News release from Air Mauritius concerning the termination of contract of Mr. Megh Pillay as Chief Executive Officer and the employment status of Mike Seetaramadoo

14 November 2016

The Board of Directors of Air Mauritius met on Thursday 10 November with all Board members in attendance except for one who was overseas. The Board agreed to bring the following clarifications on the termination of contract of Mr. Megh Pillay as CEO.

The board meeting of 28 October 2016
The Board decided to terminate the contract of Mr. Megh Pillay during a Board meeting held on 28 October 2016 at 16h00. The meeting was convened in conformity with legal requirements and the provisions of the Articles of Associations of Air Mauritius. A convocation and an agenda were sent to all directors entitled to attend, prior to the meeting. This is not the first time that the Board of Air Mauritius meets at such short notice.

Eight directors attended the Board meeting. Other directors sent their apologies. No director convened objected to the meeting. The quorum for the validity of the Board is five in accordance with the Articles of Association of the company.

The CEO was also convened to the Board meeting. On the agenda sent to all directors and including the CEO, the item number 1 clearly specified the issue to be discussed. He chose not to attend but did not object to the meeting.

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) was duly informed
The DCA was informed of the decision and of the appointment of Mr. Indradev (Raja) Buton as Officer in Charge on 28 October 2016, immediately after the meeting of the Board. There was no objection from the DCA. Mr. Buton has acted as Accountable Manager on various occasions in the past and was found suitable as per the standards of the authority.

The termination of contract was in order
The termination of the contract of employment was in conformity with the provisions of the agreement signed between him and the company. The notice of termination is disclosed in the Annual Report.

Reasons for the termination of contract
There were major disagreements between the Board and the CEO in recent months on core strategic issues and governance. This led to an escalation which had to be resolved in the best interest of the airline.

The salary and contractual terms and conditions of work of Mr. Seetaramadoo, who is currently under suspension, have remained unchanged since his recruitment. Mr. Seetaramadoo is employed on a fixed term contract.

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