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American Airlines Federal Credit Union Announces the Final Grand Prize Winner of Its 2007 Road to Success Sweepstakes

Winner is Shocked to Learn He Will Drive Away with a New 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

When Spencer Deaton woke up Monday morning he had no idea what was in store for him by noon that day. More than 20 of his co-workers, family members and journalists witnessed the pure shock on his face when he learned that he had won a new Toyota FJ Cruiser, courtesy of American Airlines Federal Credit Union (AA Credit Union.)

AA Credit Union CEO, John Tippets, presented the car to him at his place of employment, The Guitar Center, in Farmers Branch, Texas.

"Now, I could not be happier to present the final grand prize to this young man," said Tippets. "This is a storybook ending to an extremely successful promotion for the Credit Union. We've presented five vehicles to our lucky member-owners, but to be able to surprise this young man just a few weeks before Christmas is very endearing."

"This is amazing! I never win anything!," exclaimed Deaton. "Thank you so much!"

Deaton registered for the promotion online at his father's urging. "My father heard about the promotion back in July, and he told me to enter to win the car. I didn't think I would actually win," Deaton said.

Deaton opened his account at AA Credit Union as a teenager and is now 23. His father is a former AMR Services employee who remains a member as well. Deaton attended the MediaTech Institute with the aid of an educational loan funded by the Credit Union.

The 2007 Road to Success Sweepstakes ended Nov. 30, 2007.  Drawings and prize information:  

DRAWING   ENTRY PERIOD   Prize                Winner  
Drawing 1 July 9 - July   2007 FORD ESCAPE     Ken Phelps, San Angelo,             31, 2007        HYBRID               Texas  
Drawing 2 Aug. 1 - Aug.   2007 FORD EDGE       Barbara Ramallo, Hialeah,             31, 2007                             Fla.  
Drawing 3 Sept. 1 - Sept. 2007 CHEVROLET       Pam Brunner, Arlington,             30, 2007        SILVERADO CREW CAB   Texas  
Drawing 4 Oct. 1 - Oct.   2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE John A. Lippold, Dallas             31, 2007  
Drawing 5 Nov. 1 - Nov.   2007 TOYOTA FJ       Spencer Deaton, Farmers             30,  2007       CRUISER              Branch, Texas 

About American Airlines Federal Credit Union

American Airlines Federal Credit Union was founded in 1936, and today serves the present and retired employees of American Airlines, their family members and anyone that works in the Air Transportation Industry. AA Credit Union has more than 210,000 members nationwide and assets of more than $4.3 billion. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, AA Credit Union is committed first and foremost to enriching their member-owners' financial well-being through their participation in the products and services of the Credit Union. For more information on AA Credit Union, please visit http://www.aacreditunion.org/.

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

SOURCE: American Airlines Federal Credit Union

CONTACT: Brenda Tristan-Marrone of AA Credit Union, +1-817-967-6097

Web site: http://www.aacreditunion.org/

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