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Air Canada Announces Election of Directors

MONTREAL, May 8, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada (TSX: AC) announced today that all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 24, 2017 were elected as directors of Air Canada at the company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders which was held on Friday, May 5, 2017 in Montreal.

All of the nominees have already been serving as directors of Air Canada and 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

145,062,933

98.33

2,458,460

1.67






Michael M. Green

144,347,517

97.85

3,173,877

2.15






Jean Marc Huot

147,128,804

99.73

392,590

0.27






Joseph B. Leonard

146,949,197

99.61

572,197

0.39






Madeleine Paquin

141,082,503

95.64

6,438,890

4.36






Roy J. Romanow

147,207,511

99.79

313,882

0.21






Calin Rovinescu

147,189,865

99.78

331,528

0.22






Vagn Sørensen

133,581,084

90.55

13,940,309

9.45






Kathleen Taylor

144,511,616

97.96

3,009,778

2.04






Annette Verschuren

137,910,177

93.48

9,611,216

6.52






Michael M. Wilson

145,349,175

98.53

2,172,218

1.47

 

At the meeting, shareholders also ratified Air Canada's shareholder rights plan adopted by the Board of Directors on March 24, 2017 in order to renew the shareholder rights plan originally adopted by the Board on March 30, 2011, as amended on June 4, 2012 and March 27, 2014. A copy of the shareholder rights plan is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 57 in the United States and 91 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 1,300 airports in 190 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.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com, 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