Speaking after the Special General Meeting (SGM) of Glanbia co-op in Gowran Park last week, Glanbia Chairman, Liam Herlihy, thanked members for turning out in such huge numbers, and said the overwhelming support of the majority of members for the proposal (81.2%) was a clear statement that members wanted the share-out to happen and to strengthen the balance sheet of the co-op going forward as part of the joint venture to look after Glanbia supliers milk production in Ireland. “And with your co-operation we can achieve the Share Spin out and Sale vote on December 12 but it is essential that members return to Gowran Park and cast their votes one last time,” he said of the vote on December 12 which also requires a 75% majority to go through.
Everyone involved in the SGM worked as a team in Gowran Park last week which proved to be not only a central location, but also was very accessible and comfortable for the 4,650 members who attended. On behalf of the board of the co-op I want to thank members for their co-operation, and to thank the team at Gowran Park for the high quality service as well as the Gardai for their commitement which was essential to delivering a seamless day.
“Glanbia management and staff did a superb job in managing all aspects of the event – from the Marquee, registration and parking. The ease of the event is a credit to the team, led by Sean Molloy of GII, Eimear Coleman who project managed the event, and our specialist event manager, David Linnane of Murrays, who has many years experience in organising the Irish Open Golf tournament,” he added.