Ely retires from Sabre board

Sabre Holdings has announced the retirement of Paul C. Ely, Jr., from its Board of Directors upon the expiration of his term at the company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders.Mr. Ely served as an independent director of Sabre Holdings since January 1997. He also served as a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee. In addition, he served as Sabre’s non-executive chairman of the board from December 2003 until December 2004.

“Paul’s distinguished role on our board over the past nine years has been invaluable,” said Sam Gilliland, chairman and chief executive officer, Sabre Holdings. “Sabre has benefited greatly from his perspective and leadership over the years. I am ersonally grateful for his many contributions to our company, and we all wish him the very best.”

Other members of Sabre Holdings’ board of directors include Gilliland, chairman and chief executive officer; Royce S. Caldwell, retired former vice chairman of SBC Communications, Inc. (now AT&T Inc.); Richard G. Lindner, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for AT&T Inc.; Glenn W. Marschel, Jr., chief executive officer of Netnumber; Bob L. Martin, independent business executive and retired president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart International; Pamela B. Strobel, retired executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Exelon and president of Exelon’s Business Services Company (BSC); Mary Alice Taylor, independent business executive and former chairman and chief executive officer of HomeGrocer.com; and Richard L. Thomas, retired chairman of First Chicago NBD Corp. and The First National Bank of Chicago.