Lockheed Martin Names James B. Comey General Counsel; Succeeds Frank H. Menaker, Who Will Retire

Aug 04, 2005, 01:00 ET from Lockheed Martin Corporation

    BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin
 (NYSE:   LMT) has announced that James B. Comey, 44, will succeed Frank H.
 Menaker, Jr., 65, as the corporation's Senior Vice President and General
 Counsel, effective October 1, 2005.  Menaker, who has served as General
 Counsel since March 1995, will retire at the end of January 2006.
     "Jim Comey brings a wealth of talent and experience to Lockheed Martin and
 we are pleased to have him on our team," said Lockheed Martin Chairman,
 President and CEO Robert J. Stevens.  "We are also deeply appreciative of
 Frank Menaker's countless contributions to the success of our company during
 his 35 years of service.  His outstanding leadership of our legal organization
 has provided a strong foundation for continuing success through this
 transition and beyond," Stevens added.
     Comey joins Lockheed Martin from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he
 has served as Deputy Attorney General since December 2003.  In this position,
 he oversaw many important government cases, including terrorism and securities
 fraud prosecutions.  Previously, he served as United States Attorney for the
 Southern District of New York, where he had earlier been an Assistant U.S.
 Attorney and lead prosecutor in the highly publicized United States v. John
 Gambino racketeering and murder trial.  From 1996 through 2001, he was
 Managing Assistant U.S. Attorney in charge of the Richmond Division of the
 U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  In that
 position, he handled the Khobar Towers terrorist bombing case, arising out of
 the June 1996 attack on a U.S. military facility in Saudi Arabia in which 19
 United States Air Force members were killed and hundreds wounded.
     Comey has also worked in commercial litigation, having been a partner with
 the law firm of McGuireWoods, LLP.  He is a 1982 graduate of the College of
 William & Mary and earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law
 School in 1985.
     Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000
 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design,
 development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems,
 products and services.  The corporation reported 2004 sales of $35.5 billion.
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