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Willmott Forests Premium Forestry Blend Project 2010

Willmott Forests Premium Forestry Blend 2010
Cash Rebate 8.25%
Closing Date CLOSED
Minimum Investment $5,000 (ex GST)
Term of Project Approximately 16 years
Research AAG 4 stars
Adviser Edge 4 stars
ATO Product Ruling 2010/4
Willmott Forests secures external grower finance

The Forest Finance Loan Application Pack relating to the Willmott Forests Premium Forestry Blend - 2010 Project, is NOW AVAILABLE.

This facility is available for the following terms:

- 12 Month Interest Free
- 3, 5 & 7 Years P&I

Forest Finance Loan Application Pack

- No deposit required;
- 100% finance available;
- No penalty for early payout of loan;
- Competitive variable interest rate.

Company Announcement
Willmott Forests’ Chief Executive Officer, Marcus Derham said: “Securing the grower finance facility in the midst of the current market uncertainty is confirmation of the success and robustness of Willmott Forests’ business model.”

For a full version of the company announcement please go to
Product Disclosure Statement & Finance Applications
Finance Evaluation Guide
Forest Finance Loan Application Pack
Investment Calculator - Updated 9 Jun
Willmott Secures External Grower Finance
Lonsec Manager Profile
Lonsec Manager Profile Update 11 Jun 2010
Adviser Edge: Financial Stability Review
Strategy Flyers:
Capital Gains Tax
Division 7A
General Tax Planning & Wealth Creation
HECS Debt Elimination
Investing for your Future
Mortgage Reduction
Planning for the Generation Gap
Reduce Credit Card Debt



Willmott see ...

Commercial plantations increasing in value;
Softwood demand to intensify;
High value timbers in great demand;
Developing biofuel markets that will add value to our resource;
Dedicated, fast growing plantations for energy and fuel; and
Willmott Forests playing a key role.

Willmott Forests is a publicly listed (ASX Code: WFL) and quality accredited company. Their core activities are establishing, managing, harvesting, processing and supplying timber products from plantation grown resources on behalf of their growers and shareholders.

The company employs over 150 people and manages in excess of 53,000 hectares of Radiata pine, Silky Oak, She-oak and African mahogany plantations, ranging from new plantings to mature trees.


Willmott Forests is a leading plantation land and forestry business with a 30 year history.


A new Project structure not previously available in this sector ...
pre-paid leases - enhanced land tenure arrangements;
’switch’ feature to provide ongoing funding for the Project;
’stand alone’ Project;
new diversified forestry blend; and
100% tax deductible.


Radiata pine, African mahogany and Silky Oak plantations will be established under the Project. Radiata pine is a well established timber species and Silky Oak and African mahogany are high value hardwood species.


The Project is expected to derive income from: 

the Thinning, harvesting and sale of the African mahogany and Silky Oak trees; and
the Thinning and sale of the semi-mature standing Radiata pine trees.

Each Investor will receive a proportion of the Forestry Income determined by reference to the number of Forestry Interests held by the Investor.


The term of the Project will be approximately 16 years after establishment of all of the Trees which is expected to occur within 18 months after 30 June 2010.

The term of the Project encompasses the anticipated growth and harvest cycle of the African mahogany and Silky Oak plantations and the growth and sale of semi-mature standing timber from the Radiata pine plantations.


Willmott Forests has secured access to suitable plantation land ...

proven site quality;
known procurement costs;
majority of 2010 Project land requirements has already been secured;
land rental pre-paid for the duration of the term on commencement - provides security of tenure to the land throughout the term of the Project against financial default and competing adverse interests.

Land Provider Type Tenure
Willmott Forests R1 & R2 Owned / Pre-paid Lease
Third Parties* R2 & R3 Pre-paid Lease
* Third Parties may include Hancock Victoria Plantations and/or Forests NSW.

Willmott Forests’ Project delivers security of land tenure against financial default.


Willmott Forests has a long track record of successfully identifying and securing suitable land to fulfil obligations for it’s Projects.


Willmott Forests is the Responsible Entity of the Project and is responsible for all aspects of the Project including the establishment, maintenance and marketing of the Trees.


The‘Switch’ ...
The Project incorporates a ‘switch’ feature whereby the Deferred Forestry Management Fee equal to 10% of the Gross Timber Proceeds is replaced with an Annual Forestry Management Fee of $142.50 per Forestry Interest, payable to a new Responsible Entity, in the event of the insolvency of Willmott Forests.

This is intended to facilitate funding for the ongoing operation of the Project.


The Project offers diversity by:
the region in which plantations are established;
the species of Trees which are established; and
the end markets for the Trees.

Investors will be able to participate in the Project which will establish plantations on a scale, and in locations, which the investor may not be able to establish if the investor were investing on an individual basis.


The factors that impact returns from an investment in plantation forestry are different from those that affect returns from more traditional investment asset classes such as shares, fixed interest and commercial property.

