VIQ Solutions Announces Voting Results From Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders
Board and Management Acquired Approximately 135,000 Shares of VIQ Solutions Through Open Market Purchases
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, June 7, 2022 - VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ” or the “Company”) (TSX: VQS and Nasdaq: VQS), a global provider of secure, AI-driven, digital voice and video capture technology and transcription services, announced the voting results from its annual and special meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) on June 7th, 2022. Shareholders approved all matters set forth in the Company's Management Information Circular dated April 29th, 2022. A total of 19,097,117 common shares of the Company (the “Shares”) were voted at the Meeting, representing 63.9% of the issued and outstanding Shares.
Additionally, management announced that the members of the Company’s board of directors and management purchased approximately 135,000 Shares. The Shares were purchased on the open market between May 13, 2022, and June 6 , 2022. As a result of these purchases, board members and management beneficially own approximately 6.75 million shares, representing approximately 22.6% of the total issued and outstanding Shares of VIQ.
“After emerging from one of the longest blackout periods in VIQ’s history, Company insiders were able to purchase Shares in the open market," stated Sebastien Paré, VIQ’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are very optimistic about the future of the Company and are well-positioned to achieve our goals of at least $50M in revenue for the year.”
“VIQ has transformed the way complex, multi-speaker content is managed and there is no doubt that this is our time,” said Susan Sumner, VIQ’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our end-to-end technology and services portfolio has become even more strategic and relevant to our client base as we provide them with the solutions they need to combat post-pandemic resource and backlog challenges. The seamless integration of high-quality content capture, seamless workflow tools, real-time speech to text, and accurate edited documents creates efficiency and value, as well as increased transparency, usability of discrete data and overall accessibility of information for our diverse global client base.”
The voting results for the election of directors were as follows:
|Nominee||% of votes for||% of votes withheld|
|Yixin (Shing) Pan||97.1%||2.9%|
The voting results for the remaining matters were as follows:
|·||Fixing the number of directors to be elected at eight and authorizing the Board to determine the number of directors from time to time and the number of directors to be elected at annual meetings of the Company within the minimum and maximum number of directors set forth in the articles of the Company:|
|·||Votes for: 99.9%|
|·||Votes against: 0.1%|
|·||Appointing KPMG LLP Chartered Professional Accountants as auditor of the Company for the ensuing year and authorizing the Board to fix their remuneration:|
|·||Votes for: 99.9%|
|·||Votes withheld: 0.1%|
|·||Approving the Amended and restated By-Law No 1 of the Company:|
|·||Votes for: 96.7%|
|·||Votes against: 3.3%|
For further details on each of the above matters, please refer to the Circular available under VIQ’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com.
Final voting results on all matters voted on at the Meeting will be filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
For additional information:
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|VIQ Solutions Inc.||Ph. 1-914-598-7733|
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For more information about VIQ, please visit viqsolutions.com.
About VIQ Solutions Inc.
VIQ Solutions is a global provider of secure, AI-driven, digital voice and video capture technology and transcription services. VIQ offers a seamless, comprehensive solution suite that delivers intelligent automation, enhanced with human review, to drive transformation in the way content is captured, secured, and repurposed into actionable information. The cyber-secure, AI technology and services platform are implemented in the most rigid security environments including criminal justice, legal, insurance, media, government, corporate finance, media, and transcription service provider markets, enabling them to improve the quality and accessibility of evidence, to easily identify predictive insights and to achieve digital transformation faster and at a lower cost.
Certain statements included in this press release constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes.
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Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that while considered reasonable by the Company as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, included but not limited to the factors described in greater detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s annual information form dated March 31, 2022, in the Company’s annual report form on Form 20-F and in the Company’s other materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively.
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