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October 6, 2014 at 7:54 AM EDT

Chris Hickey Named Vice President of Services & Support Solutions at Elbit Systems of America

FORT WORTH, Texas, October 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

 

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. announces that Chris Hickey has been named Vice President of its Services & Support Solutions.  With over 25 years of experience in aerospace and technology industries including a diverse background in defense, civil, and international markets, Hickey will oversee Elbit's aircraft modernization and sustainment facility in San Antonio, Texas, its product support sites in Fort Worth, Texas and in Woensdrecht, Netherlands and logistics support and obsolesce management center in Talladega, Alabama. Hickey's is also responsible for customer service and product support related to the Merlin and Metro commuter aircraft, for which Elbit holds the Type Certificates.

The Services & Support Solutions provides logistics, sustainment, modernization and upgrade solutions to its military and commercial customers. With a focus on fixed and rotary wing aircraft and land vehicles, Elbit Systems of America provides a full range of product and service offerings including design, development, repairs, engineering, supply chain management, contractor operated main base supply, contractor logistics support, life cycle contractor support, and avionics modernization.

"Chris brings a rich level of defense, commercial, and homeland security market knowledge to Elbit Systems of America," commented Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems of America President and Chief Executive Officer. "His experience in management, business development, international markets, and operations has prepared him well for the opportunities at Elbit Systems. We look forward to his leadership as we continue to deliver affordable, innovative logistics solutions and services to our customers."

Hickey holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

For more information on Chris Hickey or Elbit Systems of America, please visit:

http://www.elbitsystems-us.com

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC  

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical instrumentation markets.  With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States.  Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com.

About Elbit Systems  

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence ("SIGINT") systems, data links and communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current fact.  Forward Looking Statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions.  Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict.  Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings.  The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Contact: Shari Clarkson I +1-682-286-2363 I sharon.clarkson@elbitsystems-us.com


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