ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - Fortis Inc. ("Fortis" or the "Corporation") (TSX:FTS) announces that the nominees listed in the Corporation's Notice to Shareholders and Management Information Circular dated 27 March 2014 were elected as Directors of Fortis at the Corporation's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today in St. John's, NL.
Election of Directors
On a vote by ballot, the following 10 nominees proposed by management were elected as Directors of Fortis to serve until the Corporation's next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their successors are elected or appointed:
|Nominees||Votes For||Votes Withheld|
|Tracey C. Ball||89,417,330||99.76||%||213,921||0.24||%|
|Peter E. Case||89,385,469||99.73||%||245,782||0.27||%|
|Frank J. Crothers||89,132,341||99.44||%||498,707||0.56||%|
|Ida J. Goodreau||88,663,803||98.92||%||969,500||1.08||%|
|Douglas J. Haughey||89,362,116||99.70||%||271,187||0.30||%|
|H. Stanley Marshall||89,232,461||99.55||%||400,842||0.45||%|
|Ronald D. Munkley||89,310,261||99.64||%||323,042||0.36||%|
|David G. Norris||89,249,014||99.57||%||384,289||0.43||%|
|Michael A. Pavey||89,230,691||99.55||%||402,612||0.45||%|
Fortis is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada, with total assets of approximately $18.6 billion and fiscal 2013 revenue exceeding $4 billion. Its regulated utilities account for approximately 90% of total assets and serve approximately 2.5 million customers across Canada and in New York State and the Caribbean. Fortis owns non-regulated hydroelectric generation assets in Canada, Belize and Upstate New York. The Corporation's non-utility investment is comprised of hotels and commercial real estate in Canada.
Fortis includes forward-looking information in this material within the meaning of applicable securities laws in Canada ("forward-looking information"). The purpose of the forward-looking information is to provide management's expectations regarding the Corporation's future growth, results of operations, performance, business prospects and opportunities, and it may not be appropriate for other purposes. All forward-looking information is given pursuant to the safe harbour provisions of applicable Canadian securities legislation. The words "anticipates", "believes", "budgets", "could", "estimates", "expects", "forecasts", "intends", "may", "might", "plans", "projects", "schedule", "should", "will", "would" and similar expressions are often intended to identify forward-looking information, although not all forward-looking information contains these identifying words. The forward-looking information reflects management's current beliefs and is based on assumptions developed using information currently available to the Corporation's management. Although Fortis believes that the forward-looking statements are based on information and assumptions which are current, reasonable and complete, these statements are necessarily subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties. For additional information on risk factors that have the potential to affect the Corporation, reference should be made to the Corporation's continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and to the heading "Business Risk Management" in the Corporation's annual and quarterly Management Discussion and Analysis. Except as required by law, the Corporation undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking information as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date hereof.