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Norwegian Cruise Line Appoints Wendy Beck As Executive Vice President And Chief Financial Officer

Seasoned executive to oversee Company's financials

Miami   -    Aug 23, 2010   ---   


Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that Wendy Beck will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this senior role, she will be responsible for leading all aspects of finance. Beck brings a high level of knowledge and expertise to Norwegian with more than 20 years of leadership experience.


Beck most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Domino's Pizza, a $5.6 billion publicly traded company with more than 9,000 franchised and company-owned stores in over 60 countries and all 50 states. In that role, she oversaw all aspects of finance including public company disclosers, accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, risk management and internal audit. Prior to that, Beck served as CFO for two well-known national restaurant chains: Whataburger Restaurants and Checkers Drive-In Restaurants.


"Over the past several years, we have been building a very strong senior leadership team with a combination of both industry veterans and experts from outside the cruise industry who bring a fresh perspective to our business. With her more than 20 years of relevant financial experience, Wendy brings a great deal of knowledge and expertise to our Company," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's Chief Executive Officer. "I am pleased to welcome Wendy aboard in this key role. She will be a strong and valuable addition to our senior leadership team."


Beck is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of Florida and holds a BS in Accounting from the University of South Florida.


About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 44-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.


Today, Norwegian has 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea.


Norwegian's largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, debuting for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, Second City® Comedy Troupe, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, Gibson Guitar, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams? & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.


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Vanessa Picariello
Senior Director of Public Relations
Public Relations Department
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