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Confirmation of manufacturing consolidation

2 May 2016

In line with its 13 April proposal to consolidate its manufacturing operations in Napier, Whanganui and Christchurch and having now completed the staff consultation process, Cavalier Corporation confirms that it will be proceeding to implement the following:

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Manufacturing consolidation

13 April 2016

Cavalier Corporation is proposing to restructure its manufacturing operations in Napier, Whanganui and Christchurch.

This includes:

•             Consolidation of woollen yarn spinning operations (currently in Napier and Whanganui) to a single hub at the Napier plant

•             Down-scaling of the semi-worsted yarn spinning operation in Whanganui

•             Relocation of the felted yarn operation from Christchurch to Whanganui

•             Closure of the Christchurch plant

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Sudden passing of Elco Direct General Manager

11 April 2016

Cavalier Corporation advises with deepest sadness the sudden death of Ron Cooper, General Manager of its Cambridge-based wool procurement business, Elco Direct, yesterday.

Ron was a hugely respected leader of the Elco Direct business and its executive team, and Ron will be greatly missed by everyone throughout the Group and the Elco Direct customers and suppliers who have had the privilege of working with him over many years.

We extend, on behalf of the Board of Directors, management and staff throughout the Cavalier Group, our deepest sympathies to Ron’s wife Lynda and family.

Paul Alston
Chief Executive Officer

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Cavalier Corporation advises that Sarah Hipkiss will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer from 1 September 2016.

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Retirement of Director

Cavalier Corporation Limited announce that Graeme Hawkins will be retiring as a Director with effect from 31 March 2016.

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Cavalier releases its 2015/16 Half Year Report

Below is the link to the Half Year Report to December 2015

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Half year result 2015-16 released

19 February 2016

The Directors of Cavalier Corporation Limited announce a profit after tax of $3.5 million for the six months ended 31 December 2015, compared with $32,000 in the same period last year.  

Revenue dropped $5.3 million/5% as a result of the sale of the tile business, offset by increases in revenue in broadloom, wool and yarn.

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Chairman's address - 24 November 2015 Annual Meeting of shareholders

Thank you, Paul.

The year to June 2015 proved to be another challenging year for Cavalier. It involved some major decision points for the Group as we continued to adapt to an ever changing environment.

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Chief Executive Officer's address - 24 November 2015 Annual Meeting of shareholders

Thank you, Sarah. Good morning, everyone.

First, a quick reminder of the Group's operations and principal activities, comprising:


•       Broadloom carpets – sold under the Cavalier Bremworth and Norman Ellison brands


•       Until recently, carpet tiles under the Ontera brand


•       The Elco Direct wool procurement business


•       The Radford felted yarn operation, and


•       A 50% interest in Cavalier Wool Holdings, a commission wool scouring business


The focus of my address to you today will be:


•       2015 performance


•       The abnormal costs incurred during that year


•       Our focus for the last few months, and


•       Our future plans

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Results of Annual Meeting of shareholders

Cavalier Corporation Limited advises that shareholders resolved at the Annual Meeting of shareholders held at 10 am on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 as follows.

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Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

The Directors of Cavalier Corporation are pleased to confirm the appointment of Paul Alston to the role of Chief Executive Officer.

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Restructure of Cavalier Carpets broadloom carpet business

2 October 2015

In response to the necessity to downsize and streamline the corporate structure following the recent sale of the Ontera tile manufacturing operation, Brent Wollaston - Chief Executive Officer of the Cavalier Carpets broadloom carpet business - will be stepping down from his role effective 31 October 2015.

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2014/15 Annual Report released

Cavalier Corporation has released its 2014/15 annual report which is now available to download.

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Sale of the Sydney warehousing and office facility

On 28 August 2015, Cavalier Corporation reported on a number of key strategic initiatives aimed at reducing debt and costs. These included the outsourcing of its Australian broadloom carpet logistics and the consequent release of its Sydney-based warehousing and office facility for sale.

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Sale of Ontera Modular Carpets completed

Further to the announcement on 27 August 2015, Cavalier Corporation advises that the transaction to sell the Ontera business to Milliken has now been completed.

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Preliminary announcement of results for the year ended 30 June 2015

28 August 2015

Cavalier Corporation Limited today announced a reported loss of $25.7 million for the 12 months ended 30 June 2015. As signalled in our announcement on 3 August, we have reviewed the carrying value of certain assets and as a result there has been a significant write-down of tangible and intangible assets, particularly in our tile business. The write-downs are mainly non-cash in nature.

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Sale of Ontera to Milliken

27 August 2015

Following on from the announcement made on 3 August 2015, Cavalier Corporation announces that a conditional asset sale and purchase agreement has been entered into by Ontera (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cavalier Corporation) with a Milliken subsidiary.

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Cavalier updates strategy and business plan

3 August 2015

Cavalier advises of a number of changes that support the re-focus on core business and debt reduction included in our updated strategy and business plan signalled to the market in our 20th May announcement.

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Changes to the Board of Directors

8 July 2015

Retirement of Alan James

Cavalier Corporation Limited advise that Alan James – who had previously indicated that he was contemplating retiring from the Board – will be stepping down from his role as a Director and Chair of the Board effective 10 July 2015.

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Earnings Advisory / CEO steps down

20 May 2015

The Board of Cavalier Corporation advises that normalised earnings for the 14/15 year are likely to be at, or slightly below, the lower end of the previously advised earnings guidance range of $1 to $4 million tax-paid.

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Commerce Commission approves merger of scouring assets

27 March 2014

The Commerce Commission yesterday issued its draft determination, approving the merger of the scouring assets of 50%-owned Cavalier Wool Holdings Ltd (CWH) and New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd (NZWSI). The Commission will allow a period for formal submissions from interested parties after which it will issue a final determination.

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Half Year Result to Dec 14 announced

20 February 2015

The Directors of Cavalier Corporation have announced that for the first six months ended 31 December 2014, the unaudited group profit after tax is $32,000, representing a $3.4 million reduction on the same period last year. The earnings decrease reflects the tough trading conditions encountered by most business units within the Group.

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June 2015 Year-End Earnings Guidance

21 November 2014

At Cavalier Corporation's pre-Annual Meeting Board meeting today, Directors concluded that their current estimate of normalised tax-paid earnings for the 2015 year was in the range of $1 million to $4 Million. 

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Year end earnings guidance issued

24 October 2014

Cavalier Corporation advises that after three months of trading, while volumes have been consistent with previous year, margins are under pressure, and the Company is unlikely to achieve – on a normalised basis - the $5.8m profit after tax achieved in the 2014 financial year.

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Cavalier wool scour business to merge

22 October 2014

Cavalier Corporation's share in the Cavalier Wool Scour business will reduce with the merging of its operations with New Zealand Wool Servcies International Ltd.

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Cavalier announces $5.8m profit

22 August 2014

The Directors of Cavalier Corporation have announced an audited after tax profit for the year to 30 June 2014 of $5.8 million, compared with a $3.0 million after tax profit in 2013. 

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Cavalier Bremworth joins forces with Mohawk

18 May 2014

Cavalier Corporation subsidiary Cavalier Bremworth has joined forces with the world's largest flooring manufacturer, Mohawk Flooring, to bring Mohawk’s leading premium soft nylon as well as its superior PET products made with the Continuum Process™ to Carpet Court Australia.

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