Fonterra has updated its earnings guidance for the 2022 financial year that ended on 31 July 2022, indicating that earnings will be towards the top end of its current guidance of 25 – 35 cents per share.
And they are sitting directors - chairman Peter McBride, John Nichols and Leonie Guiney - all retiring by rotation and seeking re-election.
With three vacancies and three candidates, an election will still need to take place as rules stipulate that a candidate must get at least 50.01% of the votes to be elected.
But with no one challenging the status quo, it seems farmers shareholders are happy with the direction of their co-op.
This also bodes well for the capital structure revamp, spearheaded by McBride, It will need 75% support from voting farmers at the co-op's AGM next month to pass.