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EADS North America Names Claire Allanche Director of Special Projects

June 9, 2011 - ARLINGTON, VA

Claire Allanche will join EADS North America as the Director of Special Projects, reporting to company Chief Operating Officer Dave Oliver, beginning in September 2011. Ms. Allanche will lead cross-functional project teams to conduct evaluations, proposals and project execution. In this role she will deal with the myriad of opportunities which exist for EADS in North America.

"Claire Allanche will bring 15 years of experience within EADS Group and demonstrated leadership ability. Her knowledge of EADS's operations and business strategy will be an important contribution to our future growth in the U.S.," Oliver said.

Ms. Allanche will come to EADS North America from EADS' Cassidian division, previously EADS Defense and Security (DS), where she currently serves as the Vice President, Head of International Media Relations and Head of Communications France. In this capacity, she advises the CEO and develops a comprehensive communications strategy for internal and external corporate communications. She also leads the execution and strategy for media relations activities where she gained valuable media coverage in the international and trade press.

She started her career in 1985 at Agence Delaitte & Associates, a public relations and corporate communications agency. Ms. Allanche then held a variety of public relations and corporate communications positions with the following organizations: Agence Solange Stricker & Associes, Cap Gemini and Matra Nortel Communications. Ms. Allanche spent four years working as Communications Counselor with the French Ministry of Parliament Affairs, and the ministry responsible for all civil service employees, in the cabinet office. She began her career with EADS at Matra Nortel Communications. Ms. Allanche holds a bachelors degree in Applied Foreign Languages from University of Paris Sorbonne. She also pursued International Business courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Ms. Allanche was awarded the "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite" (the Civil Legion of Honor) in 2010.

About EADS North America
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

About EADS
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group -- comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter -- generated revenues of EUR 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of nearly 122,000.

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