Dorel Industries Inc.
TSX : DII.A
TSX : DII.B

Dorel Industries Inc.

May 25, 2017 16:26 ET

Dorel Industries Announces Results of Annual Meeting

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 25, 2017) - Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX:DII.B)(TSX:DII.A) is pleased to announce that all of the nominees listed in its management proxy circular dated April 11, 2017 were re-elected as directors at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held today in Montreal.

At the meeting, a ballot was conducted for the election of directors. According to proxies received and ballots cast, the following individuals were elected as directors of Dorel, with the following results:

Name of Nominee Votes For % For Votes Withheld % Withheld
Martin Schwartz 63,166,246 97.13 1,863,627 2.87
Alan Schwartz 63,621,625 97.83 1,408,248 2.17
Jeffrey Schwartz 62,307,439 95.81 2,722,434 4.19
Jeff Segel 63,622,876 97.84 1,406,997 2.16
Alain Benedetti 64,185,896 98.70 843,977 1.30
Dian Cohen 64,075,615 98.53 954,258 1.47
Michelle Cormier 64,590,578 99.32 439,295 0.68
Rupert Duchesne 63,990,325 98.40 1,039,548 1.60
Maurice Tousson 63,767,037 98.06 1,262,836 1.94

Director biographies are available in the Corporate Governance section of Dorel's website at www.dorel.com.

At the meeting, shareholders also reappointed KPMG LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, as Dorel's auditors.

Profile

Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX:DII.B)(TSX:DII.A) operates three distinct businesses in the juvenile products, bicycles and home products. The Company's safety and lifestyle leadership is pronounced in both its Juvenile and Bicycle categories with an array of trend-setting, innovative products. Dorel Juvenile's powerfully branded products include global juvenile brands Safety 1st, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi and Tiny Love, complemented by regional brands such as Cosco, Bébé Confort and Infanti. In Dorel Sports, brands include Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse and SUGOI. Dorel Home markets a wide assortment of both domestically produced and imported furniture, principally within North America. Dorel Industries Inc. has annual sales of US$2.6 billion and employs approximately 10,000 people in facilities located in twenty-five countries worldwide.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Except as may be required by Canadian securities laws, Dorel does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements, by their very nature, are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties and are based on several assumptions which give rise to the possibility that actual results could differ materially from Dorel's expectations expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements and that the objectives, plans, strategic priorities and business outlook may not be achieved. As a result, Dorel cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will materialize, or if any of them do, what benefits Dorel will derive from them. Forward-looking statements are provided in this press release for the purpose of giving information about Management's current expectations and plans and allowing investors and others to get a better understanding of Dorel's operating environment. However, readers are cautioned that it may not be appropriate to use such forward-looking statements for any other purpose.

Forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on a number of assumptions that Dorel believed were reasonable on the day it made the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Dorel's expectations expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements include: general economic conditions; changes in product costs and supply channels; foreign currency fluctuations; customer and credit risk, including the concentration of revenues with small number of customers; costs associated with product liability; changes in income tax legislation or the interpretation or application of those rules; the continued ability to develop products and support brand names; changes in the regulatory environment; continued access to capital resources and the related costs of borrowing; changes in assumptions in the valuation of goodwill and other intangible assets; and there being no certainty that Dorel's current dividend policy will be maintained. These and other risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements are discussed in Dorel's annual Management Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information Form filed with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities. The risk factors outlined in the previously-mentioned documents are specifically incorporated herein by reference.

Dorel cautions readers that the risks described above are not the only ones that could impact it. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to Dorel or that Dorel currently deems to be immaterial may also have a material adverse effect on Dorel's business, financial condition or results of operations. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.

Contact Information

  • MaisonBrison Communications
    Rick Leckner
    (514) 731-0000

    Dorel Industries Inc.
    Jeffrey Schwartz
    (514) 934-3034