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On this end, the issue has just started. Looks like it's sent in True Type text format. Paul ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Rubottom" <jrubotto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <AIRLINE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, July 17, 2009 9:40 AM Subject: Re: Good Bye Larry > No Paul. For some reason, Roger's messages always look like that. It's > an > ongoing discussion point but, so far, there seems to be no solution. > > --James > > -----Original Message----- > From: The Airline List [mailto:AIRLINE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of > Paul > K > Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 6:32 PM > To: AIRLINE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Re: Good Bye Larry > > Am I the only one getting this message with looks like puncuation codes? > > Paul > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Roger LaFrance" <lafrance@xxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <AIRLINE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 5:57 PM > Subject: Good Bye Larry > > >> JEFF SMISEK TO =0ABECOME CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF >> CONTINENTA= >> L AIRLINES; LARRY =0AKELLNER TO RETURN TO PRIVATE EQUITYAFTER 14 YEARS >> WITH= >> THE =0AAIRLINE=0AHOUSTON, =0AJuly 16, 2009 -- Continental Airlines >> (NYSE:= >> CAL) announced today that Jeff =0ASmisek, 54, Continental=E2=80=99s >> presid= >> ent and chief operating officer and a member of =0Athe board of >> directors, > >> = >> will become chairman and chief executive officer, =0Aeffective January 1, >> 2= >> 010. Smisek will succeed Larry Kellner, 50, who has =0Adecided to return >> t= >> o private equity at year-end after 14 years with Continental, =0Athe last >> f= >> ive of them as chairman and CEO. =0A =0A=E2=80=9CIt has been a great >> hono= >> r to lead the professional men and women of Continental =0Aand be part of >> t= >> he premier airline in the industry,=E2=80=9D Kellner said. =E2=80=9CI >> have= >> =0Aworked closely with Jeff throughout my tenure, and he is a strong and >> e= >> ffective =0Aleader. I am confident Jeff will maintain >> Continental=E2=80=99= >> s unique culture and =0Asuccessfully lead the Continental team through >> thes= >> e challenging =0Atimes.=0A=E2=80=9CWhile =0AI will deeply miss my >> co-worker= >> s at Continental, it is the right time for this =0Atransition. >> Continental= >> has gained approval from DOT of our Star Alliance =0Aapplication, which >> wi= >> ll allow us to continue as an effective global competitor,=E2=80=9D >> =0AKell= >> ner added.=0A=E2=80=9CThe =0ABoard thanks Larry for his tremendous >> leadersh= >> ip of Continental during some of =0Athe most challenging times this >> industr= >> y has faced,=E2=80=9D said Henry Meyer, lead =0Adirector for Continental. >> = >> =0A =E2=80=9CThe =0ABoard has consistently focused on succession >> planning, > >> = >> and Jeff=E2=80=99s experience, =0Askills and long partnership with Larry >> ma= >> ke him the ideal executive to succeed =0ALarry as chairman and CEO. We >> look= >> forward to working with Jeff as he continues =0AContinental=E2=80=99s >> indu= >> stry leadership.=E2=80=9D=0A =E2=80=9CAlthough =0AI am saddened that >> Larry > >> = >> has decided to move on, I respect his decision and wish =0Ahim continued >> su= >> ccess,=E2=80=9D said Smisek. =E2=80=9COver the next several months, >> Larry > >> = >> and I =0Awill work together to ensure a smooth transition. Our entire >> team= >> will remain =0Afocused on returning our company to profitability, and >> Cont= >> inental=E2=80=99s great =0Aculture will continue to be the driving force >> of= >> the company=E2=80=99s long-term =0Asuccess,=E2=80=9D he added. >> =0AHouston= >> -based =0Aboard member Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell noted Kellner=E2=80=99s >> civ= >> ic contributions. =0A=E2=80=9CThe Houston community has been blessed >> with= >> having Larry as both a leader at =0AContinental and a leader of our >> commun= >> ity. Continental has been a tremendous =0Apartner to the Houston >> community= >> and we look forward to working with Jeff as he =0Aassumes his new >> role,=E2= >> =80=9D said Pastor Caldwell.