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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 8:41 AM
Subject: Report of voting results

Copied below is the report section of an SEC Form 8-K filed this morning by Farmer Bros.  Although the content is presented as a copy of a press release dated yesterday, no evidence of the release could be found in news database searches at the time of this distribution.
The company has reported the voting totals, but has not included the information provided after the last meeting about the proportion of employee votes for shares held in trust for them in the ESOP.  If it is assumed that all of the employees voted according to management's November 24, 2004 "Internal Communication for Better Cooperation," the reported "withhold" votes would be 41% of the publicly held shares voting against the reelection of director Samore, 48% against director Coffman, and 49% against director Carson.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
             - GL
Gary Lutin
Lutin & Company
575 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10022
Tel: 212/605-0335
Fax: 212/605-0325

Item 5.  Other Events
December 16, 2004
Farmer Bros. Declares Dividend, Reports Proxy Voting Results
TORRANCE, CALIF. - Dec. 16, 2004 - Farmer Bros. Co. (Nasdaq: FARM) today said
its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share for
shareholders of record on Jan. 28, payable on Feb. 14, 2005.
The Company also announced the certified proxy vote results from its Annual
Meeting of Shareholders on Dec. 14. As announced during the meeting,
shareholders ratified the selection of the independent auditors and elected the
three incumbent Directors who were on the proxy ballot, with each Director
receiving more than 81% of the votes cast.
Here are the certified votes for the election of three Directors to a three-
year term of office expiring at the 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
                                 FOR                         WITHOLD
Lewis A. Coffman              12,273,023                     2,734,070
John Samore, Jr.              12,671,935                     2,335,158
Kenneth R. Carson             12,251,756                     2,755,337
Here is the vote to ratify the selection of Ernst & Young as independent
auditors of the Company for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005:
    FOR                    AGAINST     ABSTAIN           TOTAL
   14,874,710              85,044      47,339          15,007,093
Of the 16,075,080 shares of common stock entitled to vote, a total of
15,007,093 shares (93.4%) were voted.
Farmer Bros. Co. is an institutional coffee roaster that sells a variety of
coffee and allied products to the food service industry. The Company's
signature trucks and vans bearing the "Consistently Good" logo are seen
throughout Farmer Brothers' 28-state service area. Farmer Brothers has paid a
dividend for 51 consecutive years, increased the dividend in each of the last
seven consecutive years, and its stock price has grown on a split-adjusted
basis from $1.80 a share in 1980.
Jim Lucas / Whitney Hays
Abernathy MacGregor Group



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