ATSG Names Retired Air Force General Arthur Lichte to Board

  ATSG Names Retired Air Force General Arthur Lichte to Board

Business Wire

WILMINGTON, Ohio -- February 18, 2013

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) today announced the
appointment of General Arthur J. Lichte to its Board of Directors.

General Lichte, age 63, was Commander of the Air Mobility Command (AMC) at
Scott Air Force Base in Illinois when he retired on January 1, 2010, as a
four-star general after 38 years of service. The AMC provides rapid global
mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces. He previously served as
Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director, Air Force Staff, Headquarters U.S.
Air Force, Washington, D.C., with responsibility for Air Staff organization
and administration. He was Deputy Chairman of the Air Force Council, and was
the Air Force accreditation official for the Corps of Air Attachés. In
addition, his experience included assignments at the Strategic Air Command,
Air Mobility Command, U.S. Transportation Command, and United States Air
Forces in Europe.

ATSG President and CEO Joe Hete said, “General Lichte’s leadership of AMC,
along with his understanding of the many commercial air carriers and aircraft
that supplement the U.S. military’s air transport operations around the world,
will be invaluable as we further develop and expand our air cargo and related
businesses. We look forward to his contributions to the board’s oversight and
support of our efforts to maximize returns for shareholders from those

General Lichte earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration
from Manhattan College in New York City and a Master’s degree in systems
management from the University of Southern California. He is a Graduate of the
Program for Senior Officials in National Security, John F. Kennedy School of
Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., and has completed Revolution
in Business Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. He serves on
the Board of Directors, EADS-North America, a leading global aerospace and
defense company, and is a member of the Board of Trustees, Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University.

General Lichte becomes the ninth director of ATSG. He will be a class III
director and stand for election at the annual meeting of shareholders in May

About ATSG

ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation
and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies
that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing
and airline subsidiaries, is the world's largest owner and operator of
converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries,
including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air
Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft
maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG's subsidiaries include
ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International,
Inc; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; Capital Cargo International Airlines,
Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. For more
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