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Village Farms International, Inc. - VFF
VANCOUVER, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Village Farms International, Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: VFF) announced the outcome of the shareholder votes at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Company held in Delta, BC on June 27, 2013. The detailed results are as follows.
|Total Shares (or Equivalent Voting Shares) Voted:||26,431,491|
|Total Shares (or Equivalent Voting Shares) Issued and Outstanding:||36,851,699|
|Total Percentage of Shares Voted:||71.7%|
1. Appointment of Auditor
According to proxies received and a vote by a show of hands, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was appointed auditor of the Company to hold office until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders and the directors were authorized to fix the auditor's remuneration.
|Total Votes For||% For||Total Votes Withheld||% Withheld|
2. Election of Directors
According to proxies received and a vote by show of hands, the following persons were elected as directors of the Company until the next annual meeting of shareholders or until his successor is elected or appointed.
|Nominee||Total Votes For||% For||Total Votes Withheld||% Withheld|
|John R. McLernon||26,075,282||99.95%||11,914||.05%|
|Christopher C. Woodward||26,075,561||99.96%||11,635||.04%|
|John P. Henry||21,555,682||82.63%||4,531,514||17.37%|
|Michael A. DeGiglio||26,075,561||99.96%||11,635||.04%|
About Village Farms
Village Farms is one of the largest producers, marketers and distributors of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers in North America. These premium products as well as premium product produced under exclusive arrangements with other greenhouse producers is grown in sophisticated, highly efficient and intensive agricultural greenhouse facilities located in British Columbia and Texas. Product is marketed and distributed under the Village Farms® brand primarily to retail grocers and dedicated fresh food distributors throughout the United States and Canada. Village Farms currently operates distribution centres located in key markets in the United States and Canada. Since its inception, Village Farms has been guided by sustainable agricultural principles which integrate three main goals: environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equality.
SOURCE: Village Farms International, Inc.
For further information:
Stephen C. Ruffini, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Village Farms International, Inc., (407) 936-1190 ext 340.