George Weston Limited Announces Election of Directors

TORONTO, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - George Weston Limited (Weston) (TSX: WN) today announced that all of the nominee directors listed in the management proxy circular dated March 18, 2013, were elected as directors of Weston. The vote was conducted at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which took place on May 9, 2013 in Toronto. The results of the vote are set out below:

Name of Nominee Votes For    Percent Votes Withheld Percent
A. Charles Baillie      111,504,616    98.37% 1,852,053       1.63%
Paviter S. Binning   113,102,503   99.78% 254,166 0.22%
Peter B.M. Eby   111,418,479 98.29% 1,938,190 1.71%
Darren Entwistle   113,096,103 99.77% 260,566 0.23%
Anthony R. Graham   110,124,194 97.15% 3,232,475 2.85%
John S. Lacey   111,504,470 98.37% 1,852,199 1.63%
Isabelle Marcoux   113,063,382 99.74% 293,287 0.26%
Sarabjit S. Marwah   113,243,539 99.90% 113,130 0.10%
J. Robert S. Prichard   111,089,599 98.00% 2,267,070 2.00%
Thomas F. Rahilly   113,241,231 99.90%   115,438 0.10%
Barbara Stymiest   113,274,316 99.93%   82,353 0.07%
W. Galen Weston   112,282,416 99.05%   1,074,253 0.95%

Final results on all matters voted at the Annual Meeting held on May 9, 2013 will be filed shortly with the Canadian securities regulators.

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

For further information:

Geoffrey H. Wilson,
Senior Vice President, Financial Control and Investor Relations
(416) 922-2500


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