Thomas W. Horton
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AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. Key highlights include:
In the first quarter, AMR reported a net profit of $8 million, excluding reorganization and special items, a $256 million improvement compared to the prior-year period. AMR incurred a GAAP net loss of $341 million versus a GAAP net loss of $1.7 billion in the first quarter of 2012. First quarter results were negatively impacted by $349 million of reorganization and special items, which are detailed below.
Year-over-year cost reductions in salary, benefit and non-operating expenses were driven by AMR’s restructuring efforts.
Pending Merger Transaction
The following merger milestones have been achieved to date:
The merger is conditioned on the approval by the Court, regulatory approvals, approval by US Airways shareholders, other customary closing conditions, and confirmation and consummation of the Plan of Reorganization in accordance with the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. The combination is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2013. Prior to closing of the transaction, the transition-planning team composed of leaders from both companies will develop an integration plan designed to assure a smooth and sustainable transition with a focus on maximizing the potential value of the merger.
Reorganization and Special Items
Additional Information and Where To Find It
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. The proposed merger transaction between and US Airways will be submitted to the stockholders of US Airways for their consideration. AMR has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4, which includes a preliminary proxy statement of US Airways that also constitutes a prospectus of AMR. US Airways expects to file with the SEC a definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A, and AMR and US Airways also plan to file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders of US Airways are urged to read the PRELIMINARY proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents that will be filed with the SEC (including the definitive proxy statement/PROSPECTUS) carefully and in their entirety when they become available because they contain important information about the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and other documents containing important information about AMR and US Airways (including the definitive proxy statement/prospectus), once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by US Airways, when and if available, can be obtained free of charge on US Airways’ website at www.usairways.com or by directing a written request to US Airways Group, Inc., 111 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85281, Attention: Vice President, Legal Affairs. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by AMR, when and if available, can be obtained free of charge on AMR’s website at www.aa.com or by directing a written request to AMR Corporation, P.O. Box 619616, MD 5675, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas 75261-9616, Attention: Investor Relations or by emailing email@example.com.
US Airways, AMR and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and certain members of management may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of US Airways in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of US Airways is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, which was filed with the SEC on April 16, 2013, and the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus related to the proposed transaction, which was filed with the SEC on April 15, 2013. Information about the directors and executive officers of AMR is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, which was filed with the SEC on April 16, 2013, and the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus related to the proposed transaction, which was filed with the SEC on April 15, 2013. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation may also be included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials when and if filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction.Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Information
This news release could be viewed as containing forward-looking statements or information. Actual results may differ materially from the results suggested by the statements and information contained herein for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, risks related to the pending merger, including fulfillment of conditions and receipt of consents and approvals, the company’s ability to secure financing for all of its scheduled aircraft deliveries, the impact of the restructuring of the company and certain of its U.S. subsidiaries, the company’s ability to refinance, extend or repay its near and intermediate term debt, the company’s substantial level of indebtedness and related interest rates, the potential impact of volatile and rising fuel prices, impairments and restructuring charges, and the potential impact of labor unrest. Because of the company’s restructuring, there can be no assurance as to the future value of the company’s or any of its subsidiaries’ securities, including AMR common stock. Accordingly, the company urges that caution be exercised with respect to existing and future investments in any of these securities (including AMR's common stock) or other claims. Readers are referred to the documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company’s Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2012, as amended by its Form 10-K/A filed April 16, 2013, which further identify the important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this news release. The company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement or information.