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EAA Names Tom Poberezny as Chairman

As Chairman and President, Poberezny Announces Leadership Succession Initiative to Prepare EAA for Next Growth Phase

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (Mar. 4, 2009) — EAA today announced the appointment of Tom Poberezny as chairman of the board. EAA’s founder and previous chairman of the board, Paul Poberezny, 87, officially stepped down as chairman earlier this month. Tom will continue with his current duties as president while also assuming the chairman’s role.

Additionally, Tom Poberezny announced a leadership succession initiative to prepare the organization for the next phase of growth. He will begin work with the Board to initiate and lead a search for a new president. Continued success and continuity of leadership are key objectives.

After joining the organization, EAA’s new president will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations and will focus on enhancing membership value and growth. As chairman, Poberezny will provide ongoing counsel to the organization while focusing specifically on building EAA’s endowment, which will lay the foundation to a secure future.

“It is my goal to responsibly secure the future of this organization and provide continuity of leadership,” Poberezny said. “I’m very proud of EAA’s accomplishments over the past half century. The organization is financially strong and ready to invest in its long-term future. I look forward to dedicating my experience and energies toward ensuring EAA’s ongoing success.”

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 160,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org.

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