Nestle Malaysia AGM (Part 1) – Door gift / Goody Bag (April 2018)

Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag

Nestle Bhd 2018 AGM

Nestle Malaysia’s Annual General Meetings have been consistently held in April since I’ve started investing in the company. This year it was held on a Thursday (again), 26 April 2018.

The previous year, I kept everyone up to date with the proceedings via Facebook posts. This year, I tried Instagram. For more AGM videos and pictures in the future, follow me @dividendmagic.

 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Nestle Malaysia Berhad 2018 AGM Goody Bag
The Deets

From Neslte’s notice (pic above), the AGM itself was due to commence at 10am. However, the goody bags themselves, as well as breakfast, will be available from 8am.

Unlike last year, I was adamant on arriving early this time lest they run out of goody bags again. I set my alarm for 7.30am and took the LRT to KL Sentral.

 

Arrival, Registration and Collection of the Goody Bag

Nestle Malaysia Berhad 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Time of Arrival – 8.49 am
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Nestle Shareholders
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Registration
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Mountains of Goodies

The AGM was held at the same place – Hilton KL and in the same ballroom. Registration took all but 5 minutes and I went ahead to the goody bag collection area right after.

I was afraid they’d run out again like last year, but as you can see, they came prepared this time around.

 

Refreshments and Breakfast

Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Milo – The booth was unusually quiet this year
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Mango Nestum – Yuck!
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Nescafe Booth
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Red Rice?

Lugging around my heavy box of goody bag (I should have redeemed it after eating on hindsight), I went around visiting Nestle’s array of booths.

Milo was surprisingly unpopular, I think due to the recent controversy regarding its sugar content. I had about 5 cups throughout the day though. =)

I had some weird Mango Peach flavoured Nestum. And they were even selling Red Rice there.

Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
The Hospitality Room
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Hilton’s Packed Breakfast
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Breakfast!

It was my first time having breakfast at Nestle’s AGM as I was late last year. They only serve the breakfast packs for shareholders who arrive by 9.30 am.

A Hospitality Room was prepared for us to have breakfast there.

 

The Goodies – What was in Nestle’s 2018 Goody Bag

Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
A recycled bag instead of their usual box
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Nestle Goodies
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
New Kit Kat – Matcha RED BEANs
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Milo KOSONG – aka no sugar

The goodies received this year was less compared to last year’s. I see it as less cost for the company but some shareholders were unhappy about it.

To my dismay, they also gave the horrible Mango Peach flavored Nestum.

The green tea – red bean Kit Kat was nice. And I guess Nestle succumbed to pressure from the public and ramped up production for Milo kosong.

 

Before Nestle Berhad’s 2018 AGM

Nestle’s 2018 AGM was to be held at 10 am and I had about 30 minutes to kill after breakfast. Walked around some more and eventually waited beside the Milo booth.

Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Fellow Shareholders with their Goody Bags
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
The Crowd

End.

This will be all for now. I’ll be splitting this post up into 2 parts. I wanted to get this out as soon as possible for everyone who has been wondering about the content of Nestle’s goody bag this year.

Part 2 will consist of the content from Nestle’s actual AGM. Spoiler alert: We had good market share increase and profits.

Nestle Malaysia AGM – Door gift / Goody Bag (April 2017)

Nestle Malaysia AGM 2017

Nestle Bhd 2017 AGM

Nestle Malaysia Bhd had their annual general meeting on 27 April 2017. I’m a month late in posting this but if you’ve been keeping up with my Facebook updates, you’d know that I went for the AGM but Nestle had, unfortunately, ran out of their door gifts. So here are the events that transpired.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM)

27 April 2017 was a gloomy Thursday and Nestle’s AGM was set to begin at 10 am. I was a little late and arrived at 10.15 am. The meeting was already underway and I didn’t want to disturb everyone by entering late. I proceeded to register myself and collect my door gift.

The whole AGM had a carnival-like atmosphere to it. Nestle set up a few booths promoting their new products and I’m pretty sure the shareholders that arrived before me had a wonderful time. However for me, arriving at 10.15 am, I only got to witness the aftermath.

Nestle Malaysia AGM 2017
Nestle – Creating Shared Value
Nestle Malaysia AGM 2017
Kit Kat Stand
Nestle Malaysia AGM 2017
Omega Stand
Nestle Malaysia AGM 2017
Registration Queue

Nestle Ran Out of Door Gifts!!

So, adding salt to my wounds, I found out after queuing for a good 15 minutes that Nestle had run out of door gifts and vouchers. Obviously, the shareholders weren’t happy with this and were making a scene the whole time.

Picture a hundred or so royally pissed old folks all around you, raising their voices at the poor Nestle IR team and demanding door gifts even though they had none. It’s not like they didn’t have a solution, Nestle had promised to deliver the door gifts to us. We just had to write down our contact details.

I didn’t see the point in arguing or reprimanding the good people at Nestle, it’s not like they could magically produce more goody bags for us.

Nestle Malaysia AGM 2017
Nestle Doorgift from other shareholders

19 May 2017 – The Arrival

Nestle’s door gift arrived on my doorsteps on 19 May 2017. It came with a nice little card thanking me for my patience as well as an RM50 Lazada voucher which was only eligible for Nestle products.

In the box were the usual Maggi noodles, Nescafe powder, and cereal. Passed all of it to my family and I took the bottle of Milo for myself. With the RM50 Lazada voucher, I bought myself 30 cans of 240 ml Nescafe Latte.

All in all, it was a pretty good haul for me as a shareholder.

Nestle Malaysia AGM 2017
Mine finally arrived!
Nestle Malaysia AGM 2017
Their thoughtful card
Nestle Malaysia AGM 2017
RM50 Lazada Voucher
Nestle Malaysia AGM 2017
2017 Nestle Goody Bag Products!
Nestle Malaysia AGM 2017
Maggi Oat Mee??

Investing in Nestle Malaysia Bhd

I’ve been a firm and staunch shareholder of Nestle Malaysia since March of 2014. I’ve also been receiving their goody bags in 2015, 2016 and most recently this year.

I own 200 units of shares in Nestle with a gross investment of RM13,376. Since 2014, I’ve received a total of RM1,620 in dividends from Nestle. That’s a 12% return via dividends only for 3 years. Today, my investments in Nestle are worth RM16,460, giving me a capital gain of 23.06%.

I’m expecting better dividends this month from Nestle and I’ve been looking for an opportunity to purchase more shares for 3 whole years now. The company just keeps growing, even with the implementation of GST in Malaysia.

Another really exciting development from Nestle Malaysia is their foray into e-commerce. The company is working really hard to increase revenue from their online sales and it should see huge increases in contribution to their bottom line in the coming years.

Do you own any shares in Nestle Malaysia? What do you think of the company?

Thanks for reading!