Ducommun Receives Raytheon 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award

  Ducommun Receives Raytheon 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- October 23, 2012

Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) has been recognized for its quality and
performance by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). Raytheon has
conferred its 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award for 2011 to Ducommun's
operation in Berryville, Ark. The Berryville plant, part of the Ducommun
LaBarge Technologies business unit, manufactures complex wiring harness
assemblies that support various defense programs for Raytheon.

“We are privileged to support the sophisticated technology that Raytheon
supplies our warfighters. We're proud of our Berryville team and their
commitment to quality. It's an honor to receive Raytheon’s 4-Star Supplier
Excellence Award,” said Tony Reardon, chairman, president and chief executive
officer.

Raytheon IDS instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Award program to
recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service. Award candidates
are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality, on-time delivery
and demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. Ducommun LaBarge
Technologies was one of 74 companies recognized by Raytheon for 4-Star honors.

About Ducommun Incorporated

Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing
services to the aerospace, defense, and other industries through a wide
spectrum of electronic and structural applications. The company is an
established supplier of critical components and assemblies for commercial
aircraft and military and space vehicles as well as for the energy market,
medical field, and industrial automation. It operates through two primary
business units – Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS) and Ducommun LaBarge
Technologies (DLT). Additional information can be found at www.ducommun.com.

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state of the world financial, credit, commodities and stock markets, any
difficulties, delays or failure in, or unanticipated costs of, realizing the
expected synergies of the LaBarge acquisition, and uncertainties regarding the
Company, its businesses and the industries in which it operates, which are
described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The Company is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any
such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as
a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:

Ducommun Incorporated
Joseph P. Bellino
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
310-513-7211
or
Chris Witty
Investor Relations
646-438-9385
cwitty@darrowir.com