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Boralex announces election of directors and highlights of its Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Press Release

Montréal, May 8, 2019 – Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: BLX) held its 35th Annual Meeting of Shareholders earlier this morning. At the meeting led by Chairman of the Board of Directors Alain Rhéaume, the nominees proposed for election as directors were elected. During the meeting, President and CEO Patrick Lemaire and Vice-President and CFO Bruno Guilmette presented the highlights from 2018 as well as Boralex’s outlook for growth in a rapidly evolving key industry. Below are the highlights of this year’s meeting.

Key remarks from the Chairman of the Board

Mr. Rhéaume opened by recognizing the contribution of all Boralex employees in building a successful business which saw a highly positive year in 2018 and consolidated its position as a leading player in the renewable energy sector.

He also noted that Boralex’s teams have the expertise to meet the challenges of the coming years, as the business will need to leverage the agility that has driven its success to adapt its strategy and business model to reflect the significant changes in electricity markets.

Key remarks from the President and CEO

Mr. Lemaire emphasized that Boralex had posted a record year, adding nearly 500 MW of production capacity in 2018, and that the business would achieve its planned 2020 target a year ahead of schedule, in the coming months of 2019.

He also discussed Boralex’s favourable outlook for the years ahead in an environment where climate change is driving the accelerated use of lower carbon forms of energy across the globe, and reiterated that Boralex will become a more influential renewable energy player than ever by continuing to contribute to responsible and sustainable community economic development as it has in the past.

Key remarks from the Vice-President and CFO

Mr. Guilmette highlighted Boralex’s $641 million investment in 2018 for the acquisition of Kallista’s assets in France and Invenergy’s interests in five wind farms in Canada, and the commissioning of six wind farms.

In addition, Mr. Guilmette discussed the 13% growth in Combined production1, 11% growth in Combined EBITDA(A) and 10% growth in declared dividends in 2018, and stressed that the investments made in 2018 would contribute more to bottom line in 2019. The first quarter results released earlier this morning support this conclusion, as Combined production grew 39% and Combined EBITDA(A) rose 34% compared with the first quarter of 2018.

Finally, Mr. Guilmette emphasized the importance of long-term value creation with making short-term tactical adjustments as needed. Further to this, on June 18, Boralex will release its updated strategic plan and financial objectives for the coming years at an investor meeting to be held in Toronto.

Election of directors

At the meeting, the director nominees proposed for election in the management information circular dated March 12, 2019 were elected as directors of Boralex. The detailed voting results from the annual meeting of shareholders appear below.

All nominees proposed by management were elected by show of hands. The proxies received by management for the election of directors were as follows:

Nominee For Withheld
# % # %
Patrick Lemaire 65,594,909 99.94% 39,578 0.06%
André Courville 65,408,382 99.66% 226,104 0.34%
Lise Croteau 65,596,207 99.94% 38,279 0.06%
Ghyslain Deschamps 65,598,532 99.95% 35,954 0.05%
Alain Ducharme 65,599,151 99.95% 35,335 0.05%
Marie-Claude Dumas 65,594,854 99.94% 39,632 0.06%
Marie Giguère 64,875,118 98.84% 759,368 1.16%
Edward H. Kernaghan 62,254,860 94.85% 3,379,626 5.15%
Yves Rheault 63,852,363 97.28% 1,782,123 2.72%
Alain Rhéaume 65,531,224 99.84% 103,262 0.16%
Dany St-Pierre 64,872,520 98.84% 761,967 1.16%

The final voting results on all matters voted at the annual meeting held earlier today will be filed with the Canadian securities regulators.

About Boralex

Boralex develops, builds and operates renewable energy power facilities in Canada, France and the United States. A leader in the Canadian market and France’s largest independent producer of onshore wind power, the Corporation is recognized for its solid experience in optimizing its asset base in four power generation types — wind, hydroelectric, thermal and solar. Boralex ensures sustained growth by leveraging the expertise and diversification developed over the past 25 years. Boralex’s shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols BLX and BLX.DB.A, respectively. More information is available at www.boralex.com or www.sedar.com.

  • The growth percentage showed in the press release are presented on a Combined basis, in comparison to these disclosed in accordance with IFRS. See “Combined – Non-IFRS measure” in the First Quarter 2019 Interim Report. For comparison purposes, the growth percentage in accordance to IFRS are: 2018 production 22%, 2018 EBITDA(A) 5%, Q1-2019 production 21% and Q1-2019 EBITDA(A) 26%.

 

Combined – Non-IFRS measure

The combined information (“Combined”) presented above and in the MD&A of the Corporation resulted from the combination of the financial information of Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) under IFRS and the share of the financial information of the Interests. The Interests represent significant investments by Boralex and although IFRS does not permit the consolidation of their financial information within that of Boralex, management considers that information on a Combined basis is useful data to evaluate the Corporation’s performance. In order to prepare the Combined information, Boralex first prepares its financial statements and those of the Interests in accordance with IFRS. Then, the Interests in Joint Ventures and associates, Share in earnings of the Joint Ventures and associates and Distributions received from the Joint Ventures and associates line items are replaced by Boralex’s respective share (ranging from 50% to 59.96%) in the financial statement items of the Interests (revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, etc.). See the Non-IFRS measures section in the First Quarter 2019 Interim Report for more information.

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Julie Lajoye
Senior Advisor,
Public Affairs and Communications
Boralex Inc.
(514) 985-1327
julie.lajoye@boralex.com

Stéphane Milot
Director,
Investor Relations
Boralex Inc.
(514) 213-1045
stephane.milot@boralex.com

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