Patricia Galloway Announced as New Director
Stantec Inc. ("Stantec") held its annual meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") in Edmonton on May 7, 2020. A total of approximately 87,730,573 shares (approximately 78.51% of outstanding common shares) were represented in person or by proxy.
At the Meeting, Patricia Galloway was elected to the board for the first time. Delores Etter and Susan Hartman, two of Stantec’s long-standing incumbent directors, retired from the board as a result of Stantec’s director term limits. Dr. Galloway is chair and former CEO of Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc. Her vast board experience includes roles on the boards of Granite Construction, SCANA Corporation, and The National Science Board of the United States. Dr. Galloway was the first woman president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Purdue, a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine’s Caruso School of Law, a PhD in Infrastructure Systems Engineering (Civil) from Kochi University of Technology, and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.
"I would like to welcome Dr. Galloway to Stantec’s Board of Directors," said Douglas Ammerman, Chair of Stantec’s Board of Directors. "We look forward to Dr. Galloway’s insights, which are informed by 40 years of engineering and construction consulting experience with a focus on megaprojects, and 30 years’ experience in corporate risk management. I would also like to extend my thanks to Dr. Etter and Ms. Hartman for their service and contribution to Stantec’s Board. On behalf of the board, I wish them both well in their future endeavors."
The complete voting results from the Meeting are as follows:
1. Election of Directors
The Board of Directors of Stantec had fixed the number of directors standing for election at the Meeting to be eight. Each of the eight nominees listed in Stantec’s Management Information Circular dated March 11, 2020 was elected as a director of Stantec.
Douglas K. Ammerman
Richard C. Bradeen
Shelley A. M. Brown
Patricia D. Galloway
Robert J. Gomes
Gordon A. Johnston
Donald J. Lowry
2. Appointment of Auditors
Ernst & Young LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, were reappointed as auditors of Stantec until the close of the next annual general meeting, and the directors were authorized to fix the remuneration of the auditors.
3. Non-binding Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
Shareholders accepted Stantec’s approach to executive compensation disclosed in the Management Information Circular dated March 11, 2020, and delivered in connection with the Meeting.
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