Shareholders Elect All Seven Director Nominees
LEAMINGTON, ON, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company“) (TSX: APHA) (NASDAQ: APHA), a leading global cannabis company inspiring and empowering the worldwide community to live their very best life, today announced that all seven of the director nominees listed in the Company’s management information circular dated September 23, 2020 were elected to serve as directors of the Company at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on November 17, 2020. The Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held virtually in an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of Aphria’s shareholders from the COVID-19 pandemic.
All of the matters put forward before shareholders for consideration and approval, as set out in the Company’s Management Information Circular dated September 23, 2020, were approved by the requisite majority of votes cast at the meeting.
The following table provides detailed results of matters which were considered and voted upon:
|Matters Voted Upon at the Meeting||Votes For||Votes Withheld|
|1. Election of Directors|
|Irwin D. Simon||27,721,382(90.41%)||2,941,382(9.59%)|
|John M. Herhalt||28,973095(94.49%)||1,689,699(5.51%)|
|2. Re-appointment of Auditors –PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for the ensuing year||101,657,609(96.44%)||3,750,670(3.56%)|
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About Aphria Inc.
Aphria Inc. is a leading global cannabis company inspiring and empowering the worldwide community to live their very best life. Headquartered in Leamington, Ontario – the greenhouse capital of Canada – Aphria Inc. has been setting the standard for the low-cost production of high-quality cannabis at scale, grown in the most natural conditions possible. Focusing on untapped opportunities and backed by the latest technologies, Aphria Inc. is committed to bringing breakthrough innovation to the global cannabis market. The Company’s portfolio of brands is grounded in expertly researched consumer insights designed to meet the needs of every consumer segment. Rooted in our founders’ multi-generational expertise in commercial agriculture, Aphria Inc. drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a diversified approach to innovation, strategic partnerships and global expansion.
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