Stat of the day: £72m

The amount easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is to due pocket from the airline's first-ever dividend payout.

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

After months of rows with the easyJet board, founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has backed down over his threat to oust Rigas Doganis, a non-executive director.

Of course, it’s completely coincidental that the screeching u-turn came just after it was revealed Sir Stelios stands to pick up about £72m after a £150m one-off dividend payout by the low-cost airline. EasyJet says it’s now looking forward to ‘working constructively’ with Sir Stelios’ easyGroup…

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