Fernando Lombo Joins American Eurocopter as Vice President, CFO

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Fernando Lombo joins American Eurocopter as the new Vice President, CFO.

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American Eurocopter, the leading U.S. provider of commercial helicopters, has named Fernando Lombo as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. His first day with the company was September 3.

"We are extremely pleased to have Fernando join the American Eurocopter team," said American Eurocopter President and Chief Executive Marc Paganini. "Fernando’s experience with Airbus and EADS make him a valuable addition to our executive team."

Since 2008, Lombo was with Airbus Military, responsible for all financial planning, reporting accounting and financial systems for the Airbus Military and Airbus Spain programs, including the transition and integration of the EADS Military Transport Aircraft Division into the Airbus organization. Prior to that, he held a series of increasingly responsible senior executive finance positions within Airbus Military and various divisions of EADS.

In his new position, Lombo will assume a strategic role in the overall management of American Eurocopter. He will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company, including oversight of all contracts with both commercial and military customers. He will report to Paganini.

A native of Spain, Lombo earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Louis University, and has an Executive MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.

About American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defense and related services. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and parapublic helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin aircraft, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, Texas with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Miss.

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