Delta Air Lines Announces New Leadership Team

Delta Air Lines today
announced the formation of a new leadership team of seasoned airline
industry and Delta veterans who understand Delta’s unique culture and
heritage and the demanding challenges ahead.
“As a team, our goal is to transform Delta into a pre-eminent company that
regains sustained profitability by focusing our talents and energy on our
people and customers,” said Delta’s Chief Executive Officer Gerald
Grinstein. “To get there, our team must be characterized by determination,
agility, and a willingness to run the company in non-traditional ways
while respecting the Delta culture.”

The new leadership team, which reports directly to Grinstein, includes:—
Vicki Escarra, 51, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Service
Officer, who will be responsible for Airport Customer Service, Reservation
Sales, In-Flight Service, Air Logistics, and Customer Care. Escarra
formerly was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.—Mike
Palumbo, 57, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who
will be responsible for Financial Planning Services, Financial Control,
Treasury, Investor Relations, Tax, Risk, Supply Chain, Corporate Real
Estate, Profit Improvement Initiatives, Fleet Acquisition, and Delta
Technology. Palumbo joined Delta earlier this month.—Joe Kolshak, 47,
Senior Vice President and Chief of Operations, who will be responsible for
Flight Operations, Technical Operations, Operations Control Center,
Safety, Security, and Delta Connection, Inc. Kolshak previously was Senior
Vice President - Flight Operations.—Lee Macenczak, 42, Senior Vice
President and Chief Human Resources Officer, who will be responsible for
Human Resources, Global Diversity & Community Affairs, Labor Relations,
and Delta Global Services. Macenczak previously was Senior Vice President
- Sales & Distribution.—Paul Matsen, 44, Senior Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer, who will be responsible for Consumer Marketing,
Sales and Distribution, Pricing and Revenue Management, International &
Alliances, and Song. Matsen previously was Senior Vice President -
International & Alliances.—Greg Riggs, 56, Senior Vice President,
General Counsel, and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, who will be
responsible for Legal, Corporate Communications, and Government and Public
Affairs. Riggs previously was Senior Vice President - General Counsel. In
a related move, Dan Lewis, 46, Managing Director, Corporate
Communications, will become head of Corporate Communications, replacing
Tom Slocum who retires June 1.—Jim Whitehurst, 36, Senior Vice
President and Chief Network and Planning Officer, who will be responsible
for Network Planning, Scheduling, Fleet Planning, Strategic & Corporate
Planning, and Business Development. Whitehurst previously was Senior Vice
President - Finance.

Five of the seven members are Delta veterans with approximately five to 30
years of service. All are well-grounded in the airline industry and have
worked in various frontline and management positions.

“Each member of this team has made the decision to be part of the
demanding work ahead as we make Delta a better airline than before,” said
Grinstein. “With their guidance and the entire company’s support, we can
make it through the difficult times ahead and lay a strong foundation that
will sustain our company for decades to come.”

These appointments become effective June 1, 2004. Additional management
announcements will be announced soon.
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