Resolute Forest Products Shareholders Approve All Resolutions at Annual Meeting
MONTREAL, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc.
(NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today held its annual general meeting of
stockholders in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A total of 80,769,771 million
Common Shares, or 72.21% of the Company’s issued and outstanding Common
Shares, were voted in connection with the annual meeting. Shareholders
voted in favor of all items of business, including the election of each
director nominee, by a substantial majority as follows:
____________________________________________________________________ |Nominees | For |For %|Withheld |Withheld %| Non-Vote | |___________________|__________|_____|_________|__________|__________| |Michel P. Desbiens |60,655,614|99.64| 219,687 | 0.36 |19,894,470| |___________________|__________|_____|_________|__________|__________| |Jennifer C. Dolan |60,662,726|99.65| 212,575 | 0.35 |19,894,470| |___________________|__________|_____|_________|__________|__________| |Richard D. Falconer|60,660,573|99.65| 214,728 | 0.35 |19,894,470| |___________________|__________|_____|_________|__________|__________| |Richard Garneau |60,658,332|99.64| 216,969 | 0.36 |19,894,470| |___________________|__________|_____|_________|__________|__________| |Jeffrey A. Hearn |60,662,983|99.65| 212,318 | 0.35 |19,894,470| |___________________|__________|_____|_________|__________|__________| |Bradley P. Martin |58,633,933|96.32|2,241,368| 3.68 |19,894,470| |___________________|__________|_____|_________|__________|__________| |Alain RhÃ©aume |60,664,506|99.65| 210,795 | 0.35 |19,894,470| |___________________|__________|_____|_________|__________|__________| |Michael Rousseau |60,662,576|99.65| 212,725 | 0.35 |19,894,470| |___________________|__________|_____|_________|__________|__________| |David H. Wilkins |60,663,352|99.65| 211,949 | 0.35 |19,894,470| |___________________|__________|_____|_________|__________|__________|
Other resolutions approved at the annual stockholder meeting, included:
-- The ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the 2013 fiscal year. -- An advisory vote to approve compensation of the Company's named executive officers, as disclosed in the proxy statement.
About Resolute Forest Products
Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products
industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint,
commercial printing papers, market pulp and wood products. The Company
owns or operates over 40 pulp and paper mills and wood products
facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, and power
generation assets in Canada. Marketing its products in close to 90
countries, Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed
woodlands to at least one of three internationally-recognized
sustainable forest management standards, including 65% certified to the
Forest Stewardship Council(®) (FSC(®)) standards. The shares of Resolute Forest Products trade under the
stock symbol RFP on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto
Resolute and other member companies of the Forest Products Association
of Canada, as well as a number of environmental organizations, are
partners in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. The group works to
identify solutions to conservation issues that meet the goal of
balancing equally the three pillars of sustainability linked to human
activities: environmental, social and economic. Resolute is also a
member of the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Savers program, in which
businesses establish ambitious targets to voluntarily reduce greenhouse
gas emissions and work aggressively toward achieving them.
SOURCE Resolute Forest Products Inc.