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  • Wesfarmers - Home
    accreditations Working Towards Reconciliation Wesfarmers Arts Our Collection Our Partners Centenary Community Concert Investors Investor Centre Home Corporate Calendar Shareholder Information Share registry General Meetings Direct Voting Dividend Information Dividend investment plan Capital returns rights issues and rearrangements Wesfarmers Partially Protected Shares WESN ASX announcements Corporate Governance Recent Reports Five year financial history Share price details Results Presentations Email alerts Corporate Transactions Coles acquisition 2008 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer 2009 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer Debt Investors Frequently asked questions Careers Working at Wesfarmers Careers within our businesses Careers within our corporate office Current Opportunities Graduate opportunities Centenary Centenary Timeline Centenary Information Latest News About The Centenary Dates Your Stories Centenary Stories Centenary Community Concert Centenary Gallery Contact Latest News Change of Directors Interest Notice V Wallace J Westacott Agreement to Sell Insurance Underwriting Operations Change of Director s Interest R Every J Graham A Howarth Agreement to Sell Interest in Air Liquide W A Pty Ltd Revised Wesfarmers Limited Dividend Investment Plan Investor Centre For all shareholder information Recent reports Results Presentations Corporate Calendar Partially Protected Shares Reclassification to Ordinary Shares 2013 Return of capital and share consolidation Community Sustainability Sustainability is a central part of our approach to doing

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  • Wesfarmers - About Wesfarmers
    rearrangements Wesfarmers Partially Protected Shares WESN ASX announcements Corporate Governance Recent Reports Five year financial history Share price details Results Presentations Email alerts Corporate Transactions Coles acquisition 2008 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer 2009 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer Debt Investors Frequently asked questions Careers Working at Wesfarmers Careers within our businesses Careers within our corporate office Current Opportunities Graduate opportunities Centenary Centenary Timeline Centenary Information Latest News About The Centenary Dates Your Stories Centenary Stories Centenary Community Concert Centenary Gallery Contact Home About Us About Wesfarmers About Us Wesfarmers a diversified corporation From its origins in 1914 as a Western Australian farmers cooperative Wesfarmers has grown into one of Australia s largest listed companies and employers Its diverse business operations cover supermarkets department stores home improvement and office supplies coal mining insurance chemicals energy and fertilisers and industrial and safety products The primary objective of Wesfarmers is to provide a satisfactory return to its shareholders The company aims to achieve this by satisfying the needs of customers through the provision of goods and services on a competitive and professional basis providing a safe and fulfilling working environment for employees rewarding good performance and providing opportunities for advancement contributing to the growth

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  • Wesfarmers - Company Structure
    Applications Sustainability Sustainability reporting Memberships and accreditations Working Towards Reconciliation Wesfarmers Arts Our Collection Our Partners Centenary Community Concert Investors Investor Centre Home Corporate Calendar Shareholder Information Share registry General Meetings Direct Voting Dividend Information Dividend investment plan Capital returns rights issues and rearrangements Wesfarmers Partially Protected Shares WESN ASX announcements Corporate Governance Recent Reports Five year financial history Share price details Results Presentations Email alerts Corporate Transactions Coles acquisition 2008 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer 2009 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer Debt Investors Frequently asked questions Careers Working at Wesfarmers Careers within our businesses Careers within our corporate office Current Opportunities Graduate opportunities Centenary Centenary Timeline Centenary Information Latest News About The Centenary Dates Your Stories Centenary Stories Centenary Community Concert Centenary Gallery Contact Home About Us Company Structure Company Structure From its origins in 1914 as a Western Australian farmers cooperative Wesfarmers has grown into one of Australia s largest listed companies Headquartered in Western Australia its diverse business operations covers supermarkets and department stores home improvement and office supplies coal production and export insurance chemicals energy and fertilisers and industrial and safety products Wesfarmers is one of Australia s largest employers and has a shareholder base of approximately 500

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  • Wesfarmers - Corporate Governance
    Five year financial history Share price details Results Presentations Email alerts Corporate Transactions Coles acquisition 2008 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer 2009 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer Debt Investors Frequently asked questions Careers Working at Wesfarmers Careers within our businesses Careers within our corporate office Current Opportunities Graduate opportunities Centenary Centenary Timeline Centenary Information Latest News About The Centenary Dates Your Stories Centenary Stories Centenary Community Concert Centenary Gallery Contact Home About Us Corporate Governance Corporate Governance The Board of Wesfarmers is a strong advocate of good corporate governance The Board is committed to providing a satisfactory return to its shareholders and fulfilling its corporate governance obligations and responsibilities in the best interests of the company and its stakeholders Wesfarmers complies with the second edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Council s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations released in August 2007 with 2010 amendments ASX Principles Wesfarmers corporate governance practices for the year ended 30 June 2013 are outlined in the Corporate Governance Statement which forms part of the 2013 Annual Report Please click here for the 2013 Corporate Governance Statement You can access key corporate governance documents by clicking on the following links Key corporate governance documents 2013 Corporate Governance Statement

