George Weston Limited Announces Election of Directors

TORONTO, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - George Weston Limited (Weston) (TSX: WN) today announced that all of the nominee directors listed in the management proxy circular dated March 28, 2014, were elected as directors of Weston. The vote was conducted at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which took place on May 6, 2014 in Toronto. The results of the vote are set out below:

Name of Nominee                  Votes For Votes Withheld
A. Charles Baillie 109,809,466 98.54% 1,623,233 1.46%
Paviter S. Binning 111,277,583 99.86% 155,116 0.14%
Peter B.M. Eby 109,684,419 98.43% 1,748,280 1.57%
Darren Entwistle 111,207,422 99.80% 225,277 0.20%
Anthony R. Graham 108,560,491 97.42% 2,872,208 2.58%
John S. Lacey 109,820,214 98.55% 1,612,485 1.45%
Isabelle Marcoux 111,069,789 99.67% 362,909 0.33%
Sarabjit S. Marwah 111,256,695 99.84% 176,004 0.16%
J. Robert S. Prichard 109,399,004 98.17% 2,033,695 1.83%
Thomas F. Rahilly 109,741,130 98.48% 1,691,569 1.52%
Barbara Stymiest 111,367,652 99.94% 65,047 0.06%
W. Galen Weston 110,571,231 99.23% 861,467 0.77%

Final results on all matters voted at the Annual Meeting held on May 6, 2014 will be filed shortly with the Canadian securities regulators.

About George Weston Limited

Founded in 1882, George Weston Limited ("Weston") is a major Canadian public company, representing Canada's largest food and drug retail businesses through its control of Loblaw Companies Limited ("Loblaw") and Loblaw's recent acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart. With over 2,300 stores the retail operations reach most Canadians, serving their everyday food, health and wellness needs. Through Weston Foods, Weston is one of Canada's leading bakers, offering a wide selection of fresh and frozen products to the North American market. Weston also controls one of Canada's largest REITs, Choice Properties REIT.

With over 200,000 employees, Weston is Canada's largest private sector employer.


SOURCE: George Weston Limited

For further information:

Geoffrey H. Wilson,
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Business Intelligence and Communications
(416) 922-2500


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