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Nominations have closed for the 2015 Fonterra elections

Nominations have closed for the 2015 Fonterra elections

Nominations for the 2015 Fonterra Elections closed at 12 noon today.

The candidates for the Fonterra Board of Directors’ Election will be announced on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 following the completion of the Candidate Assessment Panel (CAP) process.

The Returning Officer, Warwick Lampp, confirmed there will be no election required for the Directors’ Remuneration Committee, as Shareholders David Gasquoine and Stephen Silcock have been elected unopposed.

Nominations were also called for candidates for the Shareholders’ Council in 12 wards. An election is 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

There was one nomination received in each of the other eight wards, so no election is required.

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 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 eight Councillors-elect are incumbents who have been elected unopposed.

All successful candidates take office at the close of the 2015 Fonterra Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

Voting Packs, containing candidate profiles, will be mailed to eligible Shareholders on Friday, 30 October 2015.

Shareholders can vote by internet, fax or post, using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system.

The voting period is from Friday, 30 October until 10.30am on Monday, 23 November 2015 with the results being announced later that day.

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