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Chip Childs To Succeed Jerry Atkin As Skywest, Inc. Ceo, Effective January 1, 2016

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

SAINT GEORGE, UTAH Nov. 16, 2015 SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) today announced that Chip Childs, the companys current President, will succeed Jerry Atkin as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2016.

Childs was also elected to the SkyWest, Inc. Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2016. Atkin will continue actively serving the company as SkyWest, Inc. Chairman of the Board.

Steven Udvar-Hazy, Lead Director of the SkyWest, Inc. Board of Directors, said, On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Chip on this appointment and thank Jerry for his outstanding contr ibutions to SkyWest for more than 41 years. Jerrys inspired leadership helped make SkyWest what it is today: an industry leader. Chip is an exceptionally talented executive who understands SkyWests unique culture and has driven continued progress at the Company. During his time as President and in his leadership in the airlines operations, Chip has proven he is the right leader to take SkyWest into the future.

Atkin said, Leading this company for over 41 years has been the experience of a lifetime. We set out to do something a little better and a little different than everyone else, and through our commitment to that...