Flexible Shareholding

Your options explained
I OWN A DAIRY FARM THAT I LEASE TO A FONTERRA SUPPLIER BUT I DON'T OPERATE IT 

I want to buy Fonterra shares

You might be able to apply to be an Associated Shareholder


This section gives a quick overview for Farm Lessors of what’s involved in being an Associated Shareholder. For a full overview so you can make an informed decision, remember you’ll need to read Part A of the Rules for Shareholding.

If you’re a Contract Milker or a Sharemilker, click the link below. 

  

You can apply to hold shares as an Associated Shareholder if:

  • you’re a lessor on a farm where there is a shareholder supplying milk to us;
  • you have a lease agreement or similar document with this Supplying Shareholder; and
  • the lease includes the location of the farm’s milking platform.

The maximum number of shares all Associated Shareholders for a single farm may own is equal to 1x the Share Standard for milk supplied from the farm. This excludes any shares still held by anyone who has stopped being an Associated Shareholder of the farm. 

There’s no minimum shareholding requirement. 

 

No, because you do not supply milk to the Co-op as a Supplying Shareholder.

Application process
 

Once the Flexible Shareholding structure comes into effect, you’ll be able to apply to become an Associated Shareholder via an online application form.
 
Check back here for a link to the application form once Flexible Shareholding is in place. 

 

Where can I find more information?

Take a look at the Rules for Shareholding.