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HNZ Group Inc. Announces Election of Directors, Appointment of Auditors and Ratification of Advance Notice By-Law

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

HNZ Group Inc. Announces Election of Directors, Appointment of Auditors and Ratification of Advance Notice By-Law

19:04 EDT Wednesday, May 15, 2013

MONTREAL, May 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (the "Corporation"), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announces the results of the matters voted upon at the annual general meeting (the "Meeting") of shareholders of the Corporation (the "Shareholders") held today.

Election of Directors

At the Meeting, the Shareholders elected the five nominees listed in the management information circular dated April 15, 2013 (the "Circular") to be the directors of the Corporation (the "Directors"). Each nominee was an incumbent Director. Each Director will hold office until the next annual general meeting of Shareholders or until the election of his successor, unless the Director resigns or the Director's office becomes vacant. The Directors will also serve as directors of Canadian Helicopters Limited, a corporation incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act and the principal indirect operating subsidiary of the Corporation. Shares were voted as follows:

Name Votes cast FOR % of Votes cast
FOR
Votes Withheld % of Votes
Withheld
Don Wall 7,648,489 99.95% 4,205 0.05%
Randall J. Findlay 7,624,695 99.63% 27,999 0.37%
Mathieu Gauvin 7,644,056 99.89% 8,638 0.11%
Carmen Richard Loberg 7,620,634 99.58% 32,060 0.42%
Larry M. Pollock 7,624,695 99.63% 27,999 0.37%

Additional information concerning the Directors is available in the Circular, which was mailed to Shareholders in connection with the Meeting and is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Appointment of Auditors

Ernst & Young LLP, Chartered Accountants, were appointed auditors of the Corporation to hold office until the next annual general meeting of Shareholders or until their successors are appointed and the Directors were authorized to fix their remuneration. Shares were voted as follows:

Votes cast FOR % of Votes cast FOR Votes Withheld % of Votes Withheld
7,654,980 99.95% 4,082 0.05%

Resolution to Ratify the Advance Notice By-Law

A resolution was approved to ratify the advance notice by-law previously adopted by the Directors of the Corporation in the form attached as Appendix A to the Circular. Shares were voted as follows:

Votes cast FOR % of Votes cast FOR Votes Against % of Votes Against
7,523,478 98.31% 129,216 1.69%

ABOUT HNZ GROUP INC.
The Corporation is an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services with operations in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Antarctica and Southeast Asia. The Corporation operates in excess of 130 helicopters in support of a range of multinational companies and government agencies including onshore and offshore oil and gas, mineral exploration, military support, hydro and utilities, forest management, construction, air ambulance and search and rescue. In addition to charter services, the Corporation provides flight training and third-party repair and maintenance services. The Corporation is headquartered near Montreal, Canada and employs approximately 800 personnel from 35 locations around the world. The Corporation operates from fixed-base locations as well as from temporary locations, commonly referred to as "pool locations", and provides helicopters in a wide variety of climatic conditions and terrain across Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Antarctica and Southeast Asia. 

 

SOURCE: HNZ Group Inc.

For further information:

HNZ Group Inc.
Don Wall
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 780-429-6919
Tel: 450-452-3007

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