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  • Thursday, May 22, 2014
    WSP Announces Results of Annual Shareholders' Meeting

    MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 22, 2014) - WSP Global Inc. (TSX:WSP) ("WSP" or the "Corporation") today held its annual meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") at the McCord Museum in Montreal. A total of 43,528,198 common shares (representing approximately 70.61% of all issued and outstanding common shares of the Corporation) were represented in person or by proxy at the Meeting. The Corporation hereby announces that shareholders of the Corporation (the "Shareholders") voted in favour of all items of business put forth at the Meeting by the Corporation.

    The complete voting results for each item of business at the Meeting are as follows:


    The Board of directors of the Corporation fixed to eight (8) the number of directors (the "Directors") to be elected at the Meeting. Each of the eight nominees listed in the Corporation's Management Information Circular dated April 24, 2014 were elected as a Director of WSP until the end of the next annual meeting of Shareholders of the Corporation or until their successors are appointed. All of the nominee Directors were currently members of the Corporation's Board of directors.

    Nominee Votes For % For Votes Withheld % Withheld
    Christopher Cole 41,264,379 97.20 % 1,189,251 2.80 %
    Pierre Shoiry 42,443,372 99.98 % 10,258 0.02 %
    Richard Bélanger 40,834,674 96.19 % 1,618,956 3.81 %
    Grant G. McCullagh 41,493,314 97.74 % 960,316 2.26 %
    Birgit Nørgaard 41,482,002 97.71 % 971,628 2.29 %
    Josée Perreault 42,359,086 99.78 % 94,544 0.22 %
    Pierre Seccareccia 42,034,633 99.01 % 418,997 0.99 %
    Pierre Simard 41,340,816 97.38 % 1,112,814 2.62 %


    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, was appointed as auditors of WSP until the close of the next annual general Shareholders' meeting, and the Directors were authorized to fix the remuneration of the auditors.

    Votes For % For Votes Withheld % Withheld
    42,576,768 99.81 % 79,976 0.19 %


    The Corporation has proposed a non-binding, advisory vote on executive compensation to provide appropriate Director accountability to the Shareholders for the Board's compensation decisions. Through this vote, Shareholders were given a formal opportunity to provide their views on the disclosed objectives of the executive compensation plans, and on the plans themselves.

    During today's Meeting, Shareholders voted in favour of the advisory vote on executive compensation.

    Votes For % For Votes Against % Against
    41,617,172 98.03 % 836,308 1.97 %

    As mentioned in the Corporation's Management Information Circular dated April 24, 2014, while Shareholders have provided their collective advisory vote, the Directors remain fully responsible for their compensation decisions and are not relieved of these responsibilities by a positive advisory vote by Shareholders.

    The foregoing voting results will be published on the Corporation website ( under "Investors" and filed on SEDAR (


    WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms, working with governments, businesses, architects and planners and providing integrated solutions across many disciplines. The firm provides services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and its expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. It has approximately 17,000 employees, mainly engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, other design professionals, as well as various environmental experts, based in more than 300 offices, across 30 countries, on 5 continents.

    Forward-looking statements

    Certain information regarding WSP contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include estimates, plans, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, guidance or other statements that are not statements of fact. Although WSP believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. WSP's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The complete version of the cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements as well as a description of the relevant assumptions and risk factors likely to affect WSP's actual or projected results are included in the Management Discussion and Analysis for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013, which are available on SEDAR at The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and WSP does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless expressly required by applicable securities laws.

    Isabelle Adjahi
    Director, Communications and Investor Relations
    WSP Global Inc.
    514-340-0046, ext. 5648