MONTREAL, Aug. 5, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - Lightspeed Commerce Inc. ("Lightspeed" or the "Company") (TSX: LSPD) (NYSE: LSPD), the one-stop commerce platform for merchants around the world to simplify, scale and create exceptional customer experiences, today announced the voting results for the items of business put forth by the Company at its annual and special shareholders meeting held on August 4th, 2022 (the "Meeting").
1. Election of Directors
The eight (8) candidates proposed as directors were duly elected directors of the Company by a majority of the votes cast by the shareholders present or represented by proxy at the Meeting, as follows:
Name of Nominee
Jean Paul Chauvet
2. Appointment of Auditors
A ballot was conducted with respect to the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") as the Company's auditors. According to the proxies received and ballots cast, PwC was appointed the Company's auditors with the following results:
Votes For: 94,302,444 (99.90%)
Votes Withheld: 95,741 (0.10%)
3. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
A ballot was conducted with respect to approving an advisory, non-binding resolution on the Company's approach to executive compensation as more fully described in the Company's management information circular. According to the proxies received and ballots cast, such advisory, non-binding resolution on the Company's approach to executive compensation was approved with the following results:
Votes For: 63,985,334 (69.26%)
Votes Against: 28,399,369 (30.74%)
The board of directors of the Company (the "Board") was pleased to see majority support in favor of the Company's approach to executive compensation. The Board and management took steps to understand shareholder concerns and address them in advance of this vote, as noted in the Company's most recent management information circular, but will further engage with shareholders to listen to any concerns with the Company's approach to executive compensation.
4. Forum Selection By-Law
A ballot was conducted with respect to approving a resolution of the shareholders approving a forum selection by-law as more fully described in the Company's management information circular. According to the proxies received and ballots cast, such resolution to approve a forum selection by-law was approved with the following results:
Votes For: 50,919,494 (55.12%)
Votes Against: 41,465,209 (44.88%)
Powering the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy, Lightspeed's one-stop commerce platform helps merchants innovate to simplify, scale and provide exceptional customer experiences. Our cloud commerce solution transforms and unifies online and physical operations, multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions and connection to supplier networks.
Founded in Montréal, Canada in 2005, Lightspeed is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: LSPD) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LSPD). With teams across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the company serves retail, hospitality and golf businesses in over 100 countries.
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