Nominations for Director positions on the Board of AWB Limited and AWB (international) Limited have now closed, with candidates putting forward their names.
The election of four positions on the Board of AWB Limited and one position on the Board of AWB (International) Limited will take place at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in Melbourne on Thursday 14th March 2002.
AWB shareholders will find out more information about all candidates and AWB Limited’s AGM in a mailout (Notice of Meeting 2002) that will be mailed to all shareholders on the 25th January 2002.
The following candidates have nominated for the Board of AWB Limited.
The candidates for Election of Director to the Board of AWB Limited by Western Australia A class shareholders are:
- Mr Trevor Flugge AO
- Mr Christopher Moffet
The candidate for Election of Director to the Board of AWB Limited by New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory A class shareholders is:
The candidate for Election of Director to the Board of AWB Limited by Victoria or Tasmania A class shareholders is:
The candidate for Election of Director to the Board of AWB (International) Limited by South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and Northern Territory A class shareholders is:
AWB Limited is controlled by a grower elected board. A class shareholders have the power to elect a majority of AWB Limited Directors (seven out of 12). The voting rights attached to an A class share are related to the tonnage of wheat delivered to AWB. Under AWB Limited’s constitution, a wheat grower is a person who produces wheat in Australia with an annual average tonnage of at least 33 1/3 tonnes. There are approximately 35,000 A class shareholders.
The candidates for Election of Director to the Board of AWB Limited by B class shareholders are:
- Mrs Kerry Sanderson
- Mr Stephen Chamarette
AWB Limited’s B class shares represent the share listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. There are currently approximately 63,000 B class shareholders and these shareholders will elect a B class Director to the Board of AWB Limited.
AWB is encouraging all shareholders to vote either by attending the AGM on Thursday 14th March 2002 at the Auditorium, Level 2, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street, Southbank, Victoria or through the proxy or postal voting forms contained in the Notice Of Meeting brochure.
If shareholders have any questions they should ring the AWB Shareholder Service Centre on 1 800 810 032. AWB Limited’s Notice of Meeting 2002 will be available from AWB’s website www.awb.com.au by Friday 25th January.
For more information contact: Peter McBride on (03) 9209 2174 or 0417 662 451