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Sabre CEO Tom Klein Set To Resign

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Tom Klein, president and CEO of Sabre Corporation, will resign from Sabre and its board of directors effective Dec. 31 and will continue to serve as CEO while the board conducts a formal search for his successor.

“It’s a tremendous honour to serve as president and CEO of Sabre and to work with our talented team around the globe. With our leading products and rapid technology innovation for the travel industry, we are doing more today than ever to help our customers succeed,” said Klein. “We have transformed Sabre into a dynamic software company and the business is positioned for continued consistent growth, so my successor will have a strong hand to play. By making this announcement now, the board of directors will have ample time to identify a successor as we work through a smooth transition to keep the company’s growth plans and our customer deliverables on course. Then I will be able to turn my personal attention to new opportunities knowing that I am leaving Sabre on firm ground, with a great management team and a bright future as a global technology leader.”

Klein’s career with Sabre began while it was still a unit of AMR Corp., where he originally held sales and marketing roles with American Airlines, and then joined Sabre, leading a joint venture in Mexico. He went on to serve in a number of executive roles, including group president of both Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions. He was named president of Sabre in 2010 and CEO in 2013.

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