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United Announces New Executive Appointments

United Airlines today announced the appointments of two new executives and
new responsibilities for two current executives. Dennis M. Cary has been
named vice president-Revenue Management. Barry French will join the
company as vice president-Corporate Communications. In addition, the
company has announced new roles for two current executives, Lynn Hughitt
and Rick Wysong. With these changes, more than 90 percent of the company’s
officers are new to the company or their positions in the last two years.
“The recruitment of top talent from other major companies, and developing
talent from within, is a testament to the work we are doing to ensure
United becomes a strong, competitive enterprise,” said Glenn Tilton,
chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Filling these key roles
enhances United’s ability to focus on key areas: positioning and
communicating United; recognizing and rewarding employees; and lowering
costs and improving revenue.”

As vice president-Corporate Communications, French will manage United’s
corporate image and reputation, internal and external communications,
crisis management and creative services function. French comes to United
from Dell, Inc. where he currently holds the position of director-Public
Affairs and International Services. In addition, French has held a wide
range of corporate and business unit positions at Dell, including managing
the corporate public relations function and leading internal and external
communications for the company’s Americas business unit. French will
assume his position at United in July and will report to Rosemary Moore,
senior vice president-Corporate and Government Affairs.

As vice president-Revenue Management, Cary will oversee all pricing and
inventory management and will focus on maximizing revenue, increasing
efficiency and strengthening customer focus. He also will oversee Global
Distribution System (GDS) management and will be responsible for revenue
forecasts, annual plans and data analysis. Cary assumes his position at
United later in June and will report to Greg Taylor, senior vice
president- Planning.

Prior to joining United, Cary was president of AAdvantage(R) Marketing
Programs at American Airlines where he led a team responsible for all
aspects of American’s frequent flyer program, including loyalty strategy,
promotions, member communications, customer service and program partner
acquisition and development. Cary joined American in 1991 and has held
various positions within the airline’s planning and marketing groups.

Cary replaces Rick Wysong, who will be vice president-Strategic Planning
and Budgets for United Services, the Maintenance and Engineering division
of United Airlines. As United Services undergoes a major reorganization to
become an in-sourcing revenue center for the airline, Wysong will be
responsible for the division’s planning, budgeting accounting, project
management and automation planning. He also will be in charge of lowering
the cost of inventory, developing financial statement tools for United
Services and overseeing outside vendor service management. Wysong will
transition into his new position in July and will report to Greg Hall,
senior vice president- United Services.


In her new role as vice president-Compensation and Benefits, Hughitt will
be a key contributor to United’s global human resources strategy and have
responsibility for designing and implementing all of the company’s
compensation and benefits programs worldwide. The newly created position
supports the company’s goal of developing leading-edge compensation and
benefits to attract, retain and motivate quality employees and to create
and drive the company’s performance culture. Hughitt will assume her new
role effective immediately and will continue to act as Controller until
her successor is named. She will report to Sara Fields, senior vice
president- People.