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Air Canada Announces Election of Directors

MONTREAL, May 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada (TSX: AC) announced today that all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 19, 2018 were elected as directors of Air Canada at the company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders which was held on Monday, April 30, 2018 in Montreal.

All of the nominees have already been serving as directors of Air Canada, except for Gary A. Doer. The Corporation is pleased to welcome Mr. Doer to the Air Canada Board of Directors. Mr. Doer is the former Canadian ambassador to the United States and during his tenure from 2009 to 2016, he participated in the negotiations of the Canada-U.S. new border agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership tentative agreement. He also served as Premier of Manitoba from 1999 to 2009. Mr. Doer was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in 1986 and served as Minister of Urban Affairs and Minister of Crown Investments. Currently, Mr. Doer is a Canadian member of the Trilateral Commission and serves as Co-Chair of the Wilson Centre's Canada Institute, a non-partisan public policy forum focused on Canada-U.S. relations. In addition, he is a director of several other leading Canadian corporations.

Each of the directors was elected by a majority of the votes cast by shareholders present or represented by proxy at the meeting. The results of the vote are detailed below.

 

Nominee

Votes For

% For

Votes Withheld

% Withheld






Christie J.B. Clark

125,057,391

92.35

10,364,954

7.65






Gary A. Doer

131,590,365

97.17

3,831,980

2.83






Rob Fyfe

127,220,555

93.94

8,201,790

6.06






Michael M. Green

128,497,292

94.89

6,925,053

5.11






Jean Marc Huot

128,921,197

95.20

6,501,148

4.80






Madeleine Paquin

126,165,134

93.16

9,257,211

6.84






Calin Rovinescu

128,962,446

95.23

6,459,899

4.77






Vagn Sørensen

120,061,774

88.66

15,360,571

11.34






Kathleen Taylor

127,207,564

93.93

8,214,781

6.07






Annette Verschuren

123,828,737

91.44

11,593,608

8.56






Michael M. Wilson

127,156,334

93.90

8,266,011

6.10

 

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the meeting will be filed on SEDAR.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 220 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2017 served close to 48 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 60 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2017 Best Airline in North America.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

 

SOURCE Air Canada

For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), Isabelle.arthur@aircanada.ca, 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), peter.fitzpatrick@aircanada.ca, 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), angela.mah@aircanada.ca, 604 270-5741; Internet: aircanada.com