The Crikey Team have made a good start on the AGM calendar for the upcoming mini-season and would love to hear from any shareholder out there who would like us to attend a meeting. There must be plenty more meetings we don’t know about too.
Tuesday May 7
Novus Petroleum: 10am, The Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney. No contentious resolutions but these guys are exploring for oil in all sorts of contentious places which should provide some good colour.
Wednesday May 8
Iluka Resources: 9.30am, Ballroom, Sheraton Towers, One Southgate Avenue, Melbourne. Giant Perth-based mineral sands producer is probably coming to Melbourne to dodge protestors. Two directors are up for re-election and we’ll be there.
Equatorial Mining: 2pm, Wentworth Hotel, Level 5, 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney. The former AMP lemon lost hundreds of millions mining in South America but this year only 3 directors are up for re-election.
Cumnock Coal: 2.30pm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Level 60 Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney. Thank god they gave Stan Howard the flick as chairman last year.
Thursday May 9
AlintaGas Limited: 2pm, The Riverside Ballroom, Novotel Langley Hotel, 221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth. Re-election of Anthony Howarth, Keith G Stamm and Timothy Healey.
Friday May 10
Monday May 13
Australian Growth Properties: 2.30pm, The Grace Hotel, The Balinga Room, Level 1, 77 York street, Sydney. This Rod McGeoch chaired office building developer should provide some color.
Tuesday May 14
Pacifica Group: 11am, The Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne. Bean counter Ken Spencer is up for re-election and they’re proposing 370,000 options for the new CEO John Mackenzie. Crikey is keen to go and looking for an proxy.
Hanson PLC: 11am, Ballroom, Millennium Mayfair Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London. These concreters have taken over Pioneer and trade their shares on the Australian exchange so we’d love to find an expat to go along and ask a few questions.
Wednesday May 15
ISIS Communications: Immigration Museum, Old Customs House, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne. Founder Adam Radley is up for re-election and it is amazing this outfit is still afloat after spending $5 million bringing Nelson Mandella out.
Newmont Mining: 10am, Hershner Room, 1700 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado, USA. Crikey’s dad has the proxy form we just someone from Denver to attend for us and ask questions about the Normandy takeover.
Thursday May 16
AMP: 10am, City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. Stan Wallis and Ian Renard up for re-election.
Friday May 17
Monday May 20
Tuesday May 21
Aristocrat Leisure: Sydney and Crikey will be giving chairman Bruvva Ducker plenty of stick.
Wednesday May 22
ComOps: 11am, North Sydney Harbourside Hotel, 17 Blue Street, North Sydney. Colorful stockbroker John Bowie Wilson and adman Geoffrey Wild are up for re-election and Bowie has his hand out for 675,000 options.
Friday may 24
AP Eagers: 9am, 80 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Nothing very excited by colorful car dealer AGMs are always good fun.
Monday May 27
AGD Mining: 10am, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 8, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne. All those directors who’ve copped it from the SMH’s CBD gossip columnist Kate Askew over the years will note that her dad James Askew is up for re-election and the company is handing out 11 million options to exdecutive directors but at least the pricing is 120 per cent of the market price.
Tuesday May 28
SPC Limited: 3pm, Eastbank Centre Concert Hall, Welsford Street, Shepparton. JB Were has raised some cash and the Melbourne establishment is rushing onto the board with David Meiklejohn and Clive Little amongst them.
Open Telecommunications: Sydney.
Wednesday May 29
Oxiana Resources: 3.30pm, Theatrette, Australian Stock Exchange Ltd, Level 1, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne. Well known mining types Ronnie Beevor and Barry Cusack are up for re-election and the NEDs are asking for a pay rise from $150,000 to $250,000.
Adelaide Brighton: 11am, Hyatt Regency, North Terrace, Adelaide. NEDs are getting a pay rise from $325,000 to $400,000 and a few directors up are up including 72-plus year old John Barro.
Chiquita Brands South Pacific: 11am, The Jika International Conference Centre, 551 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield, Victoria. These guys used to pull coups in Central America in conjunction with the CIA to control the banana market and they have a stack of resolutions including the election of former Southcorp Wines boss Bruce Kemp to the board, a new options package for the new CEO and a doubling of pay to the NEDS to $200,000.
Thursday May 30
Austar Communications: Sydney