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L-3 Appoints John McNellis Senior Vice President and President of Integrated Systems Group

NEW YORK, Nov 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that John C. McNellis has been appointed senior vice president and president of the Integrated Systems Group. He will be based in Greenville, Texas, and report to Michael T. Strianese, chairman, president and CEO. McNellis succeeds Robert W. Drewes, who retired in August.

"John's extensive background along with his knowledge of the aerospace industry makes him an ideal leader for our Integrated Systems Group," said Mr. Strianese.

McNellis possesses over 30 years of executive and program management experience in a broad spectrum of domestic and international defense projects. He joined L-3 in 2003 as president of Link Simulation and Training with responsibility for managing and growing Link's worldwide operations. Prior to L-3, McNellis served as president of Lockheed Martin's Tactical Systems unit and held executive positions at Loral and IBM. He has extensive background in aircraft special mission systems, modification and maintenance; C4ISR; training systems; and satellite command and control.

McNellis holds a Master of Science degree in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Santa Clara.

Mr. McNellis will be succeeded at L-3 Link by Robert Birmingham. Since joining the company in 2006, Birmingham has been the senior vice president for Army programs and strategic planning for the Sensors and Simulation Group, providing leadership and guidance to several group and operating divisions.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C(3)ISR (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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