Village Farms International, Inc. Announces Voting Results From Annual General Meeting

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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
26,431,491 100% 0 0%

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%
Heinz Wehner 21,555,961 82.63% 4,531,235 17.37%
David Holewinski 21,508,401 82.45% 4,578,795 17.55%
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.


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