TORONTO, April 14, 2021 – Colliers International Group Inc. (TSX: CIGI; NASDAQ:CIGI) (“Colliers” or the “Company”) today announced that at its annual and special meeting of shareholders, held virtually on April 14, 2021, the nine director nominees listed in Colliers’ management information circular dated March 9, 2021 (the “Circular”) were elected as directors of Colliers. Directors have been elected to serve until the close of the next annual meeting of shareholders. The detailed results of the vote are set out below.
|Nominee||Votes For||% Votes For||Votes Withheld||% Votes Withheld|
|Peter F. Cohen||58,974,710||97.12%||1,750,272||2.88%|
|John (Jack) P. Curtin, Jr.||60,132,066||99.02%||592,916||0.98%|
|P. Jane Gavan||58,136,061||95.74%||2,588,921||4.26%|
|Stephen J. Harper||58,557,547||96.43%||2,167,435||3.57%|
|Jay S. Hennick||59,165,853||97.43%||1,559,129||2.57%|
|Katherine M. Lee||60,132,166||99.02%||592,816||0.98%|
|Benjamin F. Stein||59,971,008||98.76%||753,974||1.24%|
|L. Frederick Sutherland||60,283,532||99.27%||441,450||0.73%|
In addition, shareholders approved: (a) the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the auditor of Colliers for the ensuing year; (b) an amendment to Colliers’ stock option plan to increase the total number of Subordinate Voting Shares reserved for issuance thereunder by 1,000,000; and (c) a non-binding advisory resolution approving Colliers’ approach to executive compensation, in each case as disclosed in the Circular.
Lastly, disinterested holders of Colliers’ Subordinate Voting Shares voted to approve the previouslyannounced transaction (the “Transaction”) to settle the Management Services Agreement, including the long-term incentive arrangement, between Colliers, Jay S. Hennick and Jayset Management CIG Inc., a corporation controlled by Mr. Hennick. The Transaction will, if completed, also establish a timeline for the orderly elimination of Colliers’ dual class voting structure by no later than September 1, 2028. The Transaction was approved by approximately 95.0% of the 32,778,591 votes cast by disinterested holders of Subordinate Voting Shares, voting separately as a class. The Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to be completed on or about April 16, 2021. The Transaction remains subject to the risk factors set out in Circular.
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Chief Financial Officer