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Ducommun Incorporated Promotes Anthony Reardon to Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2009-- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Anthony J. Reardon, currently president and chief operating officer, to the additional position of chief executive officer as well as a member of the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2010. Mr. Reardon will succeed Joseph C. Berenato, who will retain his position as chairman.

“The Board of Directors has worked closely with Tony Reardon over the last eight years,” Mr. Berenato said. “We are convinced that he is the right man to lead Ducommun as we continue to profitably grow our Company. Tony has excelled in every position and at every level throughout his career, and he will take Ducommun to the next level by focusing on our core processes of operational excellence and organizational development. As a strong and caring leader, he embodies our Core Values of Honesty, Professionalism, Customer Orientation, Continuous Improvement and Teamwork. This important governance action will assure Ducommun’s continued evolution and growth.”

Mr. Reardon was named president and chief operating officer of Ducommun in January 2008. From January 2003 to December 2007, he was president of Ducommun AeroStructures, Ducommun’s largest subsidiary. Prior to joining Ducommun, Tony had over 25 years of experience in roles of increasing roles of responsibility in areas of manufacturing, engineering, marketing and general management, starting with Sundstrand Aviation in Rockford, Illinois. He had a B.A. in Business Administration from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa and has done graduate work at Northern Illinois University.

Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense industry.

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Ducommun Incorporated
Joseph P. Bellino, 310-513-7211
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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