2021 Annual Meeting


2021 Annual Meeting

An annual meeting of the shareholders of Emera Incorporated (Emera) will be held at Emera Place, 5151 Terminal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Atlantic time.

Common shareholders of record as of the close of business on Monday, March 22, 2021 and their proxyholders are, subject to the limitations in the directives described below, entitled to participate in and vote on the business of the meeting.

At Emera, the health and safety of our customers, communities and shareholders is our number one priority. As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are providing additional options for remote participation in our Annual Meeting of Shareholders.  Emera is subject to the Nova Scotia Companies Act annual general meeting requirements, as well as directives under the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act and Emergency Management Act which currently limit the capacity for in-person meetings.

Shareholders will be able to participate in the meeting by webcast, and will be able to exercise voting rights electronically during the meeting. Shareholders will be able to ask questions through the webcast site, or they may submit questions in advance to AGM@emera.com or in writing at the address provided below. In the interest of public safety and in light of attendance restrictions, Emera strongly encourages shareholders to take advantage of their option to vote by proxy, in advance, or participate in the meeting through electronic means. Online participation in the Meeting can be performed through the virtual meeting tool, described more fully below:

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REGISTERED SHAREHOLDERS AND DULY APPOINTED PROXYHOLDERS may participate virtually in the Meeting using an internet connected device such as a laptop, computer, tablet or mobile phone. A registered shareholder or a proxyholder should simply log in to https://web.lumiagm.com/429761988 and enter their 13-digit Control Number as their username, using the password: emera2021 (case sensitive). If you are a registered shareholder and have appointed a proxyholder to act on your behalf at the Meeting, you must register your proxyholder. Once your proxyholder has been registered, they will receive a Control Number from AST to access the virtual meeting. If you do not register your proxyholder, your proxyholder will not receive a Control Number in order to log in to the Meeting.

BENEFICIAL (OR NON-REGISTERED) OWNERS

In order to participate online or vote at the meeting, a beneficial or non-registered owner must:

  1. appoint themselves as proxyholder;
  2. register their proxyholder; and
  3. access the meeting as a proxyholder using the Control Number received after registering as a proxyholder.

If you do not register your proxyholder, your proxyholder will not receive a Control Number in order to log in to the meeting. The control number included in any voting instruction form you have received will not enable you to log in to the Meeting.

In order to appoint yourself as a proxyholder, follow the instructions in the form of proxy or voting instruction form sent to you by your intermediary. In most cases, you can simply insert your own name in the form of proxy or voting instruction form, sign it and return it in the envelope provided or you can make the appointment online. Do not complete the voting instructions, as you will be voting at the virtual meeting. However, many Objecting Beneficial Owners located in the United States instead will need to (i) send a request to their intermediary or its agent to send them a legal proxy appointing them as proxyholder and (ii) promptly following receipt of the legal proxy, submit the legal proxy to AST at 1 Toronto Street, Suite 1200, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V6 prior to 5:00 p.m. Atlantic time on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Once a beneficial or non-registered owner has been appointed a proxyholder and has registered as proxyholder, they will receive a Control Number from AST to access the virtual meeting. The beneficial owner should follow the instructions under “Registered Shareholders and Proxyholders” above to log in to the virtual Meeting as a proxyholder.

REGISTERING YOUR PROXYHOLDER

If you are a registered shareholder and wish to appoint a proxyholder to participate virtually in the Meeting or if you are a beneficial or non-registered owner and have appointed yourself as proxyholder, you must contact AST, Emera’s registrar and transfer agent, before 5:00 p.m. (Atlantic time) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 to obtain a new Control Number to use to access the virtual meeting by:

(i)       calling:

1-866-751-6315 (within North America); or

1 (212) 235-5754 (outside of North America); or

(ii)      going to AST’s website at https://lp.astfinancial.com/control-number-request-en.html to request the control number by completing an electronic form. This form once completed and submitted online will generate a message to AST to send the Control Number to the designated proxyholder.

 

LISTEN-ONLY TELEPHONE ACCESS

Shareholders, guests and other interest parties in Toronto can listen to the meeting by dialing 1-416-915-3239. Other parties in North America can listen to the meeting by dialing 1-800-319-4610 and international parties should dial 1-604-638-5340.

Should you have any questions or comments, you may contact Emera Incorporated by writing to Stephen D. Aftanas, Corporate Secretary, P.O. Box 910, Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3J 2W5 or by calling 1‑800-358-1995 from anywhere in North America or 902-428‑6060 within the Halifax-Dartmouth area.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF COMMON SHAREHOLDERS AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION CIRCULAR

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