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American Airlines Names Suzanne Rubin President -- AAdvantage

Rubin Will Oversee American's Loyalty and Customer Relationship Management Department

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today announced that Suzanne Rubin has been named President of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program, succeeding Maya Leibman, recently promoted to American's Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President – Information Technology.

As President of AAdvantage, Rubin will be responsible for American's frequent flyer program, which includes more than 67 million members and more than 700 award destinations across the globe. Rubin joined American in 1999 and has held a variety of leadership positions in revenue management, sales, AA Vacations, American's pricing organization, and as head of customer loyalty, research and customer relationship management.

"Suzanne Rubin is a natural fit to lead AAdvantage," said Virasb Vahidi, American's Chief Commercial Officer. "Not only does she have significant breadth of experience, but she also possesses a personal passion for our members and the program."

"One of the highlights of my career has been my time as President of AAdvantage, and I am thrilled to see Suzanne Rubin assume this leadership role," said Leibman. "Suzanne is already familiar with the program and I'm confident she will continue to meet and exceed the high expectations of our members."

Rubin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 1992  and completed her Master of Business Administration degree at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, 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 and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation.  AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

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SOURCE American Airlines

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