High Liner Foods Announces Voting Results of the May 10, 2017 Annual and Special General Meeting of Shareholders

HALIFAX, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ - High Liner Foods Incorporated (TSX: HLF) ("High Liner Foods" or "the Company") announced today the results of the voting submitted at the Company's annual and special general meeting (the "Meeting") of shareholders (the "Shareholders") held yesterday, May 10, 2017.  Full details of these matters are set out in the Management Information Circular (the "Circular") issued in connection with this Meeting, which is available at www.highlinerfoods.com. The vote on each matter was conducted by ballot.

Election of Directors:

Each of the twelve nominees set forth in the Circular was elected as a director of the Company. Detailed results of the vote for the election of directors are set out below.

NOMINEE

FOR

%

WITHHOLD

%

ALAN BELL

23,434,515

99.43%

133,609

0.57%

JAMES G. COVELLUZZI

23,039,843

97.76%

528,281

2.24%

KEITH A. DECKER

23,244,424

98.63%

323,700

1.37%

HENRY E. DEMONE

23,017,011

97.66%

551,113

2.34%

ROBERT P. DEXTER

22,848,978

96.95%

719,146

3.05%

ANDREW J. HENNIGAR

23,339,968

99.03%

228,156

0.97%

DAVID J. HENNIGAR

22,012,805

93.40%

1,555,319

6.60%

SHELLY L. JAMIESON

23,072,656

97.90%

495,468

2.10%

M. JOLENE MAHODY

23,436,180

99.44%

131,944

0.56%

R. ANDY MILLER

23,251,665

98.66%

316,459

1.34%

ROBERT L. PACE

23,268,416

98.73%

299,708

1.27%

FRANK B.H. VAN SCHAAYK

23,428,465

99.41%

139,659

0.59%

 

Following the Meeting, the Board of Directors appointed and welcomed Ms. Joan Chow as a director of the Company filling the vacancy left by the retirement of Mr. Derek Buntain, a long serving member of the Board. Ms. Chow, recently retired as Chief Marketing Officer of ConAgra Foods, brings extensive management experience to the Board and we look forward to her contribution to the continued success of the Company.

Appointment of Auditors

Ernst & Young LLP was appointed as auditors with remuneration to be fixed by the directors. Detailed results are shown below.


FOR

%

WITHHOLD

%

APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS

22,586,784

95.84%

981,340

4.16%

 

Reconfirmation of the Shareholder Rights Plan

The continuation, amendment and restatement of the Shareholder Rights Plan did not pass and therefore the existing Shareholder Rights Plan and all rights issued thereunder will expire on July 23, 2017. Detailed results are shown below.


FOR

%

AGAINST

%

Shareholder Rights Plan

11,330,262

48.08%

12,235,862

51.92%

 

Advisory Resolution

The advisory resolution to accept the approach to executive compensation as disclosed in the Circular was approved, with the detailed results shown below.


FOR

%

AGAINST

%

ADVISORY RESOLUTION TO

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

23,050,431

97.80%

517,693

2.20%

 

About High Liner Foods Incorporated

High Liner Foods Incorporated is the leading North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood.  High Liner Foods' retail branded products are sold throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico under the High Liner, Fisher Boy, Mirabel, Sea Cuisine and C. Wirthy labels, and are available in most grocery and club stores.  The Company also sells branded products to restaurants and institutions under the High Liner, Icelandic Seafood and FPI labels and is a major supplier of private label value-added seafood products to North American food retailers and foodservice distributors.  High Liner Foods is a publicly traded Canadian company, trading under the symbol HLF on the Toronto Stock Exchange.  For further information about the Company, please visit our website at www.highlinerfoods.com or send an e-mail to investor@highlinerfoods.com.

SOURCE High Liner Foods Incorporated

For further information: Tim Rorabeck, Secretary, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, High Liner Foods Incorporated, Tel: (902) 421-7103, investor@highlinerfoods.com; Heather Keeler-Hurshman, CPA, CA, Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Performance, High Liner Foods Incorporated, Tel: (902) 421-7100, investor@highlinerfoods.com


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