FAQs and Contact information

  • I own Meridian shares and/or bonds. How do I manage these (for example changing personal details or my payment instructions)?

    Please contact our share and bond registrar, Computershare New Zealand or Computershare Australia.

    Computershare New Zealand
    Phone: +64 9 488 8777
    Fax: +64 9 488 8787
    Email: enquiry@computershare.co.nz
    Address: 
    Private Bag 92119
    Victoria Street West
    Auckland 1142
    Computershare Australia
    Phone: +61 3 9415 4083 or 1 800 501 366
    Email: enquiry@computershare.co.nz 
    Address: 
    GPO Box 2975
    Melbourne
    VIC 3001
    Australia

    You can also access your portfolio online at Computershare’s Investor Centre: www-au.computershare.com/Investor

  • Who can I contact at Meridian with a general investor enquiry?

    Please contact:
    Owen Hackston
    Investor Relations Manager
    Phone: +64 4 382 7496
    Email: investors@meridianenergy.co.nz

  • How do I buy or sell shares or bonds in Meridian Energy?

    To buy or sell shares or bonds in New Zealand, you will need to speak to a financial adviser or a broker who is an NZX Participant firm. You can find a list of NZX Participant firms at www.nzx.com/investing/find_a_participant

    To buy or sell shares on the Australian market, contact a broker at an ASX Participant firm. You can find a list of them on the ASX website: www.asx.com.au/prices/find-broker.htm

  • Where are Meridian’s securities quoted?

    Ordinary shares are quoted on the NZX under the ticker code ‘MEL’ and on the ASX under the ticker code ‘MEZ’.

    You can find our retail bonds on the NZX under the ticker codes ‘MEL020' (maturing in March 2017) and ‘MEL030’ (maturing in March 2023).

    You can also get up-to-date share prices online: www.meridianenergy.co.nz/investors

  • Do shareholders have to be New Zealand residents?

    No

  • I am a bondholder, when is interest paid to me?

    Interest is paid twice each year in March and September.

  • I am a shareholder, when are dividends paid to me?

    Dividend payments are expected to be split into an interim dividend paid each April and a final dividend paid in October each year. When Meridian declares a dividend, the actual payment date is then confirmed. Please see www.meridianenergy.co.nz/investors/more-about-dividends for more on dividends.

  • What is meant by an imputed dividend?

    Imputation is a mechanism that a company can use to pass on credits for tax it has paid on its profits, to its shareholders when it pays them dividends. These imputation credits offset the amount of tax that the resident shareholders would otherwise be liable to pay on those dividends, so they don't have to pay "double tax".

    Please see www.ird.govt.nz/business-income-tax/imputation/imputation-basics/imputation-basics.html for more on imputation.

  • Does Meridian have a dividend reinvestment plan?

    No

  • What currency does Meridian pay dividends in?

    We pay dividends in New Zealand dollars to New Zealand resident holders and holders in other countries, except Australian resident holders who are paid in Australian dollars.

  • What are supplementary dividends and who gets this?

    A supplementary dividend is a credit passed on by the payer of an imputed dividend to non-resident investors to offset the effects of double taxation (where the non-resident is subject to both company income tax and non-resident withholding tax).

  • What are record dates and ex-dividend dates?

    A record date is the date on which an Issuer closes its register for the determination of eligible Investors for a dividend or interest payment or any other Corporate Action. Shares purchased after the record date do not participate in the dividend.

    An ex-dividend date is the "cut-off" date for a registered shareholder and being eligible to receive the next dividend. From this date, new shareholders will not participate in the next dividend.

    The NZX operates on a two day settlement cycle, so a dividend with a record date of 30 September 2016 has an ex-dividend date of 29 September 2016.

  • When does Meridian report its results?

    Our financial year ends on 30 June, with the annual results, an Annual Report and a shareholder letter released each August.

    Each February, we also release interim results, an Interim Report and a shareholder letter for the six months to December.

    Each month we also release a monthly operating report. See www.meridianenergy.co.nz/investors/reports-and-presentations for our reports.

  • Where can I get a copy of Meridian's latest Annual Report and other reports?

    See www.meridianenergy.co.nz/investors/reports-and-presentations for our reports.

    If you would like a printed copy of an Annual Report, please contact:

    Owen Hackston
    Investor Relations Manager
    Phone: +64 4 382 7496
    Email: investors@meridianenergy.co.nz

  • Does Meridian send shareholders the Annual Report and other reports?

    As a shareholder you can elect to receive an electronic or printed copy of Meridian Interim and Annual Reports and shareholder letters. Please contact Computershare to select or update your communication preferences:

    Computershare New Zealand
    Phone: +64 9 488 8777
    Fax: +64 9 488 8787
    Email: enquiry@computershare.co.nz
    Address: 
    Private Bag 92 11
    Victoria Street West
    Auckland 1142
    Computershare Australia
    Phone: +61 3 9415 4083 or 1 800 501 366
    Email: enquiry@computershare.co.nz 
    Address: 
    GPO Box 242
    Melbourne
    VIC 3001
    Australia

    You can also select or update your communication preferences online at Computershare’s Investor Centre: www-au.computershare.com/Investor

    Monthly operating reports and results and other investor presentations are available on our website: www.meridianenergy.co.nz/investors/reports-and-presentations

  • When and where is the next Annual Shareholders Meeting?

    Meridian’s 2016 Annual Shareholder Meeting will be held on Friday 28 October 2016 in Christchurch.
    Formal confirmation and further details will be provided in the Notice of Meeting.

    Please see our Investor calendar for other upcoming dates.

  • Where can I find Meridian’s announcements and releases to the NZX and ASX?

    Head over to our Media Centre, or you can see all our releases on the NZX and ASX websites. 

  • Can I contact the Board of Directors?

    Yes, please send your enquiry via:
    Owen Hackston
    Investor Relations Manager
    Phone: +64 4 382 7496
    Email: investors@meridianenergy.co.nz