Fortis Inc. Shareholders Approve Election of Directors, appointment of Auditors and Say on Pay

05/03/2018 15:08 EST

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland and Labrador, May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortis Inc. ("Fortis" or the "Corporation") (TSX:FTS) (NYSE:FTS) announced the voting results from its Annual Meeting of Shareholders held today in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Shareholders voted in favour of all items of business before the meeting, including electing the nominated directors, appointing Deloitte LLP as the Corporation's auditors and voting on an advisory basis to accept the Corporation's approach to executive compensation.

Election of Directors

Fortis shareholders elected the following 12 individuals to the Fortis board of directors to serve until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their successors are elected or appointed:

Nominees Votes For Votes Withheld
Tracey C. Ball 224,883,755 99.74 % 580,482 0.26 %
Pierre J. Blouin 224,569,071 99.60 % 895,166 0.40 %
Paul J. Bonavia 224,917,325 99.76 % 546,912 0.24 %
Lawrence T. Borgard 223,257,227 99.02 % 2,207,010 0.98 %
Maura J. Clark 223,240,044 99.01 % 2,224,193 0.99 %
Margarita K. Dilley 223,049,617 98.93 % 2,414,620 1.07 %
Julie A. Dobson 224,493,291 99.57 % 970,084 0.43 %
Ida J. Goodreau 222,925,659 98.87 % 2,538,578 1.13 %
Douglas J. Haughey 224,490,594 99.57 % 973,643 0.43 %
Barry V. Perry 224,795,918 99.70 % 668,319 0.30 %
Joseph L. Welch 224,745,200 99.68 % 719,037 0.32 %
Jo Mark Zurel 224,607,924 99.62 % 856,313 0.38 %

"We are pleased to welcome two new members to our board of directors," said Mr. Douglas Haughey, Chair of the Board of Fortis. "Both Paul Bonavia and Julie Dobson bring a wealth of experience to the board. Paul has extensive utility experience including running our Arizona utilities prior to their acquisition by Fortis in 2014.  Julie is a seasoned senior executive with extensive experience in the telecommunications and utility industries."

Appointment of Auditors

Shareholders of the Corporation approved the appointment of Deloitte LLP as the Corporation's auditors to hold office until the close of the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

Votes For Votes Withheld
234,174,416 99.69 % 730,453 0.31 %

Say on Pay

Shareholders approved the non-binding advisory vote regarding the Corporation's approach to executive compensation ("Say on Pay") at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The Fortis board of directors takes the results of the Say on Pay vote into account when considering future compensation policies, practices and decisions and in determining whether there is a need to increase engagement with shareholders on compensation and related matters.

Votes For Votes Against
220,621,830 97.85 % 4,842,400 2.15 %

About Fortis

Fortis is a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry with 2017 revenue of C$8.3 billion and total assets of C$49 billion as at March 31, 2018. The Corporation's 8,500 employees serve utility customers in five Canadian provinces, nine U.S. states and three Caribbean countries.

Fortis shares are listed on the TSX and NYSE and trade under the symbol FTS. Additional information can be accessed at,, or

For more information please contact:

Investor Enquiries Media Enquiries
Ms. Kealey Martin Ms. Karen McCarthy
Director, Investor Relations Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs
Fortis Inc. Fortis Inc.
709.737.2900 709.737.5323



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