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Exelis named Military Times ‘Best for Vets’ employer for second consecutive year

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Exelis (NYSE:XLS) was named to the Military Times’ Best for Vets: Employers 2015 list for a second consecutive year, securing the publication’s highest honor for veteran-friendly companies. Exelis ranked #40 out of the top 74 employers.

Exelis’ commitment to transitioning military has been a long-standing priority, with 10 percent of the company’s workforce having served in uniform. Veterans fulfill diverse functions across the company, including government contracts, human resources, environmental safety and health, and finance.

Military experience not only provides valuable leadership skills, but a unique understanding of military customer’s needs and the environments in which they operate, enabling the ongoing development of superior products and solutions.

“We actively recruit veterans for key roles across our company, and they serve our customers in the U.S. and around the globe. Their training, skills, and dedication are tremendous assets to Exelis, and these men and women embody our core values of respect, responsibility, and integrity,” said James Wallace, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Exelis.

The company’s volunteer-service program, Exelis Action Corps, is another example of its commitment to veterans, which creates large-scale, team and individual volunteer projects to support and engage active duty service members, veterans, and their families in local communities. The $5 million initiative was launched in 2012 and has seen growing involvement each year.

Best for Vets: Employers 2015 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make a company a good fit for military veterans and spouses. The survey is comprised of 90 questions on an organization’s efforts to connect with veterans and foster an environment for success in the private sector.

For the full Best for Vets: Employers 2015 rankings, click here.

About Exelis

Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. Exelis is a leader in positioning and navigation, sensors, air traffic management solutions, image processing and distribution, communications and information systems; and focused on strategic growth in the areas of critical networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare and composite aerostructures. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Exelis employs approximately 10,000 people and generated 2014 sales of approximately $3.25 billion. For more information, visit our website at or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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