Strong Shareholder Support: B2Gold Corporation’s Voting Results Showcase Investor Confidence

  • B2Gold Corporation announces successful voting results at its 2023 Annual General and Special Meeting.
  • Shareholders overwhelmingly support the election of directors and approve various resolutions.
  • Voting turnout represents 73.46% of outstanding common shares, reflecting strong investor engagement.

In a resounding display of confidence, B2Gold Corp. (TSX: BTO) (NYSE AMERICAN: BTG) (NSX: B2G), announced the favourable outcome of the voting results from its Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on June 23, 2023. The meeting witnessed an impressive voter turnout, with 73.46% of outstanding common shares, totalling 950,464,631 votes.

Shareholders expressed overwhelming support for all items on the meeting agenda, including the election of directors and the approval of various resolutions. The nine director nominees listed in B2Gold’s Management Information Circular, issued on May 15, 2023, were elected to serve as directors for the forthcoming year or until their successors are appointed.

The voting results for each director are as follows:

  • Kevin Bullock: 98.96% of votes in favor (887,166,749 votes), 1.04% of votes withheld (9,342,556 votes) – Approved
  • Kelvin Dushnisky: 94.99% of votes in favor (851,578,581 votes), 5.01% of votes withheld (44,930,724 votes) – Approved
  • Clive Johnson: 95.89% of votes in favor (859,697,022 votes), 4.11% of votes withheld (36,812,283 votes) – Approved
  • George Johnson: 99.70% of votes in favor (893,851,450 votes), 0.30% of votes withheld (2,657,855 votes) – Approved
  • Liane Kelly: 99.45% of votes in favor (891,612,607 votes), 0.55% of votes withheld (4,896,698 votes) – Approved
  • Jerry Korpan: 93.90% of votes in favor (841,819,914 votes), 6.10% of votes withheld (54,689,390 votes) – Approved
  • Thabile Makgala: 99.71% of votes in favor (893,936,929 votes), 0.29% of votes withheld (2,572,375 votes) – Approved
  • Lisa Pankratz: 99.51% of votes in favor (892,086,555 votes), 0.49% of votes withheld (4,422,750 votes) – Approved
  • Robin Weisman: 98.97% of votes in favor (887,306,532 votes), 1.03% of votes withheld (9,202,773 votes) – Approved

In addition to the director elections, shareholders supported several critical resolutions. The proposal to maintain the number of directors on the Company’s board at nine received an overwhelming 99.41% of votes in favor. The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s auditor received a solid 98.08% approval, while the amendment to the Company’s Restricted Share Unit Plan garnered 93.15% of votes in favor. Furthermore, the resolution regarding the Advisory Vote on the Company’s approach to Executive Compensation was approved with an impressive 94.14% of votes cast in favour.

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