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    with any investment decision Wesfarmers does not warrant or represent that the Information is free from errors or omissions or that it is accurate reliable complete or contemporary or suitable for your intended use or that of any other person To the extent permitted by law Wesfarmers excludes all liability whether under contract negligence or any other tort or under any statute or at law or otherwise however arising for any loss damage cost or expense which may be incurred or suffered directly or indirectly by any person arising from the use of or reliance upon the Information The Information is not addressed to any person in a jurisdiction where access to it or any use of it would result in a contravention by Wesfarmers or any other person or entity of the laws of that jurisdiction Persons resident outside Australia may access this section of the website If you download you must inform yourself about and comply with applicable laws and regulations including without limitation observing securities laws and regulations in certain jurisdictions that impose restrictions on the distribution of information memoranda and prospectuses and the offering of securities Any item of Information must be read subject to all limitations and exclusions of liability set out in the relevant Information Forward looking statements opinions and estimates provided in the Information are based on assumptions and contingencies which are subject to change without notice as are statements about market and industry trends which are based on interpretations of current market conditions Forward looking statements including without limitation projections guidance on future earnings and estimates are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as an indication or guarantee of future performance They are subject to known and unknown risks uncertainties and assumptions many of which are

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  • Wesfarmers - Working at Wesfarmers
    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 Careers Working at Wesfarmers Working at Wesfarmers We believe the only true sustainable advantage is the quality and performance of our people Each Wesfarmers division operates as a separate business and therefore has a distinct culture However there are four core values that drive all of our businesses and shape our culture as a whole Integrity Acting ethically in all dealings Openness Openness and honesty in reporting feedback and ideas Accept that people make mistakes and seek to learn from them Accountability Significant delegation of authority and decision making to divisions Accountability for performance Protect and enhance our reputation Boldness Strong and ready to make bold decisions and challenge the status quo in pursuit of growth and sustainability Support and encourage an environment free of fear and blame Wesfarmers recognises

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  • Wesfarmers - Careers within our businesses
    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 Careers Careers within

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  • Wesfarmers - Careers within our corporate office
    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 Careers Careers within our corporate office Careers within our corporate office The Wesfarmers corporate office is based in Perth and Melbourne and employs approximately 200 people The role of corporate office is to support each of the businesses by providing corporate services In addition it consolidates and reports performance data for the businesses within the Wesfarmers Group There are a range of professions employed within the corporate office including legal finance and accounting commercial company secretarial taxation risk services human resources corporate affairs and information technology as well as a variety

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  • Wesfarmers - Graduate opportunities
    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 Careers Careers within our corporate office Graduate opportunities Graduate opportunities We re looking for tomorrow s leaders Take the first step in building a fantastic career Graduate analyst Business Development The Business Development team supports major commercial projects and provides research analysis and recommendations to senior management and the Board The team is an integral part of Wesfarmers financial and commercial decision making process Graduates who join our Business Development team apply and develop their skills on a diverse range of strategic projects including mergers acquisitions divestments and major capital investments Working as a graduate analyst on these projects you will be encouraged to contribute strategic thinking as well as in depth analysis We will work with you to tailor your training to your strengths and ensure that you are challenged and supported while developing as a future leader You will be a high calibre individual who is able to demonstrate Excellent academic results in a Commerce

