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post Posted: Oct 11 2011, 12:50 PM
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Delisted on 30/08/2011 following confirmation of the implementation of the scheme of arrangement by QIAGEN Australia Holding Pty Ltd.


post Posted: Oct 10 2011, 09:09 AM
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The ATO have now released their official ruling on the tax consequences of the Scheme of Arrangement.

Nothing that was unexpected.

1. The six cent special dividend is fully franked.

2. CGT will be payable on the Capital Gains made from the sale. For the purposes of calculating CGT, the sale price was $3.74


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In Reply To: Bigtosky's post @ Oct 3 2011, 12:07 AM

Me too...hit the wrong button.

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In Reply To: forrestgump's post @ Oct 2 2011, 12:09 PM

Firstly, significant numbers of shares that had indicated their opposition to the takeover were actually sold into the market (into the hedge funds). This effectively converted the votes of those shares from NO to YES. There were probably several reasons for people doing this. Some may have been simply protecting their own net worth, others were hoping to buy the shares back at lower prices when their compatriots had voted the proposal down.

Maybe, but those that sold would have kept a few and obviously voted no. I suspect the 50% of shareholders required for rejection may well have been achieved if advised differently. We will never know.

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Thanks Geoff or Jeff ( I hope that's right )

I think many of us had exactly the same dreams ................. have just welcomed our second grandchild.

It's all very sad , but we simply have to " move on ".


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In Reply To: Bigtosky's post @ Oct 3 2011, 12:07 AM

Thankyou for your explanatary post Forrest. Makes sense after all the various theories that were put forward concerning the apparent about turn.I suspect that like myself, many shareholders in the Company are unhappy with the sale, irrespective of the price.

I bought a modest 20000 at the IPO after reading of the float in a copy of the Intelligent Investor. I thought at the time it would be great to be part of an Australian business that looked like it had achieved a unique breakthrough in an area of science and medicine. Of course an increase in the value of the shares was a consideration. However my principle motivation to keep the shares and add to their number over the years, to a modest 50000, was not to obtain capital gains but to create a legacy I could pass on to my grandchildren. I have eight grandchildren and I had hoped to add to my stock so that I could leave each of them 10000.

My belief that shares in this company would be a long term asset worthy of being passed on to my family was frequently reinforced by the comments and observations generously given by contributers to this forum, many of whom were obviously members of the scientific and medical professions.

I know that many of the contributers are sophisticated investors and follow the wise concept of never falling in love with a share, but I am not a sophisticated investor but merely an old grandad who would have liked to have left something of tangible and lasting value to his grandchildren. I thought shares in Cellestis would be that legacy but not so. I am trying to find an alternative but so far nothing appeals to me in the way this Company did.


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Sorry Iggle Piggle but that thanks was meant for Forrest, I hit the wrong button. That's what happens when you are a footy fan and waste your day watching the NRL Grand Final even when you don't follow either team.

Sad to hear the passing of Thumbs Up.

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In Reply To: forrestgump's post @ Oct 2 2011, 12:09 PM

G'day Forrest, my sincere condolences to you and those who knew him. I read the CST board regularly for a long time having been a holder a few times. Even though I did not know him personally it comes as a shock.
Thanks for letting us know.

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In Reply To: forrestgump's post @ Oct 2 2011, 12:09 PM

Thanks Forrest for your candid explanation of what transpired behind the scenes.

One small error in the logic of the CSAG stands out to me. For the scheme to be successful, it required 75% of voted shares to vote iin favour AND 50% of voting shareholders to vote in favour. You have clearly indicated that CSAG felt that the first condition would be met under the changed circumstances. But what about the second condition? Without it the scheme would still have failed.

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