Independent Director Thomas E. Schick Elected Chairman of ExpressJet Board

HOUSTON, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—ExpressJet Holdings (NYSE: XJT)
today announced the election of independent director Thomas E. Schick as non-
executive chairman of its board of directors.  Former Chairman Gordon Bethune
will continue to serve on ExpressJet`s nine-member board.

“We have already benefited from Tom`s industry experience and perspective
as an independent member of ExpressJet`s board,” said ExpressJet President and
CEO Jim Ream.  “We are fortunate to have his leadership as non-executive

Schick, who has served as one of four outside directors on the ExpressJet
board since their election on May 31, is former 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.

“ExpressJet has a committed management team led by Jim Ream and an
outstanding group of employees with a great culture,” Schick said.  “I`m
honored to have the opportunity as chairman to help build on this success.”

ExpressJet employs more than 5,300 people and provides Continental
Airlines (NYSE: CAL) with all of its regional airline capacity at its hub
airports in Houston, Cleveland and New York/Newark.  Continental Express,
operated by ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., offers advance seat assignments and
OnePass frequent flyer miles, which can be redeemed anywhere in the world
Continental and its alliance carriers fly.  ExpressJet Airlines is owned by
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