TORONTO, May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN) (“Element” or the “Company”), a leading global fleet management company, confirmed today that the nine nominees listed in its management information circular (the “Circular”) dated April 9, 2019 were elected as directors at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on May 8, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario (the “Meeting”), with each director receiving in excess of 98% of votes cast in favour of their election. A total of 338,037,181 common shares (approximately 77.83% of the outstanding common shares) were represented in person or by proxy at the Meeting.
“We would like to thank our shareholders for their tremendous support of Element”, said Jay Forbes, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “We remain committed to executing on our client-centric transformation plan and fulfilling Element’s potential to be the leading fleet management company in our industry.”
The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors at the Meeting are set out below:
|Votes for||% for||Votes withheld||% withheld|
|David F. Denison||302,278,028||99.77||696,702||0.23|
|Paul D. Damp||300,595,196||99.21||2,379,534||0.79|
|G. Keith Graham||298,481,622||98.52||4,493,108||1.48|
|Alexander D. Greene||302,318,270||99.78||656,460||0.22|
|Rubin J. McDougal||302,321,464||99.78||653,266||0.22|
Following the Meeting, each of the committees of the board of directors of Element will be reconstituted to consist of the following members:
|Audit Committee||Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee||Credit & Risk Committee|
|Paul D. Damp (Chair)|
Alexander D. Greene
G. Keith Graham
|Joan Lamm-Tennant (Chair)|
David F. Denison
G. Keith Graham
|Rubin McDougal (Chair)|
Alexander D. Greene
In addition, shareholders approved an advisory resolution on executive compensation (“Say on Pay”) with 95.35% of votes cast in favour of the resolution, and approved the re-appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent auditors.
For complete results on all matters voted at the meeting, see Element’s Report of Voting Results filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About Element Fleet Management
Element Fleet Management (TSX: EFN) is a leading global fleet management company, providing world-class services and financing for commercial vehicle fleets. The Company enjoys scale and leadership in key markets, a top-tier client base, strong cash flow and ready access to capital, and an investment-grade balance sheet. Element's suite of services spans the total fleet lifecycle – from acquisition and financing to program management and remarketing – helping clients optimize performance and improve productivity. For more information, visit www.elementfleet.com.
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|Vice President, Investor Relations|