The Company’s Prospectus was lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on 16 December 2015. The offer is open until 30 April 2016 and is available to potential investors including oyster growers who were members of the Company’s original founding body, Australia’s Oyster Coast Association Inc., supply chain partners, those with an interest in regional tourism and development on the south coast of NSW, and others who may be interested in investing in the Company.
Under this Prospectus, Australia’s Oyster Coast Ltd is seeking to raise up to $500,000 to further its objectives, including to:
• produce a return on investment for Shareholders of the Company;
• pursue profitable outlets for oysters sourced from Australia’s Oyster Coast, in both export and domestic markets, enabling premium farm gate prices to be paid to Grower shareholders;
• develop a viable oyster tourism trail to underpin the brand and to enhance tourism experiences within Australia’s Oyster Coast region; and
• further strengthen the environmental credentials of the oyster industry that sustains the livelihood of Growers across Australia’s Oyster Coast region.
Australia’s Oyster Coast Ltd has its origin in the former registered association, Australia’s Oyster Coast Association, Inc, which was founded by oyster growers to advance their environmental credentials and to create a provenance focused brand that might give them a better return on their product. On the incorporation of Australia’s Oyster Coast Ltd, a number of shareholders provided initial capital to allow the Company to work on market opportunities, develop a distinctive brand and enable effective, targeted operations.
Throughout 2015, the Company has made significant progress towards its objectives. Markets have been researched, customers identified, supply chains established, export sales made, the Oyster Trail further developed, and additional estuaries granted export approval by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service. The Board believes that a commercial structure, involving oyster grower shareholders and non-grower shareholders alike, backed by a diverse and experienced Board, provides the vehicle to capture the Asian potential.
Download the Australia’s Oyster Coast Ltd Prospectus here
If you have any questions about this Prospectus or how to apply for Shares, you should seek advice from your stockbroker, solicitor, accountant, financial advisor or other independent professional advisor. Instructions on how to apply for Shares are set out in Section 8 of this Prospectus. Alternatively, please contact Ms Alex McLeod, c/- Anthony Curtis and Co on (02) 6288 1788 from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Monday to Friday (business days only).
Notice to overseas investors
This Prospectus does not constitute an offer or invitation in any place in which, or to any person to whom, it would not be lawful to make such an offer or invitation. No action has been taken to register or qualify the Shares or otherwise permit an offering of Shares in any jurisdiction outside Australia. The taxation treatment of Australian securities may not be the same as those for securities in foreign jurisdictions. If you are uncertain about whether this investment is appropriate for you, you should seek the advice of an appropriately qualified financial adviser.
The distribution of this Prospectus outside Australia may be restricted by law and persons who come into possession of this Prospectus outside of Australia should seek advice on and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with such restrictions may constitute a violation of applicable securities laws. This Prospectus may not be released or distributed in the United States.
The Shares described in this Prospectus have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities law of any state of the United States, and may not be offered or sold directly or indirectly, in the United States, other than under an applicable exemption under federal or state law