L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has been selected as one of 15 recipients of the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. This honor, which is presented by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), recognizes the company’s exceptional support of U.S. National Guard and Reserve employees and their families, and its steadfast dedication to national defense. “We are extremely proud to be recipients of the nation’s highest honor for supporting Guard and Reserve employees,” said Michael T. Strianese, chairman, president and chief executive officer of L-3. “We have a deep respect for the mission that these dedicated men and women choose to carry out, and for the sacrifices that their families back home make every day in the name of freedom and national pride. As an aerospace and defense contractor, many of our employees have the unique opportunity to serve our nation twice, both as active duty members of the Reserve and Guard, and as part of an organization whose expertise helps equip the strongest force in the world. It is a privilege and an honor for us to support our uniformed men and women at home and abroad.” L-3 was selected from among 3,236 nominees by a board comprising senior U.S. DoD officials, business leaders and prior awardees. The award acknowledges the company’s dedication to Reservists and Guard members through a breadth of programs, from financial hardship support and charitable work for the families of deployed employees, to career development and employment counseling for transitioning active duty members, as well as seminars that focus on veterans’ issues. Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C 3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com. Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “will,” “could” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company’s Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-Looking Statements included in the company’s recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.