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  • Wesfarmers - Company Values
    General Meetings Direct Voting Dividend Information Dividend investment plan Capital returns rights issues and rearrangements Wesfarmers Partially Protected Shares WESN ASX announcements Corporate Governance Recent Reports Five year financial history Share price details Results Presentations Email alerts Corporate Transactions Coles acquisition 2008 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer 2009 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer Debt Investors Frequently asked questions Careers Working at Wesfarmers Careers within our businesses Careers within our corporate office Current Opportunities Graduate opportunities Centenary Centenary Timeline Centenary Information Latest News About The Centenary Dates Your Stories Centenary Stories Centenary Community Concert Centenary Gallery Contact Home About Us Company Values Company values Wesfarmers long standing objective is to deliver a satisfactory return to shareholders Guided by this principle the company has developed a unique highly focused and disciplined business culture Underlying this Wesfarmers adheres to four core values integrity openness accountability and boldness The scope and diversity of Wesfarmers operations confers an enormous responsibility on the Group not only towards its shareholders but also its more than 200 000 employees its wider customer base and the communities and families across Australia and New Zealand where the company operates Despite the company s many changes over the years it continues to focus

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  • Wesfarmers - Company History
    Kleenheat pioneered the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas LPG and gas appliances to Western Australia s rural areas and now operates a major Australia wide network of depots company operated branches dealers and franchisees The 1980s saw significant changes to the company s operations and structure In 1984 with the farmers co operative as its majority shareholder Wesfarmers Limited listed on the Australian Securities Exchange In the same year the company acquired fertiliser manufacturer and distributor CSBP Farmers in what was then Australia s largest corporate takeover Wesfarmers added to its energy industry investments by moving into coal mining when it acquired Western Collieries in 1989 now Premier In the 1990s the company invested in the Bengalla mine in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales Further expansion of the coal interests occurred in May 2000 through the acquisition of the Curragh mine in Queensland s Bowen Basin In early 2003 Wesfarmers won the right to develop a nearby deposit more than doubling the recoverable reserves in and around Curragh Wesfarmers broadened its agricultural base in 1993 when it acquired Dalgety Farmers Limited The following year the company established Wesfarmers Dalgety as a national rural business In 2001 the rural business expanded after Wesfarmers Dalgety merged with IAMA Limited and formed Wesfarmers Landmark Landmark was sold to AWB Limited in August 2003 Also in 1994 Wesfarmers completed its acquisition of Bunnings Limited establishing the company in hardware retailing and forest products In April 2001 Wesfarmers completed the transition to a broadly based public company when shareholders overwhelmingly supported a proposal to simplify its complex ownership and control structure In the same year Wesfarmers acquired Howard Smith s BBC and Hardwarehouse businesses making Bunnings Australia s leading supplier of home improvement and building products The acquisition also included hardware and industrial and safety products businesses in New Zealand giving Wesfarmers its first significant presence outside Australia Following the 2001 acquisition Wesfarmers formed its Industrial and Safety division which is now the leading supplier of maintenance repair and operating products in Australia and New Zealand Insuring for the future In 1991 Wesfarmers merged its insurance company with Federation Insurance to form Wesfarmers Federation Insurance one of the largest rural insurers in Australia The insurance activities were expanded with the acquisition in 2003 of the Australian and New Zealand operations of Lumley Insurance Further growth occurred in late 2006 and early 2007 with the acquisition of OAMPS Limited and Crombie Lockwood Holdings Wesfarmers moved into rail transport when in 2000 a joint venture with Genesee Wyoming Incorporated of the United States successfully bid for the Western Australian government s rail freight business leading to the creation of the Australian Railroad Group Wesfarmers completed the sale of this business to Babcock Brown and Queensland Rail in June 2006 In September 2006 Wesfarmers restructured its energy businesses with the creation of a separate coal division responsible for the wholly owned Curragh and Premier mines and the company s 40 per cent interest in Bengalla In

