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Spirit Airlines Inc (SAVE.OQ)

SAVE.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

H. McIntyre Gardner

55 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Robert Fornaro

64 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Edward Christie

46 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Bendoraitis

53 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Martha Villa

56 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Rocky Wiggins

58 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Thomas Canfield

61 2007 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Matthew Klein

43 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Brian McMenamy

2017 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Scott Haralson

44 2012 Vice President - Financial Planning and Analysis

Carlton Donaway

65 2013 Independent Director

David Elkins

75 2010 Independent Director

Robert Johnson

69 2010 Independent Director

Barclay Jones

56 2006 Independent Director

Myrna Soto

48 2016 Independent Director

Dawn Zier

52 2015 Independent Director

Deanne Gabel

Senior Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

H. McIntyre Gardner

Mr. H. McIntyre Gardner serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Spirit Airlines, Inc. effective August 7, 2013. Mr. Gardner has been a member of the Board since July 2010 and Chairman of the Board since August 2013. Mr. Gardner retired in 2008 from Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. as the Head of Americas Region and Global Bank Group, Global Private Client. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in July 2000, Mr. Gardner was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Helen of Troy Limited, a personal care products manufacturer. The Board has previously concluded that Mr. Gardner should serve on the Board as Chairman and on the Audit Committee, based on his financial and business skills, extensive corporate finance experience and broad financial expertise.

Robert Fornaro

Mr. Robert L. Fornaro serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Robert L. Fornaro has been a member of the Board since May 2014. He has served as President and CEO since January 2016. Mr. Fornaro served as a consultant to Southwest Airlines Co. and AirTran Airways Inc. a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings Inc., from May 2011 through April 2014. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AirTran Holdings Inc. from November 2007 to May 2011. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AirTran Airways Inc. from March 2001 to November 2007 and as President and Chief Financial Officer from March 1999 to August 2000. From February 1998 to March 1999, Mr. Fornaro served as a consultant in the airline industry. From 1992 to February 1998, he served as Senior Vice President of Planning for US Airways. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing Planning at Northwest Airlines from 1988 to 1992. He served as the Chairman of AirTran Airways Inc. from May 2008 to May 2011 and served on its board from 2001 to May 2011. He served as Chairman of the Board of AirTran Holdings Inc. from 2008 to May 2011.

Edward Christie

Mr. Edward M. Christie, III is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Spirit Airlines Inc. Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Christie served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. from July 2011 to March 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Christie was a partner in the management consulting firm of Vista Strategic Group LLC from May 2010 to July 2011. Mr. Christie served in various positions from 2002 to 2010 at Frontier Airlines, including as Chief Financial Officer from June 2008 to January 2010, as Senior Vice President, Finance from February 2008 to June 2008, as Vice President, Finance from May 2007 to February 2008, and before that in several positions, including Corporate Financial Administrator, Director of Corporate Financial Planning, and Senior Director of Corporate Financial Planning and Treasury.

John Bendoraitis

Mr. John Bendoraitis serves as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Spirit Airlines Inc. since October 2013. Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Bendoraitis served as Chief Operating Officer of Frontier Airlines from March 2012 to October 2013. Previously, from 2008 to 2012, he served as President of Comair Airlines. From 2006 to 2008, he served as President of Compass Airlines, where he was responsible for the certification and launch of the airline. Mr. Bendoraitis began his aviation career in 1984 at Northwest Airlines, where over a 22-year span he worked his way up from aircraft technician to vice president of base maintenance operations.

Martha Villa

Ms. Martha Laurie Villa serves as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Company, since October 2014. Prior to that, Mrs. Villa was an independent consultant and, from March 2014 to September 2014, served as Interim Vice President, Human Resources at Charter Schools USA. Other senior roles held by Mrs. Villa include Chief People Officer for Liberty Power from November 2009 to February 2013, VP, Human Resources for LexisNexis Risk Solutions from July 2006 to September 2009 and Senior VP, Human Resources for Ann Taylor Corporation from April 2002 to January 2005. Prior to that, she held global senior human resources leadership positions at both Transora and Sara Lee Corporation. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of Primate Technologies, a private software development company in the power utility industry, since March of 2013.

