Rockwell Collins Elects John Edwardson as New Board Member

  Rockwell Collins Elects John Edwardson as New Board Member

Business Wire

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- November 14, 2012

The Rockwell Collins Board of Directors has elected John A. Edwardson to the
company’s board. He is replacing Donald R. Beall, who is retiring from the
board in February 2013. Mr. Edwardson will be subject to re-election at the
company’s annual shareowners meeting in February 2013.

John Edwardson (Photo: Rockwell Collins)

John Edwardson (Photo: Rockwell Collins)

Mr. Edwardson is currently the chairman of CDW Corporation and served as the
chief executive officer of CDW for approximately eleven years. He has served
as the president and chief operating officer of UAL Corporation and United
Airlines. He is currently on the board of directors of FedEx, Northwestern
Memorial Hospital and the Art Institute of Chicago.

“John Edwardson brings a strong business background to our board of
directors,” said Rockwell Collins Chairman and CEO Clay Jones. “His leadership
ability, knowledge of technology and air transport industry experience will be
invaluable to our company. I would also like to thank Don Beall for his
outstanding service on our board since June 2001 when we became a public

Mr. Edwardson, 63, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The
University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of
innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial
and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin
electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and
training is delivered by approximately 20,000 employees, and a global service
and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit

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