You can change your regular contribution during the two invitation windows each year, which are expected to be in March and September. You can change your contribution to any amount between the applicable minimum and maximum contribution limits.
You can also choose to stop contributing and withdraw from SuperShare at any time. Any shares already in your account will stay in your account and you can sell them or transfer them to your own broker whenever you want. You’ll still get any shares we promised to give you for free after two years provided you don’t leave Aristocrat in the meantime. Any contributions already deducted will not be refunded, but instead will be used for one final purchase of shares. If you decide to re-join SuperShare at a later point in time, you can do so at the next available invitation window.
Updating your personal information
It’s important to keep your personal information up to date online. So, if you change your address or bank account details, login to your SuperShare account with Shareworksas soon as possible to update them.
Once you’ve left Aristocrat you won’t be able to make any more contributions into SuperShare.
You can keep all the shares you bought and any shares we gave you over two years ago.
You’ll lose any of the shares we promised to give you for free in the last two years that haven’t already been allocated to you.
You’ll have 90 days to choose whether to transfer your shares to your own broker or sell them.
If you don’t do anything, you’ll get a shareholding statement and the shares will remain yours, however Shareworks cannot sell them on your behalf and you will have to engage a broker.
Before you leave
Sign in to your SuperShare account and make sure your personal details are up to date, including your bank account details, home address and personal email address.
When you leave
If you leave it is your responsibility to log in to your Shareworks account to manage your share holding
You decide what to do with your shares – you can either sell them through Shareworks (within 90 days),transfer them to your own personal brokerage account or leave them in Shareworks.
Once you’ve decided, you can sell or transfer your shares online as you’ll still have access to your SuperShare account. Be sure to take a note of the website and the helpline number.
If you sell your shares, any proceeds will be paid directly into your bank account.
Some of your shares may be sold to cover your taxes and fees – check in with the tax guide for your country to see the exact treatment required in each jurisdiction.
If you haven’t sold or transferred your shares after 90 days we may sell some of your shares to cover any taxes and fees. You’ll also receive a shareholding statement confirming the balance of any shares you may still hold.
A share is simply a unit of ownership in a company. When you buy shares in a company, you are effectively buying part of the company itself. The more shares you own, the bigger your ownership stake in the company, and if it performs well, you are likely to benefit from its success.
If you own shares in a company, you’re a shareholder (or stockholder) – and one of the many owners of that company. As an owner, you are entitled to your share of the company’s profits – when declared and paid as dividends – as well as any voting rights attached to the shares.
A dividend is a payment made to shareholders, and determined by the Board of Directors, which is usually a proportion of the company’s profits made in the previous period. The directors take account of the company’s current trading and economic prospects, strategy and investment priorities when deciding whether to declare a dividend to shareholders and how much.
Share prices fluctuate, so there is always an element of risk owning shares in any company. They can go up or down in value depending on various factors including the external market environment or simply because of supply and demand:
If more people want to buy a stock (demand) than sell it (supply), then the price moves up.
If more people want to sell a stock than buy it, there’s greater supply than demand, and the price falls.
It’s not just about the actual value of a company’s assets or current performance, it’s also influenced by what investors expect the business to do in the future. If they feel the company will do well, the share price may rise and if there is negative sentiment towards the company’s future prospects, the price may fall. A number of factors that influence our share price are not within Aristocrat’s control.
Before you join SuperShare, you should be clear that the value of shares can go down as well as up and the value of your shares when you sell them may be more or less than the price you originally paid for them. The value will depend on the Stock Market price at the time of sale.
How much risk are you comfortable with?
Before you join SuperShare it’s a good idea to ask yourself a few questions:
What’s my attitude to risk? Am I very cautious – if so saving might be a better choice – or am I more adventurous and looking to make a profit?
Am I willing to risk losing some of the money I invest if share prices fall, for the potential of making some money if they rise?
Can I afford to tie up my money for two years so I get my all my shares and make the most of my investment?
And don’t forget, you’ll get one free share for every 3 shares you buy, which helps to reduce the risk to your investment.
Aristocrat shares are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. You can see our live share price in the top right corner of this site.
What are my shares worth?
It’s easy to find out what your shares are worth. Simply multiply the number of shares you own by the current share price, then convert the total into your local currency. You can also see the current value of your award by viewing your SuperShare account.
Where are my shares held?
Once you’ve joined SuperShare, your shares will be held in a special account run by BoardRoom. When your matched shares have vested at the end of the period, you can choose to leave them where they are, sell them, or transfer the shares to a personal brokerage account to keep and sell at a later date. If you’re in Israel your shares will be held in a trust for you.
Keep in touch with company news
If you join SuperShare you’ll be a part-owner of Aristocrat. So, we hope you’ll stay in touch with what’s going on with our operations around the world. You can follow market news about the company and how we’re doing, and find our latest annual report at http://ir.aristocrat.com/financial-information/annual-reports.
Still unsure? Get advice
If you are unsure of whether to invest in shares, you should seek independent financial advice.