TORONTO, April 30, 2018 /CNW/ - On Sunday, the Government of Ontario, as Hydro One's largest shareholder, informed the Company of its intention to vote against the Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation ("Say on Pay") resolution at the Company's upcoming Annual General Meeting.
Given this information, Hydro One has decided to conduct supplementary shareholder engagement and obtain additional independent advice. This will further assist us in seeking the direct input of shareholders on matters related to executive compensation, inclusive of change of control and severance provisions. We will then undertake to review our current practices in light of the input we receive.
Alignment of our compensation practices with the interests of our shareholders is a primary goal for the Board of Hydro One, and we look forward to hearing directly from our shareholders on this matter.
About Hydro One Limited
We are Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with more than 1.3 million valued customers, over $25 billion in assets and 2017 annual revenues of nearly $6 billion. Our team of over 7,400 skilled and dedicated regular and non-regular employees proudly and safely serves suburban, rural and remote communities across Ontario through our 30,000 circuit km of high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km of primary distribution networks. Hydro One is committed to the communities we serve, and has been rated as the top utility in Canada for its corporate citizenship, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. We are one of only five utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Electricity Company designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. We also provide advanced broadband telecommunications services on a wholesale basis utilizing our extensive fibre optic network through Hydro One Telecom Inc. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H).
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