Polaris Announces Results of Annual Meeting of Shareholders
June 8, 2016
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Polaris Materials Corporation (TSX:PLS) (the “Company”, “Polaris” or “we”) is pleased to announce the voting results of its Annual and Special General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 7, 2016.
The director nominees, as listed in the Company’s Management Information Circular dated April 26, 2016, were elected as directors of the Company at the meeting. The ballot votes submitted for each director were as follows:
|Directors||Votes For||Votes Withheld|
|Terrence A. Lyons||38,259,266||90.56%||3,988,631||9.44%|
|Eugene P. Martineau||28,324,461||67.04%||13,923,436||32.96%|
|Marco A. Romero||27,565,861||65.25%||14,682,036||34.75%|
|Herbert G. A. Wilson||28,385,161||67.19%||13,862,736||32.81%|
|Lenard F. Boggio||32,955,289||78.00%||9,292,608||22.00%|
The resolutions to approve the Company’s 2016 Stock Option Plan and Deferred Unit Plan, as set out in the Notice of Meeting and Management Information Circular were both approved. The ballot votes submitted were as follows:
|Directors||Votes For||Votes Against|
|2016 Stock Option Plan||31,010,804||73.40%||11,237,093||26.60%|
|Deferred Unit Plan||31,492,897||74.54%||10,755,000||25.46%|
The results of the other matters considered at the meeting are reported in the Report of Voting Results to be filed on SEDAR.
Ken Palko, President and CEO, commented: “We are pleased that our shareholders have renewed their support for our highly experienced Board of Directors, as well as the revised Stock Option Plan and Deferred Unit Plan. These plans are a key element of the Company’s ability to attract and retain high quality directors, executives, and employees, and we implemented several changes this year to ensure the plans comply with current governance practice. We look forward to your continued support as we work to keep growing Polaris and realizing the value of our unique portfolio of assets.”
About Polaris Materials Corporation:
Polaris Materials Corporation is engaged in the development and operation of construction aggregate quarries in Canada to supply distribution facilities in the United States through coastal shipping. The Company's active construction aggregate interests consist of its Orca Sand and Gravel Quarry in British Columbia and two associated receiving terminals in Richmond and Long Beach, California. The Company also owns the Black Bear Project located in close proximity to the Orca Quarry, and a controlling interest in the Eagle Rock Quarry Project, located on the south coast of Vancouver Island.
For further information, please contact:
Nicholas Van Dyk
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development
Polaris Materials Corporation
Tel: (604) 915-5000 Ext. 111
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