The AGM season is three weeks old and Crikey needs your help so we can really fire up for the remaining 5 weeks when hundreds of companies will confront their shareholders.

If you have shares in any of the companies listed below we’d encourage you to attend or direct your proxies to a Crikey foot solider so that we can sink the slipper into our corporate fat-cats again this year.

If you don’t have shares but can get to some of the meetings, especially those outside of Melbourne and Sydney that we won’t be able to attend, WE WANT YOU!

Neal Woolrich is in charge of logistics this AGM season, so if you’d like to get involved in whatever capacity please drop him a line at [email protected].

We’ll assist with a bit of pre-AGM coaching for first-timers who would like a briefing before donning the flak jacket and firing away at Australia’s corporate five-star brass.

11 November 2002

ResMed Inc – will be held at the Exchange Square Auditorium, Ground Floor, 18 Bridge Street,
Sydney, at 2:00 pm. To elect three directors, each to serve for a three-year term. To ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as the company’s independent auditors.

12 November 2002

Mayne Group – at 9.00 am, Melbourne Concert Hall, Victorian Arts Centre. Mr P E Mason, Professor Judith Sloan up for re-election. Mr P J Willcox up for election. Approval sought for the grant to Mr S B James of rights to 420,000 Performance Shares.

13 November 2002

Spotless Group Limited – held at Leonda by the Yarra, 2 Wallen Road Hawthorn, Victoria at 10.30am. Mr Geoffrey T Ricketts, Mr Peter A Wilson and Mr Ian G McMullin for re-election. Mr Mark E Elliott offers himself for election.

Insurance Australia Group Limited – at 9.30am at the Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney. Mr John Astbury, Mr Geoffrey Cousins, Mr Rowan Ross up for re-election. Mr John Law has nominated himself for election as a Director. (Is this the same as JA Law who has nominated himself for Suncorp-Metway?) Resolution to require each NED to take at least 20%, but not in excess of 90%, of their annual base Director’s fees as shares. Resolution to issue to CEO Michael Hawker up to 300,000 Performance Award Rights.

Altium Limited

Adsteam Marine Limited

Westfield Holdings Limited – at 10 am at The Westin Hotel Sydney, 1 Martin Place Sydney. Fredrick G Hilmer (AO), Peter S Lowy, Dean R Wills (AO), and Frank P Lowy (AC) up for re-election.

14 November 2002

Simsmetal Limited – James Cook Ballroom, Hotel Inter-Continental, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW at 11:00am. Jeremy Sutcliffe, Charles Copeman, Ross Cunningham, and Geoffrey Brunsdon up for re-election. Resolution to increase the maximum aggregate amount payable to Non-Executive Directors from $400,000 to $500,000 per annum. The name of the Company to be changed to Sims Group Limited.

Baycorp Advantage Limited – at: The Heritage Ballroom, The Westin Hotel, 1 Martin Place, Sydney, 12 noon. Mr Glenn Lawrence Lord Barnes, Mr Brian Peter Reginald Gatfield, Mr Murray John Wells up for re-election.

15 November 2002

Sons of Gwalia Limited – in the Swan Room, Perth Parmelia Hilton Hotel, 14 Mill Street, Perth at 10.30am. Mr Christopher Lalor up for re-election.

Telstra Corporation Limited – Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Clarendon Street Southbank, Melbourne at 10.00am. Robert Mansfield, Catherine Livingstone, Samuel Chisholm and Tony Clark up for re-election. External board candidates – Leonard Cooper, Francesco Rossi, Mervyn Vogt, Edvard Pregun.

Becker Group Limited – will be held at Dendy Opera Quays, Shop 9, 2 East Circular Quay, Sydney NSW at 9.00 am.

Brambles Industries Limited

Neverfail Springwater Limited

18 November 2002

Onesteel Limited – at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney at 2.30pm. Mr C R Galbraith and Mr D A Pritchard up for re-election. Ernst & Young to be appointed auditors. Resolution to approve the acquisition of shares by the Company for the Managing Director in accordance with the Company’s staff share plan and subject to performance hurdle requirements.

19 November 2002

Village Roadshow Limited – in the Roxy Cinema, Warner Bros. Movie World, Pacific Highway, Oxenford, Queensland, at 9.00am. John R Kirby, Peter E Foo; and Peter M Harvie up for re-election.

Harvey Norman Holdings Limited – at the Tattersalls Club, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney at 11.00 am. Mr M J Harvey, Mr I J Norman and Mr J E Slack-Smith up for re-election. Appointment of Ernst & Young as Auditors

Ramsay Health Care Limited – at the Gloucester Room, Quay West Sydney, 98 Gloucester Street, The Rocks at 10:30am. Roderick Hamilton McGeoch, Kerry Chisholm Dart Roxburgh and Marjorie Lysle Brislee up for re-election.

