Clark Nominated as Candidate for Horizon Board of Directors

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Horizon Lines, Inc.announced that its Board of Directors has nominated Admiral Vern Clark, U. S. Navy (Retired), as a nominee to replace Mr. Marcel Fournier 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 July 2004. 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.

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