Mr Gold will review and evaluate certain of the Company's existing or new reporting policies and procedures and submit periodic reports to the Company's Board and the Justice Department. Mr Gold will serve as an ex-officio member of the External Review Panel established by the Company in 2007 and will be supported by members of the Company's legal, compliance and internal audit staff.

Mr Gold is a senior litigation partner at Herbert Smith LLP, a leading international law firm with its main office in London. Mr Gold became a partner in 1983 and was head of the litigation division from 2003 until 2005 when he was elected senior partner, a position he held until May 2010.

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defence, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).

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