It’s been a big AGM season for Crikey, with celebrated stoushes against Fairfax, the Packers and Frank Lowy. As the season winds down, there are a few more targets in our sights, with the traditional bank bash in mid-December to end the year.

We’re especially on the lookout for anyone who can help out at the banks’ AGMs – Westpac in Melbourne on Thursday 12 December, Bank of Queensland in Bris Vegas on Thursday 12 December and ANZ in Perth on Friday 13 December.

As always, we’re looking for attendees, shareholders and proxies, so if you can help out in any capacity, please drop our AGM co-ordinator Neal Woolrich 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.

25 November 2002

Brambles Limited – Jack Tilburn to lead the charge against Don “Don’t Argue” Argus after almost 50% was wiped off their share price in one day.

26 November 2002

Transurban Group – at the Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne, at 10:00am. Geoffrey Raymond Phillips and Susan Mary Oliver up for election. Distribution reinvestment plan to be approved.

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.

27 November 2002

Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications Holdings Limited – at the Museum of Sydney Auditorium, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, at 9.00 am. Mr John Priest up for re-election.

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.

Timbercorp Limited – at the offices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Level 21, 505 Bourke Street, Melbourne, at 10.30am. Mr Sol Rabinowicz and Mr Kevin Hayes up for re-election. Proposal to increase directors’ fees by $100,000 to $300,000 per annum.

28 November 2002

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.

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

29 November 2002

Sonic Healthcare Limited – at Ballroom 1, The Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street, Sydney 9.00am. Mr Christopher Wilks and Mr Peter Campbell up for re-election.

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.

4 December 2002

David Jones Limited – at the Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney. Robert Savage and Dick Warburton up for re-election.

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.

Foodland Associated Limited – in the Castlereagh Room of the Sheraton-on-the-Park Hotel, 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, commencing at 10.30am. Mr D B Humphreys, Mr N M T Geary, Sir Colin Maiden, Mr L F Bleasel, Mr E Fraunschiel up for re-election.

11 December 2002

Lion Nathan – at The Heritage Ballroom, The Westin Sydney, No 1 Martin Place, Sydney, commencing at 2.00pm.

12 December 2002

Westpac Banking Corporation Limited – in the John Batman Theatre, Level 3, The Melbourne Convention Centre, Corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, at 1.30pm. David Alexander Crawford up for election, Leonard Andrew Davis and The Hon Sir Llewellyn Roy Edwards up for re-election.

Nufarm Limited – at The Ballroom, Duxton Hotel, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne at 10:00am. Mr KM Hoggard, Mr RFE Warburton and Mr GDW Curlewis up for re-election. Issue of shares and options to the managing director.

Bank of Queensland Limited – at the Ballroom North Sheraton Hotel, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane at 10.00am. A Love and N Roberts up for re-election.

13 December 2002

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited – at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, at 10:00 am Perth Time. Dr B W Scott and Dr R S Deane up for re-election and Mr D M Gonski up for election. Proposal to lift NED fee cap to $2.5 million (can you believe that folks?!).

Macquarie Office Trust – 3pm, Sydney.

St George Bank Limited – at the Tumbalong Auditorium (Level 2), Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (South), Darling Harbour, Sydney commencing at 10.00am. Mrs Linda Nicholls up for election.

19 December 2002

National Australia Bank Limited – at the Savoy Ballroom Grand Hyatt Hotel, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne, at 2.30pm. Mr DCK Allen, Dr KJ Moss and Mr GA Tomlinson up for re-election. Grant of up to 300,000 options and 100,000 performance rights to Frank Ciccutto.

19 December 2002

Orica Limited – at The Auditorium, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street, Southbank, at 10.30am. Mr G R Liebelt, Mr B Healey, Mr J W Hall, and Mr M E Beckett up for election / re-election. Proposal to lift NED fee cap to $1.2 million. Resolution to grant Mr G R Liebelt, an Executive Director of the Company, 360,000 fully paid shares.

5 February 2003

Patrick Corporation Limited

26 February 2003

Peptech Limited

14 March 2003

AWB Limited