Spirit Airlines, Inc.
Spirit Airlines, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 11/08/2017 14:20:24)

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) : November 6, 2017
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification Number)

2800 Executive Way
Miramar, Florida 33025
(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code )

(954) 447-7920
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Item 5.02     Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers
On November 6, 2017, the Board of Directors of Spirit Airlines, Inc. (the "Company") elected Brian J. McMenamy as Vice President and Controller, and appointed him Principal Accounting Officer.

Prior to joining the Company, from 2014 to 2017, Mr. McMenamy, age 58, served as Vice President, Finance of American Airlines. From 2006 to 2014, he served as Vice President and Controller also at American Airlines. Since 1984, Mr. McMenamy worked in various other finance and accounting positions at American Airlines.

Mr. McMenamy has no family relationships with any director or executive officer of the Company and he is not a party to any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Mr. McMenamy has not entered into any material plan, contract or arrangement nor received any new equity-based awards in connection with his designation as Principal Accounting Officer.

Item 7.01     Regulation FD

The information in this report furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. It may only be incorporated by reference in another filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, if such subsequent filing specifically references the information furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 of this report. On November 8, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. McMenamy's appointment as Vice President and Controller, a copy of which report is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits

Exhibit No.          Description
Press Release Regarding Spirit Airlines Appointment of Brian McMenamy as Vice President and Controller

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: November 8, 2017    

By: /s/ Thomas Canfield
Name: Thomas Canfield
Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel


Exhibit No.          Description

Contact:  Stephen Schuler      En Español : Brittany Portalatin
954-364-0231          954-364-0243
Stephen.Schuler@spirit.com    Brittany.Portalatin@spirit.com  

Spirit Airlines Appoints Brian McMenamy
as Vice President and Controller

McMenamy joins Spirit leadership team to
lead financial accounting departments

MIRAMAR, FL (November 8, 2017) - Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAVE) today announced Brian McMenamy has been appointed Vice President and Controller, effective November 6, 2017. He joins the Spirit Airlines executive team and will lead all aspects of the company’s financial accounting, including Corporate Accounting, SEC Reporting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Revenue and Collections, Corporate Tax, International Tax and Accounting SOX Compliance teams. McMenamy was also appointed as Principal Accounting Officer for the company.

“We are excited to welcome Brian to our leadership team,” said Ted Christie, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Spirit with a proven track-record leading airline finance and driving business solutions resulting in revenue opportunities and cost savings. His experience and leadership are a great fit for today’s Spirit as he guides our continued growth to the Spirit of tomorrow.”

With extensive experience throughout the Airline Industry, McMenamy most recently acted as Vice President, Finance at American Airlines. His responsibilities have previously included Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounting and Control, and Corporate Development functions. His solutions-minded and pragmatic leadership style has served as the foundation to his success.

“I am thrilled to be joining Spirit at a great moment in its history,” said McMenamy. “Spirit’s trajectory is impressive and I look forward to exploring new solutions to continue and expand on the airline’s impressive growth.”

McMenamy brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance. Previous appointments at American Airlines include Vice President, Finance; Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis; and Vice President and Controller. He holds a Bachelors in Science in Financial Economics from Rockhurst College, in Kansas City, Missouri, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and was awarded Texas Top 10 on the CPA exam for placing in the top ten of candidates across the state.

About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, on average much lower than other airlines, on average more than 30% less*. Our Guests start with an unbundled Bare Fare™ and get Frill Control™ which allows them to pay only for the options they choose - like bags, seat assignments and refreshments - the things other airlines bake right into their ticket prices. We help people save money and travel more often, create new jobs and stimulate business growth in the communities we serve. Our Fit Fleet is one of the youngest, most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 450 daily flights to 60 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com .

*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics

# # #

MEDIA NOTE: Spirit aircraft photos and video b-roll are available in the press room section of spirit.com at http://www.spirit.com/Pressrelease.aspx .