Bloomberg Law
Oct. 20, 2015, 4:28 PM

United’s Counsel Steps In as Acting CEO for Ailing Munoz

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By Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg News

United Continental Holdings Inc. named General Counsel Brett Hart as acting chief executive officer during a medical leave for Oscar Munoz, who suffered a heart attack after little more than a month in charge of the world’s second-largest airline.

The appointment of an interim CEO, not a permanent replacement, damps some of the speculation swirling around United since it confirmed Friday that the 56-year-old Munoz had been hospitalized, without giving specifics. But in declaring the board’s options to be open and turning to its top legal official rather than an executive with ...

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