Horizon Lines, Inc.announced that its Board of Directors has nominated
Admiral Vern Clark
, U. S. Navy (Retired), as a nominee to replace Mr.
on the Board of Directors at the next annual meeting.
Marcel Fournier has decided not to stand for re-election to the Board of
directors at the Company's next annual meeting. Mr. Fournier, Managing
Director of Castle Harlan, Inc., has been a member of Horizon's Board since
Admiral Clark retired from the Navy in September 2005 following 37
years of distinguished military service. Clark's Navy experience includes
having served over half his career in command starting with a Patrol
Gunboat as Lieutenant and concluding in the halls of the Pentagon as the
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In between he commanded ships, two destroyer squadrons, the Atlantic
Fleet's Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center, a carrier battle group, the
Second Fleet, NATO's Striking Fleet, and the Atlantic Fleet.
Admiral Clark has received numerous military decorations for his
service including four awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal,
three Navy Distinguished
Medals, and three awards of the Legion of Merit.
Along with his Navy and Joint awards, he received Distinguished Service
Medals from the United States Army and the United States Air Force, as well
as international awards received from Germany, Italy, France, South Korea,
Japan, Portugal, Singapore, and the Netherlands.