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Horizon Energy Chair Retires and New Director Appointed

At the Annual Shareholder Meeting of Whakatane based electricity line business, Horizon Energy Distribution Limited held on 8 August 2016, Chairman Rob Tait retired following nine years of service as Chairman of the Company.

Mr John Beveridge replaces Rob Tait as director of the Company.

In making the announcement, the Eastern Bay Energy Trust Chairman, Mr Don Lewell said, “During his time as Chairman, Rob has provided tremendous vision and leadership in transforming the Company from a regional powerlines business into a multi-disciplined national construction and servicing business that will generate considerable returns for the Company and ultimately the Trust on behalf of its beneficiaries in the Eastern Bay of Plenty’.

“On behalf of all Trustees of the Eastern Bay Energy Trust, we wish Rob well for the future”, said Mr Lewell”.

“We are pleased to have John Beveridge join Horizon Energy as a Director. He will add a considerable depth of skill, knowledge and experience to our Board, particularly in the area of our non-regulated contracting businesses”.

“John has had considerable experience in the construction and retail industry during his time at Fletcher Building Ltd where he held a number of senior roles. In recent years he was the CEO of Placemakers where he led a transformational change of the business. He is also currently a Director of the Building Industry Federation and Design Windows Holdings.

“John holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Diploma in Business and is a graduate of Columbia University (USA) Senior Executive Programme. His knowledge and experience will be of significant value to us”, said Mr Lewell.

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For further information please contact:

Mr Ajay Anand
Chief Executive Officer
07 306 2900

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