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Rougemont, Quebec, May 1, 2020 – Lassonde Industries Inc. (TSX:?LAS.A) (“Lassonde”) announces that it will hold its upcoming Annual General Meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) on May 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) in a virtual-only format, via a live audio webcast. Shareholders will no longer be able to attend the Meeting in person, previously scheduled to be held at Hotel Mortagne in Boucherville.

The change to this new format was necessary due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with public health orders requiring the cancellation of public gatherings. All shareholders, regardless of geographic location and the number of shares they own, will have an equal opportunity to participate in the Meeting, to be able to vote and to ask questions in writing through the virtual platform. Non-shareholder guests, as well as non-registered shareholders who have not duly appointed themselves as proxyholder, will also be able to connect to the platform and attend the meeting in listening mode.

 

Access to the meeting for shareholders and proxyholders

On the day of the Meeting, the shareholders and proxyholders will be able to participate in the Meeting by following the steps indicated below:

  • Open a session at https://web.lumiagm.com/189028345 (please use the most recent version of the recommended browsers, Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox). We recommend that a session be opened at least fifteen minutes before the Meeting begins.
  • Click on “I have a control number” then enter the control number* (see below) and password “ LAS2020 ” (case sensitive).

 

*The “control number” of a registered shareholder is the 13-digit control number located on the Voting Instruction Form he received. Shareholders who wish to appoint a person other than the management nominees identified in the form of proxy or voting instruction form – including non-registered shareholders who wish to appoint themselves as proxyholder – must carefully follow the instructions on the management proxy circular and on their form of proxy or voting instruction form.

The “control number” of a proxyholder is the 13-digit control number that AST Trust Company (Canada) will have provided by email. The shareholder or its duly appointed proxyholder MUST call AST at 1-866-751-6315 (toll free in Canada and the United States) or (212) 235-5754 (other countries) by 2:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on May 13, 2020 [voting cut-off] and provide the AST representative with the required information so that AST may provide the proxyholder with a 13-digit Control Number by email. Without a 13-digit Control Number, proxyholders will not be able to vote at the meeting but will be able to attend as guests.

 

Access to the meeting for non-shareholder guests

On the day of the Meeting, the shareholders and proxy holders, as well as non-registered shareholders who have not duly appointed themselves as proxyholder, will be able to participate in the Meeting by following the steps indicated below:

  • Open a session at https://web.lumiagm.com/189028345 (please use the most recent version of the recommended browsers, Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox). We recommend that a session be opened at least fifteen minutes before the Meeting begins.

 

  • Click on “I am a guest” and then fill out the online form. Guests will not be able to vote or submit questions.

 

Voting online at the virtual meeting

Registered shareholders and duly designated proxyholders will be entitled to vote during the Meeting at the appropriate times. People who are participating in the Meeting virtually must be connected to the internet throughout the entire Meeting in order to be able to vote. Participants must ensure that they have a good connection throughout the Meeting and set aside enough time to connect to the Meeting.

 

Advance voting

Shareholders may vote in advance using one of the methods described in the Voting Instruction Form or the Form of Proxy. Voting instructions must be sent early enough to be received no later than May 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).

The Voting Instruction Form and the Form of Proxy will not be updated to reflect the change in location and the new access method for the Meeting, but are still valid to vote in advance of the Annual Meeting.