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Orbitz Worldwide Names Jim Shaughnessy Chief Administrative Officer

Expands leadership role across multiple corporate disciplines

CHICAGO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), a leading global online travel company, today announced that Jim Shaughnessy will assume the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.


Jim Shaughnessy joined Orbitz Worldwide ( as Senior Vice President and General Counsel prior to the company going public in July 2007.

In his new role, he will continue to manage the company's legal and government affairs teams. Additionally, he will lead the company's shared services, which include corporate communications, human resources and security & compliance.

"The streamlining of these functional areas under Jim's leadership furthers our goal of delivering shared services that are high-quality, efficient, and well integrated into our operating businesses," said Steve Barnhart, CEO and president of Orbitz Worldwide. "I appreciate Jim taking on this expanded role where he will help develop our human capital, ensure our corporate goals are clear to all employees, and protect, secure and advance our intellectual property."

Jim Shaughnessy has more than 25 years of experience as a strategic executive. Prior to joining Orbitz Worldwide, he has managed legal matters for leading technology companies, including Lenovo Group Ltd., Peoplesoft, Hewlett Packard and Compaq.

"I'm energized by the opportunity to lead this larger portfolio of services, especially because it creates more connections between me and our customers, employees and other stakeholders," said Jim Shaughnessy, senior vice president and Chief Administrative Officer. "As we work to be the preferred company online where consumers search for and book travel, the support services within this organization will play an important role in this company's future."

Jim earned his master of public policy and Juris Doctor, cum laude from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude from Northern Michigan University.

About Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns and operates a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (, CheapTickets (, ebookers (, HotelClub (, RatesToGo (, the Away Network (, and corporate travel brand Orbitz for Business ( For more information on how your company can partner with Orbitz Worldwide, visit

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