Press release from CNW Group
Magna announces 2012 annual meeting results
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Magna announces 2012 annual meeting results17:00 EDT Thursday, May 10, 2012AURORA, ON, May 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG, NYSE: MGA) announced voting results from its 2012 annual meeting of shareholders held today. A total of 192,293,612 million Common Shares, or 82% of our issued and outstanding Common Shares, were voted in connection with the annual meeting. Shareholders voted in favour of all items of business, including election of each director nominee by a substantial majority as follows:Scott Bonham99.33%Peter G. Bowie99.33%Hon. J. Trevor Eyton98.40%V. Peter Harder97.36%Lady Barbara Judge89.35%Kurt J. Lauk99.73%Frank Stronach79.94%Donald J. Walker98.67%Lawrence D. Worrall99.22%William Young99.65%Additionally, Magna's advisory "say on pay" vote received 80% support. Full results of the votes are included as Appendix A to this press release.Immediately following the meeting, the independent directors elected at the meeting selected William (Bill) Young as the new Board Chair and approved the following committee appointments:Audit Committee: Lawrence Worrall (Chair), Peter Bowie and Dr. Kurt Lauk.Corporate Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee: Bill Young (Chair), Trevor Eyton and Peter Harder. This Committee combines the respective oversight functions previously carried out separately by our Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee and our Nominating Committee.Enterprise Risk Management Committee: Lady Barbara Judge (Chair), Scott Bonham and Lawrence Worrall. This Committee will be responsible for oversight of our environmental, health and safety activities which were previously carried out by our Health and Safety and Environmental Committee, as well as our overall enterprise risk management activities.In accordance with our Board Charter, each Committee of Magna's Board is composed solely of independent directors. Committee Charters will be updated in due course to reflect the above changes to the Committee structure.About MagnaWe are the most diversified global automotive supplier. We design, develop and manufacture technologically advanced automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers of cars and light trucks. Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; body and chassis systems; vision systems; electronic systems; exterior systems; powertrain systems; roof systems; hybrid and electric vehicles/systems; as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly.We have over 111,000 employees in 294 manufacturing operations and 87 product development, engineering and sales centres in 26 countries.APPENDIX AVOTING RESULTS - 2012 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERSResolutionVote Type*VotedVoted (%)Elect Scott Bonham as DirectorForWithheld186,805,4471,254,90799.330.67Elect Peter G. Bowie as DirectorForWithheld186,808,6611,251,69499.330.67Elect Hon. J. Trevor Eyton as DirectorForWithheld185,053,8683,006,48698.401.60Elect V. Peter Harder as DirectorForWithheld183,095,5864,964,76897.362.64Elect Lady Barbara Thomas Judge as DirectorForWithheld168,039,41920,020,93589.3510.65Elect Kurt J. Lauk as DirectorForWithheld187,548,509511,84599.730.27Elect Frank Stronach as DirectorForWithheld150,327,03037,733,32479.9420.06Elect Donald J. Walker as DirectorForWithheld185,555,2372,505,11798.671.33Elect Lawrence D. Worrall as DirectorForWithheld186,592,9751,467,38099.220.78Elect William Young as DirectorForWithheld187,395,596664,75899.650.35Appointment of AuditorsForWithheld187,757,4924,536,12097.642.36Advisory Resolution on Approach to Executive CompensationForAgainst150,937,74537,122,60680.2619.74* No invalid proxies were submitted. For further information: For further information, please contact Vince Galifi, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at 905-726-7100.