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UNITED'S V.P.-GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS TO RETIRE; AIRLINE TO CONSOLIDATE ITS GOVERNMENTAL AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENTS

 CHICAGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that its vice president of governmental affairs, George Aste, will retire effective Feb. 15. With Aste's retirement, the governmental affairs position will be consolidated with United's International Affairs Department. Cyril Murphy, currently United's vice president of international affairs, will head the combined organization as vice president-international and governmental affairs based in Washington.
 Aste, who joined the airline in 1965, will continue to serve United on special projects.
 "We appreciate the many valuable contributions George Aste has made during his career at United, and in particular his efforts over the last 11 years as our airline's senior representative in Washington," said United Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen M. Wolf. "All of us wish him continued success in his future endeavors."
 Murphy, who has served as United's vice president of international affairs since 1991, has been responsible for planning and directing the airline's activities in the development of its international route network, coordinating the company's commercial programs with international regulatory authorities and overseeing international property administration. Murphy joined United in 1989 and served as director of international facilities before assuming his current position.
 Prior to joining United, Murphy held positions as vice president- market planning and vice president-international and governmental affairs with The Flying Tiger Line Inc. During his career, he also worked in the maintenance and law departments there.
 Murphy holds a law degree from the Harvard Law School and a bachelor's degree in political science from California State University in Dominguez Hills, Calif. He attained his higher education with the assistance of scholarships from the International Association of Machinists, of which he was a member. He also served in the U.S. Marines from 1958 to 1966.
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 /CONTACT: Joe Hopkins, 708-952-5770 or, after hours, 708-952-4088; Investor Contact: Pamela Hanlon, 708-952-7501, both of United Airlines Corporate Communications/


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