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Ducommun Receives 2010 Outstanding Supplier Award from Tektronix

LOS ANGELES, Jan 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) today announced it has received a 2010 Outstanding Supplier Award from Tektronix. Tektronix identified four key areas of distinction as the main reasons behind Ducommun's Technologies unit (DTI) being selected for this award. These were 1) Engineering Excellence; 2) Consistent on-time delivery of quality hardware; 3) Customer relationship; and 4) Being reactive to customer requests. DTI engineers have worked closely with Tektronix on a number of new product development initiatives.

"Ducommun is very pleased to have been selected for this unique award," said Anthony J. Reardon, president and chief executive officer. "Tektronix is a valued customer for our global RF Product Group, and to receive this type of recognition from such an industry leader highlights the teamwork and dedication between our two companies."

DTI's RF Product Group designs and manufactures RF components and subsystems covering a broad range of frequencies. Such devices are used in aerospace and defense applications as well as for general communications, industrial, medical and test equipment markets.

About Ducommun Incorporated

Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense industry. The company is a supplier of critical components and assemblies for commercial aircraft, military aircraft, and missile and space programs through its three business units: Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS), Ducommun Technologies (DTI), and Miltec. Additional information can be found at

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, and other factors beyond the Company's control.See the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 for a more detailed discussion of these and other risk factors and contingencies.

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Ducommun Incorporated
Joseph P. Bellino
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chris Witty
Investor Relations

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