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Lockheed Martin Reaches Strategic Supply Chain Agreement

BETHESDA, Md. — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) signed a new strategic enterprise agreement with Arrow Electronics covering procurement of more than 22,000 electronic components used in advanced technology systems such as missiles, satellites, radar systems, tactical fighter aircraft and unmanned surveillance systems. It represents Lockheed Martin's largest agreement with any single supplier for these commodities, and concentrates procurement of parts covered under the agreement with a leading national franchised distributor, down from 240 suppliers in 2011.

The new agreement allows the company to improve product delivery performance, standardize parts selection and increase internal efficiency and productivity. Lockheed Martin will realize cost reductions based on historical pricing for most electronic components covered under the agreement. Additionally, more than one-third of the components will be delivered to Lockheed Martin with substantial lead time reductions.

The agreement includes a one-year term with an additional one-year option. This marks the first of multiple strategic agreements between Lockheed Martin and key suppliers intended to generate material cost savings and operational efficiencies for our programs and customers.

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