Tempo Services Limited – in The Sydney Room, Menzies Hotel, 14 Carrington Street, Sydney, Tuesday the 19th day of November 2002 at 4.00 pm. John Herman Schaeffer, Barrie John Unsworth and George Henry Bennett up for re-election.

The Brain Resource Company Limited – will be held at the Company’s offices, Suite 202, Level 2, 55 Mountain Street, Ultimo on Tuesday commencing 3:00pm.

Premier Investments Limited – will be held at The Tower, Melbourne Central, Level 17 360 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, at 2:00pm.

20 November 2002

Coles Myer Limited – much ado about nothing. At the Vodafone Arena at Melbourne Park, Swan Street, at 10.00 a.m. Mr Peter J. Sheppard, Mr Wilhelmus A. J. Boerkamp, Mr Angelos T. Kenos, Mr Rodney D. McRae, Ms Lynette K. Small, Mr Jeffrey M. Morris, Mr Solomon Lew, Mr Aldo Cunial, Mr Desmond J. Ryan, Mr Mark M. Leibler, and Mr Kenneth H. Allister standing for election.

McGuigan Simeon Wines Limited – at the Masonic Centre, 279 Castlereagh Street, Sydney at 3.30pm. John G Branson, Nell R MacKenzie, Perry R Gunner, Christopher L Harris, Christian L Porta, David S White up for election / re-election. Resolution to amend constitution to allow directors’ fees to be paid as cash and / or shares.

21 November 2002

National Foods Limited – at 10:00am in the James Cook Ballroom of the Hotel Inter-Continental, 17 Macquarie Street, Sydney. Mr Brian Burns, Mr Michael Nock, Mr David Crawford, up for re-election / election. Resolution to increase the maximum amount for the aggregate remuneration of the Non-Executive Directors to $800,000.

ERG Limited

Henry Walker Eltin Group Limited

Gribbles Group (The) Limited

National Foods Limited

22 November 2002

Washington H Soul Pattinson & Company Limited – in the James Cook Room, Hotel Inter-Continental, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney at 2:30pm. Mr M J Millner up for re-election. To approve an increase of $250,000 in the annual sum payable to non executive directors to an amount not exceeding $750,000 per annum to be divided between them as they may determine.

Amalgamated Holdings Limited – at the State Ballroom, State Theatre 49 Market Street, Sydney at 10:00am (Sydney time). Mr GL Herring, Mr RM Graham up for re-election. Resolution to increase the maximum aggregate remuneration that may be paid by the Company to its Directors (excluding remuneration paid to its Managing Director) by $150,000 per annum from $350,000 to $500,000 per annum. Resolution to approve the issue of up to 500,000 options over ordinary shares to Mr DC Seargeant, the Managing Director.

Australian Magnesium Corporation Limited – in the Lawson Room, Novotel Hotel, 200 Creek Street, Brisbane at 9:00 am. F Tony Brown, John AS Dow, Ian R Freer, F Creagh H O’Connor, Dr Christopher D Rawlings, John D Story, Hans E Umlauff, Kenneth G Williams up for re-election.

Woolworths Limited – 10am, Melbourne Convention Centre. John Charles Ballard and Leon Michael L’Huillier up for re-election. Resolution to issue 200,000 options to William Wavish.

25 November 2002

Pineapplehead Ltd – will be held in the ASX Theatrette, 530 Collins St, Melbourne,
VIC at 11:00am.

Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd – Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of all shareholders of the Company will be held at Rydges Hotel, 116-118
James Ruse Drive, Rosehill, New South Wales at 10:00 am.

Data & Commerce Limited (Company) will be held at 473 Swan Street, Richmond,
Victoria at 10:00 am (EST).

26 November 2002

Great Southern Plantations Limited

Transurban Infrastructure Developments Limited – at the Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne, at 10.00 am. Mr Geoffrey Raymond Phillips, Ms Susan Mary Oliver up for re-election. Introduction of Distribution Reinvestment Plan.

Transurban Holdings Limited – at the Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne, immediately following the close of the annual general meeting of Transurban Infrastructure Developments Limited (TIDL). Business as above.

Strathfield Group Limited – at Ernst & Young Building, Level 20, 321 Kent Street, Sydney at 10.30 am. Mr Andrew Kelly and Dr Thomas Girgensohn up for re-election. Grant to Mr John Winstanley of 500,000 options to subscribe for fully paid ordinary shares. – at Yurro Room, The Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney, at 11.00am. Mr Mark A Webster, Mr Sam R White, Mr Steven M Vomos, and Professor John R Niland AC up for election / re-election.

