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ATS Announces election of directors

Friday, August 16, 2013

ATS Announces election of directors

13:00 EDT Friday, August 16, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, ON, Aug. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX:ATA) ("ATS" or the "Company") today announced that all of the nominee directors listed in the management information circular dated June 30, 2013, were elected as directors of ATS.  The vote was conducted by show of hands at the annual Meeting of Shareholders, which took place on August 15, 2013 in Kitchener ("Annual Meeting").  The voting results based on proxies received are set out below:

Name of Nominee Votes For Percent Votes Withheld Percent
Neil D. Arnold 63,781,044 98.90 708,108 1.10
Anthony Caputo 64,340,720 99.77 148,432 0.23
Michael E. Martino 63,807,481 98.94 681,671 1.06
David L. McAusland 63,691,632 98.76 797,520 1.24
Gordon E. Presher 63,480,597 98.44 1,008,555 1.56
Neale X. Trangucci 63,736,633 98.83 752,519 1.17
Daryl C.F. Wilson 52,838,781 81.93 11,650,371 18.07

Final results on all matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting will be filed with Canadian securities regulators.

About ATS
ATS Automation provides innovative, custom designed, built and installed manufacturing solutions to many of the world's most successful companies. Founded in 1978, ATS uses its industry-leading knowledge and global capabilities to serve the sophisticated automation systems' needs of multinational customers in industries such as consumer products & electronics, energy, life sciences and transportation. It also leverages its many years of experience and skills to fulfill the specialized automation product manufacturing requirements of customers. Through its Ontario solar business, ATS participates in the solar energy industry. ATS employs approximately 2,200 people at 20 manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA. Visit the Company's website at

SOURCE: ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

For further information:

Maria Perrella, Chief Financial Officer
Carl Galloway, Vice-President, Treasurer
519 653-6500

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