HNZ Group Inc. Announces Election of Directors, Appointment of Auditors and Reconfirmation of Shareholder Rights Plan

MONTREAL, May 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (the "Corporation"), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announces the results of the matters voted upon at the annual general meeting (the "Meeting") of shareholders of the Corporation (the "Shareholders") held today.

Election of Directors

At the Meeting, the Shareholders elected the six nominees listed in the management information circular dated April 9, 2014 (the "Circular") to be the directors of the Corporation (the "Directors"). Each nominee was an incumbent Director, including Larry Murphy who joined the Board of Directors on March 31, 2014. Each Director will hold office until the next annual general meeting of Shareholders or until the election of his successor, unless the Director resigns or the Director's office becomes vacant. The Directors will also serve as directors of Canadian Helicopters Limited, a corporation incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act and the principal operating subsidiary of the Corporation. The report on proxies provided by the scrutineers at the Meeting was as follows:

Name

Votes cast FOR

% of Votes cast FOR

Votes Withheld

% of Votes Withheld

Don Wall

9,048,821

99.91%

7,825

0.09%

Randall J. Findlay

8,951,044

98.83%

105,602

1.17%

Mathieu Gauvin

8,946,421

98.78%

110,225

1.22%

Carmen Richard Loberg

9,037,832

99.79%

18,814

0.21%

Larry Murphy

9,049,423

99.92%

7,223

0.08%

Larry M. Pollock

8,951,044

98.83%

105,602

1.17%

 

Additional information concerning the Directors is available in the Circular, which was mailed to Shareholders in connection with the Meeting and is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Appointment of Auditors

Ernst & Young LLP, Chartered Accountants, were re-appointed auditors of the Corporation to hold office until the next annual general meeting of Shareholders or until their successors are appointed and the Directors were authorized to fix their remuneration. The report on proxies provided by the scrutineers at the Meeting was as follows:

Votes cast FOR

% of Votes cast FOR

Votes Withheld

% of Votes Withheld

8,574,870

94.68%

481,776

5.32%

 

Resolution to Reconfirm the Shareholder Rights Plan

A resolution, in the form reproduced at page 5 of the Circular, was approved to reconfirm the shareholder rights plan of the Corporation. The report on proxies provided by the scrutineers at the Meeting was as follows:

Votes cast FOR

% of Votes cast FOR

Votes Against

% of Votes Against

8,809,023

97.26%

247,623

2.73%

 

ABOUT HNZ GROUP INC.

The Corporation is an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services with operations in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Antarctica and Southeast Asia. The Corporation operates in excess of 130 helicopters in support of a range of multinational companies and government agencies, including onshore and offshore oil and gas, mineral exploration, military support, hydro and utilities, forest management, construction, air ambulance and search and rescue. In addition to charter services, the Corporation provides flight training and third-party repair and maintenance services. The Corporation is headquartered near Montreal, Canada and employs approximately 800 personnel from 35 locations around the world. The Corporation operates from fixed-base locations as well as from temporary locations, commonly referred to as "pool locations", and provides helicopters in a wide variety of climatic conditions and terrain across Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Antarctica and Southeast Asia.

 

SOURCE: HNZ Group Inc.

For further information: HNZ Group Inc., Don Wall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tel: 780-429-6919, Tel: 450-452-3007

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