EasyJet (U2) nearly doubled its net profit for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30 to £225 million ($353.4 million) from £121 million in net income earned in the prior year and decided to return £195 million to shareholders, the company’s first dividend since its IPO in November 2000.  U2 indicated in September it would pay an ordinary and a one-off special dividend to appease Stelios Haji-Ioannou, its largest shareholder and founder, who criticized management for ...

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