Press release

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Announces Retirement of President Jill Kale

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Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES)
, a sector of Cobham plc, today
announced the retirement of long-standing President Jill Kale. She will
be replaced by current Chief Operating Officer Shawn Black, effective
July 1, 2019.

“We all deeply appreciate the leadership, professionalism and many years
of positive contributions that Jill has brought to CAES and wish her the
best of luck in her retirement,” said Scott Webster, CAES Chairman of
the Board. “She guided the organization as it overcame multiple
challenges, providing strong leadership throughout her tenure.”

Jill Kale has led CAES since 2012 and most recently implemented a new
organizational structure for CAES that removed layers in the
organization and brought customers and employees closer to CAES decision
makers. Incoming CAES Sector President Shawn Black will report to the
CAES Board of Directors and brings many years of leadership experience,
from his role as a United States Marine Corps officer to his position as
Vice President and General Manager for Leonardo DRS, prior to joining

“We welcome Shawn to his new role. He has provided excellent operational
direction to the organization and has established a strong basis for all
CAES’ business areas to be successful,” said David Lockwood, Chief
Executive Officer of Cobham plc and Director of CAES. “We are delighted
that Shawn is able to provide a smooth transition. His performance as
Chief Operating Officer gives us great confidence in his ability to take
CAES to the next level.”

About Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), the U.S. subsidiary of
Cobham plc operating under a Special Security Agreement (SSA) with the
US Department of Defense, provides a number of mission-critical and
specialized solutions for harsh environments. Cobham Advanced Electronic
Solutions supplies defense, aerospace, security, medical and industrial
markets with critical solutions for communication on land, at sea, and
in the air and space, by moving data through off-the-shelf and
customized products and subsystems including RF, microwave, and high
reliability microelectronics, antenna apertures and motion control

About Cobham plc

Cobham offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve
challenging problems in commercial, defence and security markets, from
deep space to the depths of the ocean. We employ around 10,000 people
primarily in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia, and have customers and
partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in:
wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite
communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refueling; aviation
services; life support and mission equipment.