Verdict Against U.S. Subsidiary of Elbit Systems

HAIFA , Israel , November 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) (the "Company") announced that on November 6, 2007 , a jury verdict was rendered in a trial in the U.S. against several defendants, including Kollsman, Inc...


HAIFA , Israel , November 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) (the "Company") announced that on November 6, 2007 , a jury verdict was rendered in a trial in the U.S. against several defendants, including Kollsman, Inc. ("Kollsman"), a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of the Company. The trial involved primarily misappropriation of trade secrets relating to two models of a commercial air data computer. The jury's verdict awarded damages against all of the defendants, including an award against Kollsman. The verdict also allows for the possibility of the court's imposition of exemplary damages and other costs against any or all of the defendants based on willful conduct. Kollsman is evaluating the options available to it in light of the jury verdict and believes it has bases to appeal the verdict and to object to the imposition of any exemplary damages or other costs. The Company will reflect the impact of the verdict on its third quarter 2007 results, and such impact will not have a material adverse impact on such results.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related programs throughout the world. The Elbit Systems Group, which includes the company and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned air vehicle (UAV) systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Group also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms and developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications.

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