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WSP Announces Results of Annual Shareholders' Meeting

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/14 -- WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP) ("WSP" or the "Corporation") today held its annual meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") at the McCord Museum in Montreal. A total of 43,528,198 common shares (representing approximately 70.61% of all issued and outstanding common shares of the Corporation) were represented in person or by proxy at the Meeting. The Corporation hereby announces that shareholders of the Corporation (the "Shareholders") voted in favour of all items of business put forth at the Meeting by the Corporation.

The complete voting results for each item of business at the Meeting are as follows:

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

The Board of directors of the Corporation fixed to eight (8) the number of directors (the "Directors") to be elected at the Meeting. Each of the eight nominees listed in the Corporation's Management Information Circular dated April 24, 2014 were elected as a Director of WSP until the end of the next annual meeting of Shareholders of the Corporation or until their successors are appointed. All of the nominee Directors were currently members of the Corporation's Board of directors.

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Nominee                Votes For        % For   Votes Withheld   % Withheld
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Christopher Cole      41,264,379        97.20%       1,189,251         2.80%
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Pierre Shoiry         42,443,372        99.98%          10,258         0.02%
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Richard Belanger      40,834,674        96.19%       1,618,956         3.81%
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Grant G. McCullagh    41,493,314        97.74%         960,316         2.26%
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Birgit Norgaard       41,482,002        97.71%         971,628         2.29%
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Josee Perreault       42,359,086        99.78%          94,544         0.22%
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Pierre Seccareccia    42,034,633        99.01%         418,997         0.99%
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Pierre Simard         41,340,816        97.38%       1,112,814         2.62%
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APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, was appointed as auditors of WSP 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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42,576,768                      99.81%             79,976              0.19%
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NON-BINDING ADVISORY VOTE ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

The Corporation has proposed a non-binding, advisory vote on executive compensation to provide appropriate Director accountability to the Shareholders for the Board's compensation decisions. Through this vote, Shareholders were given a formal opportunity to provide their views on the disclosed objectives of the executive compensation plans, and on the plans themselves.

During today's Meeting, Shareholders voted in favour of the advisory vote on executive compensation.

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Votes For                       % For       Votes Against         % Against
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41,617,172                      98.03%            836,308              1.97%
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As mentioned in the Corporation's Management Information Circular dated April 24, 2014, while Shareholders have provided their collective advisory vote, the Directors remain fully responsible for their compensation decisions and are not relieved of these responsibilities by a positive advisory vote by Shareholders.

The foregoing voting results will be published on the Corporation website (www.wspgroup.com) under "Investors" and filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

ABOUT WSP

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms, working with governments, businesses, architects and planners and providing integrated solutions across many disciplines. The firm provides services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and its expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. It has approximately 17,000 employees, mainly engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, other design professionals, as well as various environmental experts, based in more than 300 offices, across 30 countries, on 5 continents. www.wspgroup.com

Forward-looking statements

Certain information regarding WSP contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include estimates, plans, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, guidance or other statements that are not statements of fact. Although WSP believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. WSP's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The complete version of the cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements as well as a description of the relevant assumptions and risk factors likely to affect WSP's actual or projected results are included in the Management Discussion and Analysis for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013, which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and WSP does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless expressly required by applicable securities laws.

Contacts:
Isabelle Adjahi
Director, Communications and Investor Relations
WSP Global Inc.
514-340-0046, ext. 5648
[email protected]

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