Australian wool innovation

2019 AWI ELECTION: VOTE GEORGE FALKINER

IN THE 2019 AWI BOARD ELECTION

PLEASE VOTE FOR GEORGE FALKINER

In November 2019 Australian woolgrowers will have the chance to elect three new directors to the AWI board. In this year's election, please vote for George Falkiner by attending the AGM or by nominating George as a Proxy who can cast a vote on your behalf (instructions on how to appoint a Proxy via mail or online are below).
George will tackle the biggest threats to the future of wool production in Australia. His main priorities are:


1. REDUCE PRICE VOLATILITY FOR AUSTRALIAN WOOL:

  • Expand demand for our wool in emerging markets and reduce Australia's reliance on China

  • Increase the manufacturing and processing capacity of alternative markets as many countries lack the infrastructure and capability to process our wool

  • Expand the presence of Australian wool in big online consumer brands and make wool more accessible to the every-day consumer.

2. ENSURE CONSISTENT SUPPLY OF AUSTRALIAN WOOL:

  • Assist woolgrowers to prepare for drought by securing funding for farmer-finance and drought-readiness workshops

  • Secure funding to control wild dogs

  • Educate and provide funding for the next generation of woolgrowers about the benefits and profitability of producing wool

3. BUILD CONSUMER TRUST IN THE AUSTRALIAN WOOL INDUSTRY

  • Ensure industry meets demand for sustainable, ethically-produced fibre

  • Improve traceability of Australian wool to build consumer confidence in wool

  • Promote industry cohesiveness across industry-sectors - science, R&D, policy and grower groups to present a united front to decision-makers and the public.

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HOW TO VOTE FOR GEORGE FALKINER

  1. VOTING IN PERSON AT THE AGM:
    You can vote at the AWI Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Sydney at the Amora Hotel on Friday, November 22nd 2019 (Registration: 10AM)

  2. VOTING VIA PROXY VIA THE WEB: You can vote online:

    A. Go to the Link Market Services website: www.linkmarketservices.com.au
    B. Click on the "Investor Login" portal
    C. Click "Register Now" or login using the "Portfolio Login" area using your SRN (Shareholder Reference Number) found on the first page of the Proxy Nomination Forms as well as using the Issuer: Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)
    E. Click the tab that reads 'VOTING'
    F. Complete your Proxy Vote here by nominating George Falkiner to

  3. VOTING VIA PROXY VIA THE POST:
    If you can not attend the AGM, you can nominate a Proxy who will vote for you. You do this by filling out the Proxy Nomination Form that AWI will send you via email and by post (instructions on how to fill this out are below). If you have not received these forms, please call Jim Story on 02 8295 3102 or email jim.story@wool.com.au. You must return this form to AWI no later than 10:00 am Australian Daylight Saving Time on Wednesday 20 November 2019.
    You can send it to AWI via mail to:
    AWI Share Registry
    Link Market Services Limited
    Locked Bag A14
    Sydney South NSW 1235

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Please note: If you do not appoint a proxy and specify who you would like to vote for, the AWI Chairman is automatically awarded these Proxy votes and will vote at their discretion.

Please call George on 0418474262 if you have any questions or email george@haddon-rig.com.au. We would really appreciate if you could also forward this email to other wool growers and encourage them to vote for George Falkiner so we can see some positive change in the wool industry, encourage the next generation to stand for the AWI Board and meet global challenges head on. Thank you,


George Falkiner - 1st November 2019

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