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Computershare, Yarra Falls, 452 Johnston Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Tel : +61 (0)3 9415 4000 or 1300 850 505 (within Australia)
Fax : +61 3 9473 2500
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Address: Level 3, Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman Street, SOUTHBANK, VIC, AUSTRALIA, 3006
Tel:  03 9292 8824 Fax: 03 9262 8808

Date first listed: 03/12/2007
Company Secretary: Ms Mary Manos, Mr Michael Neilson
Sector: Consumer Services Industry Group: XDJ
Activities: An international casino and gaming entity, with businesses and investments in key international markets

name changed to Crown Resorts Limited


James Packer looks like reclaiming the $6.5 billion Crown casino group as a subsidiary of his family company by Christmas after lifting his stake beyond 48 per cent yesterday in a $133 million deal. Investment bank UBS handled the line of 15.25 million shares in Crown, traded at $8.707 each as the market closed.


we understand that on or about this date the company made an in specie distribution of 1 share in Consolidated Media Holdings Limited for every 1 share in the company


we understand that the split of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) into two separately listed companies, Consolidated Media Holdings Limited (CMJ) and Crown Limited (CWN), took place by way of two Schemes of Arrangement - under the first (the PBL scheme), CWN acquired all of the PBL shares for the consideration of 1 CWN share and $3 cash for each PBL share (unless shareholders chose "maximum shares" or "maximum cash" as consideration, in which case they received ?? to come) - under the second (the Demerger Scheme), the new CWN shareholders received one share in CMJ for every one share they had in CWN as an in specie distribution in satisfaction of a reduction of share capital by CWN - broadly the tax consequences are: scrip for scrip rollover is available in respect of the non-cash consideration received by the PBL shareholders, cash received is to be treated as capital proceeds (a relevant capital gain or loss may arise), Section 45B of the 1936 Act will not operate in respect of the Demerger Scheme to include any amount in the assessable income of Crown Shareholders and demerger rollover relief is not available in respect of the Demerger Scheme (it should be noted that PBL had earlier sold 75% of its traditional media assets to private equity firm CVC Asia Pacific, receiving more than $5 billion in net cash)


we understand that on or about this date the company demerged Consolidated Media Holdings Limited by way of a 1 for 1 distribution - the acqusition cost per share was $3.70


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    Directors' on-market share transactions (last 5)

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    Purchases Sales

    09/10/2013Rowen Craigie28,222$15.910$449,012
    20/12/2012James Packer13,958,286$10.353$144,506,311
    19/12/2012John Alexander-249,498$10.265$2,560,975
    02/10/2012Rowen Craigie38,875$9.240$359,205
    12/04/2012James Packer15,250,723$8.717$132,941,746

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    Directors & Executives (current)

    James PackerChairman06/07/2007
    Rowen CraigieManaging Director, CEO31/05/2007
    Ken BartonCFO01/03/2010
    Ashok JacobDirector06/07/2007
    Benjamin BrazilDirector26/06/2009
    Rowena DanzigerDirector06/07/2007
    Michael JohnstonDirector06/07/2007
    Helen CoonanDirector02/12/2011
    Geoff DixonDirector06/07/2007
    John AlexanderDirector06/07/2007
    Harold MitchellDirector10/02/2011
    Christopher CorriganDirector06/07/2007
    John HorvathDirector09/09/2010
    Michael NeilsonGeneral Counsel03/12/2007

    Date of first appointment, title may have changed.

    Directors & Executives (former)

    Richard TurnerNon Exec Director06/07/200702/05/2011
    David GyngellDirector13/09/201025/11/2010
    David LowyNon Exec Director06/07/200722/06/2010
    Christopher AndersonNon Exec Director06/07/200702/04/2009
    Christopher MackayNon Exec Director06/07/200707/03/2008

    Date of first appointment, title may have changed.