CALGARY, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX: WJA and WJA.A) (WestJet) announced today the voting results from its Annual General Meeting held Tuesday May 6, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario. The total number of shares represented by shareholders present in person and by proxy at the meeting was 63,297,188 representing 49.6 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 0.60 of a vote per Variable Voting Share.
Shareholders voted in favour of all items of business, including election of each of the twelve director nominees as follows:
|Nominee|| # Votes
| % Votes
| # Votes
| % Votes
|Clive J. Beddoe||57,288,438||90.5%||6,008,750||9.5%|
|Ron A. Brenneman||61,795,529||97.6%||1,501,659||2.4%|
|Allan W. Jackson||61,356,145||96.9%||1,941,043||3.1%|
|S. Barry Jackson||61,792,213||97.6%||1,504,975||2.4%|
|Wilmot L. Matthews||60,258,293||95.2%||3,038,895||4.8%|
|L. Jacques Ménard||62,417,840||98.6%||879,348||1.4%|
|L.M. (Larry) Pollock||61,752,330||97.6%||1,544,858||2.4%|
Detailed voting results for the meeting are available under WestJet's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred 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 85 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 120 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 www.westjet.com.
Recent recognition includes:
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)
2013 Gold Stevie Award Best Transportation Company (American Business Awards)
2013 Chairman's Circle Award: WestJet Vacations (CPSC)
2013 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Leger Marketing)
2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine)
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