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Results Announced for the 2015 Fonterra Elections

Results Announced for the 2015 Fonterra Elections

Returning Officer Warwick Lampp, of electionz.com Ltd, has declared the final results of the 2015 elections for the Fonterra Board of Directors, Directors’ Remuneration Committee and Shareholders’ Council.

Shareholders voted to re-elect incumbent Directors John Wilson and Nicola Shadbolt. They will be joined by new Director Ashley Waugh. Blue Read, Greg Maughan and Murray Beach were unsuccessful.

Ashley Waugh lives and farms at Pokuru, near Te Awamutu. He is an experienced company director and dairy company executive, having previously worked for the New Zealand Dairy Board in a number of roles since 1991, and latterly as CEO of National Foods in Australia. Ashley is currently Chairman of Moa Group Limited, and a Director of Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Limited and The Heat Group Limited (Australia).

Shareholders David Gasquoine and Stephen Silcock were elected unopposed as members of the Directors’ Remuneration Committee.

In the Shareholders’ Council elections, the following Shareholders’ Councillors were elected:

Ward 14 – Eastern Bay of Plenty Wilson James

Ward 17 – Northern Taranaki Kevin Turnbull

Ward 23 – Hawke’s Bay Andrew Hardie

Ward 26 – Tasman/Marlborough Sue Brown

Andrew Hardie and Sue Brown new Shareholders’ Councillors.

In the eight other Shareholders’ Council wards where elections were due, nominees were elected unopposed. The Councillors in those wards are:

Ward 2 -Central Northland Penny Smart

Ward 5 - Hauraki / Coromandel Julie Pirie

Ward 8 - Matamata Grant Wills

Ward 11 - Te Awamutu Kevin Ferris

Ward 20 - Egmont Plains Rob Poole

Ward 29 - Ashburton Charles Whitehead

Ward 32 - Otago Ad Bekkers

Ward 35 - Western Southland Vaughan Templeton

All successful candidates will take office at the close of the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, 25 November 2015.

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