TORONTO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hudson’s Bay Company (“HBC”) (TSX:HBC) announced that all of the nominees listed in its management information circular dated April 28, 2016 (“Circular”) were elected as directors of HBC at the annual meeting of shareholders (“”Meeting”) held today in Toronto. The results of the vote are set out below:
|Nominee||Votes For||Votes Withheld|
|Richard A. Baker||127,217,833||78.68||34,464,224||21.32|
|Robert C. Baker||122,465,787||75.74||39,216,270||24.26|
|David G. Leith||161,307,766||99.77||374,291||0.23|
|William L. Mack||121,895,044||75.39||39,787,013||24.61|
Each of the other matters put forward before shareholders for consideration and approval at the Meeting, as described in HBC’s Circular, was duly approved by the requisite number of votes.
Final voting results of all matters voted on at the Meeting will be made available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About Hudson's Bay Company
Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world, based on its successful formula of driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, unlocking the value of real estate holdings and growing through acquisitions. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. HBC’s portfolio today includes ten banners, in formats ranging from luxury to better department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 460 stores and 66,000 employees around the world.
In North America, HBC’s leading banners include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, and Saks OFF 5TH, along with Find @ Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters. In Europe, its banners include GALERIA Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO, as well as Sportarena.
HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures. It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.