|By Marketwired .||
|June 11, 2014 04:00 PM EDT||
MONTREAL, QUEBEC and SARASOTA, FLORIDA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/14 -- Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (TSX: ITP) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that all eight nominees listed in its management information circular dated April 23, 2014 were re-elected as directors of the Company at its annual and special meeting of shareholders held today in Toronto.
At the meeting, a ballot was held for the election of directors. Based on proxies received prior to the meeting and ballots cast, the eight directors were re-elected with the following results:
Nominees Votes For Votes Withheld ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Eric E. Baker 48,247,938 94.9% 2,617,610 5.1% Robert M. Beil 49,638,401 97.6% 1,227,147 2.4% George J. Bunze 50,097,746 98.5% 767,802 1.5% Robert J. Foster 49,834,601 98.0% 1,030,947 2.0% James Pantelidis 49,734,872 97.8% 1,130,676 2.2% Jorge N. Quintas 49,834,101 98.0% 1,031,447 2.0% Gregory A. C. Yull 49,978,849 98.3% 886,699 1.7% Melbourne F. Yull 49,259,960 96.8% 1,605,588 3.2%
The biographies of directors and further details about the Company's corporate governance practices are available at www.itape.com.
At the meeting, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP were re-appointed as auditors of the Company.
In addition, at the meeting shareholders approved the following as set out in the Company's management information circular dated April 23, 2014:
-- The Performance Share Unit Plan and the Deferred Share Unit Plan of the Company; -- An amendment to the Executive Stock Option Plan of the Company extending the expiry dates of stock options that occur during or immediately after a "blackout period"; -- An amendment to the Executive Stock Option Plan with respect to the vesting schedule of future stock options; -- An amendment to General By-Law 2003-1 of the Company so as to increase quorum for meetings of shareholders to at least three persons present in person and holding or representing by proxy at least 25% of the shares of the Company entitled to be voted at the meeting; and -- An amendment to General By-Law 2003-1 of the Company so as to remove a second or "casting" vote of the Chairman at meetings of the Board of Directors.
About Intertape Polymer Group Inc.
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, woven coated fabrics and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and Sarasota, Florida, the Company employs approximately 1,800 employees with operations in 16 locations, including 10 manufacturing facilities in North America and one in Europe.
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