TORONTO, May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN) (“Element” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of fleet management services, confirmed today that all nine nominees listed in its management information circular (the “Circular”) dated April 2, 2020 were elected as directors at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on May 12, 2020 (the “Meeting”), with each director receiving in excess of 97.0% of votes cast in favour of their election. A total of 374,516,511 common shares (approximately 85.57% of the outstanding common shares) were represented in person or by proxy at the Meeting.
“We would like to acknowledge and thank our shareholders, both for the excellent voter turnout of over 85.0% of shares voted and also for their continued support as evidenced by the voting percentages at the Meeting,” said Jay Forbes, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “We remain committed to executing on our strategy of transforming our operating platform, strengthening our investment-grade balance sheet and pivoting Element to growth to cement our position as the industry leader in our geographies.”
The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors at the Meeting are set out below:
|Votes for||% for |
(of votes cast)
|Votes withheld||% withheld|
(of votes cast)
|David F. Denison||368,618,004||99.26%||2,751,962||0.74%|
|Paul D. Damp||368,793,488||99.31%||2,576,478||0.69%|
|G. Keith Graham||367,206,030||98.88%||4,163,936||1.12%|
|Alexander D. Greene||360,854,660||97.17%||10,515,306||2.83%|
|Rubin J. McDougal||371,354,277||99.996%||15,689||0.004%|
In addition, shareholders approved an advisory resolution (say on pay) on executive compensation with 97.26% 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 on at the Meeting, see Element’s Report of Voting Results filed on the Company’s SEDAR profile 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|