Consulting Agreement - L-3 Communications


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTWHEREAS, effective April 27, 2011, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.

(hereinafter "L-3") and John M. Shalikashvili (hereinafter "Consultant"), desire to enter into a consulting agreement pursuant to which the Consultant will act as a consultant to L-3, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this agreement: NOW THEREFORE, in consideration for these premises, the parties agree as follows:

1. ATTACHMENTS.

Any Attachments to this Professional Services Agreement referenced herein are fully incorporated and form a part of this agreement (hereinafter, "Agreement").

2. CONSULTING ARRANGEMENT.

L-3 hereby retains the Consultant, and the Consultant hereby agrees to serve as a consultant to L-3, on the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement. The Consultant will, from time to time and at the request of L-3 upon reasonable advance notice, assist L-3, including by providing advice with respect to the business of L-3, its strategic business plan and such other matters as may be reasonably requested by L-3. It is understood that such consulting services shall be incidental to, and shall not interfere with, the other business activities and commitments of the Consultant which are permitted pursuant to Section 7 below. The Consultant shall not be required to travel, except at his convenience, in performing services hereunder. In addition, so long as the Consultant continues to provide consulting services pursuant to this Agreement, Consultant shall have the title "Director Emeritus of L-3".

3. TERM OF AGREEMENT.

This Agreement is intended to be a master set of terms and conditions between L-3 and Consultant. This Agreement shall be effective upon execution hereof for a term of one year from the date hereof and shall be renewable annually at L-3153s written request. This Agreement and Consultant153s retention hereunder may be terminated by either party on 30 days advance written notice. In the event of a termination of the consulting term for any reason, neither L-3 nor the Consultant shall have any further obligations hereunder.

4. COMPENSATION.

4.1

The Consultant153s compensation for his services will consist of an annual retainer of $210,000. The annual retainer is payable quarterly in arrears on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 of each year, provided that the Agreement has not been terminated prior to the applicable payment date.

4.2

Consultant shall be responsible for taxes based upon Consultant153s income or any Federal, State or local employment taxes assessed to Consultant.

5. REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES.

L-3 shall reimburse Consultant for reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred for meals, lodging, and travel, as set forth in Attachment A and for which funding has been previously authorized as part of an assigned task. Consultant shall invoice L-3 for actual, substantiated out of pocket expenses and L-3 shall pay Consultant net thirty (30) days after receipt of an undisputed invoice.

6. WARRANTIES AND INDEMNITY.

Consultant warrants the services provided to L-3 will be performed in a professional and competent manner.

7. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION; NON-COMPETITION UNDERTAKING; ENGAGEMENTS WITH THIRD

PARTIES. Consultant shall maintain proprietary, confidential and secret all L-3 information which may be disclosed to Consultant as being proprietary, confidential and secret in nature, and Consultant shall not disclose this information to any other person (including L-3 employees in any other division, group, or entity), firm, or corporation. Consultant shall also maintain as confidential the "know-how" and future plans of L-3 relating to the fields of endeavor in which Consultant performs investigations, evaluations, and services for L-3, as well as the nature of certain work projects to which Consultant is exposed, and the identity of persons working on those projects. If, in connection with its performance, Consultant discloses to L-3 any ideas, developments, or suggestions conceived or actually reduced to practice by Consultant prior to its performance hereunder, no relationship, proprietary or otherwise, express or implied, is established with L-3 by the disclosure, no obligation of any kind is assumed by, nor may be implied against L-3, unless a separate written contract regarding the subject of disclosure is consummated by the parties, and then the obligation shall be only as expressed in the separate contract.

7.3

Consultant agrees to refrain from making any disparaging or derogatory remarks, comments or publications regarding L-3 or any of its affiliates, predecessors or successors or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, products or services.

