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January 21, 2006

Six Flags Hires Outside The Company For New Executives

New York -- Six Flags, Inc. (NYSE: SIX) has hired a former executive for Euro Disney SAS to take charge of the company's finances. Jeffrey Speed will fill the role of Six Flags' executive vice president and chief financial officer starting February 1.

Speed who replaces James F. Dannhauser will be tasked with managing Six Flags more than $2 billion in debt.

While Speed worked at Euro Disney he helped restructure nearly $2.5 billion in debt that helped the company avoid bankruptcy.

Six Flags has also hired Lou Koskovolis as executive vice president for corporate alliances.

Koskovolis a former executive vice president for multimedia sales for ESPN and ABC Sports will be in charge of developing regional and national corporate sponsorships.

Andrew Schleimer, former a mergers and acquisitions specialist with UBS Investment Bank, has also been hired as executive vice president for in-park services.

Related: See sixflags.com

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