AMR and US Airways Announce Board of Directors

american airlinesAMR Corporation and US Airways Group, Inc.  announced the members of the Board of Directors of the combined company, American Airlines Group Inc., effective after the closing of the companies' expected merger.

The Board of Directors will be comprised of twelve members. Thomas Horton, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AMR will serve as Chairman of the combined airline's Board of Directors through its first annual meeting of shareholders. 

Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways Group, will serve as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. 

Parker will assume the position of Chairman of the Board following the conclusion of  Horton's service.

In addition to Messrs. Horton and Parker, the Board will be comprised of the following individuals, who the companies believe have the experience, breadth and perspective to guide the new American Airlines to create value for all of the company's stakeholders:

John T. Cahill, Lead Independent Director

James F. Albaugh

Jeffrey D. Benjamin

Michael J. Embler

Matthew J. Hart

Alberto Ibarguen

Richard C. Kraemer

Denise M. O'Leary

Ray M. Robinson

Richard P. Schifter

AMR and US Airways agreed to combine to create the new American Airlines, a premier global carrier. Headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth, the new American Airlines will become a highly competitive alternative for consumers to other global carriers and is expected to offer more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries, the airline said.

The combined airline will offer customers more choices and increased service across a larger worldwide network and through an enhanced oneworld Alliance. Together, American Airlines and US Airways are expected to operate a mainline fleet of almost 950 aircraft and employ more than 100,000 worldwide.

The merger is subject to regulatory approvals, approval by US Airways shareholders, other customary closing conditions and confirmation of American Airlines' Plan of Reorganization by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.


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