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AirAsia Appoints Andrew Littledale as Group CFO

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AirAsia has appointed Andrew Littledale as Group Chief Financial Officer, effective today, 14 February 2012.

In his new role, reporting to Dato Kamarudin Meranun - Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer & President of Group Finance, Treasury, Corporate Finance and Legal - Littledale will have leadership responsibilities across the groups accounting and financial functions.

Andrew has nearly 22 years experience in banking and industry sectors, having worked in various countries such as Chile, Egypt and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining AirAsia as Group Financial Controller, he was the Chief Financial Officer for AirAsia X since its inception in 2007.

Andrews other appointments include Group Reporting Manager of Cookson plc, Group Management Accountant of FKI plc in London and Group Financial Accountant with Blue Circle Industries plc, London.

AirAsia Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and President of Group Finance, Treasury, Corporate Finance and Legal, Dato Kamarudin Meranun said, I am pleased to promote a capable and qualified executive from within our company. He has been part of the AirAsia family for many years and Andrew brings extensive experience in all aspects of finance including strategy, financial planning, technical accounting and business operations. Andrew has shown he has the expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm to participate in the growth of AirAsia and to manage the complex financial elements.

Andrew began his career as credit analyst. He holds a bachelors degree in Zoology from the University of London and is an ACMA qualified accountant. Andrew is also a holder of a JAA Private Pilots License.

Air Asia Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes added, Our former Regional Head of Finance Rozman Omar was a pioneer in AirAsia. After 10 years, he decided that he wanted more of a challenge and had made that known to me. With that knowledge, we have been grooming Andrew Littledale to succeed him. Rozman has been a wonderful staff at AirAsia and I am sure he will add tremendous value to his new employer ... The key to a successful organisation is depth in talent. AirAsia is now showing that it is a mature organisation and developing into a real powerhouse. It has grown from just a few personalities and todays appointment, I believe, reinforces AirAsias position as a global powerhouse in aviation.

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