NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that Vincent Pagano, Jr. has been elected to its board of directors. Following this election, the company’s board will comprise 11 members, 10 of whom are independent directors.
Mr. Pagano is an attorney specializing in corporate law. His legal career spanned 32 years at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, LLP, where he served as a partner since 1986 before retiring in September 2012. He headed the firm’s capital markets practice, including its public company advisory practice, from 1999 to 2012. During this time, Mr. Pagano represented investment banks and leading public companies, including L-3, on mergers and acquisitions, financings, corporate governance and disclosure matters.
“Vince’s broad legal expertise in finance, governance and corporate strategy issues, combined with his knowledge of L-3’s business and the defense industry, make him an outstanding addition to our board. I am pleased to welcome him as our newest director,” said Michael T. Strianese, L-3’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Pagano serves on the Engineering Council of Lehigh University and on the board of directors of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, and Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. He also serves on several community and charitable boards in New York. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Pagano was a practicing engineer.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion.
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