Important Information – Canadian Western Bank’s Annual General Meeting and the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CWB’s annual general meeting will take place on Thursday, April 2, 2020. CWB, recognizing the widespread cancellation of public events as a protection of individual and public safety given the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), is regretfully cancelling the in-person elements of the annual general meeting such that shareholders will not be able to attend the meeting in-person. No member of CWB’s Board of Directors or management team will be in-person at its April 2 annual general meeting and we plan to only conduct the formal business of the annual general meeting by webcast.

Arising from this decision, we encourage shareholders to vote through one of the following channels:

  • telephone: Call the number provided on your proxy form;
  • online: Visit the website provided on your proxy form; or,
  • by mail: Please complete and sign the proxy form enclosed in the Circular package mailed to you and return it in the postage­prepaid envelope provided.

Votes must be received by CWB’s transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company of Canada, 8th Floor, 100 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2Y1, no later than March 31, 2020.

Shareholders can join the annual meeting on April 2 via webcast. We will insert a link to the webcast on our website at www.cwb.com/annual-report-and-annual-meeting closer to the event.

We mailed our notice of annual meeting of common shareholders and management proxy circular to common shareholders of Canadian Western Bank in February and the document is available online at www.cwb.com/Proxy-Circular-2020. The management proxy circular contains information for shareholders regarding our annual meeting, including exercising voting rights on the election of CWB's Board of Directors and the appointment of CWB's auditor. Information regarding an advisory vote by shareholders on the approach to executive compensation is also disclosed in the management proxy circular.

We are committed to open communication with our investors. Please contact us at [email protected] for general investor questions or [email protected] if you have questions for our Board of Directors.

 

For further information contact:

Chris Williams
AVP, Investor Relations
CWB Financial Group
Phone: 780-508-8229
Email: [email protected]