7.4

Consultant hereby agrees that during the term of this Agreement and the 12- month period immediately thereafter, without the prior written consent of L-3, (i) he or she will not, directly or indirectly, either as principal, manager, agent, consultant, officer,


stockholder, partner, investor, lender or employee or in any other capacity, carry on, be engaged in or have any financial interest in, any (a) entity which is in Competition with the business of L-3 or (b) Competitive Activity and (ii) he or she shall not, on his or her own behalf or on behalf of any person, firm or company, directly or indirectly, solicit or offer employment to any person who is or has been employed by L-3 at any time during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding such solicitation. For purposes of this Section 7.4: (A) an entity shall be deemed to be in "Competition" with L-3 if it is principally involved in the purchase, sale or other dealing in any property or the rendering of any service purchased, sold, dealt in or rendered by L-3 as a part of the business of L-3 within the same geographic area in which L-3 effects such sales or dealings or renders such services at the Relevant Date; and (B) "Competitive Activity" shall mean any business into which L-3 has taken substantial steps to engage, as of the Relevant Date, which would be deemed to be in Competition with the business of L-3 if such steps had been completed prior to the Relevant Date; and (C) the term "Relevant Date" shall mean each date during the term of this Agreement through (and including) the effective date of termination of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing contained in this Section 7.4 shall (x) prohibit Consultant from serving as an officer, employee or independent consultant of any business unit or subsidiary which would not otherwise be in Competition with L-3 or a Competitive Activity, but which business unit is a part of, or which subsidiary is controlled by, or under common control with, an entity that would be in competition with L-3, so long as Consultant does not engage in any activity which is in Competition with any business of L-3 or is otherwise a Competitive Activity or (y) be construed so as to preclude Consultant from investing in any publicly or privately held company, provided Consultant153s beneficial ownership of any class of such company153s securities does not exceed 5% of the outstanding securities of such class.

7.5

The parties hereto agree that the provisions of Section 7.4 are reasonable. If a court determines, however, that any provision of Section 7.4 is unreasonable, either in period of time, geographical area or otherwise, then the parties hereto agree that the provisions of Section 7.4 should be interpreted and enforced to the maximum extent which such court deems reasonable.

7.6

Subject to Section 7.4, Consultant shall have the right to accept employment and/or perform consulting work for one or more third parties, so long as such employment or work does not impair his ability to perform his responsibilities hereunder.

8. NOTICES

. Written notice shall be sent to the parties by hand, by overnight carrier or by U.S. certified mail at the following address:

L-3 Communications Corporation
600 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10016
Attention: General Counsel

General (Ret.) John M. Shalikashvili
55 Chapman Loop
Steilacoom, WA 98388

9. CONFLICTING AGREEMENTS.

Consultant warrants that it is not a party to any other existing agreement which would prevent Consultant from entering into this Agreement or which would adversely affect this Agreement.

10. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.

It is understood and agreed that Consultant shall be acting as an independent contractor and not as an agent or employee of L-3. Accordingly, the Consultant assumes all risks and hazards encountered in its performance of this agreement. Consultant shall not have the power or authority to create or modify any binding obligation or agreement on behalf of L-3, and Consultant shall not represent to any third party that he or she has such power or authority. Consultant acknowledges that he or she shall not participate in (and shall not receive any benefits or awards under) any L-3 employee benefit plans by virtue of this agreement.

11. TERMINATION.

The provisions of Sections 6, 7, and 14 shall survive termination of this Agreement.

12. ETHICAL CONDUCT.

It is acknowledged that any payment, gift, tip, meal, transportation, entertainment or other benefit or promise of a benefit provided to or paid for a U.S. Government employee by the Consultant other than pursuant to the limited authorized exceptions in the appropriate agency internal standard of conduct, is prohibited, whether or not the situation involved pertains to L-3 business.

It is further acknowledged that when acting on behalf of L-3, the Consultant shall neither seek nor receive information from non-L-3 sources which could compromise L-3153s code of ethical conduct and associated policies, or the policies of the U.S. Government. If the Consultant comes into possession of information which is not appropriate for L-3 to possess under either L-3153s code of ethical conduct or the U.S. Government policies, the Consultant will not reveal such information to L-3. The Consultant agrees to comply fully with the procurement integrity provisions of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (Procurement Integrity Act) and all regulations issued thereunder. Further, the Consultant agrees that it will execute such certifications as are required by L-3 or the Procurement Integrity Act and regulations issued thereunder regarding the Consultant153s compliance therewith.

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13. ACCESS TO L-3 FACILITIES.

Consultant153s use and access to any applicable facility shall be subject to all L-3153s security, traffic, smoke free environment restrictions, as well as any other L-3 rules and regulations, and any and all other reasonable restrictions which L-3 may impose from time to time. Access may be limited to L-3153s normal hours of operations (excluding holidays and shutdown periods, if any). L-3 may limit or deny access to any other Consultant representatives.

