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Larry D. De Shon

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. De Shon has been a director since 2015.  Mr. De Shon has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Avis Budget Group since January 2016, and assumed the title of President in June 2017.  Previously, Mr. De Shon held the title of President and Chief Operating Officer from October 2015 through December 2015, President, International, from January 2015 until October 2015 and President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) from October 2011 until January 2015.  As President, EMEA, Mr. De Shon was responsible for overseeing all of the Company’s businesses in the region, and as President, International, he also assumed responsibility for the Company’s businesses in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  Prior to assuming the role of President, EMEA, Mr. De Shon oversaw the Company’s operations in the United States as Executive Vice President, Domestic Operations, starting in 2006.

Prior to joining the Company in 2006, Mr. De Shon spent 28 years at United Airlines, starting as a customer service representative and advancing to hold numerous positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure, including Senior Vice President positions in marketing, on-board service and global airport operations.  As the head of United’s worldwide airport operations, he oversaw ground operations, logistics, safety, security, customer processing and service, product development and internal communications, leading an organization of 23,000 employees in 29 countries. 

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