NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Icahn Enterprises L.P. ("Icahn Enterprises") (Nasdaq:IEP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Cozza to the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective as of February 5, 2014. Mr. Cozza succeeds Daniel A. Ninivaggi, who will become Co-Chief Executive Officer of Federal-Mogul Corporation (Nasdaq:FDML), a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises and a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. Mr. Ninivaggi will continue to serve as a director of Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc., the general partner of Icahn Enterprises, as well as certain affiliates of Icahn Enterprises, including CVR Refining, L.P, Federal-Mogul Corporation and Tropicana Entertainment, Inc.
Mr. Cozza, currently a director of Icahn Enterprises, has been employed by Icahn Enterprises and its affiliates for 10 years, most recently as Executive Vice President of Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc., the general partner of Icahn Enterprises, and Chief Operating Officer of Icahn Capital LP, the subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises through which Carl C. Icahn manages investment funds. Mr. Cozza is also the Chief Financial Officer of Icahn Associates Holding LLC, an affiliate of Icahn Enterprises. Prior to joining Icahn, Mr. Cozza was a senior assurance associate at Grant Thornton LLP. Mr. Cozza is also a director of: Herbalife Ltd., a nutrition company; CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership; and XO Holdings, a competitive provider of telecom services. Mr. Cozza was previously a director of MGM Holdings Inc., an entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content. Mr. Cozza holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Dayton.
Carl C. Icahn, Chairman of Icahn Enterprises, stated, "I am pleased to welcome Dan and Keith to their new roles. Keith has been an invaluable member of our team and his promotion is well deserved. Dan has done an excellent job as our President and CEO over the past four years and I am confident that he will make future contributions in his new role."
Icahn Enterprises L.P. (Nasdaq:IEP), a master limited partnership, is a diversified holding company engaged in nine primary business segments: Investment, Automotive, Energy, Gaming, Railcar, Food Packaging, Metals, Real Estate and Home Fashion.
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