VANCOUVER, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ – Africa Oil Corp. (AOI-TSX, AOI-Nasdaq-Stockholm) ("Africa Oil" or the "Company") held its annual meeting of shareholders in Vancouver, British Columbia today. Shareholders voted as follows on the matters before the meeting:
Election of Directors
Shareholders elected the following six (6) board members to serve on the Company’s board of directors until the next annual meeting of shareholders or until their successors are elected or appointed:
|Nominee | For |% For |Withheld |% Withheld|
|Keith Hill |254,301,370|99.86%| 364,046 | 0.14% |
|John Craig |253,078,361|99.38%|1,587,055| 0.62% |
|Gary Guidry |252,180,688|99.02%|2,484,728| 0.98% |
|Bryan Benitz |253,201,270|99.43%|1,464,146| 0.57% |
|Andrew Bartlett|253,110,741|99.39%|1,554,675| 0.61% |
|Kimberley Wood |253,216,481|99.43%|1,448,935| 0.57% |
Appointment of Auditors
Shareholders reappointed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor of the Company for the upcoming year and authorized the directors of the Company to fix the remuneration of the auditor.
Approval of Unallocated Options Under the Company’s Stock Option Plan, and Reduction of the Share Reserve
Shareholders approved all unallocated options under the Company’s stock option plan and approved the reduction of the number of shares reserved and issuable under the Company’s stock option plan from 5% to 3.5% of the total number of shares that are issued and outstanding from time to time.
Approval of Amendments to the Company’s Stock Option Plan
Shareholders approved certain amendments to the Company’s stock option plan, as more particularly described in the Company’s management information circular dated March 22, 2019.
Advisory Resolution on Executive Compensation
Shareholders approved management’s approach to executive compensation (say on pay) as disclosed in the Company’s management information circular dated March 22, 2019.
This information is information that Africa Oil is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 4:00 p.m. EDT on April 18, 2019.
Certain statements made and information contained herein constitute "forward-looking information" (within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation). All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, including statements with respect to the timing of acquiring 3D seismic, the drilling of further exploration wells on Block 11B/12B and the timing of further drilling by entities which the Company has an interest in are forward-looking statements. Such statements and information (together, "forward looking statements") relate to future events or the Company’s future performance, business prospects or opportunities. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to estimates of reserves and or resources, future production levels, future capital expenditures and their allocation to exploration and development activities, future drilling and other exploration and development activities, ultimate recovery of reserves or resources and dates by which certain areas will be explored, developed or reach expected operating capacity, that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management.
All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. Statements concerning proven and probable reserves and resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements and reflect conclusions that are based on certain assumptions that the reserves and resources can be economically exploited. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe" and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable laws. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties relating to, among other things, changes in oil prices, results of exploration and development activities, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of materials and equipment, timeliness of government or other regulatory approvals, actual performance of facilities, availability of financing on reasonable terms, availability of third party service providers, equipment and processes relative to specifications and expectations and unanticipated environmental impacts on operations. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume the obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
For further information, please contact:
Corporate Development, Canada
+1 (604) 689-7842
Investor Relations, Sweden
+46 701 112 615
About Africa Oil Corp.
Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia and has recently signed an agreement to acquire an interest in a producing asset in deepwater Nigeria. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol "AOI".
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