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EADS North America

November 18, 2010 17:00 ET

EADS North America Donates $100,000 to Benefit Alaska National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Families

ARLINGTON, VA and ANCHORAGE, AK--(Marketwire - November 18, 2010) - EADS North America has teamed with the North to the Future Foundation, formerly the Ted Stevens Foundation, to create a $100,000 scholarship that will benefit the families of Alaska National Guardsmen and U.S. Coast Guard service members stationed in Alaska. 

The needs-based scholarship will honor the memory of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens and recognize his efforts in supporting U.S. service men and women, and their families. The scholarship, funded by EADS North America, will be administered by the North to the Future Foundation through the University of Alaska state system. The formal scholarship presentation was made in Anchorage during a ceremony to honor Sen. Ted Stevens and his years of public service to the people of Alaska.

"For much of my public service in Washington, D.C. I had the privilege of watching and working with Sen. Ted Stevens. He labored tirelessly for Alaska, and for the men and women of the U.S. military," said EADS North America CEO Sean O'Keefe. "This scholarship is an expression of appreciation and respect for Senator Stevens, and a token of gratitude to the families of those who serve and protect our fellow Americans every day."

Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens and four other passengers perished in an aircraft accident on Aug. 9, 2010 near Dillingham, Alaska. Local first responders, Alaska National Guardsmen and U.S. Coast Guard men and women participated in rescue operations that saved the lives of four surviving passengers, including EADS North America CEO Sean O'Keefe and his son Kevin.

The scholarship had previously been announced by O'Keefe during events that recognized the rescue efforts of the National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard.

For additional information about EADS North America visit the website at:
www.eadsnorthamerica.com

About EADS North America
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

About EADS
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. In 2009, the Group -- comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter -- generated revenues of EUR 42.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 119,000.

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