is often deciding the company's fate.
Some companies suspended because of insolvency concerns, regain quotation but most fall by the wayside. They are eventually delisted and end up in liquidation or are recapitalised with little, if any, residual value left for shareholders.
WHY WAS YOUR COMPANY SUSPENDED?
According to the Australian Stock Exchange Listing Rules a company may be suspended from quotation:
1. If it asks to be suspended (see Listing rule 17.2*)
2. If in the opinion of ASX: (see Listing rule 17:3*)
3. It breaks a listing rule or is unwilling or unable to comply with a rule.
4. It is necessary to "prevent a disorderly or uninformed market"
5. ASX's rules require the suspension.
6. It is appropriate for some other reason
7. In the event of a compulsory acquisition following a takeover bid (see Listing Rule 17.4*)
8. In the event of a compulsory acquisition under Part 6A.2 of the Corporations Act (see Listing Rule 17.4A*)
9. If an entity fails to lodge certain documents (see Listing Rule 17.5*)
10. If it fails to pay annual listing fees (see Listing Rule 17.6*)
Note you can view the detail of the listing rules by clicking here.