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Southwest Airlines employees to split profit sharing in 40th consecutive payment

15 April 2014

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) said it will contribute approximately USD228m directly to employees through its profit sharing plan this year.

The payment is an 88 percent increase over last year´s contribution of USD121m. Southwest was the first in the industry to offer a profit sharing plan, and this is the company´s 40th consecutive payment.

Through the profit sharing plan, Southwest Employees currently own more than four percent of the company´s outstanding shares.

In its 43rd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary customer service delivered by nearly 45,000 Employees to more than 100 million customers annually. Its website is at


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