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American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.OQ)

AAL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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15 Oct 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Isom

54 2016 President

William Parker

55 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Derek Kerr

53 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Maya Leibman

52 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Elise Eberwein

52 2013 Executive Vice President - People and Communications

Stephen Johnson

61 2013 Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs

John Cahill

60 2013 Lead Independent Director

James Albaugh

67 2013 Independent Director

Jeffrey Benjamin

55 2013 Independent Director

Michael Embler

53 2013 Independent Director

Matthew Hart

65 2013 Independent Director

Alberto Ibarguen

73 2013 Independent Director

Richard Kraemer

74 2013 Independent Director

Susan Kronick

66 2015 Independent Director

Martin Nesbitt

55 2015 Independent Director

Denise O'Leary

59 2013 Independent Director

Ray Robinson

70 2013 Independent Director

Richard Schifter

65 2013 Independent Director

Daniel Cravens

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Isom

Mr. Robert D. Isom, Jr., has been appointed as President of the Company. Robert Isom is President for AAG and American, a position he has held since August 2016. He also serves on the board of directors of American, a position he has held since August 2016. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Isom served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for AAG and American, after holding those same positions at US Airways from 2007 to 2013. Prior to joining US Airways, Mr. Isom served as Chief Restructuring Officer for GMAC, LLC. Before that, he was Senior Vice President, Ground Operations and Airport Customer Service, for Northwest Airlines. Mr. Isom also served as Vice President, International, and Vice President, Finance, for Northwest Airlines. Between 1995 and 2000, he was with America West and held executive roles in revenue management, operations and finance. Mr. Isom started his career at The Procter & Gamble Company.

William Parker

Mr. William Douglas Parker is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., and its principal subsidiary company, American Airlines. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of AAG and American, and a member of the AAG and American boards of directors, since December 2013. Mr. Parker served as Chief Executive Officer of US Airways Group since September 2005 and remained in that role following the closing of the Merger. Mr. Parker also served as Chairman of the board of directors of US Airways Group and US Airways and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways from September 2005 to December 2013. Mr. Parker served as Chairman of the boards of directors and Chief Executive Officer of America West and AWA from 2001 to 2007 and served as a director of America West and AWA from 1999 to 2007. Mr. Parker joined AWA as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1995. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Parker served on the board of directors of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, a holding company that, through its subsidiary, provides wholesale and retail electric services primarily in Arizona. He is Former Chairman of the board of directors of and Chief Executive Officer of America West and AWA; Chairman of Airlines for America; former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AWA; and member of the Board of Advisors for the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Derek Kerr

Mr. Derek J. Kerr is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President for the Company., a subsidiary company, American Airlines. Derek Kerr is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for AAG and American, positions he has held since December 2013. Previously, Mr. Kerr served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for US Airways, a role that he began in 2009. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of America West, a role he began in 2002. He joined America West in 1996 as senior director, planning, and was promoted to Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, in 1998. In 2002, Mr. Kerr was promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance, adding responsibility for purchasing and fuel administration. Prior to joining America West, Mr. Kerr served in various financial planning and analysis positions with Northwest Airlines. Previously, Mr. Kerr was a flight test coordinator/control engineer with Northrop Corporation’s B-2 Division.

Maya Leibman

Ms. Maya Leibman is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Previously, she Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AAG and American, positions she has held since November 2015. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from January 2012 to November 2015. Prior to her role as Chief Information Officer, Ms. Leibman was President of the AAdvantage loyalty program from 2010 to 2012. From 2001 to 2010, Ms. Leibman held several positions in the Information Technology department, culminating in the position of Vice President, Business Operations Systems from 2006 to 2010. Ms. Leibman joined American in 1994 in the Revenue Management department.

Elise Eberwein

Ms. Elise R. Eberwein is an Executive Vice President - People and Communications, for the Company., and its principal subsidiary company, American Airlines. Previously, Ms. Eberwein is Executive Vice President—People and Communications for AAG and American, positions she has held since December 2013. Previously, Ms. Eberwein served as Executive Vice President—People, Communications and Public Affairs for US Airways, her role since 2009. Ms. Eberwein has nearly 30 years of industry experience and joined America West in 2003 as Vice President, Corporate Communications, from Denver-based Frontier Airlines. She began her career as a flight attendant for TWA and held a variety of positions at TWA in operations, marketing and communications.

