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General Richard A. Cody Appointed Vice President of L-3 Washington Operations

NEW YORK, Jan 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has appointed retired General Richard A. Cody as vice president of Washington Operations. He will report to Michael T. Strianese, L-3's chairman, president and chief executive officer, and will be based in Washington, D.C. General Cody succeeds retired General Jimmie V. Adams, who will remain with L-3 in a consultancy role.

"Dick has a solid understanding of defense policy and priorities and has spent the past year visiting and working with all of our L-3 companies. His knowledge of our customers and our corporation makes him a valuable resource for the company as part of our executive management team," said Mr. Strianese.

General Cody, 59, joined L-3 in October 2008 and has served as a corporate vice president. Prior to joining L-3, he served as the 31st Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, a position he held from 2004 until his retirement from the U.S. Army in August 2008. With more than 36 years of service, General 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, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Bronze Star.

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

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 66,000 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.

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