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

TORONTO, ON and TAMPA, FL--(May 4, 2016) - Cott Corporation (NYSECOT) (TSX: BCB) (the "Company" or "Cott") today announced the results of voting for directors at its annual meeting of shareowners held on May 3, 2016 (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 circular dated March 23, 2016 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   66,890,407   83.58%   13,140,262   16.42%
Jerry Fowden   79,709,935   99.60%   320,734   0.40%
David T. Gibbons   78,533,417   98.13%   1,497,252   1.87%
Stephen H. Halperin   76,890,066   96.08%   3,140,603   3.92%
Betty Jane Hess   67,247,430   84.03%   12,783,239   15.97%
Gregory Monahan   78,663,431   98.29%   1,367,238   1.71%
Mario Pilozzi   79,386,411   99.19%   644,258   0.81%
Andrew Prozes   78,712,053   98.35%   1,318,616   1.65%
Eric Rosenfeld   68,360,941   85.42%   11,669,728   14.58%
Graham Savage   78,188,564   97.70%   1,842,105   2.30%
 

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 $0.06 per share on common shares, payable in cash on June 15, 2016 to shareowners of record at the close of business on June 3, 2016.

ABOUT COTT CORPORATION

With the acquisition of DS Services of America, Inc., Cott combined a leading provider in the direct-to-consumer beverage services industry with its traditional business, one of the world's largest producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. Cott now has the largest volume-based national presence in the U.S. home and office delivery industry for bottled water and one of the five largest national market share positions in the U.S. office coffee services and filtration services industries. Cott reaches over 1.5 million customers (approximately 60% commercial and 40% residential) through over 2,000 routes located across its national network supported by national sales and distribution facilities, as well as a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles. Cott's broad portfolio allows it to offer, on a direct-to-consumer basis, a variety of bottled water, coffee, brewed tea, water dispensers, coffee and tea brewers and filtration equipment. With the ability to cover approximately 90% of U.S. households, in terms of geography, Cott believes it has the broadest distribution network in the direct-to-consumer beverage services industry in the United States, which enables it to efficiently service residences and small and medium size businesses, as well as national corporations, universities and government agencies.

Website: www.cott.com