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L-3 Appoints John M. Hill Vice President - Human Resources

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2009-- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has named John M. Hill vice president – human resources. In this position, Mr. Hill will oversee all human resource functions and initiatives for the company. He will report to Michael T. Strianese, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

“L-3’s greatest asset is its employees and John’s human resources expertise and demonstrated commitment to diversity will serve us well. He is a terrific addition to our corporate management team,” said Mr. Strianese.

With more than 27 years of management experience with L-3 and its heritage companies, Mr. Hill most recently served as the vice president of human resources at L-3 Communication Systems-West. He began his career in the human resources organization of the Sperry Corporation and held positions of increasing responsibility before joining Communication Systems-West in 1993.

Mr. Hill earned a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah. Mr. Hill currently serves as the Chairman of the State of Utah Central Regional Council for the Department of Workforce Services, Chair of the Utah Partnership for Education, the early college high school initiative for Utah. Previously, he chaired MESA/STEP, a national initiative that encourages women and minorities to pursue technical fields of study.

Mr. Hill succeeds Kenneth W. Manne who has been named vice president, organization development, where he will focus on leadership development, succession planning and talent acquisition.

“We also appreciate Ken Manne’s 12 years of service to L-3 and look forward to his continued contributions toward ensuring a pipeline of highly skilled and capable employees,” said Mr. Strianese.

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 2008 sales of $14.9 billion.

To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3com.com. L-3 uses its Web site as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and other material information regarding L-3 is routinely posted on the company’s Web site and is readily accessible.

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Source: L-3 Communications

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