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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
___________________________

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 23, 2024

SUNOPTA INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Canada 001-34198 Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)

7078 Shady Oak Road
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 55344
(Address of principal executive offices) (ZIP Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (952) 820-2518

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class   Trading Symbols   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares   STKL   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Common Shares   SOY   The Toronto Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b -2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐


ITEM 5.07.  SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

SunOpta Inc. (the "Company") held an Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 23, 2024 (the "Meeting").  The matters voted upon at the Meeting included: (1) the election of eight directors of the Company for the ensuing year; (2) the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm and auditor of the Company for the ensuing year and to authorize the Audit Committee of the Company to fix their remuneration; and (3) a non-binding, advisory resolution to approve the compensation of the Company's named executive officers.

Our scrutineer reported the vote of the shareholders as follows:

1. Election of Directors

Director Name Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
Dr. Albert Bolles 80,972,100 1,537,615 71,925 11,595,138
Rebecca Fisher 80,851,470 1,707,708 22,462 11,595,138
Dean Hollis 79,603,195 2,909,027 69,418 11,595,138
Katrina Houde 80,043,421 2,515,558 22,661 11,595,138
Brian Kocher 81,915,488    643,261 22,891 11,595,138
Diego Reynoso 81,522,223   982,516 76,901 11,595,138
Leslie Starr 79,989,339 2,569,591 22,710 11,595,138
Mahes Wickramasinghe 81,476,964 1,081,542 23,134 11,595,138

2. Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
94,230,607 416,624 55,310 -

3. Advisory Resolution Regarding the Compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
77,415,766 5,089,687 76,187 11,595,138


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

SUNOPTA INC.
   
   
By /s/ Jill Barnett
   
  Jill Barnett
  Chief Administrative Officer
   
   
Date May 29, 2024


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