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Mine Super and TWUSUPER achieve merger milestone
2 October 2023
Successor Fund Transfer Deed signed
TWUSUPER and Mine Super, two industry super funds, today announced the signing of the Successor Fund Transfer (SFT) Deed, a major milestone in their merger discussions. The SFT Deed follows the signing of a Heads of Agreement in April and which, on transfer, will create a combined fund managing nearly $20 billion on behalf of 150,000 members.
In a joint statement, Mine Super Chair, Christina Langby and TWUSUPER Chair, Nick Sherry reported that strong and major progress is being made towards merging the two funds and it is projected that strong financial benefits will result for members.
“Signing the SFT Deed is another meaningful step toward merging two culturally aligned and strong industry super funds that share a commitment to improving and protecting the retirement interests of members in the mining and transport industries”.
“Pleasingly, as our two funds have progressed the merger, we are establishing a stronger foundation for the future. We are more convinced than ever of the benefits members will see through the joining of our two funds with shared member first values”.
Mine Super and TWUSUPER confirmed the final stage of the merger would be dedicated to ensuring a seamless transition for members whilst maintaining the ongoing high levels of service members expect from each fund.
The combined entity will be co-chaired by Mine Super Chair, Christina Langby and TWUSUPER Chair Nick Sherry. Vasyl Nair, currently CEO of Mine Super, will become the CEO of the combined fund. Frank Sandy, CEO of TWUSUPER will be remaining to work alongside Vasyl during the important transitional period. The new fund brings together leaders from both the funds reflecting a shared vision for the future fund and ongoing collaboration between the teams.
Both funds confirmed no change to the anticipated completion of the merger in early 2024.
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TWUSUPER was established in 1984 to look after members in the transport industry. As the industry superannuation fund for transport, it has over $400 million invested in transport infrastructure around Australia. TWUSUPER manages $6.5 billion with almost 100,000 members.
About Mine Super
Established in 1941, Mine Super has evolved in recent years to become an open-offer industry superannuation fund with a strong commitment to its mining heritage. Managing over $12.5 billion on behalf of its 55,000 members, Mine Super is a strong supporter of the workers in the mining and related industries.
TWUSUPER and Mine Super move forward on merger plans
21 April 2023
A better future for everyone in transport and mining
We are pleased to advise that TWUSUPER and Mine Super are moving towards a merger following the execution of a Heads of Agreement to create a combined industry super fund managing nearly $20 billion for over 150,000 members.
In a joint statement, TWUSUPER Chair Nick Sherry and Mine Super Chair Christina Langby stated their continued commitment to the merger process.
"Our funds share a strong heritage of member first values, and our vision continues to be aligned in creating a sustainable fund which protects and promotes the retirement savings of workers in the mining and transport industries."
Both TWUSUPER and Mine Super will continue our due diligence and planning to confirm if the merger is in the best interests of our members, and develop an operating model to provide quality services to members. Subject to due diligence, it is anticipated that the merger will be finalised in early 2024
What that means
Since 1984 TWUSUPER has been the industry super fund for the people who keep Australia moving. Forty years later it still matters that people in transport have a super fund created for and by the transport industry, tailored to its needs, run only to benefit members, and with a focus on the future.
Both TWUSUPER and Mine Super have long track records of delivering a better future for people in transport and mining, with services tailored to the unique needs of these key industries.
That focus on transport and mining won’t change. The combined super fund will have even greater scale and resources to keep backing the people who keep Australia moving.
We will continue to deliver strong long-term investment returns, lower fees, and insurance that covers everyone in transport to deliver a better, more secure future for members.
TWUSUPER and Mine Super enter MOU
19 December 2022
TWUSUPER and Mine Super have entered into a preliminary non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore a merger of the two funds. If undertaken, a merged entity would create a combined fund managing nearly $20 billion for over 150,000 members.
TWUSUPER and Mine Super share the vision of creating a sustainable fund which protects and promotes the interests of workers in the mining and transport industries. In accordance with the MOU, both Mine Super and TWUSUPER are undertaking extensive due diligence to determine the best outcome for all members and mining and transport operators arising from a prospective merger. This process may take several months.
TWUSUPER remains committed to delivering for members. There is no change to any aspect of any member’s funds, investments or insurance as a result of entering into this preliminary non-binding MOU.