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Commonwealth Bank Shares

Commonwealth Bank of Australia became a public company with share capital after the merger of State Bank of Victoria in 1991. Since converting into a public company, the bank has been listed in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Today, Commonwealth Bank has total shares of 1,558,614,744 on issue as at 8 April 2011. Link Market Service is the share registrar for the bank shares such as fully paid ordinary shares (CBA), PERLS II (PCBPA), PERLS II (PCAPA), PERLS IV (CBAPB), PERLS V and Retail Bonds 1A.

CBA provides a wide variety of convenient tools and services to help all its potential shareholders manage their shareholdings without any hassle. Shareholders can anytime carry out any share trading related activities online as well as over phone. They can keep well informed about market news, buy and sell shares online, get real-time share prices, view historical prices, dividends information, and get access to new issues and IPOs etc. Shareholders also can expand the range of investment opportunities through margin lending. They can also register to Share Registry Service and can update their personal details online. Shareholders can log on and view the latest share price graph and can compare with the past performance.

Commonwealth Bank Shares Dividend

Commonwealth Bank of Australia pays two dividends in a year, interim dividend and final dividend. Shareholders can choose to receive dividends either by direct credit or by cheque whichever suits their convenience. The bank also allows reinvestment of the dividend proceeds through its Dividend Reinvestment Plan. Shareholders can choose to reinvest their proceeds, and if to participate, they will have to complete and return a DPR application or variation form to the Commonwealth Bank share registrar. For detailed info about DRP and its participation and any other queries, shareholders can contact the Link Market Service through email or by calling 1800 022 440.

Commonwealth Bank Shares Registry

The Share Registry Services allows shareholders to update their communications details online. Shareholders can update their personal details, registered address, TFN/ABN and can even change the dividend payment instructions online. To avail this service, shareholders have to log on to the bank's website and click the Share Registry Services on the Shareholder Centre, and enter the Holder Identifier HIN (Holder Identification Number) or SRN (Security Reference Number), Surname or Company Name, and Postcode or Country Code on the space provided. The information such as HIN, SRN, Surname, Company Name, Postcode and Country Code can be found on the shareholding statement of the shareholders.

Commonwealth Bank Shares Buy

Shareholders and investors can buy and sell or transfer Commonwealth Bank shares either through a broker or through online broker. Those not having a broker can avail Australian Securities Exchange broker referral service for buying and selling of shares. For this, one may visit their website or can call at 1300 300 279. Shareholders also can transfer their shares to anyone else, however, how one transfers the shares depend upon individual circumstances. For detailed share transfer info, shareholders may contact the Link Market Service in Sydney through (02) 8280 7111.

For more info about Commonwealth Bank Shares, dividends, online share trading, and to view the current share price and share value history in 1999, 2008 or any other year from 1991 till date, individuals may please log on to the official website of the bank.



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