SOURCE: Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation

February 02, 2012 07:00 ET

Cubic Names New VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 2, 2012) - The Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) Board of Directors has unanimously selected James R. Edwards as the company's new Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective January 31, 2012. Edwards had previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of the company's Transportation Group, and assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of Cubic Corporation. Edwards replaces William Hoese, who is retiring.

As general counsel, Edwards will focus on U.S. and international business transactions, including acquisitions, management of intellectual property, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and regulatory compliance in the countries where Cubic conducts its diverse business.

Edwards joined Cubic in February 2008. Prior to coming to Cubic, he served as senior vice president and general counsel of Kratos Defense, and senior legal counsel for Qualcomm Incorporated. Before joining Qualcomm, he held general counsel positions at Wireless Knowledge, Inc., a Qualcomm subsidiary; Vapotronics, Inc., a developer of medical device technologies; General Atomics, an energy and defense contractor; and Logicon, Inc., a defense contractor.

"Jim Edwards has played an integral role in the growth of Cubic Transportation Systems by providing the legal advice and acumen necessary to help win and execute major contracts. He also has an excellent defense and commercial background, including knowledge of wireless technology, which is an important focus for several business units of Cubic Corporation," said Walter J. Zable, Chairman and CEO of Cubic Corporation.

Edwards is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate, and of Colorado State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, cum laude. He helped found the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and has held leadership positions on the San Diego and national ACC boards.

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and support services to U.S. and allied military and security forces. Cubic Transportation Systems is the world's leading provider of automated fare collection systems and services for public transit authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the company's Web site at

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