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General Richard A. Cody Joins L-3

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 24, 2008--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has appointed retired General Richard A. Cody as corporate vice president. Cody will report to L-3's corporate senior vice president Robert W. RisCassi and will be based in Washington D.C.

"Dick has a solid understanding of defense policy and priorities and will be an excellent resource for the company as part of our executive team," said Michael T. Strianese, president and chief executive officer of L-3.

Cody, 58, served as the 31st Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army. He held this position from 2004 until his retirement from the U.S. Army in August 2008. With over 35 years of service, Cody has served in command and staff positions throughout the Army in the U.S. and overseas. He has also received major military awards and decorations, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Cody has completed advanced military education coursework as well. He is also a Master Aviator with over 5,000 hours of flight time.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion.

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