Stephen Johnson

Mr. Stephen Johnson is an Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs, for the Company., is a subsidiary company, American Airlines. Mr. Johnson is Executive Vice President—Corporate Affairs for AAG and American, positions he has held since December 2013. He also serves on the board of directors of American, a position he has held since December 2013 and on the board of directors of WIZZ Air Holdings PLC, a European airline company that trades on the London Stock Exchange. Previously, Mr. Johnson served as Executive Vice President—Corporate and Government Affairs for US Airways, his role since 2009. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Johnson was a partner at Indigo Partners LLC, a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions and strategic investments in the airline, air finance and aerospace industries. Between 1995 and 2003, Mr. Johnson held a variety of positions with America West prior to its merger with US Airways, including Executive Vice President—Corporate. Prior to joining America West, Mr. Johnson served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at GPA Group plc. He was also an attorney at Seattle-based law firm Bogle & Gates, where he specialized in corporate and aircraft finance and taxation.

John Cahill

Mr. John T. Cahill is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Vice Chairman of The Kraft Heinz Company since its formation in July 2015. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (“Kraft Foods Group”), a food and beverage company, from December 2014 to July 2015, as Non-Executive Chairman of Kraft Foods Group from March 2014 to December 2014 and as Executive Chairman of Kraft Foods Group from October 2012 until March 2014. Mr. Cahill joined Kraft Foods, Inc., the former parent of Kraft Foods Group, in January 2012 as Executive Chairman, North American Grocery, and served in that capacity until October 2012. Prior to that, he served as an industrial partner at Ripplewood Holdings LLC, a private equity firm, from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Cahill spent nine years with The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., a beverage manufacturing company, most recently as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2006 and Executive Chairman until 2007. Mr. Cahill also served as Chief Financial Officer and head of International Operations of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. Mr. Cahill previously spent nine years with PepsiCo, Inc., a food and beverage company, in a variety of leadership positions. In addition to serving on the board of The Kraft Heinz Company, Mr. Cahill also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company, a consumer products company, and he was a member of the board of directors of Legg Mason, Inc., an investment management firm, from 2009 to June 2014. Mr. Cahill has also served on the board of directors of Frontier Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Frontier Airlines, from 1984 to 1985. His Leadership and operations experience in executive leadership roles at global public companies, as well as accounting and financial expertise and public company board and corporate governance experience.

James Albaugh

Mr. James F. Albaugh is Independent Director of American Airlines Group Inc. He is Member of the boards of directors of the following private entities: Aloft Aeroarchitects (formerly PATS Aerospace), Belcan Corporation; Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association; past President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; past Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association; elected member of the International Academy of Aeronautics; elected member of the National Academy of Engineering; member of the board of trustees of Willamette University and the Columbia University School of Engineering; and former member of Boeing’s Executive Council for over ten years. Executive leadership experience in the airplane and airline industry, including experience in the investment industry, and with complex systems, contracts and governmental oversight, as well as accounting and financial literacy and global public company board and corporate governance experience.

Jeffrey Benjamin

Mr. Jeffrey D. Benjamin is Independent Director of American Airlines Group Inc. He has been a senior advisor to Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P., a registered investment advisor, since 2008. He also serves as a consultant to Apollo Management, L.P. (“Apollo Management”), a private investment fund, and from 2002 to 2008, served as senior advisor to Apollo Management. Mr. Benjamin serves on the boards of directors of Caesars Entertainment Corp., a casino-entertainment company, and Chemtura Corporation, a specialty chemical developer and manufacturer. He is also on the board of directors of Exco Resources, Inc., an oil and natural gas company, and Chairman of the Board of A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc., a full-service precious metals trading company and official distributor for many government mints throughout the world. Mr. Benjamin previously served on the board of directors of Spectrum Group International, Inc. from 2009 to 2014. He Executive leadership experience in the investment industry, accounting and financial literacy, corporate governance and marketing expertise, success as an investor and extensive experience serving on the boards of directors of global public and private companies.

Michael Embler

Mr. Michael J. Embler is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as the Chief Investment Officer of Franklin Mutual Advisers LLC (“Franklin Mutual Advisers”), an asset management subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc., from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Embler joined Franklin Mutual Advisers in 2001 and, prior to becoming Chief Investment Officer, served as head of its Distressed Investment Group. From 1992 until 2001, he worked at Nomura Holding America Inc. (“Nomura”), an investment bank, in positions of increasing responsibility culminating in the position of Managing Director co-heading Nomura’s proprietary distressed debt/special situations group. Mr. Embler currently serves on the board of directors of NMI Holdings, Inc., a mortgage insurance provider. He will continue serving on the board of directors of CIT Group Inc., a regulated bank holding company and lessor, until the company’s 2016 annual stockholder’s meeting, at which time he will not seek reelection. He also serves on the board of trustees of The Mohonk Preserve, a non-profit institution. Mr. Embler previously served on the boards of directors of Abovenet Inc. from 2003 to 2012, Kindred Healthcare Inc. from 2001 to 2008 and Dynegy Inc. from 2011 to 2012. His Experience in finance, asset management and restructurings, capital markets and capital management, experience as a senior executive, perspective as an institutional investor, success as an investor and service as a director of global public and private companies.

