United names 3 new independent directors

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) board of directors has appointed three new independent directors to the board: James A.C. Kennedy, Robert A. Milton and James M. Whitehurst, effective immediately.

United´s three new directors will be nominated by the board for re-election at the 2016 Annual Meeting. The board expects to appoint a fourth new independent director in the near term, who would also be nominated for re-election at the 2016 Annual Meeting. In connection with the appointment of the new directors, certain current directors will step down from the board at or in advance of the 2016 Annual Meeting.

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 342 airports across six continents.