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AMR Corporation And US Airways Announce Board Of Directors For The New American Airlines

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Ray M. Robinson (Age 65) . Mr. Robinson has served as a director of AMR Corporation and American since 2005. Mr. Robinson started his career at AT&T in 1968, and prior to his retirement in 2003, he held several executive positions, including President of the Southern Region, its largest region, President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Tridom, Vice President of Operations for AT&T Business Customer Care, Senior Vice President of AT&T Outbound Services, and Vice President of AT&T Public Relations. Since 2003, Mr. Robinson has served as Chairman of Citizens Trust Bank of Atlanta, Georgia, the largest African American-owned bank in the Southeastern U.S. and the nation's second largest. Mr. Robinson is also a director of Aaron's, Inc., Acuity Brands, Inc., and Avnet, Inc., and he previously served as a director of ChoicePoint Inc.



Richard P. Schifter (Age 60). Mr. Schifter has been a partner at TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group) since 1994. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Schifter was a partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring and represented Air Partners in connection with the acquisition of Continental Airlines in 1993. Mr. Schifter joined Arnold & Porter in 1979 and was a partner from 1986 through 1994. Mr. Schifter is a member of the boards of directors of Republic Airways Holdings Inc., EverBank Financial Corp., American Beacon Advisors, Inc., Direct General Corporation and ProSight Specialty Insurance Holdings, Inc. Mr. Schifter has advised the new American Airlines that he will resign from the board of directors of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. prior to becoming a director of the new American Airlines. Mr. Schifter has also served on the boards of directors of Ryanair Holdings, PLC, America West Holdings, US Airways Group and Midwest Airlines, Inc. Mr. Schifter is also a member of the board of overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a member of the board of directors of Youth, I.N.C. (Improving Non-Profits for Children).

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