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2021/05/05

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Announces Results of Vote for Election of Directors

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 5, 2021 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. ("Maple Leaf Foods" or the "Company") (TSX: MFI)  reported today that it successfully held its 2021 Annual Meeting of shareholders, with 627 shareholders representing 99,182,795 of the common shares voting in person or by proxy.  This represents a voting turnout of 79.99% of the Company's total outstanding common shares.

Each of the directors listed as nominees in the management information circular dated March 18, 2021, as amended April 16, 2021, were elected directors of the Company until the next Annual Meeting.  The results of the vote for the election of directors were as follows:

Names of Directors

Number of
Shares Voted
For

Percentage of
Shares Voted
For

Number of

Shares
Withheld from
Voting

Percentage of
Shares

 Withheld from
Voting

W.E. Aziz

98,411,531

99.26%

731,906

0.74%

W.G. Beattie

98,618,416

99.47%

525,021

0.53%

R.G. Close

98,623,255

99.48%

520,182

0.52%

J.M. Fraser

98,769,594

99.62%

373,843

0.38%

T.D. Hockey

98,669,562

99.52%

473,875

0.48%

K.N. Lemon

98,853,563

99.71%

289,874

0.29%

J.W.F. McCain

98,851,410

99.71%

292,027

0.29%

M.H. McCain

98,251,852

99.10%

891,894

0.90%

C.M. Stephenson

98,742,595

99.60%

400,842

0.40%

All other resolutions at the meeting were also successfully approved by shareholders including:

  • the reappointment of KPMG LLP as the auditors of the Corporation (97.92% of votes cast in favour);
  • the advisory resolution on Maple Leaf Foods' approach to executive compensation (98.63% of votes cast in favour); and
  • on the amendments to increase the number of shares reserved for issuance under the Company's Stock Option (86.55% votes cast in favour).

A full report on voting results is available under Maple Leaf Foods' profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Maple Leaf Foods
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. ("Maple Leaf Foods") is a carbon neutral company with a vision to be the most sustainable protein company on earth, responsibly producing food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders® Country Naturals®, Mina®, Greenfield Natural Meat Co.®, Lightlife®, Field Roast™ and Swift®. Maple Leaf Foods employs approximately 13,500 people and does business in Canada, the U.S. and Asia. The company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, and its shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MFI).

Website: www.MapleLeafFoods.com 
Twitter:  @MapleLeafFoods

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