Delta CFO Decides to Depart

Delta Air Lines said today that M. Michele Burns, executive vice president
and chief financial officer, has decided to leave Delta, effective April
30. She will join Mirant Corporation of Atlanta as executive vice
president and chief financial officer, and lead the company’s financial
restructuring. Gerald Grinstein, Delta chief executive officer, said he will announce a
replacement for Burns soon. Burns will remain Delta’s chief financial
officer through the end of April.

Grinstein said: “Michele Burns has been an important part of Delta’s
leadership since she joined the company in 1999, both in her role as chief
financial officer and as a senior corporate executive. After the tragedy
of September 11, 2001, Michele built a financial structure that gave the
company the stability to address the on-going task of regaining sustained
profitability. Everyone at Delta appreciates what she has done for our
company and wishes her well in her new role.”

“Working at Delta has been a wonderful, rewarding time and I will miss the
Delta people,” said Burns. “Leaving is very difficult, but I made the
decision that the time is right to take on a new opportunity. I am
confident that Delta will work through its challenges and regain its
position at the top of the commercial aviation industry.”
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