WestJet reports on voting results from 2016 annual general meeting of shareholders

CALGARY, May 3, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX: WJA) (WestJet) announced today the voting results from its Annual General Meeting held Tuesday May 3, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta. The total number of shares represented by shareholders present in person and by proxy at the meeting was 63.7 million representing 52.1 per cent of WestJet's issued and outstanding Common Voting Shares and Variable Voting Shares.

Given that the total number of votes cast by or on behalf of holders of WestJet's Variable Voting Shares at the meeting exceeded 25 per cent of the total number of votes cast at the meeting, the results below reflect the fact that the vote attached to each Variable Voting Share has been automatically decreased to equal the maximum vote permitted per Variable Voting Share under WestJet's amended and restated articles of incorporation, which, in these circumstances was 0.6921 of a vote per Variable Voting Share.

Holders of the requisite number of shares voted in favour of all items of business, including election of each of the twelve director nominees as follows:

Nominee

# Votes

for

% Votes

for

# Votes

withheld

% Votes

withheld

Clive J. Beddoe

54,426,071

95.01%

2,856,928

4.99%

Hugh Bolton

54,938,138

95.91%

2,344,861

4.09%

Ron A. Brenneman

54,896,826

95.83%

2,386,173

4.17%

Christopher M. Burley

54,903,776

95.85%

2,379,223

4.15%

Antonio Faiola

55,869,604

97.53%

1,413,395

2.47%

Brett Godfrey

55,812,628

97.43%

1,470,371

2.57%

Allan W. Jackson

54,463,758

95.08%

2,819,241

4.92%

S. Barry Jackson

54,298,617

94.79%

2,984,382

5.21%

L. Jacques Ménard

55,467,496

96.83%

1,815,503

3.17%

Janice Rennie

54,877,639

95.80%

2,405,360

4.20%

Gregg Saretsky

55,632,525

97.12%

1,650,474

2.88%

Karen Sheriff

54,665,735

95.43%

2,617,264

4.57%

 

Detailed voting results for the meeting are available under WestJet's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacation packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital) 
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in the Canada's Choice ranking (RewardsCanada.ca)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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