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Richard Anderson retiring from Delta board of directors

Staff Writer | Atlanta, Ga., USA | October 12, 2016
Richard AndersonOctober 12, 2016, Atlanta, Ga., USA - Delta Air Lines, Inc. announced that Richard H. Anderson has elected to retire as executive chairman effective October 11, 2016.
Mr. Anderson served on Delta’s board for nearly a decade, becoming a director in April 2007 when the airline emerged from bankruptcy.

He was appointed Delta’s CEO in August 2007, and was elevated to executive chairman in May 2016 as he retired as CEO.

Francis S. Blake, who has been lead director since May 2016, will succeed Mr. Anderson as Delta’s non-executive chairman.

Mr. Blake, the former Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot, joined Delta’s board in July 2014.