WestJet reports on voting results from 2017 annual meeting of shareholders

CALGARY, May 2, 2017 /CNW/ - WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX: WJA) (WestJet) announced today the voting results from its annual meeting of shareholders held Tuesday May 2, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta. The total number of shares represented by shareholders present in person and by proxy at the meeting was 54.5 million representing 46.5 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 of 19.9 million 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 0.58 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

42,583,722

92.42%

3,493,537

7.58%

Brad Armitage

44,197,370

95.92%

1,879,889

4.08%

Hugh Bolton

43,492,558

94.39%

2,584,701

5.61%

Ron A. Brenneman

43,587,924

94.60%

2,489,335

5.40%

Christopher M. Burley

43,660,721

94.76%

2,416,538

5.24%

Brett Godfrey

44,247,559

96.03%

1,829,700

3.97%

Allan W. Jackson

42,245,102

91.68%

3,832,157

8.32%

S. Barry Jackson

43,482,275

94.37%

2,594,984

5.63%

L. Jacques Ménard

44,207,378

95.94%

1,869,881

4.06%

Janice Rennie

43,599,062

94.62%

2,478,197

5.38%

Gregg Saretsky

43,847,721

95.16%

2,229,538

4.84%

Karen Sheriff

43,651,471

94.74%

2,425,788

5.26%

 

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 most trusted airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 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 vacations 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:
2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for airlines)
2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)

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