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Aug 2, 2013

Yesterday Xero had its Annual Shareholder Meeting and today a further investor briefing in Auckland. We made the local news…

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All of us at Xero look forward to Annual Meetings. We had great feedback from shareholders who appreciated hearing our board talk about the business. They were impressed by how in touch with the business our board members are.

Xero accounting software board members

Our board is Sam Morgan, Craig Winkler, Sam Knowles, Rod Drury, Craig Elliot and Graham Shaw.

A key message was explaining to shareholders that we are just at the beginning of the Xero journey and we will continue to invest to build our team. We believe that all who attended understand the opportunity and why we choose to invest for growth. You can read the full Annual Meeting presentation here: Xero Investor Page

As well as going through progress and strategy we demonstrated our new ‘Files’ features – now in testing – and previewed our new native iOS application for Xero business. We were pleased to hear plenty of oooo’s and ahhh’s when we demoed our new mobile bank reconciliation. It’s coming soon!

Here’s a few pictures to get a feel of the afternoon:

Xero shareholders at the AGM at Te Papa

It was great to have our US-based Director Craig Elliot address our shareholders and explain why he was excited to join our team.

US-based Director Craig Elliot address Xero shareholders

Annual Meetings are a big day, as as everyone is in town we’d come straight out of a board meeting. Here’s a sneak peak inside…

Xero board meeting

The Xero Annual Meeting is one of the biggest in New Zealand. It was great to catch up with and thank our valued shareholders and see so many who have been with us since our IPO. It was great to explain that even though we’ve had a great run to date it really is still just the beginning. We’re fired up and excited to continue to build this business into a significant global company.

Ross Jenkins our CFO and Chris Ridd, MD of Xero Australia will be presenting in Sydney and Melbourne next week. Shareholders and analysts are welcome to attend. Register here.

Any questions that arise from the presentation, please ask away below.

Update: NZ Herald: Xero shows other companies how it’s done 



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