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TELUS announces election of directors

All resolutions at annual meeting approved by large majority

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TELUS Corporation (TELUS) (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) announced today that the nominees listed in the Company’s 2019 information circular were elected as directors of TELUS. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at TELUS’ Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2019 (the Meeting) are set out below.

Each of the following 13 nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of TELUS:  

Nominee Votes For % Votes For  Votes Withheld % Votes Withheld
R.H. (Dick) Auchinleck 320,380,106 98.66% 4,358,256 1.34%
Raymond T. Chan 323,882,251 99.74% 828,170 0.26%
Stockwell Day 323,323,854 99.56% 1,414,200 0.44%
Lisa De Wilde 323,460,686 99.61% 1,277,676 0.39%
Darren Entwistle 324,209,730 99.84% 528,895 0.16%
Mary Jo Haddad 320,791,889 98.79% 3,939,388 1.21%
Kathy Kinloch 266,603,788 82.11% 58,099,161 17.89%
Christine Magee 323,278,530 99.57% 1,408,591 0.43%
John Manley 321,436,656 99.00% 3,250,465 1.00%
Claude Mongeau 323,332,783 99.58% 1,354,338 0.42%
David Mowat 324,227,043 99.86% 460,078 0.14%
Marc Parent 321,675,079 99.07% 3,012,042 0.93%
Denise Pickett 323,354,840 99.59% 1,332,544 0.41%

All matters voted on at the Meeting were approved as follows:  

Matter Votes For % Votes For Votes Withheld / Against % Votes Withheld / Against
Appointment of auditors 329,155,443 99.63% 1,221,180 0.37%
Advisory vote to accept TELUS’ approach to executive compensation 295,129,008 91.05% 29,022,771 8.95%
Ratification and confirmation of the new shareholder rights plan 295,354,089 91.70% 26,725,410 8.30%
Approval of the restricted share unit plan 289,734,112 89.38% 34,411,361 10.62%
Approval of the performance share unit plan 290,130,691 89.51% 34,014,875 10.49%

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the Meeting will be published shortly on www.telus.com/agm, and filed with the Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies, with $14.5 billion of annual revenue and 14.0 million subscriber connections, including 9.7 million wireless subscribers, 1.9 million Internet subscribers, 1.2 million residential voice and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment, video and home and business security. TELUS is also Canada's largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $690 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.3 million days of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ 13 Canadian community boards and five International boards have led the Company’s support of grassroots charities and have contributed $72 million in support of 7,000 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com

Media relations
Francois Gaboury
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