Boardwalk REIT announces voting results from 2015 annual and special meeting of unitholders

CALGARY, July 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:BEI.UN) (the "Trust") announced today the results of matters voted on at its annual and special meeting of unitholders held on May 14, 2015 (the "Meeting"), which included the election of all the trustee nominees listed in the Trust's management information circular dated March 31, 2015.  The voting results for each of the matters considered at the Meeting are presented below.

The total number of common shares represented by unitholders present in person or by proxy at the meeting was 39,800,362, representing 83.72% of the Trust's outstanding trust units.

1.Election of Trustees – the following seven nominees were elected as trustees by resolution passed by a majority of the unitholders by way of a show of hands:  James R. Dewald, Gary Goodman, Arthur L. Havener, Jr., Sam Kolias, Samantha Kolias, Al W. Mawani and Andrea M. Stephen.  Management received proxies to vote for the trustees as follows:

Trustee

Proxy Votes For

Percent
%

Proxy Votes Withheld

Percent
%

Outcome

James R. Dewald

39,560,656

99.83%

68,652

0.17%

Carried

Gary Goodman

39,162,741

99.97%

10,234

0.03%

Carried

Arthur L. Havener, Jr.

39,143,309

99.92%

29,666

0.08%

Carried

Sam Kolias

38,326,007

97.84%

846,968

2.16%

Carried

Samantha Kolias

38,391,619

98.01%

781,356

1.99%

Carried

Al W. Mawani

38,766,640

99.85%

450,986

1.15%

Carried

Andrea M. Stephen

39,135,897

99.91%

37,078

0.27%

Carried

 

2. Appointment of Auditors – Deloitte LLP was reappointed as the auditor of the Trust (and the trustees were authorized to fix their remuneration) by resolution passed by a majority of the unitholders by way of a show of hands.  Management received proxies to vote for the appointment of the auditor (and to authorize the trustees to fix their remuneration) as follows:

Proxy Votes For

Proxy % For

Proxy Votes
Withheld

Percent %
Withheld

Outcome

39,690,098

99.73%

107,246

0.27%

39,690,098

 

3. Executive Compensation Advisory Note – The resolution, on an advisory, non-binding basis, to accept the approach to executive compensation disclosed in the "Compensation Discussion and Analysis" section of the management information circular of the Trust dated March 31, 2015 was passed as follows:

Votes For

Proxy % For

Votes Against

Percent % Against

Outcome

39,538,379

99.77%

168,036

0.23%

39,538,379

 

Corporate Profile

Boardwalk REIT strives to be Canada's friendliest landlord and currently owns and operates more than 220 communities with over 34,000 residential units totalling over 29 million net rentable square feet. Boardwalk's principal objectives are to provide its Residents with the best quality communities and superior customer service, while providing Unitholders with sustainable monthly cash distributions, and increase the value of its trust units through selective acquisitions, dispositions, development, and effective management of its residential multi-family communities. Boardwalk REIT is vertically integrated and is Canada's leading owner/operator of multi-family communities with 1,500 Associates bringing Residents home to properties located in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec.

Boardwalk REIT's Trust units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol BEI.UN. Additional information about Boardwalk REIT can be found on the Trust's website at www.BoardwalkREIT.com

SOURCE Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust

For further information: please contact Dean Burns, General Counsel, at 403-206-6787 and/or dean@bwalk.com.

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