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The North West Company Inc. Announces Voting Results for its Annual Shareholders Meeting

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 9, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The North West Company Inc. (TSX: NWC) (“northwest”) Today announced the results of the voting for the election of directors at its annual general meeting of shareholders held today, June 9, 2021, through a live audio webcast (the“meeting”). Each of the nominees listed in the management information circular dated April 7, 2021 was elected as a director of North West at the meeting.

A total of 25,860,173 common and variable voting shares representing approximately 53% of all North West issued and outstanding shares were voted in connection with the meeting. Shareholders approved all business matters prior to the meeting, including the election of directors as follows:

Candidate Votes in favor % of votes
In order to
Votes
Detained
% of votes
Detained
H. Sanford Riley 25,440,588 98.85% 297,003 1.15%
Brock bulbuck 25,096,677 97.51% 640,914 2.49%
Deepak Chopra 25,596,230 99.45% 141,361 0.55%
Frank Coleman 22,391,555 87.00% 3,346,036 13.00%
Stewart glendinning 24,005,320 93.27% 1,732,271 6.73%
Edward kennedy 25,718,713 99.93% 18,878 0.07%
Annalisa king 25,684,354 99.79% 53,237 0.21%
Violet konkle 25,636,664 99.61% 100,927 0.39%
Jennefer Nepinak 25,606,422 99.49% 131,169 0.51%
Victor Tootoo 25,678,812 99.77% 58,779 0.23%

Additionally, North West reports that:

  1. an ordinary resolution approving the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as North West auditors for fiscal year 2021 was approved by a majority of the votes represented on the Board; other
  2. An advisory resolution accepting the North West board’s approach to executive compensation was approved by a majority of the votes represented at the meeting.

Details of the voting results on all matters considered at the meeting are available in the North West Voting Results Report, which is available on North West’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

ABOUT NORTH WEST COMPANY INC.

The North West Company Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading retailer of food and everyday products and services for rural communities and urban neighborhoods in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. North West operates 212 stores under the trade names Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger, Alaska Commercial Company, Cost-U-Less, and RiteWay Food Markets and has annual sales of approximately CDN $ 2.0 billion.

North West’s common and variable voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “NWC”.

CONTACT

Edward Kennedy, President and CEO of The North West Company Inc.
Telephone 204-934-1482; fax 204-934-1317; E-mail [email protected]

John King, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The North West Company Inc.
Telephone 204-934-1397; fax 204-934-1317; E-mail: [email protected]

Amanda Sutton, Vice President, Corporate and Legal Secretary, The North West Company Inc.
Telephone 204-934-1756; fax 204-934-1317; E-mail: [email protected]

or visit online at www.northwest.ca

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