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Voting for the 2015 Fonterra Elections Underway

Friday, 30 October 2015

Voting for the 2015 Fonterra Elections Underway

Voting is now open for the 2015 Fonterra Board of Directors’ Elections and the Shareholders’ Councillor Elections in four wards.

This year there are six candidates standing for the Board of Directors. They are Murray Beach, Greg Maughan, Blue Read, Nicola Shadbolt, Ashley Waugh and John Wilson.

Fonterra shareholders have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the Director candidates at the eleven Directors’ Election Candidate Roadshow meetings which run from Sunday, 8 November to Friday, 13 November 2015.

The dates and venues for the Roadshow meetings are:

Sunday, 8 November7.00pmInvercargillAscot Park Hotel
Cnr of Tay Street and Racecourse Rd
Monday, 9 November10.30amBalcluthaSouth Otago Town & Country Club
1 Yarmouth Street, Balclutha
Monday, 9 November7.00pmOamaruBrydone Hotel
115 Thames Street, Oamaru
Tuesday, 10 November10.30amAshburtonHotel Ashburton
11 Racecourse Road, Ashburton
Tuesday, 10 November7.00pmNelsonSeifrieds
184 Redwood Road, Appleby
Wednesday, 11 November10.30amStratfordTET Multi Sports Centre
65 Portia Street, Stratford
Wednesday, 11 November7.00pmPalmerston NorthPalmerston North Convention Centre
354 Main Street, Palmerston North
Thursday, 12 November10.30amRotoruaNovotel Hotel
Lake End, Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Thursday, 12 November7.00pmHamiltonMystery Creek Events Centre
125 Mystery Creek Road, Hamilton
Friday, 13 November10.30amWhangareiForum North, Rust Avenue, Whangarei
Friday, 13 November7.00pmPukekoheCounties Function Centre
Pukekohe Park
242-250 Manukau Road, Pukekohe

Elections for the Fonterra Shareholders’ Council are required in four wards, as follows:

Ward Candidate
14 – Eastern Bay of Plenty Gerard van Beek
Wilson James

17 – Northern Taranaki Mark Hooper
Kevin Turnbull

23 – Hawke’s Bay Eliot Cooper
David Hands
Andrew Hardie
Ivan Knauf

26 – Tasman / Marlborough Sue Brown
Neil Sixtus
Wayne Langford

The voting period runs from Friday, 30 October to 10.30am on Monday, 23 November 2015. The results will be determined and announced after the close of voting. All successful candidates take office at the close of the Annual Meeting.

Voting is also open for the Annual Meeting resolutions. Shareholders are being asked to vote on seven ordinary business resolutions and four shareholder proposals.

Shareholders can vote via online, post or fax in respect of both the Fonterra Elections and Annual Meeting resolutions until 10.30am on Monday, 23 November 2015.

Shareholders can also vote in person or via proxy for the Annual Meeting resolutions at the Annual Meeting onWednesday, 25 November 2015, being held at the Fonterra Waitoa UHT site.

Any queries regarding the Fonterra Elections should be directed to the Returning Officer on the Election Helpline freephone 0800 666 034.

Warwick Lampp
Returning Officer – 2015 Fonterra Elections
Mobile: 021 498 517

Election Helpline: Freephone 0800 666 034


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