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  • Wesfarmers - Centenary Timeline
    At the peak of the wool boom the fibre famously fetched a pound a pound This triggered a spending spree by farmers on fertilisers tractors motor cars and other products The boom was short lived however Prices collapsed in 1952 and Wesfarmers profit plunged 62 year on year 1956 Cooking With Gas Cooking With Gas Take a closer look 1958 Keith Edwards Keith Edwards Third General Manager 1958 1973 Today in so many places the cult of bigness is worshipped I like to think that at Wesfarmers we have kept before us the importance of the individual either as a shareholder staff man or customer Keith Edwards 1958 Subsidiary snapshot Subsidiary snapshot 1962 The Vietnam War The Vietnam War 1963 The iron ore boom The iron ore boom 1964 100 000 bales of wool 100 000 bales of wool Best practice breaks records After implementing a streamlined handling process which was described by the chairman of the Federal Joint Wool Selling Organisation as almost perfect the Wesfarmers wool department reached a major milestone 100 000 bales of wool sold in a single season Renowned for having the longest serving staff of any department Wesfarmers wool was the domain of people like Laurie Green Vern Marshall Jack Hebiton and Roy Weir pictured here left to right with the 100 000th bale 1964 The Wesfarmers Way The Wesfarmers Way Take a closer look 1968 200 000 bales 200 000 bales It took 42 years for Wesfarmers to get to the point where it was selling 100 000 bales of wool in one season for the first time Yet only four years later in 1968 it reached the 200 000 mark 1968 Earthmoving Earthmoving What would become known as the Meckering earthquake struck on October 14 destroying the wheatbelt town and causing more damage than any quakes in Western Australia recorded before or after Measuring 6 8 on the Richter scale violent tremors were felt across a 700km radius from Geraldton to Esperance Wesfarmers insurance department was kept busy paying out claims to the many owners of damaged properties 1969 The big dry The big dry 1970 Lou Giglia and Kevin Hogan Lou Giglia and Kevin Hogan 1971 Export growth Export growth 1972 Rural activities division Rural activities division The green team In 1972 wool livestock sales land sales insurance and merchandise were brought together in a unified Rural Activities Division Five years later Peter Wesley would be promoted to manager of the Rural Activities division and dress his team in green to take on the red team at Elders the State s leading stock and station agency To represent the company sometimes wearing a modest tie you d feel you were someone It felt good to be part of the Wesfarmers team Steve Wright Wesfarmers Stockman 1973 Record trading bonus Record trading bonus 1974 John Bennison John Bennison Fourth Chief Executive and General Manager 1974 1984 He knew what was going on in the Middle East and he knew what was going on in the European markets he had a network of relationships which extended Wesfarmers view into a global perspective He was decades ahead of his time James Graham Managing Director Gresham Partners Limited 1974 Hugh Warden Hugh Warden An icon of the livestock industry 1974 1994 Over 20 years Hugh Warden travelled all over the State as Wesfarmers livestock manager classing hundreds of thousands of sheep and cattle He was an expert in stud stock and the driving force behind the rural advancement program which encouraged farmers to consider alternative sources of income and urged them to introduce sustainable farming methods Over time Wesfarmers decided I didn t have much future in anything but livestock and that suited me fine Hugh Warden 1976 James Graham James Graham Then a young investment banker with Hill Samuel James Graham was enlisted to advise Wesfarmers on its ambitious plan to take over CSBP He has remained an advisor on all of Wesfarmers key deals since and joined the Board in 1998 Managing Director Gresham Investment House Director of Wesfarmers Limited and Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited Probably the most influential external person to the Wesfarmers organisation of all time Trevor Eastwood Managing Director 1984 1992 1977 Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art Take a closer look 1978 Franchising branches Franchising branches Due to rising cost pressures Wesfarmers decided to sell some of its branches to staff members rather than close them One of the first branches to be sold was the Beacon franchise bought by Steve Wright and partner Rob Bagley 1979 CSBP takeover CSBP takeover Take a closer look 1984 Trevor Eastwood Trevor Eastwood Fifth Chief Executive and First Managing Director 1984 1992 In 1989 Eastwood was named entrepreneur of the year at the Enterprise Australia Awards for transforming Wesfarmers into a pacesetting corporate performer with a market capitalisation of 650 million 1984 Going public Going public By the late 1970s Wesfarmers was outgrowing its co operative roots A restructure was required to pass its accumulated wealth to members and ensure it didn t fall prey to the corporate raiders that were beginning to flourish When it listed on the Australian Associated Stock Exchanges on 15 November 1984 Wesfarmers employed a unique founder s share which guaranteed the co op s farmer members retained control On listing it had a market capitalisation of 80 million The Co operative retained 60 of the ordinary shares and the rest were distributed to its members By 2001 further restructures would see Wesfarmers entirely farewell its co operative legacy to become a freely traded publicly listed company with open ownership 1984 Shirley Byrne Shirley Byrne Veteran Wesfarmers shareholder Shirley Byrne bought her first Wesfarmers shares in 1984 and since then she has been part of a 30 year journey that has taken Wesfarmers from a capitalisation of 30 million at the time of listing to more than 40 billion as it approaches its centenary year 1985 Wesfarmers Insurance Limited Wesfarmers Insurance Limited A

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  • Wesfarmers - Centenary Information
    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 Centenary Centenary Information Centenary information Wesfarmers is 100 years old in 2014 and we ll be celebrating this milestone throughout the year Established in 1914 as a farmers co operative Wesfarmers was borne out of union demands for increased pay and conditions for rural workers which most farmers could not afford It soon became known as the farmers company The business soon began to diversify into insurance fertiliser groceries wool livestock wheat even starting Western Australia s first radio station 6WF Over the years Wesfarmers came to realise that its greatest skills lay in innovation and management opening completely new opportunities for growth From bottled gas to milk from coalmines to supermarkets Today Wesfarmers is one of Australia

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  • Wesfarmers - Centenary News
    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 Centenary Centenary Information Latest News Centenary News Date Title 18th December 2013 Jane Lydon appointed Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History 2nd December 2013 View the story of Wesfarmers shareholders and retired farmers Geoff and Sandra Wackett 10th September 2013 Wesfarmers announces 2014 Centenary concert in the wheatbelt 13th August 2013 Wesfarmers supports ANZAC centenary interpretive centre at Albany 12th March 2013 New Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History to guide WA s future Centenary Centenary Timeline Centenary Information Latest News

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