Press release EADS North America endowment creates scholarship for the Army Aviation Association of America

Nashville, Tennessee, April 11, 2006 — EADS North America today made a $35,000 contribution for the creation of an annual educational scholarship to be administered by the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Scholarship Foundation.

David R. Oliver, Jr., EADS North America’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (center) presents the $35,000 check to Maj. Gen Carl H. McNair, Jr. (ret.), president of the AAAA’s scholarship foundation (left), and AAAA President Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Konitzer (ret.)

The EADS North America Distinguished Scholar Endowment will support worthy candidates selected by the AAAA Scholarship Foundation who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in aerospace or related technical fields. Eligible candidates include AAAA members and their immediate family members. The company’s donation will be matched by a commitment of up to $15,000 from the AAAA Scholarship Foundation.

“We are pleased to establish this endowment, which expands the resources and capability of the AAAA Scholarship Foundation to support the educational pursuits of deserving students for years to come. EADS North America is proud to contribute to the academic growth of promising future Army and national leaders,” said EADS North America Chairman and CEO Ralph D. Crosby, Jr.

EADS North America’s contribution to establish the endowment was presented by David R. Oliver, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of EADS North America, during today’s annual meeting and luncheon at the AAAA’s 2006 convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

The AAAA represents the U.S. Army Aviation community’s interests, serving as a forum for aviators to exchange ideas and share experiences, and fosters the professional development of its members through programs at both the chapter and national level.

About EADS North America

EADS North America is the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $8.5 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 174,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. With 11 operating companies located in 30 cities and 15 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

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