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WestJet adds two members to its board

Aug. 3, 2011, Calgary - WestJet today announced the appointment of Janice Rennie and L. Jacques Ménard to its Board of Directors.


August 3, 2011
Carey Fredericks

Ms. Rennie brings a wealth of financial expertise and corporate directorship experience. She currently sits on several boards including Greystone Capital Management Inc., and Teck Resources Limited. Ms. Rennie has held senior management positions with a number of companies including, most recently, EPCOR Utilities where she served as Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness. Ms. Rennie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

Mr. Ménard is the current Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns and President of BMO Financial Group, Quebec and was recently named the new Chancellor of Concordia University. He currently sits on several boards including Claridge Inc., and the Montreal Alouettes. He is the former Chairman of Hydro-Quebec, and has past board involvement with the Canadian Public Accountability Board and the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. Mr. Ménard is a graduate of Collège Sainte-Marie, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He has also received honorary doctorates from Concordia University, the Université de Montréal and the Université de Sherbrooke. Mr. Ménard is an Officer of the Order of Canada and of the Order of Quebec.

"I am pleased to welcome both Janice Rennie and Jacques Ménard to our Board of Directors," commented WestJet's Chairman of the Board Clive Beddoe. "We will benefit from the professional breadth the new members bring from their senior management experience and from their current and previous directorships"

"These two new members add further depth and perspective to our already highly accomplished Board," added Gregg Saretsky, WestJet's President and CEO. "I am looking forward to working with both Janice and Jacques as we continue to execute on our strategy of delivering profitable and measured growth."

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