George Weston Limited Announces Election of Directors

TORONTO, May 10, 2016 /CNW/ - George Weston Limited (Weston) (TSX: WN) today announced that all of the nominee directors listed in the management proxy circular dated March 18, 2016, were elected as directors of Weston. The vote was conducted at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which took place on May 10, 2016 in Toronto. The results of the vote are set out below:

Name of Nominee                 

Votes For

Votes Withheld

A. Charles Baillie

114,349,410

99.55%

516,806

0.45%

Paviter S. Binning

114,615,685

99.78%

250,531

0.22%

Isabelle Marcoux

114,434,405

99.62%

431,811

0.38%

Sarabjit S. Marwah

114,852,900

99.99%

13,316

0.01%

Gordon M. Nixon

114,861,397

100.00%

4,819

0.00%

J. Robert S. Prichard

114,134,291

99.36%

731,925

0.64%

Thomas F. Rahilly

114,581,559

99.75%

284,657

0.25%

Christi Strauss

114,856,276

99.99%

9,940

0.01%

Barbara Stymiest

114,576,058

99.75%

290,158

0.25%

Alannah Weston

114,651,797

99.81%

214,419

0.19%

Galen G. Weston

113,999,844

99.25%

866,372

0.75%

W. Galen Weston

113,883,238

99.14%

982,978

0.86%

 

About George Weston Limited

George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company founded in 1882 and through its operating subsidiaries constitutes one of North America's largest food processing and distribution groups. George Weston Limited has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, which is operated by Loblaw Companies Limited. The Weston Foods operating segment is primarily engaged in the baking industry within North America. Loblaw is Canada's largest food distributor and a leading provider of general merchandise, drugstore and financial products and services.

SOURCE George Weston Limited

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For further information: Geoff Wilson, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Business Intelligence and Communications, (416) 965-5206

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