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Friday, 23 September 2011

Easyjet announces £150 million special dividend

EASYJET yesterday bowed to the demands of its founder and biggest shareholder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, to announce a £150 million special dividend. But the power battle in the belly of the budget airline appeared to linger on, with chief executive Carolyn McCall saying she would have distributed the payout without HajiIoannou’s demands. The Greek entrepreneur resigned from easyJet’s board last year amid demands that the airline pay dividends rather than expand its fleet.
McCall said: “Since last November we’ve consistently said that we would keep the balance sheet under review. We wanted to bank the summer months and have some visibility into the first quarter. Now we have, we feel confident that an extra dividend is in the interest of all shareholders. Any company that has excess liquidity should return it if doesn’t have anything to do with it.”
Asked if the carrier would have announced the £150 million dividend without Haji-Ioannou attacking easyJet’s expansion plans, McCall said: “Yes."

Haji-Ioannou will pocket £72 million from the special payout and easyJet’s maiden dividend, to be paid early next year.
Shares rose almost 7% or 20.3p to 332.3p as easyJet raised its profit forecast for the year to October from the range of £200 million to £230 million to between £240 million and £250 million.
McCall added: “We’re taking an extremely cautious approach to the next two years. With consumer uncertainty, high oil prices, the Emissions Trading Scheme coming in, the uncertain eurozone and a possible increase to Air Passenger Duty, there are extremely difficult headwinds.”


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Friday, 2 September 2011

Vodka at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

Vodka at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport........

Russian Standard Vodka has unveiled a global advertising and merchandising campaign in key locations to raise awareness of how vodka should taste. 

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2F is currently the setting of a three-month integrated campaign in which Russian Standard Vodka, Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail and Aelia demonstrate to consumers ‘Vodka as it should be’. 

The set-up includes four window displays, one for each of the Russian Standard Vodka expressions: Russian Standard Original, Russian Standard Gold, Russian Standard Platinum, and Imperia. 

Floor-to-ceiling panels have been designed with dark metal effects, with the brand messages in white screen printing. There is a central spot lit glorification podium in brushed steel for each bottle, along with a description panel bearing the legend of the product. 

Tasting opportunities are being offered to travellers at
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2Fduring the promotion, which will run from August through October. 

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