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Ducommun Incorporated Ranked Among Forbes 200 Best Small Companies
LOS ANGELES, California (October 22, 2007) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) today announced that Forbes magazine has rated Ducommun among the “200 Best Small Companies” in America.

Joseph C. Berenato, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ducommun, stated, “We are very pleased to have been selected to the Forbes 200 Best Small Companies list. Our appearance on the new 2007 Forbes list is a recognition of the tremendous effort and success of our Ducommun Team members in driving Lean Six Sigma processes across the Company, which has made Ducommun more important to our key customers.”

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

The statements made in this press release include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company’s future financial results could differ materially from those anticipated due to the Company’s dependence on conditions in the airline industry, the level of new commercial aircraft orders, production rates for Boeing commercial aircraft, the C-17 and Apache helicopter rotor blade programs, the level of defense spending, competitive pricing pressures, manufacturing inefficiencies, start-up costs and possible overruns on new contracts, technology and product development risks and uncertainties, product performance, risks associated with acquisitions and dispositions of businesses by the Company, increasing consolidation of customers and suppliers in the aerospace industry, possible goodwill impairment, availability of raw materials and components from suppliers, and other factors beyond the Company’s control. See the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 for a more detailed discussion of these and other risk factors and contingencies.
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