June 2017

Nominations for Board of Directors to Open

Nominations for four seats on Wells Rural Electric Company’s (WREC) Board of Directors will open on Monday, June 12, 2017. The incumbent Directors’ seats subject to election are currently held by Gerald Anderson, Kirk Dahl, Lois Nannini and Bruce Widmer.

Nominations must only be made on the 2017 Board of Directors Election Nomination Form available at all WREC offices and on www.wrec.coop. All mandatory questions must be answered in order for the nomination to be valid. Completed nomination forms must be received by General Counsel, Gary E. DiGrazia, 530 Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801 or General Counsel, Gary E. DiGrazia, P. O. Box 1358, Elko, Nevada 89803 or e-mail gdigrazia@frontiernet.net or Fax (775) 738- 4220 no later than 5:00 P. M. Pacific Time Zone on Monday, June 26, 2017. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure receipt of the nomination. Late nominations will not be placed on the ballot.

Any member in good standing for a minimum of one year may nominate another eligible member, himself or herself, (“the nominee”) for Director using the approved form. The nomination must be signed and dated by both the nominee and the person making the nomination, if other than the nominee. Nominees must verify their membership by providing their name and contact information.

To be eligible for election to the Board of Directors, non-incumbent nominees must attend a mandatory informational workshop on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 1:00 P. M. Pacific Time Zone at the WREC Headquarters, 1451 Humboldt Avenue, Wells, Nevada 89835.

The nominee must not have been adjudged guilty of a felony within the prior seven years.

The nominee must be of legal voting age.

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. No more than one person may serve on the Board based upon any one membership.

The nominee, or his/her entity, must not have an unpaid account with WREC which has been outstanding for more than ninety (90) days. The nominee, or his/her entity, must not have an account written-off as a bad debt by WREC within the prior five (5) years.

The nominee must not be a current employee of WREC or a former employee who has retired or was dismissed less than five years prior to the close of nominations. The nominee, or his/her entity, must not have been the subject of a Ruralite Feature Story article since February 16, 2017.

Additional voluntary information, including birth year, birth place, years in WREC service area, occupation, years on WREC Board, spouse name and children(s) name(s), 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 must 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.

Clay R. Fitch
Chief Executive Officer