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Newsmaker: Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder, EasyJet

21st September, 2014
Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of EasyJet.

Stelios Haji-Ioannou, EasyJet’s founder and largest shareholder, welcomed the airline’s new dividend plan last week, as part of which its dividend payout ratio will increase from 33 per cent of post-tax profit to a round 40 per cent, effective this year.

Sir Stelios, as he is referred to in Britain, founded EasyJet in 1995 and floated the airline in 2000. In 2002, he announced his intention to step down as chairman, but remained...

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