MONTREAL, June 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - 5N Plus Inc. (TSX: VNP), the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, held its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders yesterday in Montreal, Quebec. A total of approximately 61,839,726 shares (approximately 74% of outstanding common shares) were represented in person or by proxy at the meeting. The Company's shareholders elected the Board of Directors and approved the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors of the Company.
The complete voting results from the meeting are as follows:
The Board of Directors fixed to six the number of directors of the Company to be elected at the meeting. Each of the six nominees listed in the Management Information Circular was elected as a director of 5N Plus. All of the nominee directors were already members of the Board of Directors, with the exception of the Honourable Jean Bazin, Q.C., Ad. E., who was a new nominee.
The Honourable Jean Bazin, Q.C., Ad. E., is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec and was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in January 2011. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Société générale de financement du Québec from September 2007 to December 2010. He sat on the Board, as a director, from February 2004 to September 2007.
Admitted to the Québec Bar in 1965, he joined the firm Fraser Milner Casgrain the same year and became a partner in 1971. He was elected President of the Canadian Bar Association in 1987 and 1988. Mr. Bazin was appointed Queen's Counsel (QC) in 1984, and was a member of the Senate of Canada from 1986 to 1989. He sat on several standing committees, including the Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and served as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs.
In 1999, Mr. Bazin acted as President of the Québec-Japan Business Forum. Mr. Bazin serves on the boards of numerous corporations and is a member of several major foreign and national associations. He has an LL.L. as well as a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts from Université Laval.
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|The Honorable Jean Bazin||60,794,169||99.31||424,556||0.69|
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, were reappointed as auditors of 5N Plus until the close of the next annual general shareholders' meeting, and the directors were authorized to fix the remuneration of the auditors.
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About 5N Plus Inc.
5N Plus is the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products. Fully integrated with closed‐loop recycling facilities, the Corporation is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and operates manufacturing facilities and sales offices in several locations in Europe, the Americas and Asia. 5N Plus deploys a range of proprietary and proven technologies to produce products which are used in a number of advanced pharmaceutical, electronic and industrial applications. Typical products include purified metals such as bismuth, gallium, germanium, indium, selenium and tellurium, inorganic chemicals based on such metals and compound semiconductor wafers. Many of these are critical precursors and key enablers in markets such as solar, light‐emitting diodes and eco‐friendly materials.
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