REPLACING PHOTO Rockwell Collins' Clay Jones to Retire on July 31; Ortberg to Be Named CEO

  REPLACING PHOTO Rockwell Collins' Clay Jones to Retire on July 31; Ortberg
  to Be Named CEO

CORRECTION…by Rockwell Collins

Business Wire

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- April 19, 2013

Please replace the Ortbergphoto with the accompanying high-resolution photo.

Clay Jones, Chairman & CEO, Rockwell Collins (Photo: Rockwell Collins)

Clay Jones, Chairman & CEO, Rockwell Collins (Photo: Rockwell Collins)

The release reads:


Rockwell Collins today announced that Chairman and CEO Clay Jones, 64, has
informed the company’s board of directors of his plans to retire as CEO
effective July 31, after almost 34 years of service. Rockwell Collins
President Kelly Ortberg, 52, is expected to succeed Jones as CEO at that time.
Jones will remain on the company’s board of directors as non-executive

“This decision was made as part of a carefully orchestrated succession
planning process that has been implemented over the past several years,” Jones
said. “Our focus on developing talent has ensured Kelly is well-prepared to
assume this new responsibility.”

“Kelly has played an instrumental role in shaping our company’s strategies and
has demonstrated the ability to deliver results even in the most challenging
environments,” Jones continued. “With his track record of proven performance
and leadership, strong customer relationships, and an extensive knowledge of
our company and industry, I’m highly confident in Kelly’s ability to lead
Rockwell Collins to new levels of success and expansion.”

Ortberg was appointed president of Rockwell Collins in September 2012. He
previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of
Government Systems, where he helped lead major program wins, including
capturing avionics business on the KC-46A, KC-10 and the Embraer KC-390. He
also has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of
Commercial Systems, during which time he oversaw the company’s development
programs for the Boeing 787, Airbus A350 and Bombardier C-Series.
Additionally, he led the launch of the company’s Pro Line Fusion integrated
avionics system, which has been selected for more than 15 aircraft platforms
since its introduction in 2007. He joined the company in 1987.

“Rockwell Collins is an outstanding company with a bright future,” said
Ortberg. “Our balanced and integrated business model, combined with a
commitment to operational excellence, focus on delivering superior customer
value, and highly talented and motivated employees, has proven an effective
recipe for success. I’m excited to build on those strengths in the years ahead
as we work toward achieving the full potential of Rockwell Collins.”

A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Ortberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
Mechanical Engineering from The University of Iowa. He serves on The
University of Iowa Engineering Advisory Board and the board of directors for
the Hawkeye Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He previously served as
a member of the board of directors of Bucyrus International.

Jones joined Rockwell International in 1979 after serving in the U.S. Air
Force as a fighter pilot. He was appointed president of Rockwell Collins in
January 1999, and then became CEO in June 2001 after leading the company
through its initial public offering. He assumed the role of Chairman in 2002.
During his distinguished career he grew Rockwell Collins from $2.5 billion in
annual revenues to become a nearly $5 billion company, while increasing total
shareholder value by more than 200 percent.

Jones serves on the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association
(AIA) and is a member of the Business Roundtable, The Business Council, and
the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
(NSTAC). He is an emeritus member of the Smithsonian National Air and Space
Museum (NASM) and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics
and Astronautics (AIAA). He also serves as a member of the board of directors
of Deere & Company and Cardinal Health.

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 19,000 employees, and a global service and
support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit

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