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BAE Shakes Up Organisation, Management Shake-Up

BAE Systems plc gives notification of changes to its organisation and senior management team.

Four Operating Groups have been introduced which are aligned to the Company’s external reporting structure and which will better facilitate the global execution of its strategy.

The new organisation became effective from 1 October 2008 and will be fully implemented by January 2009.

The Executive Committee, chaired by Chief Executive, Ian King, will continue to be the forum in which the senior line and functional leaders come together to communicate, review and agree on issues and actions of group-wide significance. In addition, it will drive the Group Corporate Responsibility agenda (including Woolf implementation) and take responsibility for group-wide initiatives.

The Executive Committee comprises:
Plc Board members:
--Ian King – Chief Executive
--Walt Havenstein – CC, President & CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. and Chairman of the Inc Board, which oversees the operation of the US/UK Special Security Agreement
--George Rose – Group Finance Director

Operating Group Leaders:
--Guy Griffiths – Group Managing Director, International, comprises: BAE Systems Australia, CS&S International and our shareholdings in MBDA and Saab
--Mike Heffron – President, Electronics, Intelligence & Support, this merges the Customer Solutions and Electronics & Integrated Solutions Operating Groups and now comprises: BAE Systems Information Technology, Electronic Warfare, Network Systems, Platform Solutions, Sensor Systems, Ship Repair and Technology Solutions & Services
--Linda Hudson – President, Land & Armaments, comprises: Armament Systems, Ground Systems, Land Systems (UK and South Africa), Land Systems AB (Sweden) and Mobility & Protection Systems
--Nigel Whitehead – Group Managing Director, Programmes and Support, comprises: Detica, Insyte, Military Air Solutions, Submarine Solutions and our shareholding in BVT Surface Fleet.

Functional Leaders:
--Phillip Bramwell – Group General Counsel
--Andrew Davies – Group Strategy Director
--Alan Garwood – Group Business Development Director
--Alastair Imrie – Group HR Director
--Charlotte Lambkin – Group Communications Director

In addition, the following report to Ian King in the Office of the Chief Executive:
--Fiona Davies – Chief of Staff
--Peter Fielder – Managing Director, Performance Excellence
--Grenville Hodge – Director, Audit
--Raj Rajagopal – Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility

The Performance Excellence role includes responsibility for the Centre for Performance Excellence, the Logistics & Information Systems business unit and Business Improvement activities.

The Corporate Responsibility role will:
--ensure and assure that there are high standards of ethical business conduct across the Company in accordance with the Woolf Committee recommendations, and;
--embed the wider corporate responsibility agenda encompassing safety, health, environment, sustainability, inclusion, social and community issues and reputational risk throughout the organisation.

BAE Systems is the premier global defence and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 100,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £15.7 billion (US $31.4 billion) in 2007.

BAE Systems’ Organisation and Senior Management Team Changes