GOL Announces the CEO of Smiles S.A.
SAO PAULO, Feb. 14, 2013
SAO PAULO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.
(BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B+, Moody's: B3), the
largest low-cost airline in Latin America, announces that Leonel Andrade has
been hired as Chief Executive Officer of Smiles S.A. ("Smiles"), a subsidiary
of the Company.
According to Constantino Junior, hiring Leonel Andrade will add value to
Smiles. Leonel has an experience of 27 years in leading financial institutions
in the retail segment. Therefore, Smiles shows its efforts towards promoting
its customer loyalty program in Brazil, as well as strengthening the
management and corporate governance structures, which will begin its
activities with and independent structure and a high-performance and
vastly-experienced team of executives."
In the last six years, Leonel Andrade served as an executive of Banco
Citibank, and held the positions of CEO of Credicard (Citicard Bank) and
responsible for the Retail Bank in Brazil. Previously, Leonel Andrade served
as an executive officer of Visa of Brazil and CEO of Losango (HSBC Financing
Bank). Andrade has degrees in Civil Engineering and History from UGF-RJ and he
completed a specialization program in Business Administration and Marketing at
PDG-SP. He also concluded the Advanced Management Program at Insead - France.
"I am very excited and happy for being able to help build this company, which
was born with a consolidated trademark and a solid customer base, with more
than 9 million members," Andrade said.
Edmar Lopes - CFO
Andre Carvalho - Planning and IR Manager
Gustavo Mendes - Investor Relations
Jenifer Nicolini - Investor Relations
Phone: (11) 2128-4700
Phone: (11) 2128-4183
ABOUT GOL LINHAS AEREAS INTELIGENTES S.A.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the
largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 900
daily flights to 65 destinations in 10 countries in South America, Caribbean
and the United States under the GOL and VARIG brands, using a young, modern
fleet of Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the safest, most
efficient and most economical of their type.
SOURCE GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.
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