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Voting For The 2013 Fonterra Elections Underway

Press Release – Fonterra

Voting For The 2013 Fonterra Elections Underway

Voting is now open for the 2013 Fonterra Board of Directors’ Elections and the Shareholders’ Council Elections in Ward 8 (Hamilton) and Ward 21 (Coastal Taranaki).

This year there are five candidates standing for the Board of Directors’ Election. They are Donna Smit, Eric Ray, Michael Spaans and the two incumbent Directors Ian Farrelly and Malcolm Bailey.

Fonterra shareholders have the opportunity to meet Director candidates and ask questions at the 12 Directors’ Election Candidate Roadshow meetings which are scheduled to run from Sunday, 10 – Friday, 15 November 2013. The dates and venues for the Roadshow meetings are:

Date
Time
Location
Venue

Sunday, 10 November
7.00pm
Invercargill
Ascot Park Hotel

Cnr of Tay Street and Racecourse Road, Invercargill

Monday, 11 November
10.30am
Balclutha
South Otago Town and Country Club

1 Yarmouth Street, Balclutha

Monday, 11 November
7.00pm
Oamaru
Brydone Hotel

115 Thames Street, Oamaru

Tuesday, 12 November
10.30am
Christchurch
Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

Cnr Memorial Avenue and Orchard Road, Christchurch

Tuesday, 12 November
7.00pm
Nelson
Seifrieds

184 Redwood Road, Appleby

Wednesday, 13 November
10.30am
Palmerston North
Palmerston North Convention Centre

354 Main Street, Palmerston North

Wednesday, 13 November
7.00pm
Stratford
TET Multi Sports Centre

65 Portia Street, Stratford

Thursday, 14 November
9.30am
Te Awamutu
Te Awamutu Sports and Recreation Club

420 Albert Park Drive, Te Awamutu

Thursday, 14 November
2.00pm
Matamata
Matamata Club

9 Waharoa Road East, Matamata

Thursday, 14 November
7.00pm
Rotorua
Novotel Hotel

Lake End, Tutanekai Street, Rotorua

Friday, 15 November
10.30am
Whangarei
Northland Events Centre – Toll Stadium

51 Okara Drive, Whangarei

Friday, 15 November
4.00pm
Pukekohe
Counties Function Centre

Pukekohe Park, 242-250 Manukau Road, Pukekohe

Elections for the Fonterra Shareholders’ Council are required in two wards. Shareholders Ross Wallis, Grant Coombes and Bruce Haultain are standing for Ward 8 (Hamilton), and Vaughn Brophy and Lloyd Morgan are standing for Ward 21 (Coastal Taranaki).

The voting period runs from Friday, 1 November to 10.30am on Monday, 25 November 2013. 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 five ordinary business resolutions and two resolutions to ratify the appointment of independent Directors.

Shareholders can vote via internet, post or fax in respect of both the Fonterra Elections and Annual Meeting resolutions until 10.30am on Monday, 25 November 2013. Shareholders can also vote in person or via proxy for the Annual Meeting resolutions at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, 27 November 2013, being held at the Fonterra Edendale site, State Highway 1, Edendale.

Any queries regarding the Fonterra Elections should be directed to the Returning Officer on the Election Hotline freephone 0508 666 446.
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