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Ducommun Incorporated Repeats on Forbes 200 Best Small Companies List
LOS ANGELES, California (October 21, 2008) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) today announced that Forbes magazine has rated Ducommun among the “200 Best Small Companies” in America.

Joseph C. Berenato, chairman and chief executive officer of Ducommun, stated, “We are very pleased to have been selected again to the Forbes 200 Best Small Companies list. Our appearance on the new 2008 Forbes list is a recognition of the continuing success of our Ducommun Team members in driving Lean Six Sigma processes across the Company, which has enabled us to grow and become important to our key customers.”

Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to 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, 2007 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 28, 2008 for a more detailed discussion of these and other risk factors and contingencies.
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