Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc. Announces Results of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

June 7, 2023

MISSISSAUGA, June 7, 2023 (GLOBENEWSWIRE) – Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc. (the “Company” or “Next Hydrogen“) (TSXV:NXH, OTC:NXHSF), a designer and manufacturer of electrolyzers, is pleased to announce the results of the annual general meeting of shareholders held on June 6, 2023 (the “Meeting”). All matters presented for approval at the Meeting have been fully authorized and approved. A total of 8,104,195 common shares, representing 35.41% of the common shares issued and outstanding, were represented in person or by proxy at the meeting. A brief description of the matters voted upon and the outcome of the votes is set forth below.

Fixing Number of Directors

The ordinary resolution to approve fixing the number of directors to be elected at the meeting at eight (8) was approved at the meeting by way of electronic ballot, as follows:

Votes For % Votes Against %
7,967,087 98.93 86,258 1.07


Election of Directors

All of the nominees proposed as directors of the Corporation were duly elected as directors of the Corporation with votes cast by the shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting by way of electronic ballot, as follows:

Outcome of the
Votes For % Withheld %
Raveel Afzaal Elected 7,956,913 98.80% 96,432 1.20%
Matthew Fairlie Elected 8,007,038 99.43% 46,307 0.58%
Walter Howard Elected 7,981,950 99.11% 71,395 0.89%
Allan Mackenzie Elected 7,982,896 99.13% 70,449 0.87%
Jens Peter Clausen Elected 7,982,896 99.13% 70,449 0.87%
Michael Pyle Elected 7,981,950 99.11% 71,395 0.89%
Susan Uthayakumar Elected 7,982,996 99.13% 70,349 0.87%
Anthony Guglielmin Elected 7,981,900 99.11% 71,445 0.89%



Appointment of Auditor

An ordinary resolution to approve the appointment of KPMG LLP, as the auditors of the Corporation, was approved at the meeting by way of electronic ballot, as follows:

Votes For % Withheld %
8,050,547 99.39 49,498 0.61


About Next Hydrogen

Founded in 2007, Next Hydrogen is a designer and manufacturer of electrolyzers that use water and electricity as inputs to generate clean hydrogen for use as an energy source.  Next Hydrogen’s unique cell design architecture supported by 40 patents enables high current density operations and superior dynamic response to efficiently convert intermittent renewable electricity into green hydrogen on an infrastructure scale.  Following successful pilots, Next Hydrogen is scaling up its technology to deliver commercial solutions to decarbonize transportation and industrial sectors.

Contact Information

Raveel Afzaal, President and Chief Executive Officer
Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc.

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