Brennan was first elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 1987. Since 2004, Brennan has served as AMR’s Lead Director, which gave him responsibility, among a myriad of other duties, for leading the Board’s process of selecting and evaluating the chief executive officer. He also served as AMR’s Executive Chairman from April 2003 until May 2004 during a critical period in the Company’s history. His retirement is effective March 31, 2007.
Brennan, 73, retired in 1995 as the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sears, Roebuck and Co., based in Chicago, Ill., after spending 39 years with that company. He is also a director of Excelon Corp. and McDonalds Corp.