Air Canada Announces Election of Directors

MONTREAL, May 11, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada (TSX: AC) announced today that all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 24, 2016 were elected as directors of Air Canada at the company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders which was held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Halifax.

All of the nominees have already been serving as directors of Air Canada, except for Kathleen Taylor who was a new nominee. The Corporation is pleased to welcome Ms. Taylor to the Air Canada Board of Directors. She is the Chair of the Board of the Royal Bank of Canada and a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Adecco Group. Ms. Taylor is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts where she served in a variety of senior leadership roles during her 24-year career. She is the Chair of the Board of the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, the Chair of the Principal's International Advisory Board of McGill University and a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business of York University.

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

132,354,068

94.67

7,451,277

5.33

Michael M. Green

135,378,606

96.83

4,426,739

3.17

Jean Marc Huot

138,565,424

99.11

1,239,921

0.89

Joseph B. Leonard

136,177,024

97.40

3,628,321

2.60

Madeleine Paquin

134,606,081

96.28

5,199,264

3.72

David I. Richardson

99,329,259

71.05

40,476,086

28.95

Roy J. Romanow

138,432,586

99.02

1,372,759

0.98

Calin Rovinescu

137,630,804

98.44

2,174,541

1.56

Vagn Sørensen

121,011,412

86.56

18,793,933

13.44

Kathleen P. Taylor

135,445,476

96.88

4,359,869

3.12

Annette Verschuren

132,703,518

94.92

7,101,827

5.08

Michael M. Wilson

138,182,183

98.84

1,623,162

1.16

 

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 2015 served more than 41 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 55 in the United States and 87 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 1,330 airports in 192 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 - Corporate - Finance

For further information: Contacts: 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

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