Admiral Dennis C. Blair to Leave Tyco International Board of Directors Following Confirmation as U.S. Director of National Intel

Feb. 3, 2009

PEMBROKE, Bermuda , Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC; BSX: TYC) today announced that Admiral Dennis C. Blair has resigned from the company's Board of Directors, in connection with his appointment as Director of National Intelligence in the administration of President Barack Obama . The resignation is effective immediately.

"We congratulate Admiral Blair on his appointment to serve our country as Director of National Intelligence in the new administration of President Obama," said Ed Breen , Tyco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Admiral Blair has served our Board with distinction and dedication since 2003 and we thank him for his many contributions to Tyco."

Admiral Blair (USN, ret.) joined Tyco's Board of Directors in 2003 and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research and development center. Admiral Blair retired as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command in 2002, after more than 34 years of service in the United States Navy.

Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) is a diversified, global company that provides vital products and services to customers in more than 60 countries. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco had 2008 revenue of more than $20 billion and has more than 110,000 employees worldwide. More information on Tyco can be found at

SOURCE Tyco International Ltd.

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