TORONTO, May 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) (TSX: L) today announced that all of the nominee directors listed in the management proxy circular dated March 28, 2014, were elected as directors of Loblaw. The vote was conducted at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which took place on May 1, 2014 in Toronto. The results of the vote are set out below:
|Name of Nominee||Votes For||Votes Withheld|
|Stephen E. Bachand||242,708,067||99.79%||513,233||0.21%|
|Paul M. Beeston||242,665,238||99.77%||556,062||0.23%|
|Christie J.B. Clark||242,805,218||99.83%||416,082||0.17%|
|Anthony R. Graham||227,532,962||93.55%||15,688,338||6.45%|
|John S. Lacey||242,669,855||99.77%||551,445||0.23%|
|Nancy H.O. Lockhart||242,501,446||99.70%||719,854||0.30%|
|Thomas C. O'Neill||242,023,273||99.51%||1,198,027||0.49%|
|Galen G. Weston||228,602,594||93.99%||14,618,706||6.01%|
Final results on all matters voted at the Annual Meeting held on May 1, 2014 will be filed shortly with the Canadian securities regulators.
About Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, the nation's largest retailer, and the majority unitholder of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, banking, and wireless mobile products and services. With more than 2,300 corporate, franchised and Associate-owned locations, Loblaw, its franchisees, and Associate-owners employ approximately 192,000 full- and part-time employees, making it one of Canada's largest private sector employers.
Loblaw's purpose - Live Life Well - puts first the needs and well-being of Canadians who make one billion transactions annually in the companies' stores. Loblaw is positioned to meet and exceed those needs in many ways: convenient locations; more than 1,050 grocery stores that span the value spectrum from discount to specialty; full-service pharmacies at more than 1,250 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix locations and more than 500 Loblaw locations; no-fee banking with PC Financial; affordable Joe Fresh fashion and family apparel; and three of Canada's top consumer brands in Life Brand®, noname® and President's Choice®. Through the PC Plus™ and Shoppers Optimum® loyalty programs, more than one in every three Canadians are rewarded for shopping with the companies.
SOURCE: Loblaw Companies Limited
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