Cott Corporation Announces Results of Voting for Directors at Annual and Special Meeting of Shareowners and Declaration of Dividend

TORONTO and TAMPA, FL, May 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT; TSX:BCB) (the "Company" or "Cott") today announced the results of voting for directors at its annual and special meeting of shareowners held on May 2, 2017 (the "Meeting") and the declaration of a dividend.

VOTING RESULTS FOR ELECTION OF DIRECTORS   

By a vote conducted by ballot, each of the nominees listed in the proxy statement dated March 22, 2017 was elected as a director of the Company at the Meeting. The detailed voting results are as follows:

Nominee

# of
Votes For

% of Votes
For

# of Votes
Withheld

% of Votes
Withheld

Mark Benadiba

86,021,284

81.69%

19,282,072

18.31%

Jerry Fowden

104,747,016

99.47%

556,340

0.53%

David T. Gibbons

102,920,130

97.74%

2,383,226

2.26%

Stephen H. Halperin

103,686,400

98.46%

1,616,956

1.54%

Betty Jane Hess

87,143,761

82.75%

18,159,595

17.25%

Gregory Monahan

104,872,185

99.59%

431,171

0.41%

Mario Pilozzi

104,677,076

99.41%

626,280

0.59%

Andrew Prozes

102,819,746

97.64%

2,483,610

2.36%

Eric Rosenfeld

90,798,704

86.23%

14,504,652

13.77%

Graham Savage

87,245,951

82.85%

18,057,405

17.15%

 

Details of the voting results on all matters considered at the Meeting are available in the Company's report of voting results, which is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

DECLARATION OF DIVIDEND                  

Cott's Board of Directors has declared a dividend of US$0.06 per share on common shares, payable in cash on June 14, 2017 to shareowners of record at the close of business on June 2, 2017.

ABOUT COTT CORPORATION

Cott is a diversified beverage company with a leading volume-based national presence in the North American and European home and office delivery industry for bottled water, a leader in custom coffee roasting and blending of iced tea for the U.S. foodservice industry, and a leader in the production of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors.  Our platform reaches over 2.3 million customers or delivery points across North America and Europe supported by strategically located sales and distribution facilities and fleets, as well as wholesalers and distributors.  This enables us to efficiently service residences, businesses, restaurant chains, hotels and motels, small and large retailers, and healthcare facilities.

Website: www.cott.com

SOURCE Cott Corporation

For further information: Jarrod Langhans, Investor Relations, Tel: (813) 313-1732, Investorrelations@cott.com