SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
January 12, 2018
(Date of earliest event reported)
ALASKA AIR GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
19300 International Boulevard, Seattle, Washington
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On January 9, 2018, the Board of Directors of Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (“Horizon Air”) elected Gary L. Beck as President and CEO of Horizon Air, effective January 15, 2018, replacing Bradley D. Tilden who had filled the role temporarily following the resignation of David L. Campbell. Mr. Beck previously served as Vice President, Flight Operations at Alaska Airlines, Inc. until retiring in June 2015. Since then, he has provided consulting services to Alaska Airlines, Inc. in connection with the integration to a single operating certificate with Virgin America Inc.
Mr. Beck’s compensation remains subject to the approval of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. Board of Directors and will be disclosed by an amendment to this Form 8-K upon such approval.
ITEM 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On January 10, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the election of Gary Beck as the president and chief executive officer of Horizon Air. The press release is furnished herein as Exhibit 99.1.
ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Other Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
ALASKA AIR GROUP, INC.
Date: January 12, 2018
/s/ Kyle B. Levine
Kyle B. Levine
Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary