Alliance Group shareholders encouraged to vote

Standing for re-election: current Alliance chairman Murray Taggart.

Alliance Group shareholders are being encouraged to vote in the cooperative’s director election.

Three candidates have been nominated for the two available vacancies on the Alliance Group Board.

Don Morrison of Gore and Murray Taggart of Oxford are seeking re-election to the Board and Leon Black of Riverton is also standing.

All shareholders can vote in the election, either online or by post. Voter packs, together with information about the candidates, will be sent to farmer-shareholders on Thursday 24 November.

The packs will be sent out by electionz.com, the independent election management company helping to run the election. electionz.com will also email those shareholders with a known valid email address their individual voting details for voting electronically via the internet.  Voting closes at 10:30am on Tuesday 13 December 2016.

Danny Hailes, Alliance Group company secretary, said the cooperative is encouraging the 5,000 farmer-shareholders to vote.

“This is an opportunity for shareholders to have their say about their cooperative. It is a busy time for farmers so shareholders are encouraged to vote as soon as possible.”

The election result will be announced at Alliance Group’s Annual Meeting at The Village Hall, Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco, 6 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson, on 15 December 2016.

Any shareholders who have not received their voting pack by Wednesday 30 November 2016 should contact electionz.com on 0800 666 029 to arrange for one to be sent.

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