Why Appoint the ASA As Your Proxy?
We are the only organisation that monitors the performance and governance of listed companies that is focused on advancing and protecting the interests of retail shareholders.
How to appoint the ASA as your proxy
- Insert “Australian Shareholders’ Association” on the form where it asks for the name of your proxy
- The share registries have our relevant email address so leave proxy email address blank
- Leave the boxes blank if you wish ASA to vote in accordance with our voting intentions
- Mark “For” or “Against” on the form where you want to direct your vote. If you mark “Abstain” on the form, that resolution cannot be voted on
- Return the form to the share registry (the form must arrive 48 hours before the meeting)
If you have never filled out a proxy form or would like to refresh your memory, click here to see an example.
- Select “Appoint a proxy“
- Insert “Australian Shareholders Association” where it asks for the name of your proxy. If asked, ASA is a body corporate.
- Mark the votes “Open” if you wish ASA to vote in accordance with our voting intentions
- Mark “For” or “Against” where you want to direct your vote. If you mark “Abstain” that resolution cannot be voted on
- Submit the form once you’ve completed all relevant details
- Complete the appropriate standing proxy form once for each of your shareholdings
- Return the form to the relevant share registry
Download standing proxy forms:
- Computershare, Link Market Services and Boardroom; these forms can be used with multiple companies, provided the shareholder’s SRN/HIN is the same. Use ASX ticker codes for multiple companies
- Other registries: you will need complete one form per company
- List of share registries for companies ASA monitors – so you can select the correct registry forms (updated September 2021)
More information about standing proxies
By appointing ASA as your standing proxy, ASA will do the work for you and vote on your behalf at all future meetings of the company. It removes the hassle of filling in proxy forms for every meeting and you can revoke the appointment at any time.
- If you buy more shares in a company under the same HIN/SRN, you don’t need to complete a new form
- Standing proxies are company-specific. If there is a change to company or registry you will need to complete a new form.