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Time is running out to vote in the AWI director elections

Peak woolgrower representative body, WoolProducers Australia (WoolProducers) is reminding those Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) shareholders who have not voted in this year’s director election to get online and have their say.


WoolProducers are continuing to field complaints that AGM papers have not been received by woolgrowers in a number of states.


WoolProducers President Mr Ed Storey said, “If you haven’t received your voting papers in the post you can still vote online until 10.00am (EDST) on Wednesday, 17 November, which is the 48-hour cut-off time before the AGM on Friday, 19 November”.


In order to vote online, shareholders will need to go to the Shareholder log-in page at www.linmarketservices.com.au, select Single Holding, with AWI being the issuer and then enter their unique 11-digit Security Reference Number (SRN). If shareholders need assistance locating their SRN, please contact AWI on 02 8295 3100.


Mr Storey said, “It is also worth checking your emails as you may be receiving your papers electronically, with shareholders being sent their AGM papers on 12 October”.


“It really is important that shareholders take the time to vote in this important election, even if that does require picking up the phone to receive your SRN, as this is your opportunity to have your say in the future direction of AWI”.


WoolProducers are reminding growers not to leave their proxies undirected and are recommending shareholders consider voting for three of the following candidates Mr Jock Laurie, Mr Don Macdonald, Ms Georgia Hack, Mr Steven Read, Mr Michael Field.


ENDS


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WoolProducers Australia contacts:

Jo Hall, CEO

02 6110 2067

Ed Storey, President

0438 309 500

About WoolProducers’ Australia WoolProducers plays a critical role in working closely with companies and entities funded by woolgrower funds including compulsory levies or fees for service.

Its mission is to develop constructive and profitable outcomes for woolgrowers nationally.

The agency is responsible for appointing a director to each of the Australian Wool Exchange and the Australia Wool Testing Authority, promoting good corporate governance and ensuring that the interests of growers are met.

WoolProducers maintains a working relationship with Australian Wool Innovation as the voice of woolgrower shareholders. It aims to contribute to AWI’s programs for the benefit of growers, promoting responsible use of levy funds and ensuring good corporate governance.


WoolProducers is the sole wool industry member of Animal Health Australia, and as such, carries a significant responsibility for decision making on behalf of the industry in the event of an emergency animal disease outbreak.


As the only wool grower organisation with membership of the National Farmers’ Federation, WoolProducers is responsible for providing key policy advice on behalf of our members, and other wool growers, to Australia’s peak farm body.


WoolProducers also works closely with the Federal Government Departments on key issues such as animal health and welfare, biosecurity, pest management control, natural resource management, drought preparedness, emergency animal disease outbreak preparedness and industry development, including research, trade and logistics.