ExpressJet Names Four Outside Directors

HOUSTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—ExpressJet Holdings (NYSE: XJT)
today announced the appointments of four new outside members to its board of directors.

ExpressJet Holdings is the parent of ExpressJet Airlines, which operates
as Continental Express and provides all of its capacity as the regional
airline of Continental Airlines.

“We welcome these outside directors for the talent and insight they will
bring to our board,” said Jim Ream, president and chief executive officer of

Named to the ExpressJet Holdings board today were:

Janet M. Clarke - Ms. Clarke is president and founder of Clarke Littlefield LLC, a firm
focused on providing strategic consulting services in the financial services
industry with particular emphasis on marketing technologies.  Her prior
experience includes executive roles at Young & Rubicam, including chairman and
CEO of its Knowledgebase Marketing subsidiary, Citigroup and RR Donnelley &
Sons.  Ms. Clarke serves on the board of directors of Cox Communications and
Efunds Corporation.


Kim A. Fadel - Mr. Fadel is chief counsel for BellSouth Small Business Services.  He has
served in legal capacities at BellSouth companies since 1986, and previously
was in private practice and served as a flight officer in the U.S. Navy.

Thomas E. Schick - Mr. Schick previously served as executive vice president-Commercial
Aviation Services and deputy to the president for the Boeing Commercial
Airplanes Group.  He has extensive airline industry experience at the senior
management level, including positions as president of both Midway Airlines and
Piedmont Aviation.

L.E. Simmons - Mr. Simmons is the founder of SCF Partners, which runs a series of private
investment funds specializing in investments in the energy service business.
He serves as chairman of Oil States International and as a director of Varco
International, Simmons Media Group and Zions Bancorporation.

The new outside directors complete a nine-member board.  Also serving on
the board are Ream and four Continental Airlines executives:  Chairman and CEO
Gordon Bethune, President Larry Kellner, Executive Vice President and COO C.D.
McLean, and Executive Vice President-Corporate Jeff Smisek.

ExpressJet employs more than 5,200 people and provides Continental
Airlines (NYSE: CAL) with all of its regional airline capacity at its hub
airports in Houston, Cleveland and Newark.  Continental Express offers advance
seat assignments and OnePass frequent flyer miles, which can be redeemed
anywhere in the world Continental and its alliance carriers fly.