Report on voting results associated to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on September 22, 2015

LAVAL, QC, Sept. 22, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX: ATD.A ATD.B) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders today. All the candidates proposed as directors were elected by a majority of the votes cast by the shareholders present or represented by proxy at the meeting:

 

QUESTIONS PRESENTED FOR VOTING

IN FAVOR
(#)

IN FAVOR
(%)

WITHHOLD
(#)

WITHHOLD
(%)

Alain Bouchard

1,754,442,227

99.48%

9,175,472

0.52%

Nathalie Bourque

1,759,091,464

99.74%

4,526,235

0.26%

Jacques D'Amours

1,754,713,220

99.50%

8,904,479

0.50%

Jean Élie

1,759,492,684

99.77%

4,125,015

0.23%

Richard Fortin

1,754,719,092

99.50%

8,898,607

0.50%

Brian Hannasch

1,760,165,453

99.80%

3,452,246

0.20%

Mélanie Kau

1,754,278,630

99.47%

9,339,069

0.53%

Monique F. Leroux

1,762,977,345

99.96%

640,354

0.04%

Réal Plourde

1,754,738,592

99.50%

8,879,107

0.50%

Daniel Rabinowicz

1,758,724,132

99.72%

4,893,567

0.28%

Jean Turmel

1,759,929,468

99.79%

3,688,231

0.21%

 

The board of directors of Couche-Tard has decided to remove item 4 from the meeting agenda pertaining to the adoption of a special resolution to amend Couche-Tard's articles. This decision was made considering that the necessary votes were not obtained within the legal delays. Therefore, if deemed appropriate, this subject matter may be addressed at a subsequent meeting.

About Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in Scandinavia and the Baltic countries with a significant presence in Poland.

As of July 19, 2015, Couche-Tard's network comprised 7,987 convenience stores throughout North America, including 6,556 stores offering road transportation fuel. Its North American network consists of 15 business units, including 11 in the United States covering 41 States and four in Canada covering all ten provinces. About 80,000 people are employed throughout its network and at its service offices in North America.

In Europe, Couche-Tard operates a broad retail network across Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), Poland, the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and Russia. As at July 19, 2015, it comprised 2,229 stores, the majority of which offer road transportation fuel and convenience products while the others are unmanned automated service-stations which offer road transportation fuel only. The Corporation also offers other products, including stationary energy, marine fuel, lubricants and chemicals. Couche-Tard operates key fuel terminals and fuel depots in six countries. Including employees at Statoil branded franchise stations, about 19,000 people work in its retail network, terminals and service offices across Europe.

In addition, about 4,700 stores are operated by independent operators under the Circle K banner in 12 other countries or regions worldwide (China, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam) which brings to more than 14,900 the number of sites in Couche-Tard's network.

For more information on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., please visit: http://corpo.couche-tard.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements set forth in this press release, which describe Couche-Tard's objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or forecasts, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities legislation. Positive or negative verbs such as "will", "plan", "evaluate", "estimate", "believe", "expect" and other related expressions are used to identify such statements. Couche-Tard would like to point out that, by their very nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties such that its results, or the measures it adopts, could differ materially from those indicated or underlying these statements, or could have an impact on the degree of realization of a particular projection. Major factors that may lead to a material difference between Couche-Tard's actual results and the projections or expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements include the effects of the integration of acquired businesses and the ability to achieve projected synergies, fluctuations in margins on motor fuel sales, competition in the convenience store and retail motor fuel industries, exchange rate variations, and such other risks as described in detail from time to time in documents filed by Couche-Tard with securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Couche-Tard disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking information in this press release is based on information available as of the date of the release.

 

SOURCE Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

For further information: Raymond Paré, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Tel: (450) 662-6632 ext. 4607, investor.relations@couche-tard.com

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