Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has withdrawn his request for an extraordinary general meeting of the easyJet board of directors in order to remove a board member after the low-cost airline moved to increase its dividend payments. EasyJet’s founder is engaged in a protracted dispute with the low-cost airline and this month called for a vote to remove Rigas Doganis, a non-executive director, from the board. Carolyn McCall, EasyJet chief executive, said in a statement: “The board of EasyJet welcomes this withdrawal as it viewed an emergency general meeting as an unnecessary and costly distraction. “EasyJet looks forward to engaging constructively with
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