(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by Crociere S.p.A and received via electronic mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.) Gianni Onorato Leaves Costa Crociere S.p.A. GENOA (June 17, 2013) -- Gianni Onorato, president of Costa Crociere S.p.A., has announced his decision to leave the company, effective immediately, to pursue a new career direction. “I regret Gianni’s decision,” said Costa Crociere S.p.A. Chief Executive Officer Michael Thamm. “He has played an important role in the development and growth of Costa Crociere. Personally and on behalf of the whole company I want to express my gratitude to Gianni for having contributed to the success of Costa. I wish him the very best for his personal and professional future.” For 65 years the ships of Costa Cruises (www.costacruise.com) have plied the seas of the world, offering the best in Italian style, hospitality and cuisine and providing dream holidays with the utmost in terms of fun and relaxation. Its fleet, the largest in Europe, has a total of 14 ships in service, flying the Italian flag, and 1 new ship to be delivered in October 2014. Costa Cruises has been certified by RINA (Italian Shipping Register) with the BEST4, an integrated system of voluntary certification for social accountability (SA 8000, issued in 2008), environment (UNI EN ISO 14001, 2004), safety (OHSAS 18001, 2007) and quality (UNI EN ISO 9001, 2008). All the ships in the Costa fleet have been assigned RINA’s Green Star notation certifying that they are operated in compliance with the highest environmental protection standards. For further information: Costa Crociere S.p.A. - Corporate Communication Department Press Office - Davide Barbano - Tel +39 010 5483523 Cell. +39 3346525216 - firstname.lastname@example.org International Media Relation Coordinator Cristiano De Musso - Tel. +39.010 5483.068 cell +39.334 6805095 - email@example.com Press releases and photos available at: www.costamediapartner.com (bjh) NY #<873920.660618.104.22.168.0.76>#
GIANNI ONORATO LEAVES COSTA CROCIERE S.P.A.
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