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Delisting of securities

What happens if an ASX stock I own gets delisted?

In some situations, you may hold a security that has been voluntarily or involuntarily delisted from an exchange and is no longer available to trade. 

Delisting a security could be the result of:

  • The underlying company ceasing operations/declaring bankruptcy 
  • A corporate action such as a takeover or merger
  • A company transitioning to private ownership
  • A company failing to meet listing requirements on an exchange 

You can monitor announcements from the companies you have in your portfolio from the Stake app or by looking them up on the ASX announcements page. After delisting, you can search for delisted companies on delisted.com.au.

Depending on the situation and the terms of agreement, you may be entitled to a final distribution, representing some value recouped as a result of delisting proceedings. 

If a security is already delisted it is best to reach out directly to the share registry for advice on how to proceed. 

What happens if a U.S. security I own gets delisted?

In some situations, you may hold a security that has been voluntarily or involuntarily delisted from an exchange and is no longer available to trade. 

Delisting a security could be the result of:

  • The underlying company ceasing operations/declaring bankruptcy 
  • A corporate action such as a takeover or merger
  • A company transitioning to a private ownership
  • A company failing to meet listing requirements on an exchange 

If your position has been delisted, your sell orders may be rejected. In some cases the security may have moved to the OTC Markets. If you own delisted securities and would like to know your options for selling these shares, you can reach out to our customer support team here


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