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FirstService Announces Election of Directors

Thursday, April 18, 2013

FirstService Announces Election of Directors

06:39 EDT Thursday, April 18, 2013

TORONTO, April 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FirstService Corporation (TSX:FSV) (Nasdaq:FSRV) (preferred shares - TSX: FSV.PR.U; debentures: FSV.DB.U) ("FirstService") today announced that at its annual meeting of shareholders, held in Toronto yesterday afternoon, each of the director nominees listed in its Management Information Circular dated February 26, 2013 were elected as directors of FirstService. Directors have been elected to serve until the close of the next annual meeting of shareholders. The detailed results of the vote, for the election of directors of FirstService is set out below.

Each of the following 7 director nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of FirstService:

Nominee Votes For % Votes For Votes Withheld % Votes Withheld
David R. Beatty 45,572,392 97.18% 1,320,431 2.82%
Brendan Calder 45,573,033 97.19% 1,319,790 2.81%
Peter F. Cohen 45,573,290 97.19% 1,319,533 2.81%
Bernard I. Ghert 45,583,599 97.21% 1,309,224 2.79%
Michael D. Harris 44,395,957 94.68% 2,496,866 5.33%
Jay S. Hennick 45,584,599 97.21% 1,308,224 2.79%
Steven S. Rogers 45,524,240 97.08% 1,368,583 2.92%

*      As a vote for each motion was taken by a show of hands, the number of votes disclosed reflects only those proxies received by management in advance of the meeting.

About FirstService Corporation

FirstService Corporation is a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. As one of the largest property managers in the world, FirstService manages more than 2.3 billion square feet of residential and commercial properties through its three industry-leading service platforms: Colliers International, one of the largest global players in commercial real estate services; FirstService Residential, North America's largest manager of residential communities; and the Property Services division, one of North America's largest providers of essential property services delivered through company-owned operations, franchise systems and contractor networks.

FirstService generates over US$2.3 billion in annual revenues and has more than 23,000 employees worldwide. More information about FirstService is available at

Jay S. Hennick
Founder & CEO
John B. Friedrichsen
Senior Vice President & CFO
(416) 960-9500

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