Rocky Wiggins

Mr. Rocky B. Wiggins serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the company. Prior to joining Spirit, from June 2014 to September 2016, Mr. Wiggins served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at WestJet Airlines. From September 2011 to May 2014, he served as Chief Information Officer at Sun Country Airlines and from September 2000 to July 2011 as Chief Information Officer of AirTran Airways. Prior to that, he served in various information technology leadership positions at US Airways for almost 20 years.

Thomas Canfield

Mr. Thomas C. Canfield serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Spirit Airlines Inc. since October 2007. From September 2006 to October 2007, Mr. Canfield served as General Counsel & Secretary of Point Blank Solutions, Inc. a manufacturer of antiballistic body armor. Prior to Point Blank, from 2004 to 2007, he served as CEO and Plan Administrator of AT&T Latin America Corp., a public company formerly known as FirstCom Corporation, which developed high-speed fiber networks in 17 Latin American cities. Mr. Canfield also served as General Counsel & Secretary at AT&T Latin America Corp from 1999 to 2004. Previously, Mr. Canfield was Counsel in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Mr. Canfield serves on the board and on the audit and nominating and corporate governance committees of Iridium Communications Inc. a satellite communications company. Mr. Canfield previously served on the board of directors of Tricom S.A. a telecommunications company, from 2004 to 2010.

Matthew Klein

Mr. Matthew H. Klein serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the company. Prior to that, Mr. Klein served as the Chief Commercial Officer at lastminute.com from December 2013 to December 2015 and as Vice President, Global Airline Relations at Travelocity from October 2012 to November 2013. From September 2011 to September 2012 and from January 2016 to July 2016, he worked in various consulting capacities in the travel industry. Mr. Klein also served in various pricing, revenue management, forecasting and distribution planning positions at AirTran Airways from September 1999 to September 2011, and in various other roles in domestic pricing at US Airways from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Klein served on the board of the Airlines Reporting Corporation, an air travel intelligence and commerce company, from September 2010 to September 2011.

Brian McMenamy

Mr. Brian McMenamy is Vice Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the company. He brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance. Previous appointments at American Airlines include Vice President, Finance; Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis; and Vice President and Controller. He holds a Bachelors in Science in Financial Economics from Rockhurst College, in Kansas City, Missouri, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and was awarded Texas Top 10 on the CPA exam for placing in the top ten of candidates across the state.

Scott Haralson

Mr. Scott M. Haralson serves as Vice President - Financial Planning and Analysis of the company. Prior to that, from January 2010 to August 2012, Mr. Haralson served as the Director of Finance for Dish Network and from January 2009 to January 2010, as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Frontier Airlines. He also served as Chief Financial Officer at Guardian Gaming from March 2008 to January 2009 and at Swift Aviation from July 2006 to March 2008. From August 2000 to July 2006, Mr. Haralson served in various financial management positions at America West and US Airways.

Carlton Donaway

Mr. Carlton D. Donaway serves as an Independent Director of Spirit Airlines Inc. Carlton D. Donaway has been a member of the Board since January 2013. Since 2004, Mr. Donaway has been the principal and Chairman of JSKD Advisors LLC, a consulting firm. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Donaway was an advisor to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”), a private investment firm, and to Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, an affiliate of Cerberus that offers senior management and advisory services. Prior to working with Cerberus, Mr. Donaway served as Executive Chairman of DHL Holdings-USA, a division of Deutsche Post DHL that provides international express and mail services. He was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Airborne, Incorporated, a global transportation and logistics company. Mr. Donaway served as a board member and Chairman of Anchor Glass Container Corporation, a glass container manufacturer, from November 2004 to June 2005. In August of 2005, Anchor Glass Container Corporation filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Donaway also served as a board member of ACE Aviation Holdings, an investment holding company for various aviation interests, from 2004 to 2008.

