RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust

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RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust

May 28, 2014 16:39 ET

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Results of Voting at RioCan's Annual and Special Meeting

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 28, 2014) - RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust ("RioCan") (TSX:REI.UN) today announced the results of the votes held at its May 28, 2014 Annual and Special Meeting of unitholders (the "Meeting").

The total number of units represented by unitholders present in person or by proxy at the Meeting was 142,715,104, representing 46.88% of RioCan's outstanding units.

Each of the nominee Trustees listed in the Trust's Management Information Circular dated April 11, 2014 was elected as a Trustee, without a vote by ballot being conducted. RioCan received proxies with regard to voting on the nine Trustees nominated for election, directing as set forth in the table below:

Name of Nominee Vote
For

%
Withold Vote
%
Bonnie Brooks 140,038,358 99.34 936,985 0.66
Clare R. Copeland 123,412,129 87.54 17,563,214 12.46
Raymond M. Gelgoot 132,625,400 94.08 8,349,943 5.92
Paul Godfrey, C.M., O.Ont. 134,453,374 95.37 6,521,969 4.63
Dale H. Lastman 132,594,803 94.06 8,380,540 5.94
Sharon Sallows 140,296,198 99.52 679,145 0.48
Edward Sonshine, O.Ont., Q.C. 140,227,972 99.47 747,371 0.53
Luc Vanneste 140,108,395 99.39 866,948 0.61
Charles M. Winograd 140,390,711 99.59 584,632 0.41

Appointment of Auditors

Ernst & Young LLP, Chartered Accountants, was reappointed as the auditor of the Trust until the next annual meeting of unitholders by resolution passed by a majority of the unitholders. Management received proxies to vote for the appointment of the auditor (and to authorize the directors to fix their remuneration) as follows:

Vote For
%
Withold Vote
%
141,827,430 99.39 864,551 0.61

Special Business - Resolution approving the Deferred Unit Plan and Non-binding Say-on-pay Advisory Resolution

The ordinary resolution authorizing and approving the adoption by RioCan of the Deferred Unit Plan was passed. No ballot was required as proxies were received in favour of this resolution as follows:

Vote For
%
Against Vote
%
139,106,360 98.68 1,867,645 1.32

The ordinary resolution authorizing and approving the non-binding say-on-pay advisory resolution set forth in the Circular on the Trust's approach to executive compensation was passed. No ballot was required as proxies were received in favour of this resolution as follows:

Vote For
%
Against Vote
%
134,757,636 95.59 6,216,381 4.41

About RioCan

RioCan is Canada's largest real estate investment trust with a total capitalization of approximately $14.5 billion as at March 31, 2014. It owns and manages Canada's largest portfolio of shopping centres with ownership interests in a portfolio of 340 retail properties containing approximately 82 million square feet, including 47 grocery anchored and new format retail centres containing 13 million square feet in the United States as at March 31, 2014. RioCan's portfolio also includes 16 properties under development in Canada. For further information, please refer to RioCan's website at www.riocan.com.

Contact Information

  • RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust
    Rags Davloor
    Executive Vice President & CFO
    (416) 642-3554
    www.riocan.com