GuerdonNews® Special 2009-2010 Budget Edition

13 May 2009

Dear [FIRSTNAME],

Welcome to this special 2009-2010 budget edition of GuerdonNews®

The Australian budget – possibly a very odd approach to employee share plans

Taken at face value, the budget papers imply that all share and option grants will be taxed at the grant date even if they are subject to performance conditions and disposal restrictions.

If this is correct, then this is the end of performance share rights plans because tax would be payable on the full market value of a share for all rights granted.

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