Waste Connections Annual Meeting Results

Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) recently announced the results of its annual meeting of shareholders, where all eight director nominees were elected. The detailed results of the vote are as follows:

  • Andrea E. Bertone received 214,920,820 votes for, representing 96.81% of the votes, with 7,078,922 votes withheld.
  • Edward E. “Ned” Guillet received 211,975,139 votes for, representing 95.48% of the votes, with 10,024,603 votes withheld.
  • Michael W. Harlan received 210,154,898 votes for, representing 94.66% of the votes, with 11,844,844 votes withheld.
  • Larry S. Hughes received 220,948,973 votes for, representing 99.52% of the votes, with 1,050,769 votes withheld.
  • Elise L. Jordan received 220,196,541 votes for, representing 99.18% of the votes, with 1,803,201 votes withheld.
  • Susan “Sue” Lee received 220,260,734 votes for, representing 99.21% of the votes, with 1,739,008 votes withheld.
  • Ronald J. Mittelstaedt received 218,197,830 votes for, representing 98.28% of the votes, with 3,801,912 votes withheld.
  • Carl D. Sparks received 221,808,705 votes for, representing 99.91% of the votes, with 191,037 votes withheld.

Additionally, shareholders approved the compensation of the company’s named executive officers on a non-binding, advisory basis, as well as the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2024.

Waste Connections, an integrated solid waste services company, serves approximately nine million residential, commercial, and industrial customers across 46 states in the U.S. and six provinces in Canada. The company also provides non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery, and disposal services in several basins across the U.S. and Canada, as well as intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. It also emphasized its environmental, social, and governance efforts as integral to its business, focusing on reducing emissions, increasing resource recovery, and enhancing safety and employee engagement. Today the company's shares have moved 0.6% to a price of $167.59. For more information, read the company's full 8-K submission here.

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