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Candidates for Fonterra Board of Directors’ Election Confirm

Candidates for Fonterra Board of Directors’ Election Confirmed

Candidates for the Fonterra Directors’ Election were announced by the Returning Officer, Warwick Lampp today following the completion of the Candidate Assessment Panel (CAP) process.

This year there are six candidates standing for the Board of Directors. They are Gray Baldwin, Leonie Guiney, David MacLeod, John Monaghan, Garry Reymer and Grant Rowan.

As in previous years, the CAP process was available to assess the capabilities, experience and qualifications of Director candidates and provide Fonterra shareholders with more information to help in making an informed vote. While the CAP process is open to all Director candidates, it is not compulsory. This year all candidates went through CAP.

The Panel, consisting of independent Chairman, Bill Falconer, two members appointed by the Fonterra Board, John Spencer and John Wilson, and two appointed by the Shareholders’ Council, Ian Brown and Cathy Quinn, interviewed prospective candidates. The results of the Panel’s assessment and profiles of the candidates will be sent to Fonterra shareholders with the voting papers on Friday, 17 October and will also be displayed on Fencepost viawww.fonterra.com.

Directors’ Election Candidate Roadshow
Fonterra shareholders have the opportunity to meet Director candidates and ask questions at the eleven Directors’ Election Candidate Roadshow meetings which are scheduled to run fromTuesday, 28 October to Tuesday, 4 November 2014. The dates and venues for the Roadshow meetings are:

Date Time Location Venue
Tuesday, 28 October 7.00pm Invercargill Ascot Park Hotel
Cnr of Tay Street and Racecourse Road, Invercargill
Wednesday, 29 October 10.30am Balclutha South Otago Town & Country Club
1 Yarmouth Street, Balclutha
Wednesday, 29 October 7.00pm Oamaru Brydone Hotel
115 Thames Street, Oamaru
Thursday, 30 October 10.30am Ashburton Hotel Ashburton
11 Racecourse Road, Ashburton
Thursday, 30 October 7.00pm Nelson Seifrieds
184 Redwood Road, Appleby
Friday, 31 October 10.30am Palmerston North Palmerston North Convention Centre
354 Main Street, Palmerston North
Friday, 31 October 7.00pm Stratford TET Multi Sports Centre
65 Portia Street, Stratford
Monday, 3 November 10.30am Rotorua Novotel Hotel
Lake End, Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Monday, 3 November 7.00pm Hamilton Mystery Creek Events Centre
Bledisloe Building, Gate 3
125 Mystery Creek Road, Hamilton
Tuesday, 4 November 10.30am Whangarei Forum North
Rust Avenue, Whangarei
Tuesday, 4 November 7.00pm Pukekohe Counties Function Centre
Pukekohe Park
242-250 Manukau Road, Pukekohe

Shareholders’ Council Elections
Elections for the Fonterra Shareholders’ Council are required in four wards, as follows:
Ward Candidate
2 – Central Northland Penny Smart
Alex Wright

7 – Piako Andrew McGiven
Malcolm Piggott

14 – Eastern Bay of Plenty Corrie Smit
Gerard van Beek
Wilson James

22 – Northern Manawatu Katherine Gillespie
Ellen Bartlett

There was one nomination received in each of the other 18 wards, so no election will be held in these wards. The formal declaration of these candidates as Shareholders’ Councillors will be made in conjunction with the results of the elections at the Annual Meeting.

The Councillors-elect are:

Ward 1 Northern Northland Terence Brocx
Ward 3 Southern Northland Tracey Bryan
Ward 5 Hauraki / Coromandel Julie Pirie
Ward 8 Matamata Grant Wills
Ward 9 Western Bay of Plenty Murray Linton
Ward 13 Rotorua Matt Pepper
Ward 15 Taupo Phil Butler
Ward 19 Central Taranaki Noel Caskey
Ward 25 Wairarapa Philip Palmer
Ward 27 North Canterbury Shaun Lissington
Ward 28 Rakaia Angela Ward
Ward 29 Ashburton Charles Whitehead
Ward 30 South Canterbury John Gregan
Ward 31 Waitaki Greg Kirkwood
Ward 32 Otago Ad Bekkers
Ward 33 Northern Southland Ivan Lines
Ward 34 Southern Southland Emma Hammond
Ward 35 Western Southland Vaughan Templeton

All successful candidates take office at the close of the 2014 Fonterra Annual Meeting onWednesday, 12 November 2014.

Directors’ Remuneration Committee and Fonterra Farmer Custodian Trust Elections
Mr Lampp also confirmed that no election would be required for the Directors’ Remuneration Committee, as shareholders Murray Holdaway and Philip Wilson have been elected unopposed.

Voting Period, Voting Methods and Notification of Election Results
Voting Packs, containing candidate profiles, will be mailed to eligible shareholders on Friday, 17 October 2014. Shareholders can vote by internet, fax or post, using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system.

The voting period is from Friday, 17 October until 10.30am on Monday, 10 November 2014 with the results being announced later that day.

Warwick Lampp
Returning Officer – 2014 Fonterra Elections
Email: elections@electionz.com
Mobile: 021 498 517

Election Helpline: Freephone 0508 666 446

ENDS

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