Annual Meetings

100th

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The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Smiths City Group Limited (the Company) will be held at THE TANNERY, METROPOLITAN LOUNGE, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch at 10.30am on Wednesday 5th September 2018.

THE BUSINESS OF THE MEETING

ORDINARY BUSINESS

  1. Election of Alastair Gibson Kerr as a Director of the Company – To consider and if thought fit pass the following ordinary resolution: “To record the retirement of Mr Kerr as a Director of the Company and that, being eligible, he be elected as a Director of the Company.”

Explanatory note: Mr Kerr was appointed a Director of the company in December 2017 by the Board and, in accordance with the company’s Constitution and NZX Main Board Listing Rule 3.3.6, must retire at the first Annual Meeting following his appointment.  Mr Kerr is eligible and offers himself for election to the Board. The Board supports the election of Mr Kerr.

  1. Election of Benjamin John Powles as a Director of the Company – To consider and if thought fit pass the following ordinary resolution: “To record the retirement of Mr Powles as a Director of the company and that, being eligible, he be elected a Director of the Company.”

Explanatory note: Mr Powles was appointed a Director of the company in December 2017 by the Board and, in accordance with the company’s Constitution and NZX Main Board Listing Rule 3.3.6 must retire at the first Annual Meeting following his appointment.  Mr Powles is eligible and offers himself for election. The Board supports the election of Mr Powles.

  1. Election of Antony David Karp – To consider and if thought fit pass the following ordinary resolution: “To record the retirement of Mr Karp as a Director of the Company and that, being eligible, he be elected a Director of the Company.”

Explanatory note: Mr Karp was appointed a Director of the company in June 2018 by the Board and, in accordance with the company’s Constitution and NZX Main Board Listing Rule 3.3.6 must retire at the first Annual Meeting following his appointment.  Mr Karp is eligible and offers himself for election. The Board supports the election of Mr Karp.

  1. Re-election of Tony Donald Allison – To consider and if thought fit pass the following ordinary resolution: “To record the retirement by rotation as a Director of the company of Mr Allison and that, being eligible, he be elected a Director of the Company.”

Mr Allison retires by rotation in accordance with NZX Main Board Listing Rule 3.3.11 and the Constitution of the Company. Mr Allison is eligible and offers himself for re-election. The Board supports the re-election of Mr Allison.

  1. Auditors remuneration – To consider and if thought fit pass the following ordinary resolution: “That the Directors are authorised to fix the auditor’s remuneration for the current financial year.”

 Explanatory Note: KPMG are the existing auditors of the Company. KPMG are automatically reappointed as auditor under section 207T of the Companies Act 1993. This resolution authorises the Board to fix the fees and expenses of the auditor for the current financial year.

GENERAL BUSINESS

To consider any other business which may properly be brought before the meeting.
20 August 2018
By order of the Board

A G KERR

CHAIR
DIRECTOR PROFILES

 ALASTAIR GIBSON KERR
MA (HONS)

Alastair Kerr joined the Board in December 2017.  Alastair is a professional independent director and has held many senior executive roles internationally with organisations such as Marks and Spencer, Mothercare, Virgin, The Body Shop, L’Oreal and Williams Sonoma Inc. in a career spanning 35 years. As an Independent Director, he has extensive governance experience and has sat on boards across many different regions and sectors.

He is currently Chair of Murphy Group, the UK based construction company, which operates in UK and Canada and recently sold its JV Operation in Australia.   In New Zealand he Chairs Cognition Education Limited, based in Auckland; VetSouth Limited, based in Invercargill and is on the Board of Paper Plus Limited.

TONY DONALD ALLISON
B COM, BA, CA, CMINSTD

Tony Allison joined the Board in June 2016.  Tony is currently the Chief Executive for Night’n Day Foodstores Limited and serves on other boards including Delta Utility Services Limited and Dunedin International Airport Limited.  Tony is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.

His executive career includes senior positions in large accounting and legal firms along with a major construction and development company.

BENJAMIN JOHN POWLES
LLB, BA

Ben Powles joined the Board in December 2017.  Ben is CEO of one of Australasia’s most successful home-grown online retailers, World Front/Fishpond. He started his career with one of New Zealand’s largest law firms, before making a switch to a career in high growth technology companies, and his executive career includes senior management roles in the telecommunications, finance and energy industries.  Ben has also held directorships in several not for profit organisations.

ANTONY DAVID KARP
B.BUS (HONS), MAICD

Tony joined the Board in June 2018.  Tony is a corporate adviser to a number of listed and private retail and property companies in Australia, including Woolworths Group, Scentre Group and Metcash.

Most recently, Tony was the CFO at ASX listed Speciality Fashion Group and before that he was the Group Executive, Retail at department store operator David Jones Limited where he had responsibility for IT, Property, Supply Chain, e-Commerce and Sustainability.

Tony began his career in the property industry working with Jones Lang LaSalle in Australia and Asia before moving to funds management where he ran BT Hotel Group on behalf of Bankers Trust.

 

 

Past Annual Meeting Addresses

Annual General Meeting – 2018

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Annual General Meeting – 2017

Download Annual General Meeting Craig Boyce Chairman Address 2017

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Download Annual General Meeting Roy Campbell CEO Address 2017

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Download Annual General Meeting Roy Campbell CEO Presentation 2017

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Annual General Meeting – 2016

Download Annual General Meeting Craig Boyce Chairman Address 2016

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Download Annual General Meeting Roy Campbell CEO Address 2016

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Annual General Meeting – 2015

Download Annual General Meeting Craig Boyce Chairman Address 2015

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Download Annual General Meeting Roy Campbell CEO Address 2015

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Annual General Meeting – 2014

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Annual General Meeting – 2013

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Annual General Meeting – 2012

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  Alternatively please contact us on the below and we can send you a copy: group@smithscity.co.nz Or by post to: Smiths City Group Limited 550 Colombo Street PO Box 2343 Christchurch Ph: 03 983 3000 Fax: 03 983 3031