Canopy Growth Announces Results of Annual General and Special Shareholder Meeting
SMITHS FALLS, ON — Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) (NASDAQ:CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or “the Company”) today announced the voting results from its annual general and special meeting of shareholders held on September 14, 2021 (the “Meeting”).
A total of 259,521,246 common shares of the Company, representing 66.01 % of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company, were voted in connection with the Meeting by shareholders and proxy holders.
All of the matters put forward before the Company’s shareholders for consideration and approval, as set out in the Company’s definitive proxy statement dated July 29, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement“), were approved by the requisite majority of votes cast at the Meeting. The results are set out below.
Each of the directors listed as a nominee in the Proxy Statement were elected at the Meeting to serve as a director of the Company until the Company’s next annual shareholders meeting. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at the Meeting are set out below:
|Name of Nominee||Votes cast FOR||% Votes cast FOR||Votes WITHHELD||% Votes WITHHELD|
|Judy A. Schmeling||192,271,525||98.59 %||2,748,610||1.41 %|
|David Klein||188,758,883||96.79 %||6,261,252||3.21 %|
|Robert L. Hanson||184,029,561||94.36 %||10,990,574||5.64 %|
|David Lazzarato||190,182,675||97.52 %||4,837,460||2.48 %|
|William A. Newlands||178,708,945||91.64 %||16,311,190||8.36 %|
|James A. Sabia||186,092,786||95.42 %||8.927,349||4.58 %|
|Theresa Yanofsky||191,090,311||97.98 %||3,929,824||2.02 %|
At the Meeting, Canopy Growth shareholders approved the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s auditors for the 2022 fiscal year and authorized the board of directors to fix its remuneration. In addition, Canopy Growth shareholders approved certain amendments to the Company’s By-laws, as further described in the Proxy Statement.
Canopy Growth shareholders also approved an advisory (non-binding) resolution on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.
A report of voting results on all resolutions voted on at the Meeting will be available on both the Company’s EDGAR and SEDAR pages at www.sec.gov and www.sedar.com, respectively.
Vice President, Investor Relations & Competitive Intelligence
Director, Investor Relations
About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED,NASDAQ:CGC) is a world-leading diversified cannabis and cannabinoid-based consumer product company, driven by a passion to improve lives, end prohibition, and strengthen communities by unleashing the full potential of cannabis. Leveraging consumer insights and innovation, we offer product varieties in high quality dried flower, oil, softgel capsule, infused beverage, edible, and topical formats, as well as vaporizer devices by Canopy Growth and industry-leader Storz & Bickel. Our global medical brand, Spectrum Therapeutics, sells a range of full-spectrum products using its colour-coded classification system and is a market leader in both Canada and Germany. Through our award-winning Tweed and Tokyo Smoke banners, we reach our adult-use consumers and have built a loyal following by focusing on top quality products and meaningful customer relationships. Canopy Growth has entered into the health and wellness consumer space in key markets including Canada, the United States, and Europe through BioSteel sports nutrition, and This Works skin and sleep solutions; and has introduced additional hemp-derived CBD products to the United States through our First & Free and Martha Stewart CBD brands. Canopy Growth has an established partnership with Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands. For more information visit www.canopygrowth.com.
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