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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The annual meeting of shareholders of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. was held on April 18, 2013. As of the record date, the Company had 81,816,169 shares of Class A common stock outstanding, each of which was entitled to one vote, and 3,555,020 shares of Class B common stock outstanding, each of which was entitled to ten votes at the Annual Meeting. The Company's shareholders voted on the following three proposals at the Annual Meeting, casting their votes as described below. All vote totals include both Class A and Class B shares.

Proposal 1-Election of Directors. Each of the individuals listed below was elected at the Annual Meeting to serve a one-year term on the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board").

                                                                 Number of Votes
Nominee                             Number of Votes For             Withheld              Broker Non-Votes
John B. Elstrott, Jr.                         93,519,642                5,740,146                10,906,441
Thomas M. Kitchen                             98,699,052                  560,736                10,906,441
Alden J. McDonald, Jr.                        93,321,936                5,937,852                10,906,441
Ronald H. Patron                              93,516,549                5,743,239                10,906,441
Ashton J. Ryan, Jr.                           93,750,949                5,508,839                10,906,441
John K. Saer, Jr.                             93,504,093                5,755,695                10,906,441
Frank B. Stewart, Jr.                         71,844,209               27,415,579                10,906,441

Proposal 2-Advisory Say-on-Pay Vote. Proposal 2 was an advisory vote on executive compensation as disclosed in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting. This advisory vote was approved.

Number of Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 97,460,764 996,592 802,432 10,906,441

Proposal 3-Ratification of Retention of Auditors. Proposal 3 was a proposal to ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2013. This proposal was approved.

Number of Votes For Votes Against Abstentions 109,962,020 157,126 47,083

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