Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Announces Election of Board of Directors

OAKVILLE, ON, June 9, 2017 /CNW/ - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("APUC" or the "Company") (TSX: AQN, NYSE: AQN) today announced that at the Company's annual and special meeting of shareholders held on June 8, 2017, all of the nominees listed in its management information circular dated May 11, 2017 were elected as directors of APUC until the next annual meeting of shareholders. The detailed voting results for the election of directors are set out below.

On a vote by ballot, each of the following nine nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of APUC. The results of the ballot were as follows:

Nominee

Votes For

% For

Votes Withheld

% Withheld

Christopher Ball

178,274,831

99.18%

1,478,648

0.82%

Melissa Stapleton Barnes

179,149,857

99.66%

603,622

0.34%

Christopher Jarratt

151,104,734

84.06%

28,648,745

15.94%

D. Randy Laney

179,177,320

99.68%

576,159

0.32%

Kenneth Moore

179,214,567

99.70%

538,912

0.30%

Ian Robertson

179,229,862

99.71%

523,617

0.29%

Masheed Saidi

179,123,687

99.65%

629,792

0.35%

Dilek Samil

179,125,253

99.65%

628,226

0.35%

George Steeves

170,773,401

95.00%

8,980,078

5.00%

 

Shareholders also voted in favour of an advisory resolution on the Company's approach to executive compensation, an amendment to the Company's Performance and Restricted Share Unit Plan, and the re-appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's auditor for the upcoming year.

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the annual and special meeting of shareholders will be filed with Canadian and U.S. securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

APUC is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10 billion of total assets. Through its two business groups, APUC provides rate regulated natural gas, water, and electricity generation, transmission, and distribution utility services to approximately 780,000 customers in the United States, and is committed to being a North American leader in the generation of clean energy through its portfolio of long term contracted wind, solar and hydroelectric generating facilities representing more than 1,300 MW of installed capacity. APUC delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its rate regulated generation, distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions. Common shares and preferred shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, and AQN.PR.D.  APUC's common shares are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AQN.

Visit APUC at www.AlgonquinPowerandUtilities.com and follow us on Twitter @AQN_Utilities.

SOURCE Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

For further information: Additional information can be found on APUC's web site www.AlgonquinPowerandUtilities.com or by contacting Investor Relations. Ian Tharp, CFA, Vice President, Investor Relations, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., Suite 100 - 354 Davis Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2X1, E-mail: InvestorRelations@APUCorp.com, Telephone: (905) 465-6770

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