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Stantec 2014 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders: Voting Results

EDMONTON, ALBERTA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/14 -- (TSX: STN)(NYSE: STN) -

Stantec Inc. ("Stantec" or the "Company") held its annual and special meeting of shareholders in Edmonton on May 15, 2014. A total of approximately 33,779,044 shares (approximately 72.40% of outstanding common shares) were represented in person or by proxy.

The complete voting results from the meeting are as follows:

1. Election of Directors

Each of the nine nominees listed in the Management Information Circular was elected as a Director of Stantec.

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Nominee                    Votes For      % For  Votes Withheld  % Withheld
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Douglas K. Ammerman       32,304,799      97.72         752,305        2.28
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David L. Emerson, PC      32,851,725      99.38         205,379        0.62
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Delores M. Etter          32,223,488      97.48         833,616        2.52
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Anthony P. Franceschini   32,291,231      97.68         765,873        2.32
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Robert J. Gomes           32,812,873      99.26         244,231        0.74
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Susan E. Hartman          32,185,947      97.36         871,157        2.64
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Aram H. Keith             32,890,876      99.50         166,228        0.50
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Donald J. Lowry           31,986,805      96.76       1,070,299        3.24
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Ivor M. Ruste             32,769,231      99.13         287,873        0.87
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2. Appointment of Auditors named in the Management Proxy Circular

Ernst & Young LLP, Chartered Accountants, were appointed as auditors of Stantec until the close of the next annual general shareholders' meeting and the Directors were authorized to fix the remuneration of the auditors.

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Votes For          % For     Votes Withheld      % Withheld
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     32,313,319       95.66         1,465,725              4.34
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3. Rescindment and Approval of Bylaws

The motion to rescind Bylaw No. 1 of the Company and to adopt Bylaw No. 2 was defeated, and as a consequence, Bylaw No. 1 of the Company was reinstated as the general bylaw of Stantec.

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Votes For          % For      Votes Against       % Against
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     15,866,547        48.0        17,190,057              52.0
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4. Approval of Stantec Long-Term Incentive Plan

Stantec's new Long-Term Incentive Plan was approved and the awards granted under that Plan were ratified.

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Votes For          % For      Votes Against       % Against
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     28,793,388       87.10         4,263,216             12.90
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5. Non-binding Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

The Shareholders accepted the approach to executive compensation disclosed in the Management Information Circular delivered in advance of the 2014 annual and special meeting of shareholders.

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Votes For          % For      Votes Against       % Against
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     30,889,791       93.45         2,166,813              6.55
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About Stantec

We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

The Stantec community unites more than 13,000 employees working in over 200 locations. Our work-professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics-begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Design with community in mind

Contacts:
Investor Contact
Crystal Verbeek
Stantec Investor Relations
(780) 969-3349
[email protected]

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