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Lockheed Martin Awards Scholarships to Seven Bay Area Students Who Are National Merit Finalists

June 9, 2009

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that seven Bay Area students have been selected for National Merit Lockheed Martin Academic Scholarships.

The students receiving the scholarships are:

  • Emily Lomax of Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, daughter of employees Curtis and Piper Lomax. Lomax plans to attend the University of California, Santa Barbara to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Aaron Jaffey of Gunn High School in Palo Alto, son of employee Stephen Jaffey. Jaffey plans to attend Stanford University in Stanford to pursue a degree in computer science and engineering.
  • Rebecca Kennedy of Washington High School in Fremont, daughter of employee Kevin Kennedy. Kennedy plans to attend the University of California, San Diego to pursue a degree in literature.
  • Victoria Selzer of Irvington High School in Fremont, daughter of employee Greg Selzer. Selzer plans to attend the University of California, San Diego to pursue a degree in biology
  • Sabrina Siu of Homestead High School in Cupertino, daughter of employee Chea-Hwa Siu. Siu plans to attend Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., to pursue a degree in environmental engineering.
  • Marlena Vasquezof Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, daughter of employee Chris Vasquez. Vasquez plans to attend Yale University in New Haven, Conn., to pursue a degree in political science.
  • Brian Yasukawaof Lynbrook High School in San Jose, son of employee Daniel Yasukawa. Yasukawa plans to attend the University of California, Los Angeles to pursue a degree in computer science.

The seven scholarship recipients are the children of Lockheed Martin employees working in Sunnyvale, Calif. Altogether, 72 students throughout the United States who are National Merit Finalists have been selected for 2009 National Merit Lockheed Martin Academic Scholarships. Funded by the Lockheed Martin Foundation and administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., the program awards each student $3,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study.

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. chose the 2009 scholarship recipients from a group of candidates who are children of Lockheed Martin employees and stepchildren who primarily reside with a Lockheed Martin employee. The candidates first qualified as merit program semifinalists on the basis of their Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores and then advanced to the finalist level by meeting academic and other requirements set by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

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                  Lynn Fisher, 408-742-7606; lynn.m.fisher@lmco.com

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