=0A =0AContinental was named >> Fortune= >> magazine=E2=80=99s No. 1 Most Admired Global Airline in =0Aeach year of >> Ke= >> llner=E2=80=99s tenure as chairman and CEO. He fostered >> Continental=E2=80= >> =99s =0Aworking together culture, while leading the carrier=E2=80=99s >> expan= >> sion into London =0AHeathrow, China and India and focusing the company on >> f= >> uel efficiency and =0Aenvironmental responsibility.=0AKellner =0Awill >> head > >> = >> Emerald Creek Group, LLC, a new private investment firm based in >> =0AHouston= >> . =0AJeff =0ASmisek biography=0AJeff =0ASmisek is president and chief >> ope= >> rating officer of Continental Airlines and a =0Amember of the Board of >> Dire= >> ctors. He is responsible for airline operations, =0Aincluding flight >> operat= >> ions, inflight, airports, catering, cargo, maintenance =0Aand technical >> ope= >> rations, and also human resources and labor relations, global =0Areal >> estat= >> e, security and environmental affairs, corporate communications, >> =0Afederal= >> affairs, and international, state and local affairs. Over the course of >> = >> =0Ahis tenure at Continental, he has also overseen sales and marketing, >> tec= >> hnology =0Aand legal affairs. =0ASmisek =0Ajoined the airline in March >> 199= >> 5 as senior vice president and general counsel, =0Aand has since held >> posit= >> ions of increasing responsibility. He became president =0Ain December >> 2004 > >> = >> and president and chief operating officer in September 2008. =0APrior to >> j= >> oining Continental, Smisek was a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, =0Awhere >> h= >> e specialized in corporate finance and securities =0Alaw.=0ASmisek >> =0Agradu= >> ated from Princeton University, A.B. summa cum laude in economics, in >> 1976,= >> =0Aand Harvard Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, in 1982. He also serves >> o= >> n the =0Aboard of directors of National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Smisek and >> his > >> = >> wife reside in =0AHouston and are long-time supporters of numerous >> charitab= >> le and civic =0Aorganizations.=0ALarry =0AKellner biography=0AKellner >> =0Ajo= >> ined Continental in 1995 as chief financial officer. In May 2001, he was >> = >> =0Aelected president of the airline and to the Board of Directors, and in >> M= >> arch =0A2003, he was named president and chief operating officer. He >> became= >> chairman and =0Achief executive officer in December 2004.=0APrior =0Ato >> jo= >> ining Continental, Kellner was executive vice president and chief >> financial= >> =0Aofficer of American Savings Bank, owned by The Robert M. Bass Group. >> Pr= >> ior to =0Athat, he was executive vice president and chief financial >> officer= >> of The Koll =0ACompany, a private real estate investment and construction >> = >> =0Afirm.=0AKellner =0Agraduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of >> science > >> = >> in business administration =0Afrom the University of South Carolina, >> where > >> = >> he served as Student Body =0APresident. In addition, the University of >> Sou= >> th Carolina presented him with the =0ADistinguished Alumni Award in 1998. >> = >> =0AKellner =0Ais active in numerous community and civic organizations. He >> c= >> urrently serves on =0Athe board of directors for Marriott International >> and= >> the Air Transport =0AAssociation. On the civic front, he is a member of >> th= >> e board of directors for =0Athe Methodist Hospital, YMCA of Greater >> Houston= >> , the Greater Houston =0APartnership, the Spring Branch Education >> Foundatio= >> n, and Central Houston, Inc., =0Aand is a member of the Boy Scouts of >> Ameri= >> ca National Executive Board. Kellner =0Aalso serves on the advisory >> boards > >> = >> of the March of Dimes and Teach for America, =0Aand is on the development >> b= >> oard of the University of Texas Health Science Center =0Aat Houston. He >> res= >> ides in Houston with his wife, Susan, and their four =0Achildren. >> =0A#= >> ## >> >> > <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >> >> If you wish to unsubscribe from the AIRLINE List, please send an E-mail >> to: >> "listserv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx". 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