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Gunns Plantations Woodlot 2009 Project

Gunns Plantations Woodlot 2009 Project
Cash Rebate 8.25%
Closing Date CLOSED
Minimum Investment $6,800 (ex GST)
Term of Project 13 years - Option 1
25 years - Option 3
25 years - Blended Option
Research Adviser Edge (Option 1) 4 stars
Adviser Edge (Option 3) 4 stars
Adviser Edge (Blended Option) 4 stars
Lonsec (Option 1) Recommended
Lonsec (Option 3) Recommended
Lonsec (Blended Option) Recommended
ATO Product Rulings
Option 1 2008/66 2008/66A
Option 2 2008/67 2008/67A
Option 3 2008/68 2008/68A
Blended Option 2008/69 2008/69A
 
Fax applications to:
1800 703 323
AND
Express Post to:
Gunns Plantations
Attention: Maree Walker
P.O Box 572
Launceston TAS 7250
Gunns Response to Timbercorp & Great Southern Voluntary Liquidations
Gunns Finance offers the following finance options for this project:
• 12 month Interest Free loans;
• Principal and Interest loans for 3, 5, 10 and 15^ years

SPECIAL OFFER:
GPL is currently offering AUTOMATIC APPROVAL to all individuals investing up to $300,000* under the 12 month Interest Free Loan.

^ The 15 year principal and interest loan is not available for investment in Option 1 of the Project. Please note that finance will be made available to approved applicants only.

* per applicant and related parties and related entities. Companies and trusts are still required to provide assets and liabilities and guarantee section


The GPL Woodlot Project 2009

Gunns Plantations Limited's (GPL) new Woodlot Project 2009 is NOW OPEN. Investors in the Project will become growers of ONE hectare ‘Woodlots’ in one of the most competitively priced projects of its kind currently available in the market. Growers have the choice of investing in short rotation Eucalypt plantations grown for sale as pulp wood (Option 1), Eucalypt plantations for sale as high value clearwood veneer logs (Option 2) - not available initially, Radiata pine plantations grown for sale as pulp wood and saw logs (Option 3) or a blend of the three (3) planting options above.

Costs to Growers per Woodlot (one hectare)

  Option 1 Option 3 Blended Option
Term 13 years 25 years 25 years
Application Fee $7,480 (incl. GST) $7,480 (incl. GST) $28,424 (incl. GST) for four (4) Woodlots, which is a 5% discount on the single unit price
Pruning Fees N/A N/A Year 4 (approx.) $810*
Year 6 (approx.) $867*
Year 7 (approx.) $924*
Rent, maintenance and sales commission 16.5% of any wood sale proceeds (inc GST) 16.5% of any wood sale proceeds (inc GST) 16.5% of any wood sale proceeds (inc GST)
* Indexed annually to CPI and inclusive of GST. These are baseline costs only.

Planting Options

An investor may choose from the following options available in the Project. Note: Option 2 will initially only be available in the Blended Option.

Finance Available

•12 month Interest Free loans
• Principal and Interest loans for 3, 5, 10 and 15^ years

SPECIAL OFFER:

GPL is currently offering AUTOMATIC APPROVAL to all individuals investing up to $300,000* under the 12 month Interest Free Loan.

^ The 15 year principal and interest loan is not available for investment in Option 1 of the Project. Please note that finance will be made available to approved applicants only.

* per applicant and related parties and related entities. Companies and trusts are still required to provide assets and liabilities and guarantee section

Taxation

The application fee to acquire an interest in the Project and any interest and insurance costs should be 100% tax deductible in the year in which they are paid. Please refer to the relevant product ruling for each option of the Project for full details in this regard.

  Option 1 Option 3 Blended Option
Term 13 years 25 years 25 years
Species Eucalyptus nitens or Eucalyptus globulus Pinus radiata (Radiata Pine) Eucalyptus nitens or Eucalyptus Globulus & Pinus Radiata (Radiata Pine)
Nature of Investment Pulpwood High Quality Sawlog & Pulpwood High Quality Sawlog, Pulpwood & Veneer
Location Tasmania Tasmania and the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. Tasmania and the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales.
Harvest Times (approx) Year 9 (thinning) and Year 13 (clearfell) Years 13 and 18 (thinning) and Year 25 (clearfell) Years 9, 13 & 18 (thinning) and Years 13,20 & 25 (clearfell)
Guaranteed Stocking Level 90% of the average initial planting density for the first 2 years 90% of the average initial planting density for the first 2 years 90% of the average initial planting density for the first 2 years
Insurance Available upon request at Growers' expense Available upon request at Growers' expense Available upon request at Growers' expense
Off-take agreement Yes. With Gunns Limited. With Gunns Limited for all wood grown in Tasmania, Other off-takes being negotiated for wood grown in NSW With Gunns Limited for all wood grown in Tasmania, Other off-takes being negotiated for wood grown in NSW

Is this an environmentally friendly investment?


Growing trees is environmentally friendly as they sequester greenhouse gases, which helps to combat the “greenhouse effect”. Greenhouse gases are measured in ‘carbon dioxide equivalents’ (CO2e). Approximate CO2e levels sequestered by each of Option 1 and Option 3 is indicated in the table below.

These amounts of CO2e can be equated into the following energy use equivalents:

  Project Lifetime CO2e sequestered per woodlot over 2 project lifetime Running a car for Running a household for An Australian living for
Option 1 13 Years 400 t/ha 100 years 29 yrs 14 yrs
Option 3 25 Years 690 t/ha 172 years 49 yrs 25 yrs

Note: It is not known whether there will be any potential financial value arising from carbon sequestered by a Growers Woodlot during the life of the Project

*DISCLAIMER: Gunns Plantations Limited ACN 091 232 209 (GPL) will soon be issuing a product disclosure statement (PDS) offering investors an opportunity to subscribe for interests in the Gunns Plantations Ltd Woodlot Project 2009 ARSN 135 490 292. (the Project). Once available, a copy of the PDS may be obtained here. The information contained in this document is general in nature and does not take into account the individual investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any potential investor. All prospective investors should read the PDS and any supplementary PDS in full prior to making a decision regarding an investment in the Project. Allocations of Woodlots will only be made to successful applicants that have properly completed an Application and Power of Attorney Form attached to a current PDS. We recommend you obtain personal financial and legal advice before making a decision to invest. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued product rulings for the Project (Product Rulings) which will apply to investors accepted into the Project on or before 30 June 2009 and which confirm the tax deductibility for the initial application fee and other costs which may be incurred by investors as referred to in the Product Rulings. The Product Rulings are only binding on the ATO insofar as the Project is carried out in the specific manner identified in the Product Rulings. The Product Rulings are only a ruling on the application of taxation law and are in no way expressly or impliedly a guarantee or endorsement of the commercial viability of the Project, the soundness or otherwise of the Project as an investment or the reasonableness or commerciality of any fees charged in connection with the Project.
 

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