The $5.9 billion American Airlines Federal Credit Union of Forth Worth, Texaspaid a $10 million bonus dividend to its members on Dec. 31, the credit unionannounced.

American Airlines FCU based the bonus dividend payout ondividends earned on qualifying share accounts through Nov. 30, 2011and/or interest paid on applicable loans from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30,2011. Members who participate in three of the CU's eight majoraccount categories received an additional bonus of $50, the CUsaid.

“Our ability to provide our member-owners once again with thisbonus dividend is a testament to the sound lending decisions andefficient operation that have kept us secure, strong and solid,”American Airlines FCU President/CEO Angie Owens said. “And we'realways happy to provide a bonus to our most loyal members who havemultiple products with us.”

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has been immersed in the credit union industry for over a decade. She first joined CU Times in 2011 as a freelance writer, and following a two-year hiatus from 2013-2015, during which time she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union), she re-joined the CU Times team full-time as managing editor. She was promoted to executive editor in 2019. In the earlier days of her career, Chilingerian focused on news and lifestyle journalism, serving as a writer and editor for numerous regional publications in Oregon, Louisiana, South Carolina and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, she holds experience in marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space. At CU Times, she covers People and Community news, cybersecurity, fintech partnerships, marketing, workplace culture, leadership, DEI, branch strategies, digital banking and more. She currently works remotely and splits her time between Southern California and Portland, Ore.