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easyJet shareholders vote in favour of aircraft order

12-Jul-2013 7:38 AM

easyJet shareholders voted (11-Jul-2013) to approve  the New Framework Arrangements, with a count of 193.7 million votes for and 144.1 million votes against, with 346,087 votes withheld. easyJet plc chairman John Barton said: "The vote in favour of our new fleet arrangements will allow easyJet to continue its successful strategy of modest, profitable growth and sustainable returns for our shareholders." easyJet’s board secured the backing of institutional investors and the vote, despite opposition from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who voted against the proposal. The fleet plans will see the carrier acquire 135 new aircraft from Airbus, including 35 A320s for delivery by 2017, 100 new A320neos for delivery from 2017 to 2022, and options on 100 additional A320neos. [more - original PR]