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Ryanair Repels Efforts to Oust Its Veteran Chairman

  • Entire board survives, but with reduced shareholder backing
  • Aberdeen Standard demands succession plan by next year’s AGM
Ryanair Scraps Flights As Irish Pilot Strike Tests Its Resolve
Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg
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Ryanair Holdings Plc staved off efforts to oust its chairman of more than two decades following a year-long spat with pilots and cabin crew that has weighed on passenger traffic and eroded earnings.

Shareholders re-elected U.S. billionaire David Bonderman at Ryanair’s annual meeting near Dublin on Thursday, though his 70.5 percent backing was down 17 percentage points from a year ago. While they approved the rest of the board, support for senior independent director Kyran McLaughlin fell to 66.8 percent.