CEO’s Message – June 2022

Nominations Open for WREC Board

Nominations for four seats on Wells Rural Electric Company’s (Company) Board of Directors will open on Monday, June 13, 2022.

Director seats subject to election are currently held by incumbents Jon Dahl, Scott Egbert, Fred Montes de Oca and Jim Whited.

Nominations must only be made on the 2022 Board of Directors Election Nomination Form available at all Company offices and on our website. All mandatory questions must be answered in order for the nomination to be valid.

Any member who has not consistently (more than twice) been in violation of the Company’s Rates, Rules, Regulations or Policies within the 12 months prior to June 27, 2022, may be nominated for Director using the approved form. The nomination form must be signed and dated by the Nominee. Nominees must verify their membership by providing the name on the account and contact information.

Nominees must not have any felony convictions within 7 years prior to June 13, 2022.

The nominee must be of legal voting age prior to June 13, 2022.

The nominee must be a member or spouse of a member, or a local officer, director, partner, official or manager of an entity that is a member. An entity is a partnership, corporation, limited liability company, firm, association, business trust, personal trust, body politic or subdivision thereof, or other multiple ownership-type business structure. Documentation demonstrating that the Nominee is authorized to represent the entity will be required. No more than 1 person may serve on the Board based upon any 1 membership.

The nominee, or the nominee’s entity, must not have an unpaid account with WREC that is outstanding for more than 90 days. The nominee, or the nominee’s entity, must not have an account written-off as a bad debt by WREC within 7 years prior to June 13, 2022.

The nominee must not be engaged in, employed by, materially affiliated with, or have a material financial interest in an individual or entity directly or substantially competing with the Company or possessing a substantial conflict with the Company.

The nominee must not be a current employee of the Company or a former employee of the Company within 5 years prior to June 27, 2022.

The Nominee, or the Nominee’s entity, must not have been the subject of a Ruralite Feature Story article since February 27, 2022.

Completed nomination forms must be received by Lauren Landa, General Counsel, by 5 p.m. Pacific Time Zone on Monday, June 27, 2022. Mail the completed form to Lauren Landa, 530 Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801 or P. O. Box 1358, Elko, Nevada 89803; email Lauren Landa; or Fax to (775) 738-4220. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure receipt of the nomination. Late nominations will not be placed on the ballot.

To be eligible for election to the Board of Directors, non-incumbent nominees must attend a mandatory in-person informational workshop held at the Company’s Headquarters at 1451 Humboldt Avenue, Wells, Nevada, 89835, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time.

Additional voluntary information, including years of WREC membership, occupation and years on WREC Board may be included. Education and training credentials—not more than 300 characters and spaces— may also be included. The Company reserves the right to edit.

The nomination may be accompanied by a photograph of the Nominee suitable for use in preparing the ballot package.

General Counsel shall determine the eligibility of each nominee. Acceptable and approved documentation to confirm qualifications will be required by 5 p.m. Pacific Time Zone on Monday, June 27, 2022. Specific questions related thereto shall be directed to General Counsel at (775) 738-8091 or email Lauren Landa.