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  • Wesfarmers - Director Profiles
    University of Melbourne and a member of the Mount Scopus Memorial College Foundation Paul is an Australian Football League Commissioner Wesfarmers Committee Memberships Member of the Audit and Nomination committees Back to top Colin Carter AM Non executive Director Joined the Board in 2002 Colin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School He has had extensive experience advising on corporate strategy and corporate governance and his consultancy career has included major projects in Australia and overseas He is a director of SEEK Limited Lend Lease Corporation Limited World Vision Australia and the Ladder Project President of the Geelong Football Club and Ambassador to the federal government s Indigenous Employment Initiative Colin is a Fellow of AICD and an adviser to and former Senior Partner of the Boston Consulting Group Wesfarmers Committee Memberships Member of the Remuneration and Nomination committees Back to top James Graham AM Non executive Director Joined the Board in 1998 James holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering with Honours from the University of Sydney a Master of Business Administration from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering He has had an active involvement in the growth of Wesfarmers since 1976 in his roles as Managing Director of Gresham Partners Limited and previously as a director of Hill Samuel Australia Limited and Managing Director of Rothschild Australia Limited James was also the Chairman of Rabobank Australia Limited and Rabobank New Zealand Limited In addition to his investment banking activities James is Chairman of the Advisory Council of The Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research He is also a director of Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited a Fellow of AICD and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia In the period from 1989 to 1995 he was Chairman of the Darling Harbour Authority in New South Wales Wesfarmers Committee Memberships Member of the Remuneration and Nomination committees Back to top Tony Howarth AO Non executive Director Joined the Board in July 2007 Tony is a Life Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australiasia and has over 30 years experience in the banking and finance industry He has held several senior management positions during his career including Managing Director of Challenge Bank Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Hartleys Limited The other directorships of listed companies of which he is currently holding or has held in the last three years are Chairman of Mermaid Marine Australia Limited Chairman of Home Building Society Limited delisted December 2007 appointed June 2003 and resigned July 2010 Deputy Chairman of Bank of Queensland Limited appointed December 2007 resigned July 2010 director of AWB Limited appointed March 2005 resigned December 2010 and director of BWP Management Limited the responsible entity for the BWP Trust appointed October 2012 Tony is also Chairman of St John of God Health Care Inc a director of Alinta Holdings and a

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  • Wesfarmers - Leadership Profiles
    Committee and the WA Business Advisory Council of the Leukaemia Foundation Back to top Tim Bult Executive General Manager Business Development Wesfarmers Limited Tim Bult has an engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia He has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Tim joined Wesfarmers in 1999 in commercial and business development roles within Wesfarmers Energy division He became General Manager Commercial in 2002 and was appointed General Manager at Kleenheat Gas in 2005 Tim became Managing Director Wesfarmers Energy in September 2006 He was appointed Executive General Manager of Group Business Development in July 2009 where he is responsible for leading the evaluation assessment and progression of key investment opportunities for the Group and the assessment of major capital projects Back to top Alan Carpenter Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs Wesfarmers Limited Alan Carpenter has an arts degree majoring in politics from the University of Western Australia He was appointed as Wesfarmers Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs in December 2009 Alan was Premier of Western Australia from January 2006 until September 2008 and during eight years in Government also served as Minister for State Development and Trade Energy Science and Innovation Education and Training Indigenous Affairs Federal Affairs Public Sector Management and Sport and Recreation He spent a total of 13 years in the West Australian parliament Prior to that he worked as a journalist with the Seven Network and ABC news and 7 30 Report He has also lectured and tutored in Australian politics at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle Back to top Ian McLeod Managing Director Coles Ian joined Wesfarmers in May 2008 as Managing Director of the Coles Food Liquor Convenience chain Ian spent most of his career with ASDA supermarkets where he was a member of the UK Management Board and also the Executive Board of Wal Mart Germany Prior to his Coles appointment he was CEO of Halfords Group Plc and was part of the private equity backed team that floated the company on the London Stock Exchange in 2004 Ian attended Harvard Business School in 1999 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Scotland for services to Business and Retail Outside his experience in retail Ian spent two years as CEO of Celtic plc the listed Company controlling Celtic Football Club and was a Non Executive Director for five years of the Fulham Football Club in the English Premier League In Australia Ian has become a board director of St Kilda Football Club in the AFL and also Melbourne Victory in the A League For further information on Coles click here Back to top John Gillam Managing Director Home Improvement and Office Supplies Prior to joining Wesfarmers in 1997 John Gillam pursued a successful career in corporate recovery and corporate finance at KPMG and was General Manager of Medical Corporation Australia Ltd John has held several roles at Wesfarmers He commenced in a commercial role in business development then became Chief Financial Officer of

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