New Jersey Resources on January 22 hosted its Annual Shareowners Meeting at the Robert B. Meyner Reception Center. According to a release, highlighting a year that began with the devastation of Superstorm Sandy and concluded with its 22nd consecutive year of improved net financial earnings, NJR delivered consistent performance for its customers and shareowners. "This year, our company was challenged like no other time in its history," said Laurence M. Downes , chairman and CEO. "In the darkest hours following Sandy, the dedication, commitment and compassion of the women and men of New Jersey Resources shone the brightest. Every employee answered the call and contributed to, what I will always remember as, our finest year ever. We have an exceptional team and our record of consistent performance is a testament to the job they do every day." The company reported that at the meeting, shareowners elected to the NJR board of directors Jane M. Kenny , Sharon C. Taylor and David A. Trice for a three-year term and approved the advisory resolution on the company's executive compensation. Additionally, shareowners ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 30 , and approved an amendment to NJR's restated certificate of incorporation to make certain new provisions of the New Jersey Business Corp. Act applicable. "To all of our shareowners, I would like to thank you for the confidence you place in our company," Downes said. "As we did in fiscal 2013 and will continue to do in the years ahead, we will always do our best to reward your trust and deliver safe, reliable service to our customers and consistent long-term performance for our shareowners." New Jersey Resources provides natural gas and clean energy services, including transportation, distribution and asset management. More information: www.njresources.com . ((Comments on this story may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org ))
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