07 Sep 2021

Response to ASX Price Query

AustChina Holdings Limited ABN 20 075 877 075 Level 16, 344 Queen Brisbane Queensland 4000 • GPO Box 762 Brisbane Queensland 4001 Australia T +61 7 3229 6606 • info@austchinaholdings.com • www.austchinaholdings.com Corey Lian Compliance Adviser, Listings Compliance (Sydney) Australian Securities Exchange 20 Bridge Street SYDNEY NSW 2000 7 September 2021 RESPONSE TO ASX PRICE QUERY Dear Corey, In response to your request for information in your letter dated 6 September 2021 AustChina Holdings Limited (“AUH”) offers the following: 1. Is AUH aware of any information concerning it that has not been announced to the market which, if known by some in the market, could explain the recent trading in its securities? No. AUH is not aware of any information concerning it that has not been announced to the market that could explain the recent trading in its securities. AUH has not given any earnings guidance for the 12 month year ended 30 June 2021 and the actual result for the year ended 30 June 2021 will not come as a surprise to the market. 2. If the answer to the question 1 is “yes”. (a) Is AUH relying on Listing Rule 3.1A not to announce that information under Listing Rule 3.1? Please note that the recent trading in AUH’s securities would suggest to ASX that such information may have ceased to be confidential and therefore AUH may no longer be able to rely on Listing Rule 3.1A. Accordingly, if the answer to this question is “yes”, you need to contact us immediately to discuss the situation. N/A (b) Can an announcement be made immediately? Please note, if the answer to this question is “no”, you need to contact us immediately to discuss requesting a trading halt (see below). N/A (c) If an announcement cannot be made immediately, why not and when is it expected that an announcement will be made? N/A AustChina Holdings Limited ABN 20 075 877 075 Level 16, 344 Queen Brisbane Queensland 4000 • GPO Box 762 Brisbane Queensland 4001 Australia T +61 7 3229 6606 • info@austchinaholdings.com • www.austchinaholdings.com 3. If the answer to question 1 is “no”, is there any other explanation that AUH may have for the recent trading in its securities? The company is not aware of any other explanation for the recent trading activities in AUH securities. 4. Please confirm that AUH is complying with the Listing Rules and, in particular, Listing Rule 3.1. AUH confirms that it is complying with the Listing Rules and, in particular, Listing Rule 3.1. 5. Please confirm that AUH’s responses to the questions above have been authorised and approved under its published continuous disclosure policy or otherwise by its board or an officer of AUH with delegated authority from the board to respond to ASX on disclosure matters. AUH confirms that the responses set out above have been authorised and approved by the Board of Directors of AUH. Signed for and on behalf of AustChina Holdings Limited. Suzanne Yeates Company Secretary AustChina Holdings Limited ASX Limited [[ Listings ]] ASX Customer Service Centre 131 279 | asx.com.au 6 September 2021 Reference: 39279 Ms Suzanne Yeates Company Secretary AustChina Holdings Limited By email: Dear Ms Yeates AustChina Holdings Limited (‘AUH’): Price - Query ASX refers to the following: A. The change in the price of AUH’s securities from a low of $0.006 to a high of $0.008 today. B. The significant increase in the volume of AUH’s securities trading today. Request for information In light of this, ASX asks AUH to respond separately to each of the following questions and requests for information: 1. Is AUH aware of any information concerning it that has not been announced to the market which, if known by some in the market, could explain the recent trading in its securities? In responding to this question, please consider in particular whether AUH is aware of any information that its earnings for the 12 month period ending on 30 June 2021: (a) are likely to differ materially (downwards or upwards) from any earnings guidance it has given for the period; or (b) if AUH has not given any earnings guidance for the period, are otherwise likely to come as a surprise to the market (by reference to analyst forecasts for the period or, if AUH is not covered by analysts, its earnings for the prior corresponding period)? 2. If the answer to question 1 is “yes”. (a) Is AUH relying on Listing Rule 3.1A not to announce that information under Listing Rule 3.1? Please note that the recent trading in AUH’s securities would suggest to ASX that such information may have ceased to be confidential and therefore AUH may no longer be able to rely on Listing Rule 3.1A. Accordingly, if the answer to this question is “yes”, you need to contact us immediately to discuss the situation. (b) Can an announcement be made immediately? Please note, if the answer to this question is “no”, you need to contact us immediately to discuss requesting a trading halt (see below). (c) If an announcement cannot be made immediately, why not and when is it expected that an announcement will be made? 3. If the answer to question 1 is “no”, is there any other explanation that AUH may have for the recent trading in its securities? 4. Please confirm that AUH is complying with the Listing Rules and, in particular, Listing Rule 3.1. 2 / 3 ASX Customer Service Centre 131 279 | asx.com.au 5. Please confirm that AUH’s responses to the questions above have been authorised and approved under its published continuous disclosure policy or otherwise by its board or an officer of AUH with delegated authority from the board to respond to ASX on disclosure matters. When and where to send your response This request is made under Listing Rule 18.7. Your response is required as soon as reasonably possible and, in any event, by no later than 5:30 PM AEST Monday, 6 September 2021 . You should note that if the information requested by this letter is information required to be given to ASX under Listing Rule 3.1 and it does not fall within the exceptions mentioned in Listing Rule 3.1A, AUH’s obligation is to disclose the information ‘immediately’. This may require the information to be disclosed before the deadline set out in the previous paragraph and may require AUH to request a trading halt immediately. Your response should be sent to me by e-mail at ListingsComplianceSydney@asx.com.au . It should not be sent directly to the ASX Market Announcements Office. This is to allow me to review your response to confirm that it is in a form appropriate for release to the market, before it is published on the ASX Market Announcements Platform. Trading halt If you are unable to respond to this letter by the time specified above, or if the answer to question 1 is “yes” and an announcement cannot be made immediately, you should discuss with us whether it is appropriate to request a trading halt in AUH’s securities under Listing Rule 17.1. If you wish a trading halt, you must tell us: • the reasons for the trading halt; • how long you want the trading halt to last; • the event you expect to happen that will end the trading halt; • that you are not aware of any reason why the trading halt should not be granted; and • any other information necessary to inform the market about the trading halt, or that we ask for. We require the request for a trading halt to be in writing. The trading halt cannot extend past the commencement of normal trading on the second day after the day on which it is granted. You can find further information about trading halts in Guidance Note 16 Trading Halts & Voluntary Suspensions . Suspension If you are unable to respond to this letter by the time specified above, ASX will likely suspend trading in AUH’s securities under Listing Rule 17.3. Listing Rules 3.1 and 3.1A In responding to this letter, you should have regard to AUH’s obligations under Listing Rules 3.1 and 3.1A and also to Guidance Note 8 Continuous Disclosure : Listing Rules 3.1 – 3.1B. It should be noted that AUH’s obligation to disclose information under Listing Rule 3.1 is not confined to, nor is it necessarily satisfied by, answering the questions set out in this letter. Release of correspondence between ASX and entity We reserve the right to release a copy of this letter, your reply and any other related correspondence between us to the market under Listing Rule 18.7A. 3 / 3 ASX Customer Service Centre 131 279 | asx.com.au Questions If you have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind regards Corey Lian Compliance Adviser, Listings Compliance (Sydney)
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