High Liner Foods Announces Voting Results of the May 11, 2016 Annual and Special General Meeting of Shareholders

HALIFAX, May 12, 2016 /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 11, 2016.  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 thirteen 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

21,191,982

99.41%

126,410

0.59%

DEREK H.L. BUNTAIN

21,095,940

98.96%

222,452

1.04%

JAMES G. COVELLUZZI

19,526,337

91.59%

1,792,055

8.41%

KEITH A. DECKER

20,906,549

98.07%

411,843

1.93%

HENRY E. DEMONE

20,666,433

96.94%

651,959

3.06%

ROBERT P. DEXTER

20,608,947

96.67%

709,445

3.33%

ANDREW J. HENNIGAR

21,002,864

98.52%

315,528

1.48%

DAVID J. HENNIGAR

19,682,393

92.33%

1,635,999

7.67%

SHELLY L. JAMIESON

20,621,775

96.73%

696,617

3.27%

M. JOLENE MAHODY

21,102,563

98.99%

215,829

1.01%

R. ANDY MILLER

21,105,529

99.00%

212,863

1.00%

ROBERT L. PACE

20,919,293

98.13%

399,099

1.87%

FRANK B.H. VAN SCHAAYK

21,188,349

99.39%

130,043

0.61%

 

Appointment of Auditors

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


FOR

%

AGAINST

%

APPOINTMENT OF
AUDITORS

19,462,535

91.29%

1,855,857

8.71%

 

Reconfirmation of the Shareholder Rights Plan

The Shareholder Rights Plan and the issuance of all rights pursuant to the Shareholder Rights Plan was reconfirmed. Detailed results are shown below.


FOR

%

AGAINST

%

Shareholder Rights Plan

18,499,806

86.78%

2,818,586

13.22%

 

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

19,540,832

91.66%

1,777,260

8.34%

 

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 the 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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