Matthew Hart

Mr. Matthew J. Hart is an Independent Director of the Company. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Hilton Hotels Corporation (“Hilton”), a hotel developer and operator, from 2004 until the acquisition of Hilton by a private equity firm in 2007. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hilton from 1996 to 2004. Before joining Hilton in 1996, Mr. Hart was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of The Walt Disney Company, a worldwide entertainment company, from 1995 to 1996, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Host Marriott Corp., a hotel owner, from 1993 to 1995. He serves on the boards of directors of Air Lease Corporation, an aircraft leasing company, American Homes 4 Rent, a real estate investment trust, and Checchi Capital Advisers, LLC, an investment services company. He is also a member of the board of directors of Heal the Bay, a non-profit organization. Mr. Hart previously served on the board of directors of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (formerly called Great American Group, Inc.) from 2009 to 2015 and Kilroy Realty Corporation from 1997 to 2008. Mr. Hart also served on the boards of directors of America West Holdings Corporation (“America West”) and America West Airlines, Inc. (“AWA”) from 2004 to 2005, and the boards of directors of US Airways Group and US Airways from 2006 until the Merger in December 2013. He is Financial expertise, extensive experience as a senior operating and finance executive for large global public companies, including companies in the consumer travel industry, investment and mergers and acquisitions experience, service as a public company director and airline experience.

Alberto Ibarguen

Mr. Alberto Ibarguen is an Independent Director of the Company. He served on the AMR board of directors from 2008 until the Merger in December 2013. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation since July 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Ibargüen served as Chairman of Miami Herald Publishing Co., a Knight Ridder subsidiary, from 1998 to 2005, and as publisher of The Miami Herald and of El Nuevo Herald. He will continue serving on the boards of directors of PepsiCo, Inc., a food and beverage company, until the company’s 2016 annual stockholder’s meeting, at which time he will not seek reelection. He previously served as a director of NCL Corporation Ltd. and AOL, Inc. and on the advisory committee of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He is also a former Chairman of the board of directors of several major non-profit organizations, including the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Newseum in Washington, D.C., and the World Wide Web Foundation. His Media and financial expertise, food and beverage products and philanthropic experience, executive leadership experience, and extensive experience serving as a director and member of board committees. His International media and financial expertise, food and beverage products and philanthropic experience, executive leadership experience, and extensive experience serving as a director and member of board committees and airline experience.

Richard Kraemer

Mr. Richard C. Kraemer is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been President of Chartwell Capital, Inc., a private investment company, since 2006. Mr. Kraemer also serves as a member of the board of directors of Knight Transportation, Inc., a provider of full truckload transportation and logistics services. Mr. Kraemer served on the board of directors of US Airways Group and US Airways from 2005 until the Merger in December 2013. Mr. Kraemer served as a director of America West and AWA from 1992 to 2007. His Financial expertise, corporate governance, human resources and labor relations expertise, executive leadership experience in developing strategy for and managing a large public company, success as an investor, airline experience and experience serving as a director and member of board committees.

Susan Kronick

Ms. Susan D. Kronick is an Independent Director of the Company. From March 2003 until March 2010, Ms. Kronick served as a Vice-Chair of Macy’s, Inc., the operator of Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s department stores. Prior to that, Ms. Kronick served as Group President, Regional Department Stores of Macy’s, Inc. from April 2001 to March 2003 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Burdines/Macy’s Florida from June 1997 to March 2001. Her retail career spanned 37 years at Federated/Macy’s, Inc. Since 2012, Ms. Kronick has served as an Operating Partner at Marvin Traub Associates, a New York based, retail business development consulting firm. Ms. Kronick has served as a member of the board of directors of Hyatt Hotels Corporation since June 2009. She was previously a member of board of directors for The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. from March 1999 to February 2010. Her Financial, marketing and operational expertise, as well as experience serving as a global public company director and building industry leading brands as a result of the various executive management positions held with Macy’s.

Martin Nesbitt

Mr. Martin H. Nesbitt is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nesbitt has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Vistria Group, LLC, a private-equity investment firm, since January 2013. From 1996 until December 2012, Mr. Nesbitt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PRG Parking Management (known as The Parking Spot), a Chicago-based owner and operator of off-airport parking facilities. Mr. Nesbitt conceptualized and co-founded The Parking Spot and was responsible for all strategic and operating aspects of the business. Prior to that, he was an officer of the Pritzker Realty Group, L.P., the real estate group for Pritzker family interests and before that he was an Investment Manager at LaSalle Partners, one of the predecessor corporations of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a commercial real estate company. Mr. Nesbitt currently serves on the board of directors of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a real estate services firm, and Norfolk Southern Corporation, a rail transportation company. He previously served on the board of directors of the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, a real estate investment trust. Mr. Nesbitt is a Trustee of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and serves as Chairman of the Barack Obama Foundation. His Executive leadership, operational and financial experience, as well as public company board experience.