Jupiters Limited

27 November 2002

B Digital Limited – will be held at The Australian Graduate School of Management, Level 6, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 commencing at 11.00 am EST.

Mulitmedia Limited – will be held at ASX Theatrette, Australian Stock Exchange Limited, Stock Exchange Centre Level 1, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, at
9:30 am.

Coles Myer Limited

Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications Holdings Limited

Oroton International Limited – at 11am at the Clontarf Room, Level 1, Manly Pacific Parkroyal, 55 North Steyne, Manly NSW. Robert B Lane and Michael Day up for re-election.

Hardman Resources – end Nov TBA

Timbercorp Limited

28 November 2002

Analytica Ltd – will be held at the Launceston Suite, All Seasons Premier Menzies Hotel 14 Carrington Street, Sydney NSW 2000 at 11:00am.

Thakral Holdings Group – will be held at the All Seasons Premier Menzies Hotel, Carrington Street, Sydney at 11.30am. Mr Jaginder Singh Pasricha, Mr John Scott Rowe, Mr Peter John McGovern and Mr Albert Edward (Ted) Harris AC up for re-election.

Challenger International – 11am, the Auditorium, Exchange Square, 10 Bridge Street, Sydney. Colin Bell, Ashok Jacob, James Packer and James Service up for re-election. Resolution to reduce exercise price of executive options from $3.45 to $3.32. Resolution to increase directors’ fees from $120,000 to $500,000.

Silex Systems Limited

Chaos Group Limited – at the offices of Australian Company Secretaries Pty Ltd Level 5, 255 George Street Sydney, at 3.00pm.

ERG Limited – to be held at 2.00pm at the Parmelia Hilton in the Parmelia Bali Room, Mill Street, Perth. Chairman, Sandy Murdoch and Non Executive Director, David Humann are up for re-election. Robert Topfer offers himself for election. Resolutions regarding employee share and option plans.

DVT Holdings – will be held at 4.30 pm on 2002 at River Room 1, Crown Casino, Melbourne. Mr Geoff Lord, Mr Geoff Cosgriff, Mr Kingsley Culley, Mr Fredrick Swaab, Mr Ron Zammit, Mr Jean-Marie Simart, Mr Jurg Walker up for re-election. Grant of 2,000,000 options to Mr Geoff Lord, the Executive Chairman. The share capital of the Company be reduced by cancelling the 1,776,672 shares in the Company held by Utility Services Corporation Limited (USC), in consideration for the Company paying to USC $0.67 cash for each share held by USC.

29 November 2002

Sonic Healthcare Limited

AdultShop.Com Limited – at the Fremantle Room, Parmelia Hilton Hotel, Mill Street, Perth, commencing 11.00 am. Mr Hans-Rudolf Moser and Mr Paul Lloyd up for re-election.

3 December 2002

Aquarius Platinum

4 December 2002

David Jones Limited

Ten Network Holdings Limited – held in Ballroom 1, Sheraton On The Park Hotel, 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney at 10.00am. Mr Paul Gleeson, Mr Robert Magid, Mr Geoffrey Levy, Mr Nicholas Falloon and Mr John Studdy up for re-election.

Ten Group Pty Limited – held in Ballroom 1, Sheraton On The Park Hotel, 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney at 10.00am but will be postponed to a time immediately following the closure of the annual general meeting of Ten Network Holdings Limited which is to be held commencing at 10.00. Mr John McAlpine and Mr Robert Magid up for re-election.

5 December 2002

Foodland Associated Limited

TEN Network Holdings Limited

11 December 2002

Lion Nathan

12 December 2002

Nufarm Limited – at The Ballroom, Duxton Hotel, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne at 10:00am. Mr KM Hoggard, Mr RFE Warburton, Mr GDW Curlewis up for re-election. To consider the confirmation of Ernst & Young as Auditor. Offer to Mr Douglas Rathbone, the Managing Director, a maximum of 80,474 Ordinary Shares or a maximum of 40,237 Ordinary Shares and 165,720 Options to acquire Ordinary Shares.

13 December 2002

Bank of Queensland Limited

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited

National Australia Bank Limited

Westpac Banking Corporation Limited

Lion Nathan Limited at The Heritage Ballroom, The Westin Sydney, No 1 Martin Place, Sydney, commencing at 2.00pm. Robert Andrew Murray, Shigeki Ota, Geoffrey Thomas Ricketts, Gavin Ronald Walker up for re-election.

14 December 2002

St George Bank Limited

19 December 2002

Orica Limited

Jubilee Mines Limited – TBA

5 February 2003

Patrick Corporation Limited

26 February 2003

Peptech Limited

14 March 2003

AWB Limited

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