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Valener shareholders approve all resolutions submitted at the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

MONTREAL, March 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Valener Inc. ("Valener") (TSX: VNR) is pleased to announce that the three resolutions proposed, i.e. the resolution for the election of directors, the resolution for the appointment of KPMG LLP as independent external auditor and the ratification of the Advance Notice By-law No. 2, have all been adopted at its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders that was held today.

Election of directors

Each of the five nominees listed in the Management Proxy Circular dated February 12, 2014 were elected as directors of Valener. The results of the votes cast are as follows:

Name

Votes For

%

Votes Withheld

%

Mary-Ann Bell

6,757,309

97.70%

159,020

2.30%

Nicolle Forget

6,773,608

97.94%

142,721

2.06%

François Gervais

6,771,433

97.91%

144,896

2.09%

Pierre Monahan

6,762,336

97.77%

153,993

2.23%

Réal Sureau

6,769,290

97.87%

147,039

2.13%

 

The Board of Directors of Valener has re-appointed Mr. Pierre Monahan as Chairman of the Board. The Board of Directors also re-appointed the five directors as members of the Audit Committee and Mr. Réal Sureau has been re-confirmed as Chairman of the Committee.

About Valener

Valener owns an economic interest of approximately 29% in Gaz Métro Limited Partnership ("Gaz Métro"). Valener therefore has a stake in the energy industry and benefits from Gaz Métro's diversified profile, both in terms of geography and business segment. Valener also owns a 24.5% indirect interest in the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms jointly developed with Gaz Métro and Boralex Inc., with the 272-megawatt Phase 1 in service since December 2013. Valener's common shares and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the "VNR" symbol for common shares and under the "VNR.PR.A" symbol for Series A preferred shares. www.valener.com

SOURCE Valener Inc.

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