Air China appoints Cai Jianjiang as Chairman of the Board and announces John Slosar as Non-Executive Director

CHINA, Hong KongAir China Limited – a joint stock limited company incorporated in the People’s Republic of China with limited liability –  today announced that on 21 February 2014, Cai Jianjiang has been elected as the chairman of the Board with effect from the same date. The term of Mr. Cai’s office as the chairman of the Board shall end on the expiry of the term of the current session of the Board.

Mr. Cai Jianjiang, aged 50, graduated from China Civil Aviation Institute majoring in aviation control and English. Mr. Cai was appointed as General Manager of Shenzhen Airlines Company Limited (“Shenzhen Airlines”) in 1999. He joined Air China International Corporation in 2001 and had served successively as Manager of the business department of Shanghai Branch, Assistant to the President and Manager of the marketing department. In October 2002, he was appointed as Vice President of Air China International Corporation, and subsequently was appointed as Secretary of the Communist Party Committee and Vice President of the Company in September 2004. He had served as President and Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party Committee of the Company and a member of the Communist Party Group of China National Aviation Holding Company since February 2007. Mr. Cai has served as a non-executive director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (“Cathay Pacific”) since November 2009. Since May 2010, he has served as the Chairman of Shenzhen Airlines. Since January 2014, he has served as the General Manager and Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party Committee of China National Aviation Holding Company. Mr. Cai has served as a director of the Company since September 2004.

The Company is also pleased to announce that the Board resolved to propose that Mr. John Robert Slosar be appointed as a non-executive director of the Company. An ordinary resolution to consider and approve the appointment of Mr. John Robert Slosar as a non-executive director of the Company will be proposed at a general meeting of the Company.

Mr. John Robert Slosar, aged 57, holds degrees in Economics from Columbia University and Cambridge University. He joined the Swire group in 1980 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, the United States and Thailand. Mr. Slosar has been a director of Cathay Pacific since July 2007 and served as Chief Operating Officer from July 2007 to March 2011 and as Chief Executive since March 2011 and will become Chairman of Cathay Pacific, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, Swire Pacific Limited, Swire Properties Limited and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited from March 2014.

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