Golden Queen Announces Voting Results of Annual General Meeting

VANCOUVER, May 9, 2017 /CNW/ - Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:GQM; OTCQX:GQMNF) (the "Company" or "Golden Queen") is pleased to provide the detailed voting results on the items of business considered at the Company's Annual General Meeting (the "Meeting").  The Meeting of Shareholders was held on Monday, May 8, 2017 (the "Meeting").  A total of 66,273,342 common shares were voted, representing 59.63% of the outstanding common shares.  Shareholders voted in favour of setting the number of directors at four (4) and for the election of all director nominees. The percentage of votes cast for each is as follows:

Proposal 1 - Number of Directors

The number of directors for the Board of Directors of the Company was set as four (4).

Votes of shares for

% votes cast

Votes against

% votes cast

31,539,749

99.18%

259,837

0.82%

Proposal 2 - Election of Directors

Each of the nominee directors listed in the Company's proxy statement and management information circular dated April 6, 2017 was elected as a director, without a vote by ballot being conducted. Golden Queen received proxies directing voting on the four (4) directors nominated for election as set forth in the table below:

Name of nominee

Votes for

% votes cast

Votes withheld/abstain

% votes cast

Thomas M. Clay

31,177,211

98.04%

622,375

1.96%

Paul M. Blythe

31,463,995

98.94%

335,591

1.06%

Bryan A. Coates

31,400,389

98.74%

399,197

1.26%

Bernard Guarnera

31,391,389

98.72%

408,197

1.28%

 

Proposal 3 - Appointment of Auditors

According to proxies received and a vote by show of hands, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was appointed as the Company's auditors until the next general meeting of shareholders or until a successor is appointed and the directors were authorized to fix the auditors' remuneration.

Votes of shares for

% votes cast

Votes withheld/abstain

% votes cast

65,557,036

98.92%

716,306

1.08%

Full details of all proposals are fully described in the Company's Management Information Circular available on the Company's website at www.goldenqueen.com, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov and the detailed results of voting on each proposal are included in the Report of Voting Results filed on SEDAR and on EDGAR.

About Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.:     

Golden Queen is an emerging gold and silver producer holding a 50% interest in an open pit, heap leach mining operation on the Soledad Mountain property, located just outside the town of Mojave in Kern County in southern California.

SOURCE Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.

For further information: Brenda Dayton, Telephone: 778.373.1557, Email: bdayton@goldenqueen.com

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