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American Airlines Receives Circle of Honor Award

Recognized for Supplier Diversity, Workplace Diversity and Corporate Citizenship

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has received the Circle of Honor Award from the American Institute of Diversity and Commerce (AIDC). The award is the highest level of recognition given by the AIDC.

Don McKneely, President and Founder of the AIDC said, "AIDC is proud to recognize American Airlines for its outstanding leadership as one of our 2011 Circle of Honor companies. The AIDC Circle of Honor award recognizes those companies, organizations and institutions that have demonstrated stellar performance and commitment in all three areas of our AIDC validation process – supply chain diversity, workforce diversity and corporate citizenship/social responsibility."

"American Airlines is honored to receive this highest level of recognition from the AIDC," said John MacLean, American's Vice President – Purchasing and Transportation. "This award validates our commitment to diversity in all facets of the company. We look forward to partnering with the AIDC to further advance diversity at all levels through the communities we serve."

American's long-term commitment to diversity is widely recognized. Since the inception of its Supplier Diversity Program in 1989, the company has spent more than $4 billion with minority and women-owned businesses. For more information on American's Supplier Diversity Program, visit AA.com/supplierdiversity.

American's focus on diversity leadership and engagement, as well as corporate responsibility has also been recognized. In 2010, 39 percent of American's employees in the United States were women and 32 percent were ethnic minorities. Despite limited hiring in the past decade, the company has been able to increase the percentage of women and minority leaders in the top two percent of its management positions since 1996.

"Our employees are our greatest asset," said Lauri Curtis, American's Vice President – Diversity Leadership and Engagement. "We understand that we can only be successful if we are respectful and inclusive of all employees. Tapping into diverse perspectives allows us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace environment and deliver a better product for our customers. At American, diversity is the way we do business."

For more information on American's commitment to workforce diversity and corporate responsibility, visit AA.com, select the About Us section, then select Corporate Responsibility or visit AA.com/diversity.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 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 fares are also available through Kayak.com and Priceline.com, as well as thousands of travel agencies worldwide. 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 approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

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