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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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
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