High Liner Foods Announces Voting Results of the May 9, 2018 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

HALIFAX, May 10, 2018 /CNW/ - High Liner Foods Incorporated (TSX: HLF) ("High Liner Foods" or "the Company") announced today the results of the voting submitted at the Company's annual general meeting (the "Meeting") of shareholders (the "Shareholders") held yesterday, May 9, 2018.  Full details of these matters are set out in the Management Information Circular (the "Circular") issued in connection with this Meeting, which is available at www.highlinerfoods.com. The vote on each matter was conducted by ballot.

Election of Directors:

Each of the twelve nominees set forth in the Circular was elected as a director of the Company to hold office until the next annual meeting or until their respective successors are elected or appointed. Detailed results of the vote for the election of directors are set out below.

NOMINEE

FOR

%

WITHHOLD

%

ALAN BELL

20,379,364

99.12%

180,970

0.88%

JOAN K. CHOW

20,381,683

99.13%

178,651

0.87%

JAMES G. COVELLUZZI

20,157,504

98.04%

402,830

1.96%

HENRY E. DEMONE

19,775,669

96.18%

784,665

3.82%

ROBERT P. DEXTER

19,676,171

95.70%

884,163

4.30%

DAVID J. HENNIGAR

19,629,480

95.47%

930,854

4.53%

JILLIAN C. HENNIGAR

20,436,195

99.40%

124,139

0.60%

SHELLY L. JAMIESON

20,241,140

98.45%

319,194

1.55%

M. JOLENE MAHODY

20,377,823

99.11%

182,511

0.89%

R. ANDY MILLER

20,353,453

98.99%

206,881

1.01%

ROBERT L. PACE

19,772,648

96.17%

787,686

3.83%

FRANK B.H. VAN SCHAAYK

20,379,613

99.12%

180,721

0.88%

 

On May 1, 2018, Mr. Rod Hepponstall joined the Company as the President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and was also appointed as a director of the Company, filling the vacancy created by the departure of the former CEO in August 2017. This temporary appointment expired yesterday. Following the Meeting yesterday, the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Hepponstall as a director of the Company to hold office until the next annual meeting or until his respective successor is elected or appointed.

Appointment of Auditors

Ernst & Young LLP was appointed as auditors with remuneration to be fixed by the directors. Detailed results are shown below.


FOR

%

WITHHOLD

%

APPOINTMENT OF
AUDITORS

19,872,201

96.65%

688,133

3.35%

 

Advisory Resolution

The advisory resolution to accept the approach to executive compensation as disclosed in the Circular was approved, with the detailed results shown below.


FOR

%

AGAINST

%

ADVISORY RESOLUTION
TO EXECUTIVE
COMPENSATION

19,660,978

95.63%

899,356

4.37%

 

About High Liner Foods Incorporated

High Liner Foods Incorporated is the leading North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood.  High Liner Foods' retail branded products are sold throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico under the High Liner, Fisher Boy, Mirabel, Sea Cuisine and C. Wirthy & Co. labels, and are available in most grocery and club stores.  The Company also sells branded products to restaurants and institutions under the High Liner, Icelandic Seafood and FPI labels and is a major supplier of private label value-added seafood products to North American food retailers and foodservice distributors.  High Liner Foods is a publicly traded Canadian company, trading under the symbol HLF on the Toronto Stock Exchange.  For further information about the Company, please visit our website at www.highlinerfoods.com or send an e-mail to investor@highlinerfoods.com.

SOURCE High Liner Foods Incorporated

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