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

 

October 11, 2019

 

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             o

 

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): o

 

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): o

 

 

 


 

Index to Exhibits

 

Exhibit
No.

 

Description

1

 

ASX Release — Resolutions for consideration at the Westpac 2019 AGM

 

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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: October 11, 2019

By:

/s/ Yvette Adiguzel

 

 

Yvette Adiguzel

 

 

Associate Director

 

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Exhibit 1

 

 

ASX

Release

 

 

 

11 October 2019

 

RESOLUTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION AT THE WESTPAC 2019 AGM

 

Pursuant to ASX Listing Rule 3.17A, Westpac Banking Corporation advises that it has received a notice under section 249N of the Corporations Act from shareholders requesting resolutions for consideration at Westpac’s 2019 Annual General Meeting, to be held in Sydney on Thursday, 12 December 2019.

 

The attached resolutions have been received from shareholders representing approximately 0.01% of Westpac’s shares on issue. The accompanying statements from the shareholders requisitioning the resolutions will be distributed with the Notice of Annual General Meeting in accordance with section 249P of the Corporations Act.

 

Westpac’s Notice of Annual General Meeting will be published in November 2019 and will include the Board’s recommendation on each resolution to be considered at the meeting.

 

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ATTACHMENT

 

Resolution 1 — Amendment to the Constitution

 

“Insert into the Constitution in clause 7 ‘General meetings’ the following new sub-clause 7.3A ‘Advisory resolutions’: “The Company in general meeting may by ordinary resolution express an opinion or request information about the way in which a power of the Company partially or exclusively vested in the Directors has been or should be exercised. Such a resolution must relate to a material risk identified by the Directors or the Company and cannot advocate action that would violate any law or relate to any personal claim or grievance. Such a resolution is advisory only and does not bind the Directors or the Company.”

 

Resolution 2 — Transition Planning Disclosure

 

“Shareholders request the company disclose in annual reporting from 2020 strategies and targets to reduce exposure to fossil fuel (oil, gas, coal) assets in line with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, including the elimination of exposure to thermal coal in OECD countries by no later than 2030.”