New American Airline Board is Announced
AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. today 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.
As previously announced, 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. Mr. Parker will assume the position of Chairman of the Board following the conclusion of Mr. 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
As previously announced, 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 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.