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AMP AGM and the battle for BHP

Cumnock Coal: 3pm, Mallesons, Sydney. A chance to give the PM’s brother Stan Howard one last lecture about the importance of being a competent chairman.

1 Tues, May 15

Powertel: 2pm, ASX building, 20 Bridge St, Sydney.

Symex Holdings: 2pm, Novotel Bayside, St Kilda. Alan Stockdale’s first appearance as a company chairman and his old press secretary will be there with a proxy asking questions.

Corporate Express: 10.30am, level 10, 201 Sussex St, Sydney.

Village Roadshow: EGM in Brisbane.

Thurs, May 17

AMP Ltd: 10am, Sydney Entertainment Centre. Crikey attending as a proxy for several shareholders.

CI Technologies: 10am, level 27, 45 Clarence St, Sydney.

Fri, May 18

Chiquita Brands: 9am, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney.

BHP EGM to approve Billiton merger. Melbourne. Vote no everybody as this is a dog of deal.

Mon, May 21

Austar Communications: 10.30am, Westin Hotel, Sydney. Share price has collapsed 80 per cent in 12 months and we’ll be there trying to find out what went wrong. HIH director Justin Gardener will be under some pressure.

Tues, May 22

Aristocrat Leisure: 10am, Wentworth Hotel, Sydney. Chaired by Labor Party strongman John Ducker so Stephen Mayne is available and looking for a proxy.

Digital Now: 10am, ASX Theatrette, 530 Collins St, Melbourne.

Wed, May 23

Woodside Petroleum, Perth.

Melbourne IT: 11am, Le Meridien Hotel, Melbourne. Stephen Mayne attending as a proxy.

Thurs, May 24

Tomorrow Ltd: Melbourne.

Portman Mining: 11am, Hyatt Regency, Perth.

Fri, May 25

AP Eagers: 9am, 80 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

Adelaide Brighton: 11am, Hyatt Regency, North Terrace, Adelaide

Bambuu Ltd: 11am, Le Meridien at Rialto, Melbourne.

Mon, May 28

Axon Instruments AGM: 10am, ASX theatrette, 530 Collins St, Melbourne. Alan Stockdale’s second AGM as a chairman and we’re looking for a proxy so we can ask the old boss a few more questions.

Foster’s Brewing: 8.30am, EGM to change company name. We’ll be demanding to know why HIH Insurance chairman Geoffrey Cohen is still sitting on this board.

Tues, May 29

Resumption of Shareholders’s Association AGM in Melbourne.

BMC Media: 3pm, Observatory Hotel, 89-113 Kent Street, Sydney. Crikey attenting as Paula Piccinini’s proxy to give Nick Greiner stick about the $2000 we’ve lost in this dog.

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