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Derco Aerospace Awarded Exclusive Distribution Agreement by LORD Corp.

June 20, 2011

  PARIS, France - Derco Aerospace announced today at the Paris Air Show that it has reached a five-year agreement to exclusively distribute spare C-130, P-3, and E-2C engine mounts, vibration control components and associated parts worldwide for LORD Corp. Derco Aerospace is a Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) company – the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

This arrangement is the latest chapter in a 20-year relationship in which Derco Aerospace has successfully established itself as a trusted supplier of LORD engine mounts and related piece parts to customers throughout the world. Derco’s extensive product knowledge and ability to process high-volume customer requests allows it to provide an average turn-around time of 48 hours for stock items. Through Sikorsky Aerospace Services’ global network, this new exclusive arrangement broadens Derco’s position to provide total aftermarket support on multiple aircraft platforms via effective long-term logistics programs. “We are delighted to expand our relationship with LORD and bring new opportunities to market,” said Paul Fuhrmann, director of OEM Management for Sikorsky Aerospace Services.

LORD Corp. offers a wide array of innovative solutions for the aerospace industry including engine mounts, equipment mounts, active systems, and interior isolation. These products and designs make LORD a recognized world leader in vibration and shock control. “We are very pleased to align with Derco who, with their strong customer focus, will offer best in class service to the end user,” said Steve Meyer, director of Marketing and Sales for Lord Corp.

For more information regarding LORD Corporation’s products or Derco Aerospace, please call
(414) 355-3066 or visit www.dercoaerospace.com.

Founded in 1979, Derco Aerospace, Inc. is based in Milwaukee, Wis., and is a world leader in providing aircraft spares distribution, logistics solutions, repair services and technical solutions to customers around the globe. Through solid relationships with premier original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Derco maintains one of the largest and most diversified aircraft spares inventories in the world. Today, Derco is a full-service logistics and solutions provider, supporting military and commercial fleets in more than 66 countries.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. Its Sikorsky Aerospace Services business designs and applies advanced logistics and supply chain solutions for commercial rotary, military rotary and fixed-wing customers. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

Founded in 1924, LORD Corp. is a privately held company that designs, manufactures and markets mechanical devices and electromechanical systems to control vibration, motion and noise; formulates, produces and sells general purpose and specialty adhesives, coatings and electronic materials; and develops products and systems utilizing magnetically responsive technologies. With headquarters in Cary, N.C., and sales in excess of $610 million, LORD has manufacturing in nine countries and offices in more than 15 major business centers. LORD Corp. employs more than 2,400 worldwide. Visit www.lord.com for more information.

Please visit www.utcaero.com for Sikorsky and United Technologies news at the Paris Air Show 2011.

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