First Majestic Announces Amendments to Advance Notice Policy
May 9, 2018
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Majestic Silver Corp. (“First Majestic”) is pleased to announce the approval by its board of directors of certain changes to its advance notice policy (the “Policy”) regarding director nominations, as described below. The Policy was first adopted by the board in 2013, with certain amendments made in 2017. In keeping with its commitment to the highest standard of corporate governance, the board feels that it is appropriate to make certain additional changes to the Policy to comply with recent trends in advance notice policies.
Details of the amendments are as follows:
- Under the current Policy the board may require a proposed nominee to provide such information as the board may reasonably require to determine eligibility or that could be material to a reasonable shareholder’s understanding of the independence of the proposed nominee. The revised Policy only permits the board to require a proposed nominee to provide such information as may be required by law or stock exchange rules to determine eligibility.
- Under the current Policy, in the event of an adjournment or postponement of a shareholder meeting the deadline for the date on which a shareholder may propose a new nominee is not extended. Under the revised Policy the nomination deadline will automatically extend on any adjournment or postponement of a shareholder meeting.
A copy of the amended Policy is available on SEDAR under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.firstmajestic.com.
The amendments to the Policy are now in effect. Although it is not possible for the Company to put these amendments to the shareholders at the Company’s 2018 annual general meeting, the Company is committing to have the revised Policy voted on by shareholders at the Company’s 2019 annual general meeting.
ABOUT FIRST MAJESTIC
First Majestic is a mining company focused on silver production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets. The Company presently owns and operates six producing silver mines: the Santa Elena Silver/Gold Mine, the La Encantada Silver Mine, the La Parrilla Silver Mine, the San Martin Silver Mine, the Del Toro Silver Mine and the La Guitarra Silver Mine.
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|ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF
FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP.
President & CEO
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