HALIFAX, NS, June 29, 2020 /CNW/ – Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus‘) (TSX: CHR) announced today that all of the nominees listed in Chorus’ management proxy circular dated May 14, 2020 were elected as directors of Chorus at its annual and special meeting of shareholders held in a virtual format only on June 29, 2020 (the ‘Meeting‘).

Each of the directors was elected by a majority of the votes cast by shareholders present online or represented by proxy at the meeting. Detailed results of the vote are set out below.

Nominee

Votes For

% For

Votes Withheld

% Withheld

Margaret Clandillon

50,561,659

98.75%

640,553

1.25%

Gary M. Collins

50,476,702

98.58%

725,510

1.42%

Karen Cramm

50,527,095

98.68%

675,117

1.32%

Richard D. Falconer

47,065,265

91.92%

4,136,947

8.08%

R Stephen Hannahs

50,574,555

98.77%

627,657

1.23%

Sydney John Isaacs

50,530,693

98.69%

671,519

1.31%

Amos Kazzaz

49,802,360

97.27%

1,399,852

2.73%

Richard H. McCoy

46,662,066

91.13%

4,540,146

8.87%

Marie-Lucie Morin

50,588,185

98.80%

614,027

1.20%

Joseph D. Randell

47,187,258

92.16%

4,014,954

7.84%

Immediately following the Meeting, Richard Falconer was appointed Chairman of the Board. Richard McCoy stepped down as Chairman of the Board and will remain a director of Chorus to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. McCoy will not seek re-election at next year’s meeting.

Chorus takes this opportunity to thank Mr. McCoy for his 12 years of dedicated service as Chairman of the Board. "Mr. McCoy’s advice and guidance proved invaluable during a period of significant change in our industry and diversification in Chorus’ business. We will always be grateful to him for his significant contribution to Chorus", stated Joe Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chorus.

As noted in the Management Proxy Circular, Michael Rousseau chose not to stand for re-election this year. "We thank Mr. Rousseau for his contribution to the Board over the last year and a half. His dedication and support will be missed," said Mr. Randell.

Chorus is pleased to welcome Amos Kazzaz to its Board of Directors. He will replace Michael Rousseau. Mr. Kazzaz is currently the Senior Vice President, Finance at Air Canada, responsible for strategic procurement, strategic initiatives, fleet, corporate real estate, financial planning and analysis, cost reduction initiatives and financial support for all Air Canada branches. Prior to joining Air Canada in 2010, Mr. Kazzaz held extensive senior executive roles within the airline and transportation sector. He had a 24-year career at United Airlines, where he had held a number of executive positions.

At the Meeting, shareholders reappointed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Chorus’ auditors and approved an advisory resolution on Chorus’ approach to executive compensation. Shareholders also ratified Chorus’ shareholder rights plan set forth in the shareholder rights plan agreement between Chorus and AST Trust Company (Canada) dated as of April 27, 2020 (a copy of which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com) and approved amendments to Chorus’ restated articles of incorporation to create preferred shares.

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the Meeting will be filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Chorus

Chorus is a global provider of integrated regional aviation solutions.  Chorus’ vision is to deliver regional aviation to the world. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chorus is comprised of Chorus Aviation Capital a leading, global lessor of regional aircraft, and Jazz Aviation and Voyageur Aviation – companies that have long histories of safe operations with excellent customer service. Chorus provides a full suite of regional aviation support services that encompasses every stage of an aircraft’s lifecycle, including: aircraft acquisitions and leasing; aircraft refurbishment, engineering, modification, repurposing and preparation; contract flying; aircraft and component maintenance, disassembly, and parts provisioning.

Chorus Class A Variable Voting Shares and Class B Voting Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol ‘CHR’. www.chorusaviation.com

SOURCE Chorus Aviation Inc.