ATS Announces Election of Directors

CAMBRIDGE, ON, Aug. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA) ("ATS" or the "Company") today announced that all of the nominee directors listed in the management information circular dated June 24, 2019, were elected as directors of ATS. The vote was conducted by show of hands at the annual meeting of shareholders, which took place on August 15, 2019 in Toronto ("Annual Meeting"). The voting results based on proxies received are set out below:

Name of Nominee                             Votes For                        Percent                      Votes Withheld                           Percent

Neil D. Arnold                                    82,705,770                      99.85                          123,488                                      0.15

Joanne S. Ferstman                          81,432,303                      98.31                          1,396,955                                   1.69

Andrew P. Hider                                80,894,306                       97.66                          1,934,952                                   2.34

Kirsten Lange                                    82,478,724                       99.58                          350,534                                      0.42

Michael E. Martino                            75,039,441                       90.60                          7,789,817                                   9.40

David L. McAusland                         78,190,118                        94.40                          4,639,140                                   5.60

Philip Whitehead                             76,851,788                        92.78                           5,977,470                                   7.22

The total percentage of ATS common shares represented at the meeting was 90.33%. Final results on all matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting will be filed with Canadian securities regulators.

About ATS

ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world's most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services including pre-automation and after-sales services to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, electric vehicles, transportation, consumer products, electronics, food, beverage, energy, and oil and gas. Founded in 1978, ATS employs approximately 4,400 people at 23 manufacturing facilities and over 50 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA. Visit the Company's website at

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

CONTACT: Sonya Mehan, Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications; Ryan McLeod, Vice President, Corporate Controller, 519 653-6500

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