Larry Alexandre named CEO of Sagem Avionics, Inc.

HAI, Houston, TX - February 21, 2008

Sagem (Safran group) has appointed Larry Alexandre, 40, as Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary Sagem Avionics, Inc. He succeeds Jean Baudin, who is moving to a corporate position within Sagem.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Sagem Avionics Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sagem. Sagem Avionics, Inc. provides marketing and sales in Americas for Sagem avionics products including integrated cockpit display systems, helicopter autopilot systems, flight control components, aircraft condition and monitoring systems and flight operations quality assurance software. Sagem Avionics, Inc. also provides high quality avionics products and services for aircraft and helicopters, including technical support and MRO services.

A Master of Business Administration graduate of The Ohio State University and an alumni of the EPSCI School of Business in France, Larry Alexandre has held a variety of leadership positions in operations and sales & marketing with Teleflex Aerospace, and most recently with Turbomeca, a company of the propulsion branch of the Safran group.

He joined the Safran group in 2005 as the Chief Operating Officer for Turbomeca USA, where he led the company through a Lean transformation while improving customer satisfaction and sustaining strong business growth. In 2008, his role expanded to that of COO for Turbomeca, where he was given operational leadership for Turbomeca do Brasil and Turbomeca Canada in addition to Turbomeca USA.

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Sagem,, a high-tech company in the Safran group, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating across the globe through the Safran group, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 6,700 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.

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Philippe Wodka-Gallien
Press manager
Tel. : +33 (0)1 58 11 19 49
philippe.wodka-gallien@sagem.com