The New Zealand Merino Company Limited (NZM) is an integrated sales, marketing, and innovation company formed in 2001 and focused on transforming New Zealand's Merino sheep industry.
NZM was previously owned 50% by merino growers through holding company Merino Grower Investments Limited (MGIL) and 50% by PGG Wrightson Limited. In June 2011 MGIL purchased the 50% of shares in NZM owned by PGG Wrightson Limited, and in June 2012 MGIL purchased the net assets of NZM to become the operating company going forward. MGIL also then renamed itself as NZM.
In this section current and potential shareholders will find forms and information to assist in buying or selling shares in NZM, or maintaining your shareholder details through the Investor Centre.
Trading in NZM shares as well maintenance of the NZM share registry is undertaken by Link Market Services Limited. Link Market Services can be contacted through the Investor Centre or by one of the following methods:
Shares in NZM are able to be held by Merino and Mid-Micron wool growers. For more detailed information on eligibility please refer to the Company Constitution. The maximum number of shares able to be held by a Shareholder (together with Associated Persons) is five per cent of issued capital.
The 2012 Annual Report is for the new combined NZM entity, while for earlier years both MGIL and NZM are provided.