Continental Airlines Announces Nomination Of Lawrence W. Kellner For Election To Board Of Directors

Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) announced
today that Lawrence W. Kellner has been nominated by the company`s board of
directors for election to the board at the company`s May 15 annual meeting of
stockholders in light of the decision of Gregory D. Brenneman on May 2 not to
stand for re-election at the meeting.  Mr. Kellner is currently Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer of the company.  The company announced
last week that it is anticipated that Mr. Kellner will be elected President of
the company next week when the board meets.

Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 2,200 departures daily to 136 domestic and 92 international
destinations.  Operating hubs in Newark, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
Continental (http://www.continental.com) serves more international cities than any
other U.S. carrier, including extensive services throughout the Americas,
Europe and Asia.

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