BAE Systems, Inc. President and CEO Linda P. Hudson Announces Plan to Retire Next Year; She Will Remain on the Board as an

  BAE Systems, Inc. President and CEO Linda P. Hudson Announces Plan to Retire
  Next Year; She Will Remain on the Board as an Outside Director through April
  2015

Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- August 20, 2013

Linda P. Hudson, president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. since 2009, has
announced her plan to retire from the company following a distinguished career
in the defense industry. To ensure a seamless transition, Hudson has agreed to
remain in post through the first quarter 2014. At that time, she will also
step down from her positions as executive director of the BAE Systems plc
Board and as a member of the company’s Executive Committee. She will remain on
the BAE Systems, Inc. Board as an outside director through April 2015.

BAE Systems, Inc. president and CEO Linda P. Hudson plans to retire next year
following a distinguis ...

BAE Systems, Inc. president and CEO Linda P. Hudson plans to retire next year
following a distinguished career in the defense industry. (Photo: BAE Systems)

The BAE Systems, Inc. Board will conduct a search for Hudson’s successor and,
upon making that appointment, the company will issue a subsequent
announcement.

“Linda has transformed BAE Systems, Inc. by guiding it through periods of
significant wartime growth, preparing it for defense budget reductions, and
clearly establishing it as a major and leading defense company in the United
States,” said The Honorable Michael Chertoff, chairman of the Board for BAE
Systems, Inc. “Linda has left her mark on the company, its workforce and the
entire industry, and I’m pleased she will continue to contribute to the
success of the company through her extended service on the BAE Systems, Inc.
board.”

“I want to thank Linda for her many contributions to the company,” said Ian
King, chief executive at BAE Systems plc. “She has led the transformation of
BAE Systems, Inc. by streamlining the organization, reducing costs, increasing
efficiency and speed to market, and diversifying the company’s portfolio of
products and services. She has done this while leading a culture change with a
focus on delivering strong business performance and efficiency.”

Hudson, 62, joined BAE Systems, Inc. in 2007 as president of its Land &
Armaments operating group. Prior to joining BAE Systems, she was an officer
and vice president of the General Dynamics Corporation, and was president of
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. Earlier, she held a variety
of senior management positions in engineering, production operations, program
management and business development during a period of significant
consolidation in the defense industry. Beginning her career with the Harris
Corporation and Ford Aerospace, Hudson then led organizations at Martin
Marietta through the Lockheed Martin merger and a subsequent divestiture to
General Dynamics.

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