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Press release from CNW Group

First National Financial Corporation announces election of directors

Thursday, May 08, 2014

First National Financial Corporation announces election of directors

11:02 EDT Thursday, May 08, 2014

TORONTO, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - First National Financial Corporation (TSX: FN) ("First National") is pleased to announce that each of the seven director nominees listed in the Management Information Circular, dated March 25, 2014, were elected as directors of First National at the Annual Meeting of shareholders of First National (the "Meeting") held in Toronto on May 5, 2014. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at the Meeting are set out below.

Name

Votes "For" (%)

Votes "Withheld" (%)

Stephen Smith

52,267,560 (99.19%)

427,182 (0.81%)

Moray Tawse

52,659,337 (99.93%)

35,405 (0.07%)

John Brough

52,681,742 (99.98%)

13,000 (0.02%)

Duncan Jackman

51,935,208 (98.56%)

759,534 (1.44%)

Robert Mitchell

52,669,827 (99.95%)

24,915 (0.05%)

Peter Copestake

52,342,780 (99.33%)

351,962 (0.67%)

Barbara Palk

52,667,524 (99.95%)

27,218 (0.05%)

Each of the seven nominees elected will serve on the board of directors of First National until the next annual election of directors. 

In addition, the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP, as the auditor of First National, to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders of First National, or until their successors are appointed, and the authorization of the directors of First National to fix the auditor's remuneration, was approved by a resolution passed by a vote by ballot, with 52,687,624 (99.99%) total votes cast "FOR" and 7,118 (0.01%) total votes "WITHHELD".

About First National Financial Corporation
First National Financial Corporation (TSX: FN) is the parent company of First National Financial LP, a Canadian-based originator, underwriter and servicer of predominantly prime residential (single-family and multi-unit) and commercial mortgages. With over $75 billion in mortgages under administration, First National is Canada's largest non-bank originator and underwriter of mortgages and is among the top three in market share in the mortgage broker distribution channel. For more information, please visit www.firstnational.ca.

SOURCE First National Financial Corporation

For further information: Robert Inglis, Chief Financial Officer, First National Financial Corporation, Tel: 416-593-1100, Email: rob.inglis@firstnational.ca

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