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Press release from CNW Group

Tim Hortons Inc. announces election of directors

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tim Hortons Inc. announces election of directors

17:42 EDT Monday, May 13, 2013

OAKVILLE, ON, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX: THI, NYSE: THI) today announced the results of the vote on the election of directors at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 9, 2013.

The Corporation's proxy circular provided for nine nominees to the Board of Directors. In accordance with the Corporation's bylaws, and as announced at the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors subsequently nominated Mr. Marc Caira as a substitute nominee to the Board in place of a director who passed away unexpectedly in April. The nine persons nominated by the Board of Directors for election as directors of the Corporation were elected, each to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders or until their respective successors are elected or appointed. Each nominee other than Mr. Marc Caira was an incumbent director.

The votes cast for or withheld with respect to each nominee were as follows:

Director Nominee Votes For % Votes Withheld %
M. Shan Atkins 100,771,529 99.17 838,695 0.83
Michael J. Endres 100,799,570 99.20 810,573 0.80
Moya M. Greene 100,688,464 99.09 922,129 0.91
Paul D. House 98,217,447 96.66 3,391,824 3.34
Frank Iacobucci 100,400,224 98.81 1,210,368 1.19
John A. Lederer 100,592,957 99.00 1,017,635 1.00
David H. Lees 100,806,216 99.21 804,376 0.79
Wayne C. Sales 100,656,809 99.06 953,783 0.94
Marc Caira 100,735,406 99.14 875,186 0.86

Final voting results on all matters at the Annual Meeting have been filed with Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.

Tim Hortons Inc. Overview
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks, including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots, specialty teas and fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of March 31st, 2013, Tim Hortons had 4,288 systemwide restaurants, including 3,453 in Canada, 808 in the United States and 27 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at



SOURCE: Tim Hortons Inc.

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