Here is the text of the 10 questions asked at the 2022 Appen AGM held on May 27, 2022. The italicised bit weren't read out.
Below is the text of the 9 questions lodged at the 2022 Costa Group AGM. I wasn't able to listen and they haven't provided a webcast archive so at this point I don't know what happened.
This list tracks AGMs of companies with a December 31 balance date and a market cap exceeding $100 million, all of which comprises the so-called AGM mini-season which runs until the May 31 deadline.
The following 10 questions were lodged at the 2022 CSR AGM and all but the last one asked, albeit with some being shortening.
Below is a list of the AGMs or EGMs where Stephen Mayne asked questions in 2022.
Text of 11 questions submitted at 2022 Dicker Data AGM held on May 20, 2022. There was some abbreviating in the reading.
See text of 11 questions asked at Eagers Automotive AGM held on May 19. 2022
Here is the text of the 8 written questions lodged and asked at the 32 minute Crown Resorts scheme meeting held on May 20, 2022. A brief summary of the answers from chair Ziggy Switkowski is also provided.
Below is the text of written questions lodged at the 2022 Woodside Energy AGM held on May 19 in Perth. All were read out in full with the exception of the final one.
Here is a chronological list of the growing number of companies which are lodging the proxy position with the ASX along with the formal addresses before the AGM/EGM commences.
Here are some standard AGM questions likely to be asked at 2022 AGMs for chairs wishing to prepare in advance.
Here is the text of the 14 questions Stephen Mayne lodged at the 2022 Scentre Group AGM held on April 7, 2022 and check out this partial transcript demonstrating how chair Brian Schwartz butchered most of them.
The following online written questions were asked by Stephen Mayne at the 2022 CIMIC AGM held on April 6. Watch the webcast.
Below are the details of the record 70 online AGMs that Stephen Mayne asked questions at in 2021, thanks to the benefit of virtual AGMs.
Here is a list of AGMs where Stephen Mayne has asked questions as a shareholder or proxy since it all began for The Daily Telegraph way back in October 1998, complete with links to stories written at the time, AGM webcasts, transcripts and any relevant media coverage.
Text of 7 questions asked at 2022 QBE AGM held on May 5. No transcript or archive provided so don't if they were answered.
Questions asked at 2022 IRESS AGM held on May 5.
The following 8 text questions were lodged ahead of the 2022 TPG Telecom AGM held on May 3.
Below is the text of 11 questions asked at the 2022 Santos AGM held on May 3, along with the 4 which weren't read out. The meeting lasted 3 and half hours.
Here is the text of the 5 text questions asked at the 2022 Iluka Resources AGM which were all read out in full and addressed by chairman Greg Martin. I miscalculated the time difference with WA so logged into the AGM when it was almost finished after 50 minutes of action.
GQG Partners is a Florida-based fund manager which currently manages $US92 billion and raised $1.18 billion selling 20% of its stock in Australia last year. Stephen Mayne was the sole inquisitor at its inaugural AGM on April 27 and this is how it rolled.
Here is the text of the 7 questions asked at the 2022 G8 Education hybrid AGM held on April 27.
Here is the text of eight questions lodged at the 2022 Latitude Financial Group AGM, many of which were butchered by chairman Mike Tilley who insisted on reading them out himself, despite being asked not to.
There are the written questions lodged by Stephen Mayne at the Endeavour Group AGM held on October 21. Those that were ignored have been italicised.
This list tracks when companies first agreed to publish a full transcript of their AGM, an issue we have been pushing for the past couple of years.
Back when The Mayne Report had staff (ie 2007 until 2010), we were emailing companies asking them to send through transcripts from past AGMs which produced the following up until the end of 2010.
This story appeared in Crikey after the News Corp 2020 online AGM and below it are the 8 questions which were submitted, only two of which were asked. Click here to listen to the pathetically short 26 minute AGM webcast, where shareholder free speech was suppressed as usual.
Here is the text of 16 questions lodged at the Aristocrat Leisure AGM held on October 24, 2022. I don't know if any were asked or answered because Aristocrat is refusing to publish an archive of the webcast.
The following 3 questions were lodged at the Ausnet takeover meeting held on January 28, 2022. The first was ignored but the other two were duly read out and answered.
Below is the text of the 7 text questions asked at the Sydney Airport takeover meeting held on February 3, 2022, all of which were duly read out in full, albeit sometimes broken up into separate missives. When the transcript arrives we'll have a fuller account of the answers.
The 2021 AGM mini season was unique because it was a combination of physical, online only and hybrid AGMs. Here is what happened, including whether companies have made a full archive of the meeting available.
