Southwest Airlines Announces Organizational Leadership Changes

Wed Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm EST

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DALLAS,  Feb. 6, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) today
announced several executive changes as part of an overall effort to better
streamline the Company's organizational structure.

Dave Ridley  has taken on a new role as Senior Vice President Business
Development. In this position, Ridley will focus on assignments that aid the
development of our future business strategy and direction; evaluation of
Southwest's current business performance; and special assignments.

With the change in Ridley's responsibilities,  Kevin Krone, currently Vice
President Marketing, Sales, and Distribution, will be promoted to Vice President
and Chief Marketing Officer.

Katherine Findlay, Managing Director Internal Audit, has been promoted to Vice
President Internal Audit, and  Elizabeth Bryant, Managing Director Training, has
been promoted to Vice President Training. These are not additional positions at
the company; both promotions are in recognition of the job performances of these
two Southwest Airlines Leaders.

"I congratulate Kevin, Katherine, and Elizabeth on their well-earned promotions.
The direction and Leadership they have brought their Teams has been phenomenal,
and I am proud to help recognize their accomplishments," said  Gary Kelly,
Chairman, President, and CEO of Southwest Airlines. "I also am confident in the
value Dave will bring in his new role, which I feel is crucial given our current
dynamic environment and countless opportunities. Dave is most definitely the
right person for the job."

Go to  swamedia.com  to access photos and bios for these Leaders.

www.southwest.com

SOURCE  Southwest Airlines


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