Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Inc. Announces Results of the Annual General and Special Meeting

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. ("Diamond Estates" or "the Company") (DWS-TSX Venture) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its annual general and special meeting of shareholders held on September 27, 2016 (the "Meeting").  The Company had 58,980,575 or 58.90% of its issued and outstanding common shares represented at the Meeting either in person or by proxy and approximately 99% of votes received were in favour of all of the items on the agenda for the Meeting. 

At the Meeting, shareholders voted to approve the Company's stock option plan, which is done annually, approved the re-appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, Licensed Public Accountants as auditors of the Company for the ensuing year, and appointed J. Murray Souter, Harold Wolkin, John Hick, John De Sousa, David Beutel, Keith Harris and Craig Graham as the directors of the Company, each to hold office until the next annual general shareholders' meeting or until his successor is elected or appointed.  In addition, a majority of disinterested shareholders approved the amendment of the deferred share unit ("DSU") plan, subject to approval from the TSX Venture Exchange, increasing the number of DSUs issuable from 1,000,000 DSUs to 2,000,000 DSUs. 

"We continue to be pleased by the strong support for our business strategy demonstrated by our shareholders" said J. Murray Souter, President and CEO of Diamond Estates. "We are also excited with the long-term growth prospects for the company and are encouraged by the growing acceptance of our wines both domestically and internationally."

The Company would also like to announce that a slide presentation delivered at the Meeting by President and CEO, Murray Souter, is available on the Company's website at: http://www.diamondestates.ca/site/2016-agm.

About Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Inc.

Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Inc. is a producer of high quality wines and a sales agent for over 120 beverage alcohol brands across Canada.  The company operates two wineries in the Niagara region of Ontario producing VQA and blended wines under such well-known brand names as 20 Bees, EastDell Estates, Lakeview Cellars, Dois Amigos, Dan Aykroyd, Benchmark and Seasons. Through its partnership, Kirkwood Diamond Canada, the Company is the sales agent for top selling international brands in all regions of the country as well as being a distributor in the western provinces.  These recognizable brands include Fat Bastard wines from France, Kaiken wines from Argentina, Charles Wells beers from England, Hpnotiq Liqueur from France, Anciano wines from Spain, Francois Lurton wines from France and Argentina, Blue Nun wines from Germany, coolers and spirits from Independent Distillers in New Zealand, Brick Brewing from Canada, Evan Williams Bourbon from USA, Flor de Cana rum from Nicaragua, Iceberg Vodka from Canada and many others. For further information on the company, please visit the company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (symbol: DWS).

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward Looking Statement
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SOURCE Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

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For further information: J. Murray Souter, President & CEO, Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc., jmurraysouter@diamondwines.com, 905 641 1042 Ext 234; Alan Stratton, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer, Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Inc., astratton@diamondwines.com, 905-641-1042 Ext 225


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