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CHANGE OF COMPANY SECRETARY
ASX advises that Amanda J Harkness has resigned as a Company Secretary of ASX effective today.
The Board wishes to thank Ms Harkness for her service and contribution to ASX as Company Secretary over the last decade.
Daniel Csillag continues as Company Secretary and as the person nominated under Listing Rule 12.6 for communication with ASIC with regard to Listing Rule matters.

ChangeofCompanySecretaryJuly17.pdf

ASX GROUP MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT – JUNE 2017
The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, remained flat in June 2017. This was in contrast to most major markets, including Japan up 1.9%, Singapore up 0.5%, the US up 0.5%, and Hong Kong up 0.4%. Germany was down 3.0% and the UK down 2.8%.
Volatility measures for the Australian equity market increased during June:
• Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.7% in June, up on the previous month (0.4%).
• Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) in June was an average of 12.7 (compared to 12.2 in May).

ASX-Group-Monthly-Activity-Report-Jun-2017.pdf

 

 

ASX GROUP MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT – MAY 2017
The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, fell 3.1% in May 2017. This movement was in contrast to major markets, including the UK up 4.4%, Hong Kong up 4.2%, Japan up 2.4%, Germany up 1.4%, the US up 1.2% and Singapore up 1.1%.
Volatility measures for the Australian equity market remained relatively low in May:
 Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.4% in May, consistent with the previous month (0.4%).
 Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) in May was an average of 12.2 (compared to 12.7 in April).

ASX-Group-Monthly-Activity-Report-May-2017.pdf

ROBERT PRIESTLEY APPOINTED TO THE ASX BOARD
The Board of ASX Limited (ASX) announces the appointment of Rob Priestley as a non-executive director effective today. Mr Priestley will stand for election at ASX's Annual General Meeting on 26 September 2017.
At ASX's 2016 AGM, ASX Chairman Rick Holliday-Smith foreshadowed that the Board would appoint an additional non-executive director following the appointment of Dominic Stevens as ASX's CEO.
Mr Holliday-Smith said: "The Board and I are delighted that Rob has agreed to join the ASX Board. He has over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry and has worked in capital markets around the world. As a former CEO he has strong leadership, strategy and governance skills, and his international and local experience will bring valuable insights into the needs and concerns of the financial institutions that are ASX's customers."
Mr Priestley was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Australia & New Zealand, and a member of the bank's Asia Pacific Management Committee, roles he held for 15 years. J.P. Morgan recently announced Mr Priestley as Non-Executive Chairman of J.P. Morgan Australia & New Zealand after he retired as CEO and from his executive responsibilities. In a career spanning over 30 years, he has worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co. for 23 years, including as CEO of the ASEAN Region, Head of Global Emerging Markets and Head of International Fixed Income for Europe, Middle East and Africa Region (based in London), and Head of International Fixed Income, Asia Pacific Region (based in Hong Kong).

14-17may-asx-board-appointment-robert-priestley.pdf

Initial Director's Interest Notice
Information or documents not available now must be given to ASX as soon as available. Information and documents given to ASX become ASX's property and may be made public.

15-17may-appendix-3X-robert-priestley.pdf

Revenue up $17.3million to $570.1million with continuedsolid performance across all businesses
Expenses up $7.6million, in line with guidance
EBITDA up $9.7 million
Interest and dividend income up $5.7 milliondue to higher margin balances
NPAT up 3.2% to $327.5million
Capex of $31.1million, on track for approximately $50 million as per guidance

Macquarie-Investor-Presentation.pdf

ASX GROUP MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT – APRIL 2017
The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, rose 0.7% in April 2017. This performance was lower than most major markets, including Hong Kong up 2.1 %, Japan up 1.5%, Germany up 1.0% and the US up 0.9%. Singapore was flat whilst the UK was down 1.6%.
Volatility measures for the Australian equity market remained relatively low in April:
• Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.4% in April, down on the previous month (0.5%).
• Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) in April was an average of 12.7 (compared to 11.1 in March).

ASX-Group-Monthly-Activity-Report-April-2017.pdf

The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, rose 2.5% in March 2017. This performance was consistent with most major markets, including Germany up 4.0%, Singapore up 2.5%, Hong Kong up 1.6 % and the UK up 0.8%, while the US was flat. Japan was down 1.1%.
Volatility measures for the Australian equity market remained relatively low in March:
• Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.5% in March, up on the previous month (0.3%).
• Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) in March was an average of 11.1 (compared to 12.1 in February).

ASXGroupMonthlyActivityReportMarch2017.pdf

Dear ASX Shareholder
On 17 February 2017, ASX Limited (ASX) announced its half-year results for the six months to 31 December 2016 (1H17). The overall performance was pleasing with solid growth in most of ASX's businesses. Profit after tax rose 3.0% to $219.4 million.
There were healthy levels of equity and derivatives trading activity, underpinned in part by volatile market reaction to Brexit and the US Presidential election. The daily average value traded on ASX's equity market rose 2.6% to $4.2 billion and the number of futures and options contracts traded increased 9.7% to over 535,000 per day. The number of new listings also grew across the period to 86, up from 77 at the same period last year. The total amount of capital raised was down, reflecting the comparison with last year's strong level of secondary raisings by Australia's big four banks.
Macro-economic tailwinds in conjunction with ASX's own strategic initiatives continue to provide opportunities for the company's long-term growth.

 

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The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, rose 1.5% in February 2017. This performance was consistent with most major markets, including Hong Kong up 1.6%, Singapore up 1.6%, the UK up 2.3%, Germany up 2.6% and the US up 3.7%. Japan was up 0.4%.
Volatility measures for the Australian equity market decreased during February:
 Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.3% in February, down on the previous month (0.5%).
 Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) in February was an average of 12.1 (compared to 13.1 in January).
LISTINGS AND CAPITAL RAISINGS
 In February 2017, total capital raised was $1.6 billion, down 73% on the previous corresponding period (pcp).

ASXGroupMonthlyActivityReportFebruary17.pdf

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