ITT Exelis executive Judy Smith named to Women in Aerospace Board of Directors

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    ITT Exelis executive Judy Smith named to Women in Aerospace Board of
    Directors

    HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    Judy Smith, vice president of business development for ITT Exelis (NYSE:
    XLS) Information Systems division, has been appointed to the board of
    directors of Women in Aerospace (WIA). WIA is a Washington, D.C.-based
    organization dedicated to expanding women?s leadership opportunities and
    visibility in the global aerospace community.

    Judy Smith is Vice President, Business Development for the Information Systems Division of ITT Exeli ...

    Judy Smith is Vice President, Business Development for the Information Systems Division of ITT Exelis. (Photo: Business Wire)

    Smith brings to the respected industry advocacy group more than 30
    years? experience in key management, advisory and leadership positions
    providing support to agencies within the Department of Defense. In her
    current role with Exelis ? the diversified, global aerospace, defense
    and information solutions company recently spun off from ITT Corporation
    ? Smith identifies and qualifies new business opportunities for the
    company?s Information Systems division. An $800 million operating
    division of Exelis, Information Systems provides advanced engineering
    services and integrated network solutions to a variety of government,
    civil and commercial customers.

    Prior to joining Exelis, Smith held leadership positions at Northrop
    Grumman, Lockheed Martin, GTE and Booz Allen Hamilton. Additionally, she
    was the managing partner for OnPoint Consulting.

    ?Judy?s legacy of leadership in executive-level strategy, information
    technology solutions and new business ventures for some of the aerospace
    industry?s biggest names makes her a terrific addition to WIA?s board of
    directors,? said Michael R. Wilson, president of Information Systems.
    ?And her personal commitment to mentoring, community involvement and
    continuing education is admirable. Judy?s keen understanding of space
    and defense policy, players and priorities promises to benefit WIA?s
    important mission in the same way it?s helping support business-growth
    objectives at Exelis.?

    Smith received a bachelor?s degree in electrical engineering, a master?s
    degree in computer science from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA
    from the University of Baltimore. She has also completed several
    telecommunications management courses at the University of Maryland. She
    is black belt trained in Lean Six Sigma. She is a member of several
    boards and has been the recipient of several awards for mentoring and
    community involvement.

    Her two-year appointment to the WIA board of directors is effective
    January 2012.

    About ITT Exelis Information Systems

    Headquartered in Herndon, Va., the ITT Exelis Information Systems
    division has a strong heritage of applying highly specialized talent to
    provide customers with innovative solutions for their most critical
    missions, including the defense and intelligence, air traffic
    management, space and earth science, and homeland defense markets.

    About ITT Exelis

    ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and
    information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and
    emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications,
    sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic
    solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber
    security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services.
    The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise,
    partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable,
    mission-critical products and services for managing global threats,
    conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company
    employs about 21,000 people and generated 2010 revenue of $5.9 billion. www.exelisinc.com

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    Contacts

    ITT Exelis
    Leah Lackey
    Director, Communications
    703-668-6324
    Leah.lackey@exelisinc.com

    Source: ITT Exelis

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