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Wesfarmers Limited is engaged in the retail; coal mining and production; gas processing and distribution; industrial and safety product distribution; chemicals and fertilizers manufacturing; and investment businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. The company operates 762 Coles and Bi-Lo supermarkets; 831 liquor stores under the Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, and First Choice Liquor brand names; 90 hotels; 642 fuel and convenience stores under the Coles Express name; and an online supermarket. It also offers home improvement and outdoor living products through 223 large warehouse stores, 64 smaller format stores, and 33 trade centers under the Bunnings name; office products and solutions through Officeworks stores; apparel and general merchandise through 192 Kmart stores and 300 Target stores; and automotive services, repairs, and tires through 243 Kmart Tyre & Auto Service centers, as well as is involved in the retail of building materials, and office and technology products. In addition, the company is engaged in property business; and supplying and distributing maintenance, repair, and operating products. Further, it manufactures and markets industrial gases and equipment; and extracts, markets, and distributes LPG and LNG. Additionally, the company offers chemicals for industry, mining, and mineral processing activities; broadacre and horticultural fertilizers; and industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as holds interests in the Curragh and Bengalla cola mines in Australia. Wesfarmers Limited was founded in 1914 and is based in Perth, Australia.

203,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 09/9/14
Founded in 1914

wesfarmers ltd (WES) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director an...
Total Annual Compensation: A$6.8M
Finance Director and Director
Total Annual Compensation: A$3.5M
Managing Director of Home Improvement & Offic...
Total Annual Compensation: A$2.7M
Managing Director of Kmart Division
Total Annual Compensation: A$2.3M
Managing Director of Wesfarmers Chemicals, En...
Total Annual Compensation: A$1.9M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

wesfarmers ltd (WES) Key Developments

FlexiGroup May Not Remain In Race To Buy GE Assets

FlexiGroup Limited (ASX:FXL) may not remain in the race to buy General Electric Capital Corporation's AUD 7.5 billion-plus Australian and New Zealand consumer lending business. Potential suitors have begun digesting the details in the information memorandum for the GE business and have found it could be more profitable than originally thought. Based on a sale struck on a multiple of eight times earnings, a cheque of about AUD 2 billion would need to be written, almost double original estimates. So it is hard to see how FlexiGroup could make a deal work, sources say.Macquarie Group Limited (ASX:MQG) has been in talks about forming a consortium with Pepper Group and York Capital, but the latest expectation is that perhaps The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) could join with Macquarie or even TPG Capital, L.P., while Pepper Australia Pty Ltd. may not be part of the cluster. Other potential bidders are Wesfarmers, KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), Westpac Banking Corporation (ASX:WBC), and for the New Zealand assets only, Heartland Bank Limited.

Wesfarmers Declares Fully-Franked Dividend

Wesfarmers at the Annual General Meeting held on November 20, 2014, declared fully-franked dividend of AUD 0.25 per share by the Wesfarmers Board.

Wesfarmers Limited Announces Executive Changes, Effective January 1, 2015

Wesfarmers Limited announced the appointment of Maya Driesen as the new group general counsel. Ms vanden Driesen will take up the appointment on January 1, 2015 following the retirement of Paul Meadows. Ms vanden Driesen is currently General Manager Legal - Litigation, overseeing the conduct of litigation matters across the Group covering all areas of law, disputes and commercial issues. She joined Wesfarmers in 1993 after several years in private practice and was appointed Senior Legal Counsel in 2009 and to her current position in 2010.


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