How to Vote

The Scheme can only be implemented if it is approved by the Requisite Majority of Costa Shareholders, other than Excluded Shareholders. A Requisite Majority is, in relation to the resolution to be put to Costa Shareholders at the Scheme Meeting:

  • a majority in number (more than 50%) of Costa Shareholders (other than Excluded Shareholders), who are present and voting either in person or by proxy, attorney or, in the case of corporate shareholders, by corporate representative) (“Headcount Test”); and 
  • at least 75% of the total number of votes cast on the resolution to approve the Scheme by Costa Shareholders (other than Excluded Shareholders), who are present and voting either in person or by proxy, attorney or, in the case of corporate shareholders, by corporate representatives.

It is also necessary for the Court to approve the Scheme before it can become Effective.

Costa shareholders who are registered on the Costa share register at 7.00pm (Melbourne time) on Sunday, 28 January 2024 will be entitled to vote on the Scheme. 

The Scheme Meeting is scheduled to be held at 10am (Melbourne time) on Tuesday 30 January 2024 at Level 27, Collins Arch, 447 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. Costa shareholders may vote at the Scheme Meeting in person or by voting during the virtual Scheme Meeting at https://meetings.linkgroup.com/CGCSM24Opens in new window or alternatively, they can submit a vote prior to the meeting or appoint a proxy:

  • online at https://investorcentre.linkgroup.comOpens in new window or on a smartphone using the QR code on the Proxy and Voting Form. To do so Costa shareholders will need their SRN/HIN and the postcode for their shareholding;
  • by post to Costa Group Holdings Limited, C/- Link Market Services Limited, Locked Bag A14, Sydney South NSW 1235; 
  • by hand delivery during business hours (Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), 9.00am to 5.00pm) to the Costa share registry, Link Market Services Limited at either Parramatta Square, Level 22, Tower 6, 10 Darcy Street, Parramatta NSW 2150 or Level 12, 680 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000; or
  • by fax to Link Market Services Limited on +61 2 9287 0309;

Proxy and voting forms must be received by 10am (Melbourne time), Sunday 28 January 2024.