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Thomas W. Horton new president of AMR and American Airlines

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Fort Worth, Tx., USA - July 22, 2010, Fort Worth, Tx., USA - AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, announced that Thomas W. Horton has been promoted to the position of president of AMR and American Airlines.

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Previously, Mr. Horton served as Executive Vice President — Finance and Planning and Chief Financial Officer of AMR and American. He was named to that position in March 2006 upon returning to American from AT&T Corp., where he had been Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Horton initially joined AMR in 1985 and held a range of senior financial positions with AMR, including Vice President and Controller. From 1998 to 2000, he was vice president responsible for the airline’s Europe business, based in London.

In January 2000, Mr. Horton became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMR. In 2002, he joined AT&T, where he served first as Chief Financial Officer and then as Vice Chairman and CFO.

In 2005, Mr. Horton led the evaluation of strategic alternatives, ultimately, leading to the combination with SBC, which formed the new AT&T.

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