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Elbit Systems of America Promotes Ted Fordyce to Lead Company's Washington Operations

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, announced today that Ted Fordyce has been promoted to lead the company's Washington Operations office and serve as the company's principal representative in the greater Washington DC region.

Fordyce currently serves as Vice President, Government Relations and has been with the company since 2015.

In his expanded role as Vice President for Washington Operations, Fordyce will be responsible for

  • Advancing, protecting and winning support for the company's priority interests.
  • Serving as the company's liaison to the White House, U.S. Congress, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and other executive and legislative offices.
  • Maintaining close working relationships with the leadership and government relations staffs of Elbit Systems of America's industry partners.
  • The company's engagement with numerous industry, military, embassies, and government organizations.  

"Ted's impeccable reputation and credibility in the Washington DC arena exemplify a trusted, customer-first approach that aligns with our mission to provide innovative solutions that protect and save lives," commented Raanan Horowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Elbit Systems of America. "Ted's leadership of our Washington Operations team plays a critical role in helping Elbit America deliver advanced solutions for our nation's military, homeland security, commercial aviation and medical instrumentation customers."

Fordyce is a United States Air Force combat veteran with over 27 years of service, most recently serving as the Director, Legislative Affairs for the United States Special Operations Command. Previous assignments included Vice Wing Commander for the 1st Special Operations Wing; Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-intensity Conflict; Chief of the Commander's Action Group for Air Force Special Operations Command; and Commander, 16th Special Operations Squadron.

Fordyce earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Citadel and Master's Degrees from Troy University and the Naval War College.

Elbit Systems of America helps keep America safe. For more than 25 years, our employees have been entrusted with performing high-quality work knowing that it protects and saves lives. The company provides innovative and advanced solutions for our nation's military, border patrol agents and commercial pilots; sustainment and support solutions for aircraft and ground combat vehicles; and life-saving medical instrumentation technologies. For more information on Elbit Systems of America, please visit: http://www.ElbitAmerica.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 defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, 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: ESLT) and (TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.ElbitAmerica.com or follow us on Twitter.

About Elbit Systems  

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial 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, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com or follow us on Twitter.

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Forward Looking Statement  

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.

Media Contact: 
Rod Gibbons 
817-234-6834
rod.gibbons@elbitsystems-us.com

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