CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire -05/01/12)- Suncor Energy held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Calgary today. A total of approximately 1.055 billion shares (approximately 67.5 % of outstanding common shares) were represented in person or by proxy.
During the regular business proceedings at the meeting, shareholders approved the following resolutions:
1. The appointment of 12 board members (11 of whom are independent), with shares represented at the meeting voting in favour of individual directors as follows:
Mel E. Benson 97.63% Dominic D'Alessandro 99.31% John T. Ferguson 99.23% W. Douglas Ford 97.45% Paul Haseldonckx 99.34% John R. Huff 97.66% Jacques Lamarre 97.87% Maureen McCaw 97.74% Michael W. O'Brien 99.30% James W. Simpson 97.71% Eira M. Thomas 99.47% Steven W. Williams 99.49%
2. The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Suncor's auditors.
3. Management's approach to executive compensation (say on pay) disclosed in Suncor's management proxy circular, with 93.58 % of shares represented at the meeting voting in favour of the advisory resolution.
Note: The biographies of Board members and further details about Suncor's corporate governance practices are available on www.suncor.com.
The text of remarks by Rick George, outgoing chief executive officer, Steve Williams, president and chief executive officer and Bart Demosky, chief financial officer are available in the newsroom section of www.suncor.com. An archive of the video webcast of the meeting will be available for the next 90 days at www.suncor.com/webcasts.
Suncor Energy is Canada's premier integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. While working to responsibly develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares (SU.TO - News) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.