Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust announces voting results from the 2013 annual meeting of unitholders

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust ("the Trust") (TSX: MRG.UN) today announced the results of matters voted on at its annual unitholders' meeting held on May 14, 2013 (the "Meeting"), which included the election of trustees of the Trust, all of the nominees listed in its management information circular dated March 20, 2013.  The voting results for each of the matters presented at the Meeting are presented below.

The total number of units and special voting units represented by holders present in person or by proxy at the meeting was 27,822,446 representing 59.83% of the Trust's total outstanding units and special voting units.

1. Election of Trustees

By single ballot, the seven (7) nominees proposed by management were elected as trustees of the Trust to hold office until the termination of the next annual meeting of unitholders or until their successors are duly elected or appointed, subject to the provisions of the Trust's Declaration of Trust. Proxies were received on this matter for units and special voting units of the Trust as follows:

Name Votes For % Votes Withheld %
Avtar T. Bains 27,801,715 99.97 8,710 0.03
Dino Chiesa 27,801,615 99.97 8,810 0.03
Mel Leiderman 27,802,015 99.97 8,410 0.03
Frank Munsters 27,800,515 99.96 9,910 0.04
Bruce K. Robertson 27,800,615 99.96 9,810 0.04
K. (Rai) Sahi 27,801,865 99.97 8,560 0.03
William O. Wallace 27,801,315 99.97 9,110 0.03

2. Appointment of Auditors

On a vote by a show of hands, the firm of Ernst & Young LLP, chartered accountants, was appointed as auditor of the Trust to hold office until the close of the next annual meeting of the unitholders or until their successors are duly appointed, and to authorize the trustees to fix the remuneration of the auditor.  Proxies were received on this matter for units and special voting units of the Trust as follows:

Votes For % Votes Withheld %
27,809,445 99.96 9,810 0.04

About Morguard North American Residential REIT

The REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust which owns, through a limited partnership, interests in a portfolio of 14 Canadian residential apartment buildings and 18 U.S. residential walk-up garden communities consisting of 9,201 residential suites that are located in Ontario, Alberta, Louisiana, Florida, Colorado, Georgia and North Carolina.

SOURCE: Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust

For further information:

Morguard North American Residential REIT

K. (Rai) Sahi
Chief Executive Officer
(905) 281-3800   

Beverley G. Flynn
General Counsel & Secretary
(905) 281-3800


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