This excerpt taken from the FARM 8-K filed Nov 29, 2005.
Farmer Bros. Declares Dividend, Reports Proxy Voting Results
TORRANCE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) November 29, 2005 Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) today said its Board of Directors approved payment of a dividend of $0.105 per share for shareholders of record on January 27, 2006 payable February 13, 2006.
The Company also reported the certified proxy vote at its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Nov. 28. Stockholders ratified the selection of the independent auditors and elected the two incumbent Directors who were on the proxy ballot.
Here are the certified votes for the election of two Directors to a three-year term of office expiring at the 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders:
Here is the vote to ratify the selection of Ernst & Young as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006:
Of the 16,075,080 shares of common stock entitled to vote, 15,688,997 were voted.
Management presented stockholders its report on the state of the company. A written copy of that report will be filed on Form 8-K and available on the companys web site, www.farmerbroscousa.com.
Farmer Bros. Co. is an institutional coffee roaster that sells a variety of coffee and allied products to the food service industry. The Companys signature trucks and vans bearing the Consistently Good logo are seen throughout Farmer Brothers 28-state service area. Farmer Brothers has paid a dividend for 52 consecutive years, increased the dividend in each of the last seven consecutive years, and its stock price has grown on a split-adjusted basis from $1.80 a share in 1980.