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Landair Corporation Appoints General Duane H. Cassidy, Jerry T. Armstrong, and Dr. C. John Langley, Jr. to Serve on Board of Directors.

GREENEVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 24, 1998--Landair Corporation (Nasdaq/NM:LAND) announced the appointments of General Duane H. Cassidy, Jerry T. Armstrong, and Dr. C. John Langley, Jr. to serve on its newly formed Board of Directors.

Gen. Cassidy retired in January 1998 as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Commercial Board of CSX Corporation. During his tenure at CSX, Gen. Cassidy served in various executive positions at CSX Transportation, Logistics Technology, and was President of CSX/Sea-Land Logistics.

Prior to joining Landair, Gen. Cassidy served as Commander in Chief, Military Airlift Command, and from July 1987 to September 1989, as Commander in Chief, United States Transportation Command, where he was the Department of Defense advocate and single point of contact for the Defense Transportation System - air, land, and sea, military and commercial. In October 1989, he retired from the Air Force as a four-star General, and currently sits on the National Defense Transportation Association's Board of Directors as Vice Chairman.

Dr. Langley is the John H. Dove Distinguished Professor of Logistics and Transportation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has served as a professor at the University of Tennessee since September 1973. From October 1984 until October 1992, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Logistics Management, served as President of the Council from October 1990 to October 1991, and was the 1993 recipient of the Council's Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Armstrong is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wind Associates, Inc., a private investment and management company, a position he has held since June 1997. From June 1988 to June 1997, Mr. Armstrong was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merchants, Inc., and from February 1984 until June 1988, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wedge Group, Inc., both parent corporations of diversified transportation companies. He also served on the Board of Directors of Landstar System, Inc. from March 1991 until May 1994. Over a forty year career, Mr. Armstrong held chief executive positions with and served on the boards of ANR Freight Systems, Inc., Garrett Freight Lines, Inc., Riss International, Inc., and Johnson Motor Lines, Inc., all transportation related companies.

Landair is an irregular route, high-service-level truckload carrier that transports a wide range of commodities in both intrastate and interstate commerce. Landair provides dry van common carrier and dedicated contract carriage for shippers of a variety of products in the medium and short-haul markets.
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