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January was quiet but February will see the AGM back in action for Crikey so check out these lists of companies and let us know if you can help out by either attending or appointing us your proxy.

We’ve only been able to come up with 23 AGMs in February, but some of them should be quite interesting so read on.

On February 6 we’d love someone to go along to the Lang Corp AGM as this is the outfit which has made about 800 per cent since the ports dispute through its ownership of Patrick Stevedores.

With Chris Corrigan and Peter Scanlon both directors it should make for an interesting meeting. If anyone has any proxies we’d love to go.

On February 15 we’ll be going to the Axa AGM in Melbourne as a candidate for the board. As usual, the platform is for AXA to become a more activist fund manager rather than a typical passive insto that only ever votes with its feet.

The candidacy will obviously fail given that the French own 51 per cent but we’re determined to give as many fund managers as possible an opportunity to defend their passive investing in the face of someone contesting a board seat on an activist platform.

Anyway, enough prattling on. Here is a list of the upcoming meetings we’re interested in followed by a list of the December 31 balance date companies that we’ll be following in April and May. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Feb 5, Mon

Coms21, 2.30pm, Renaisance Hotel. Perth.

Feb 6, Tues

Lang Corp, 10am, ASX HQ, Sydney. Proxy and attender wanted to ask Peter Scanlon and Chris Corrigan about the 800 per cent profit they’ve made since the docks dispute of 98.

Freedom Group, 10.30am, level 10, 201 Sussex St, Sydney. Proxy and attender wanted.

Feb 9, Fri

Iama Ltd, 11am Melbourne. Keen to go so and check what this rabble are up to. Looking for a proxy and a ute to borrow for the day.

Feb 12, Mon

Franked Income Fund, 11am, Perth. Proxy and inquisitor wanted to find out what the controlling shareholder in Wesfarmers are up to. Do they really want to bid for Howard Smith.

Feb 13, Tues

Peptech, 11am, Menzies Hotel, Carrington St, Sydney. Proxy and attender wanted.

Feb 14, Wed

Crikey Media Pty Ltd, 5.30pm, Imperial Hotel, cnr of Burke and Spring st, Melbourne. Have shares and will be attending as chairman at second AGM. Very worried about tough questions from various shareholders and visitors. All media banned, free drinks afterwards but $30 at the door if not a subscriber.

Feb 15, Thurs

Axa Asia Pacific Holdings, 10am, Melb Concert Hall. Standing for the board and have numerous proxies. Platform is that Axa become a more activist fund manager.

Feb 16, Fri

Finemore Holdings, 3.45pm, Museum of Sydney. Meetings is part of the web of takeover activity in the sector so looking for a proxy and someone to attend.

Feb 22, Thurs

New Tel, EGM, Perth TBA. These guys are pretty dodgy with their blue sky promises in China so keen for a proxy and someone to attend.

Feb 23, Fri

Aboriginal Holdings, 5pm, 83 Currie St, Adelaide. Keen for proxy and attender given the unusual nature of this company.

Feb 27, Tues

Graincorp, 2.30pm, 465 High St, Echuca. Any grain growers keen to go? At least these haven’t lost $100m like the NSW Grains Board have.

Centro Properties, 3.30pm, Amcor Lounge, Victorian Arts Centre. EGM to approve capital raising to fund Brisbane centre purchases. Keen to attend but need proxy.

Companies with Dec 31 balance days

Now, here is the list of Dec 31 companies that we’ve worked up so far.

We’d love to hear from the companies themselves to explain when and where the meetings are being held, but more importantly we’d love to hear from shareholders willing to appoint us as their proxy. Please also get in touch with any companies we’ve left off the list. We’re also finalising a list of company boards to run for so if you’re interested in nominating to shake up any of these companies then please drop us an email.

AMP

AP Eagars

Aristocrat

Austar

Australian Growth Properties

Australand

Axon Instruments

BAT Australasia

BMC Media

Bridgestone Australia

Caltex Australia

Capral Aluminium

Casinos Austria

Catuity Inc

CBD Online

Central Norseman Gold

Central Pacific Minerals

Ci Technologies

Coal & Allied

Consolidated Rutile

Cumnock Coal

Digital Now

Equatorial Mining

Gold and Resources

Highland Pacific

Hudson Timber and Hardware

Hutchinson Telecommunications

Iluka Resources

Ipoh Ltd

Isis Communications

Keycorp

Kingstream Resources

Looksmart (san fran)

McConnell Dowell

Melbourne IT

Metal Storm

Novus Petroleum

Oil Search

Pacifica

Powertel

Reckon

Rio Tinto

Roc Oil

Santos

Sea World Property Trust

Sigma Pharmaceutical

Singleton Group

Southern Pacific Petroleum

SPC

TVSN

United Energy

Ticor

Tourism Asset Holdings

Voicenet

Westfield America

WMC

Woodside Petroleum

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