David Elkins

Mr. David G. Elkins serves as an Independent Director of Spirit Airlines Inc. David G. Elkins has been a member of the Board since July 2010. Mr. Elkins retired in 2003 as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Chemicals, Inc. a North American chemicals producer headquartered in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Sterling Chemicals in 1998, Mr. Elkins was a senior partner in the law firm of Andrews Kurth LLP, where he specialized in corporate and business law. Mr. Elkins formerly served as an independent director of numerous public and private corporations, including The Houston Exploration Company, Holley Performance Products, Inc. (non-executive Chairman), Pliant Corporation, Zilog, Inc. Sterling Chemicals, Inc. Guilford Mills, Inc. Pioneer USA, Inc. and Memorial Hermann Hospital System. Mr. Elkins currently serves on the Development Board of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Robert Johnson

Mr. Robert D. Johnson serves as an Independent Director of Spirit Airlines Inc. Robert D. Johnson has been a member of the Board since July 2010. Mr. Johnson retired in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), a global aerospace engineering and services company. In 2005, prior to DAE, Mr. Johnson was Chairman of Honeywell Aerospace, a leading global supplier of aircraft engines, equipment, systems and services, where he also served prior to 2005 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Honeywell Aerospace, Mr. Johnson held management positions at various aviation and aerospace companies. He served on the board of directors of Ariba, Inc. a publicly traded software company, from 2005 to 2012, and currently serves on the board of directors of Spirit Aerosystems, a publicly traded aerospace components company that is not affiliated with Spirit Airlines, and Roper Industries, Inc. a publicly traded diversified industrial company.

Barclay Jones

Mr. Barclay G. Jones, III. serves as an Independent Director of Spirit Airlines Inc. Barclay G. Jones III has been a member of the Board since 2006. Since March 2000, Mr. Jones has been the Executive Vice President of Investments for iStar Financial Inc., a publicly traded finance company focused on the commercial real estate industry. Prior to iStar, Mr. Jones was at W.P. Carey & Co. an investment management company, where he served in a variety of capacities, including Vice Chairman and Chief Acquisitions Officer.

Myrna Soto

Ms. Myrna M. Soto is Director of the Company. She has been a member of the Board since March 2016. Since August 2015, she has served as Senior Vice President, Global and Chief Information Security Officer of Comcast Corporation ("Comcast"), which operates as a worldwide media and technology company. From 2009 to August 2015, Ms. Soto was the Senior Vice President and Chief Infrastructure and Information Security Officer of Comcast. Prior to these roles, from 2005 until September 2009, she served as Vice President of Information Technology Governance and Chief Information Security Officer of MGM Resorts International, a global hospitality company. She has been a director of CMS Energy Corporation, a publicly traded energy company, and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy Corporation, since January 2015. The Board has concluded that Ms. Soto should continue to serve on the Board and on the Compensation and Safety, Security and Operations Committees based on her experience in information technology and security experience matters, leadership and general business experience.

Dawn Zier

Ms. Dawn M. Zier serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has been a member of the Board since June 2015. Since November 2012, Ms. Zier has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nutrisystem Inc. a commercial provider of weight loss products and services, and as a member of its board of directors. Before joining Nutrisystem, Ms. Zier served as the President of International at the Reader's Digest Association, Inc. a global media and direct marketing company (the "Reader's Digest Association"), from April 2011 to November 2012 and as an Executive Vice President of the Reader's Digest Association from February 2011 to November 2012. From October 2009 to April 2011, Ms. Zier served as President, Europe of the Reader's Digest Association. Prior to serving in these roles, she served as the President of Global Consumer Marketing for the Reader's Digest Association from June 2008 to October 2009 and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Holdings U.S. Corp., a marketer of audio and video products and at such time a subsidiary of the Reader's Digest Association, from June 2009 to October 2009. From August 2005 to June 2008, Ms. Zier served as the President of North American Consumer Marketing for the Reader's Digest Association. RDA Holding Co. the holding company and parent of Reader's Digest Association, underwent a reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code beginning in 2013. Ms. Zier also served on the Direct Marketing Education Foundation's Board of Trustees from October 2010 to October 2012 and on the Direct Marketing Association's Board of Directors from October 2008 to present, and also as its Secretary from October 2012 to October 2014. From 2005 to 2009, she chaired the Magazine's Director's Advisory Committee for the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

Deanne Gabel

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