This means that the returns from a plantation forestry investment are expected to have a low correlation to returns from investments in the more traditional investment asset classes.


The usual rotation (that is, the period of time from establishment to harvesting) of a Radiata pine tree is 25 years.

Under the Project, the semi-mature Radiata pine trees will be sold as standing timber approximately 15 years after the Trees are established, through a tender process in which Willmott Forests may participate.

If the sale price of the Radiata pine trees is below 90% of the market value of the Trees determined by independent valuation, Willmott Forests will contribute from its own assets the difference between the sale price and 90% of the market value of the trees.



The Willmott Forests Premium Forestry Blend - 2010 Project (“Project”) is an opportunity to participate in a Project that invests in a blend of:-
Species Species Allocation
Radiata Pine Approximately 75%
African Mahogany Approximately 20%
Silky Oak Approximately 5%

Investors are issued Forestry Interests. Each Forestry Interest represents a share in the beneficial interest in the Project Property. The Project Property includes the Land Agreements, the Trees established for the purposes of the Project and the income derived from the harvesting and sale of the Trees.
Species End Products Indicative timing of Harvest and Sale
(Age of Tree)
Radiata Pine Structural timber, newsprint, pulp       13 15*  
African Mahogany High value appearance timber 8   12     16
Silky Oak High value appearance timber   10     15  
*sold as standing timber
APPLICATION PRICE Application price of $5,000 per Forestry Interest
MINIMUM INVESTMENT Minimum investment of one Forestry Interest
INVESTMENT TERM The term of the Project will be approximately 16 years after the establishment of all the Trees
TAX TREATMENT 100% tax deductible confirmed by ATO Product Ruling PR2010/4
PAYMENT OPTIONS Payment options for the Application amount are as follows:
12 Month Interest Free Loan, available through Willmott Finance Pty Ltd;
  • 3 or 5 year Principal and Interest Loans available through Willmott Finance Pty Ltd.

In addition to the application fee, Investors will pay a Deferred Forestry Management Fee of 10% of Gross Timber Proceeds. There are no annual payments other than insurance. Refer to section 5 of the PDS for further details.

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH Australian Agribusiness Group;
Lonsec Limited; and
Adviser Edge.
STOCKING GUARANTEE Stock Guarantee for a period of 13 months from the date of completion of the planting of each species (”Stocking Guarantee Period”).
INSURANCE Plantation Insurance - following the expiry of the Stocking Guarantee Period for a species of Tree, Willmott Forests will use its reasonable endeavours to obtain and maintain an insurance policy in respect of that species which at a minimum will cover fire.
The Project is a registered managed investment scheme which will establish Radiata pine, African mahogany and Silky Oak plantations for the supply of sawlogs to the domestic and export markets.

Important Information

This Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) is dated 7 April 2010. Willmott Forests Limited (Willmott Forests or Responsible Entity) is the Responsible Entity of the Willmott Forests Premium Forestry Blend - 2010 Project ARSN 142 722 585 (Project) and the issuer of the PDS.

The Project is not intended to be a short term investment and is subject to the normal risks associated with commercial plantation forestry.

The Responsible Entity does not guarantee any particular return to Investors or that any particular expenditure by Investors in relation to the Project will be tax deductible. A copy of the PDS is available above. The offer of the PDS is only available to persons receiving this PDS (electronically or otherwise) in Australia.

The information in the PDS and this Project Summary is general information only and has not been prepared having regard to the investment objectives, financial situation, or the specific needs of any particular person. As an investor you should consider whether the information in the PDS is appropriate for you in light of your objectives, financial situation and needs. You should seek professional advice before making an investment decision and consider the risk factors that could affect the financial performance of the Project.

The information in the PDS and in this Project Summary is up to date at the time when it was prepared. Information relating to the Project that is not materially adverse is subject to change from time to time and may be updated by the Responsible Entity. Where information is updated it can be found at any time on Willmott Forests' website at A paper copy of any updated information will be given to a person without charge on request.

Defined words and expressions used in the PDS are explained in the Glossary of Terms set out in page 67 of the PDS. Unless otherwise specified, photographs used in the PDS and this Project Summary are for illustration only and should not be interpreted to mean that any person shown endorses the Project or Willmott Forests or that Willmott Forests or any other person referred to directly or indirectly in the PDS owns, uses or has any rights in relation to any item shown.

The PDS document is important and should be read in its entirety before a decision is made to apply for Forestry Interests. If you are uncertain or have any doubts about applying for Forestry Interests, you should consult your financial advisor, solicitor or accountant.

Forestry Interests will be issued only on receipt of a completed Application Form which is attached to or accompanies the PDS. No Forestry Interests will be issued on the basis of the PDS after the Offer Period closes, unless the relevant application was received prior to the Offer Period closing.

Simply download an Investment Brochure/PDS above. It’s that easy!
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