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American Airlines Named Corporate Business of the Year by the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce

Recognizes members for their business savvy and accomplishments

MIAMI, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines was named Corporate Business of the Year by the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce. George Hazy, American's Vice President - Miami Hub, accepted the award at the organization's Annual Awards Banquet on behalf of American's more than 9,000 Miami-based employees.

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1974 by a group of black businessmen and holds several annual events which recognize small and corporate businesses and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the Chamber and the community. The organization's annual awards banquet recognizes members for their business savvy and accomplishments by presenting awards to the Corporate Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Top Five Small Businesses, and Board Member of the Year.

"We pride ourselves on being the voice of the minority business community, and American Airlines is certainly a corporate leader in working with minority businesses in the Miami area," said Bill Diggs, President and CEO of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce.

About the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1974 by a group of Black businessmen out of a need for a strong organization that could objectively advocate the needs of a growing Black business community. The organization's mission is to provide a world of business opportunities and bring the business community together to exchange goods and services and to promote interaction and communication mutually beneficial to all businesses involved.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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