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AAR names retired general lead director of board

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WOOD DALE -- AAR Corp.'s board of directors has named retired Air Force General Ronald R. Fogleman as its Lead Director.

Fogleman, who is also a former member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has served as an AAR director since 2001 and is currently chairman of the board's nominating and governance committee and a member of its compensation committee. He also serves as nonexecutive chairman of Alliant Techsystems Inc.

"Ron has a keen understanding of our Company, its businesses and the aviation industry," said David P. Storch, AAR's chairman and chief executive officer. "As lead director, Ron will continue to provide outstanding service to the Company and its stockholders in this vital corporate governance role."

Fogleman served on the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff as a military adviser to the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the President. He also was the 15th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the senior uniformed officer responsible for the organization, training and equipage of 750,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces. He retired from the Air Force in 1997 after 34 years of active commissioned service.

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