George Weston Limited Announces Election of Directors

TORONTO, May 12, 2015 /CNW/ - George Weston Limited (Weston) (TSX: WN) today announced that all of the nominee directors listed in the management proxy circular dated March 27, 2015, were elected as directors of Weston. The vote was conducted at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which took place on May 12, 2015 in Toronto. The results of the vote are set out below:

Name of Nominee                  Votes For Votes Withheld
A. Charles Baillie 114,469,812 99.82% 209,960 0.18%
Paviter S. Binning 114,318,094 99.68% 361,678 0.32%
Darren Entwistle 114,452,484 99.80% 227,288 0.20%
Anthony R. Graham 111,796,502 97.49% 2,883,270 2.51%
John S. Lacey 113,140,149 98.66% 1,539,623 1.34%
Isabelle Marcoux 114,297,090 99.67% 382,682 0.33%
Sarabjit S. Marwah 114,605,280 99.94% 74,492 0.06%
Gordon M. Nixon 114,484,844 99.83% 194,928 0.17%
J. Robert S. Prichard 113,985,302 99.39% 694,470 0.61%
Thomas F. Rahilly 114,304,004 99.67% 375,768 0.33%
Barbara Stymiest 114,524,662 99.86% 155,110 0.14%
W. Galen Weston 114,249,860 99.63% 429,912 0.37%

About George Weston Limited

George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company founded in 1882 and through its operating subsidiaries constitutes one of North America's largest food processing and distribution groups. George Weston Limited has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, which is operated by Loblaw Companies Limited. The Weston Foods operating segment is primarily engaged in the baking industry within North America. Loblaw is Canada's largest food distributor and a leading provider of general merchandise, drugstore and financial products and services.

SOURCE George Weston Limited

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Geoff Wilson
Senior Vice President,
Investor Relations, Business Intelligence and Communications
(416) 965-5206


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