This list tracks the 2020 AGM mini-season during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here is an edited transcript of the exchanges from last Thursday's Macquarie Group AGM in Sydney.
Below is a package of some of favourite AGM audio highlights from the period 2007 until 2010.
Is Jeffrey Browne suitable to become Collingwood President? He is the current chair of ASX-listed Moelis Australia and below is a case study looking at how Moelis Australia handled the 22 online written questions which Stephen Mayne lodged during its May 28 AGM. Only 5 of them weren't asked. The company refuses to publish an archive of the AGM webcast, which is poor transparency.
Here is the text of the 11 written questions lodged during the Rio Tinto AGM. Only two of them were asked in a package linked in with two other shareholders.
Here is a list of AGMs where Stephen Mayne has asked questions as a shareholder or proxy since it all began way back in October 1998, complete with links to stories written at the time and any relevant media coverage.
Not enough resolutions are rejected by shareholders but here is a list of those that have been, often because they were facing impending defeat.
In 2010 we put together this package of companies where we have had more than three encounters over the years. News Corp and Macquarie are equal favorites with eight AGMs attended.
Below is a collection of transcripts of our questions and responses about gender diversity on Australian public company boards.
Women only represent 10% of directors on major public company boards in Australia. This is a disgrace and here are the audio files, links and transcripts where we've raised the issue.
This list looks at interesting meetings coming up during the 2021 corporate AGM season. And here is the list of all AGMs attended over the years, including this season.
Amidst the biggest deluge of capital raisings in Australian corporate history, we have been raising serious questions about the fairness of the system at AGMs as follows. Click on the links below.
Below is a compilation of audio files from various AGMs over the years where auditors have been asked to comment on the accounts.
Here are the lists of the AGMs we've attended since 1998.
The triumphant update sent out a few hours after the News Corp AGM.
Here is an edited transcript of the two Westfield meetings held in 2014 when the proposed controversial restructure was eventually deferred after looking like being headed for a narrow defeat.
This list tracks the voting results from the 233 June 30 balance date companies which held their AGM on the last possible day, November 28, 2014.
Here are some interesting AGM exchanges from public company AGMS.
This list looks at companies which put out an ASX announcement clarifying an aspect of their remuneration arrangements shortly before an AGM, usually at the prompting of proxy advisers or major institutional investors.
Here is an attempt to rank the 50 largest Australian companies for the quality and completeness of their AGM webcasting and archiving as at 2010. They are ranked from best to worst.
With the world's biggest small portfolio and the luxury of our own publication, there is no problem speaking at AGMs these days. However, as a regular reporter for mainstream newspapers and someone who was almost financially ruined there were plenty of meetings over the years which I attended but didn't ask questions at. Here is a list of them, along with any relevent reports from the day.
Here is a list of some AGMs that I really regret missing over the years, with links to press reports that explain why.
This article appeared in the Chartered Secretaries Australia magazine in 2006.
This was first published by Crikey in 2000, but has resonance today as we strive to improve public company AGMs.
Shareholder activism, and journalism for that matter, is all about trying to change outcomes for the better and this tale is one of the Mayne Report's proudest boasts, because it really does seem that we helped save the shareholders of Insurance Australia Group $300 million.
Listed Australian asset manager HFA Holdings has agreed to pay $730 million for a US hedge fund called Lighthouse Partners such that the combined operation will look after $9 billion globally.
The ding dong struggle between Robert Reeves and his former colleagues at the ANZ bank continues.
This is the report sent to Mayne Report subscribers hours after the Timbercorp AGM finished on February 21, 2008.
This account of the Channel Ten AGM was sent to Crikey subscribers on December 5, 2001.
We're getting towards the end of our exercise in writing to companies asking for transcripts or audio files from old AGMs, so that this book project will accurately tell the tale of what happened at some 300-plus AGMs over the years. Here's a progress report thus far:
Incumbent directors in Australia average around 96% of votes when they are up for re-election. Here is a slightly dated list of directors who received a protest vote exceeding 10%.
The Woolworths AGM on November 16 in Sydney was a good opportunity to put the retailing powerhouse through its paces about pokies, succession planning and even the forthcoming Rudd Government's prices inquiry. But first, look at this disgraceful picture from one of my local pubs.
We gave Gunns plenty of stick at their AGM in Launceston on Thursday as you can see from this piece sent to Mayne Report subscribers early on Friday morning.
Taking on Westfield boss Frank Lowy in 1999 produced this account for www.jeffed.com.
Stephen Mayne took on John Singleton at his AGM in May 2001 and this is what was sent to Crikey subscribers at the time.
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