17 Dec 2012

APA Group (ASX:APA) today announced important corporate information updates for Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund (ASX:HDF) following approval of the change of responsible entity of the Fund.

Change of responsible entity

As announced by HDF on 13 December 2012, the new responsible entity for Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund is Australian Pipeline Limited ("APL"), which is also the responsible entity of APA. This change became effective on 14 December 2012.

The directors of APL, a majority of whom are independent, are:

  1. Leonard Bleasel AM (Chairman)
  2. Michael McCormack (Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director)
  3. Steven Crane
  4. John Fletcher
  5. Russell Higgins AO
  6. Patricia McKenzie
  7. Robert Wright


The company secretary of APL is Mark Knapman.

Biographical details of the APL directors and the members of APL’s management team who will have responsibility for management of HDF are set out in APA’s 2012 Annual Report, a copy of which is available from www.apa.com.au.

Change of name of trusts

The name of Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund has been changed to "APA Sub Group". Each of the trusts which comprise HDF has also been renamed as follows:

Former NameNew Name 
HDUF Finance TrustAPA Sub Trust No 1
HDUF Epic TrustAPA Sub Trust No 2
HDUF Further Investments Trust APA Sub Trust No 3

Change of registered office

The registered office of the Fund has also changed. It is now:

 Level 19, HSBC Building, 580 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000.