Vancouver, British Columbia, September 18, 2020 — Burcon NutraScience Corporation (TSX: BU OTCQB: BUROF) a global technology leader in the development of plant-based proteins, is pleased to announce the results from its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) held on September 17, 2020. All of the eight nominees set out in Burcon’s management proxy circular dated July 31, 2020 proposed by management for election to the board of directors at the Meeting were elected to the board. Each director elected will hold office until the conclusion of the next annual meeting of shareholders of Burcon or until his or her successor is elected or appointed, unless his or her office is earlier vacated in accordance with Burcon’s by-laws or with applicable law.
The results of the voting on the election of the directors are as follows:
|Director Nominee||Votes For||% Votes For||Votes Withheld||% Votes Withheld||Non Votes|
|David Lorne John Tyrrell||33,287,828||96.27||1,289,444||3.73||3,060,577|
|J. Douglas Gilpin||34,076,928||98.55||500,344||1.45||3,060,577|
|Peter H. Kappel||33,510,587||96.92||1,066,685||3.08||3,060,577|
|Calvin Chi Leung Ng||31,485,790||91.06||3,091,482||8.94||3,060,577|
|Debora S. Fang||34,084,498||98.57||492,774||1.43||3,060,577|
Shareholders of the Corporation also approved the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors of the Corporation, re-approved the amended and restated 2001 share option plan and approved the continuation of the Corporation into the Province of British Columba pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).
About Burcon NutraScience Corporation
Burcon is a global technology leader in the development of plant-based proteins. With over 285 issued patents and more than 250 additional patent applications, that have been developed over a span of more than twenty years, Burcon has grown an extensive portfolio of composition, application, and process patents covering novel plant-based proteins derived from pea, canola, soy, hemp, sunflower seed and more. In 2019, Merit Functional Foods Corporation was established in a joint venture by Burcon and three veteran food industry executives. Merit Foods is building a state-of-the-art protein production facility in Manitoba, Canada, where it will produce, under license, Burcon’s novel pea and canola protein ingredients. For more information visit www.burcon.ca.
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Burcon NutraScience Corporation
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Steve Campbell, APR
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