Denise O'Leary

Ms. Denise M. O'Leary is an Independent Director of the Company. She has been a private investor in early stage companies since 1996. From 1983 until 1996, she was employed at Menlo Ventures, a venture capital firm, first as an associate and then as a general partner. She serves as a director of Medtronic plc, a medical technology company, and Calpine Corporation, a wholesale power producer. Additionally, she serves on the boards of directors of Connect for Health Colorado, the state health exchange, and is a member of the boards of trustees of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and the University of Denver. Ms. O’Leary served as a director of America West and AWA from 1998 to 2005, US Airways Group and US Airways from 2005 until the Merger in December 2013, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital from 1997 to 2012, Stanford Hospital & Clinics from 1994 to 2012, the Denver Foundation from 2013 to 2015 and the University of Colorado Hospital Authority from 2014 to 2015. She is Member of the boards of directors of the following private entities: Connect for Health Colorado and Galvanize, Inc.; member of the boards of trustees of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and the University of Denver; member of the Smithsonian National Board; and former member of the boards of directors of the following private entities: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, the Denver Foundation, the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the University of Colorado Hospital Authority.

Ray Robinson

Mr. Ray M. Robinson is an Independent Director of the Company. He served on the AMR board of directors from 2005 until the Merger in December 2013. Mr. Robinson started his career at AT&T in 1968, and prior to his retirement in 2003, he held several executive positions, including President of the Southern Region, its largest region, President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Tridom, Vice President of Operations for AT&T Business Customer Care, Vice President of AT&T Outbound Services and Vice President of AT&T Public Relations. Mr. Robinson is nonexecutive Chairman of the board of directors of Aaron’s, Inc., a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, computers, residential furniture, household appliances and accessories, a member of the board of directors of Acuity Brands, Inc., a lighting solutions company, a member of the board of directors of Avnet, Inc., a distributor of electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, information technology services and embedded subsystems, and a member of the board of directors of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure, a company that invests in high quality infrastructure and equipment that is essential for the transportation of goods and people globally. Since 2003, Mr. Robinson has also served as a director and non-executive Chairman of Citizens Trust Bank of Atlanta, Georgia, the nation’s second largest African American-owned bank and the largest such bank in the Southeastern U.S. He previously served as a director of RailAmerica Inc. from 2009 to 2011. He has been Vice Chairman of the East Lake Community Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia since May 2003 and a member of the board of directors of the Georgia Aquarium since 2005. He is Member of the board of directors of the Georgia Aquarium; and Vice Chairman of the East Lake Community Foundation. He has Extensive technology, banking, communications, strategic and executive leadership experience, as well as experience serving as a public company director.

Richard Schifter

Mr. Richard P. Schifter is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a senior advisor at TPG, a private equity firm, since 2013. He was a partner at TPG from 1994 to 2013. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Schifter was a partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring and represented Air Partners in connection with the acquisition of Continental Airlines in 1993. Mr. Schifter joined Arnold & Porter LLP in 1979 and was a partner from 1986 through 1994. Mr. Schifter is a member of the boards of directors of EverBank Financial Corp., a bank holding company, Direct Genera Corporation, a non-standard auto insurance company, and LPL Financial Holdings, Inc., a broker-dealer, custodian for registered investment advisors and consultant to retirement plans. Mr. Schifter also served on the boards of directors of US Airways Group from 2005 to 2006, America West from 1994 to 2005, Ryanair, PLC, from 1996 to 2003, Midwest Airlines, Inc. from 2007 to 2009 and Republic Airways Holdings Inc. from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Schifter is also a member of the board of overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a member of the board of directors of Youth, I.N.C. (Improving Non-Profits for Children). He is Member of the board of directors of Youth, I.N.C. (Improving Non-Profits for Children) and the American Jewish International Relations Institute; member of the board of overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School; former member of the boards of directors of the following private entities: Direct General Corporation, American Beacon Advisors, Inc., ProSight Specialty Insurance Holdings, Inc. and Ariel Holdings, Ltd. He has Substantial experience with airline management, as well as financial experience, legal experience and public company board of directors and corporate governance experience.

Daniel Cravens

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Isom

7,093,880

William Parker

12,175,500

Derek Kerr

4,108,470

Maya Leibman

4,158,810

Elise Eberwein

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Stephen Johnson

4,146,200

John Cahill

348,682

James Albaugh

310,050

Jeffrey Benjamin

326,982

Michael Embler

311,476

Matthew Hart

315,072

Alberto Ibarguen

283,708

Richard Kraemer

324,122

Susan Kronick

298,806

Martin Nesbitt

340,716

Denise O'Leary

292,362

Ray Robinson

302,364

Richard Schifter

320,408

Daniel Cravens

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As Of  31 Dec 2017