14. GENERAL.

14.1

ASSIGNMENT OF SERVICES AGREEMENT.

The Consultant may not assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of L-3. L-3 may assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement to any subsidiary, affiliate or successor in interest of L-3 without the consent of the Consultant. The Consultant shall be provided with written notice of such assignment. In all such cases, the assignment of this Agreement and the assumption of the rights and obligations thereunder shall be at no additional cost to L-3.

14.2

FORCE MAJEURE.

Neither party shall be liable for any delays resulting from acts of God, strikes, riots, acts of war, epidemics, or governmental regulations.

14.3

NO PUBLICITY.

Neither party hereto shall, without securing written consent of the other party, publicly announce the existence of this Agreement or advertise or release any publicity in regard thereto, except that L-3 and Consultant may disclose the terms of this Agreement to extent required by law or regulation, including in proxy statements and periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

14.4

BINDING AGREEMENT.

This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of L-3 and shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Consultant153s heirs, legal representatives, successors, and assigns.

14.5

GOVERNING LAW; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL.

The validity, performance, and construction of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, excluding conflicts of laws provisions. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL RIGHTS TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY SUIT, LITIGATION, ACTION, PROCEEDING OR COUNTERCLAIM (WHETHER BASED UPON CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT.

14.6

SEVERABILITY.

If any of the provisions or portions of this Agreement are invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, they are to that extent to be deemed omitted.

14.7

ASSIGNMENT.

Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, neither party shall assign or transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the other party hereto, which assignment shall not be unreasonably withheld, and any such attempted assignment shall be void.

14.8

MERGER OF AGREEMENT.

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all previous communications, representations, or agreements, either oral or written, with respect to the subject matter hereof, and no representations or statements of any kind made by any representative of Consultant or L-3, which are not stated in this Agreement, shall be binding on Consultant or L-3. No addition to or modification of any provision of this Agreement shall be binding upon Consultant or L-3 unless made in writing and signed by the respective duly authorized representatives of Consultant and L-3.

14.9

EQUITABLE RELIEF.

Consultant acknowledges and agrees that money damages would not be an adequate remedy for any breach of his or her agreements contained in Section 7 hereof, and that in addition to any other remedies available to L-3, L-3 shall be entitled to the remedies of injunction, specific performance and other equitable relief for any threatened or actual breach of the agreements contained in such Section.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF,

each of the parties hereto has caused this Agreement to be executed on its behalf by its duly authorized representative. Dated: April 27, 2011 L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

By:

Name: Michael T. Strianese

Title:

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

General (Ret.) John M. Shalikashvili

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ATTACHMENT ATRAVEL & REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES

Consultant will comply with the following practices when billing for direct out-of-pocket expenses.

1. Air transportation expenses:

All approved travel should be booked using L-3153s Travel Service to minimize costs. L-3 will reimburse for first-class fares on domestic flights and business-class fares for international travel (first class is reimbursable for international travel only when approved in advance by L-3 Senior Management). Trips should also be booked as far in advance as possible to qualify for special air fare promotions and discount fares.

2. Lodging expense:

Consultant should coordinate with the L-3 contact designated in the applicable SOW, to identify hotels with whom L-3 has negotiated special rates, or when such accommodations are not available, use hotels where corporate discounts are offered.

3. Meal expenses:

The reasonable cost of meals on overnight trips is allowed while traveling on L-3153s behalf. When dining with L-3 employees, separate checks should be requested. Entertainment, such as theater tickets and hotel room movies, are personal expenses, and are not reimbursable. Expenses for meals and other entertainment provided to L-3 employees are not reimbursable. Meals pertaining to travel on one-day trips that meet or exceed a 55 mile radius, will be reimbursed by L-3.

4. Alcoholic beverages:

Alcoholic beverage costs are not reimbursable under noirnal business expenses. It could be covered under rare cases if approved by L-3 Senior Management. In those cases, all alcoholic beverage expenses will be listed separately as entertaining expense.

5. Tips:

Tips are an acceptable expense if they represent customary and reasonable amounts for meals, porter, taxi, or similar services. Tips for meals must be included in the meal cost and tips for the ground transportation must be included in transportation costs. Tips to porters, bellhops, etc. should be listed as miscellaneous travel.

6. Laundry expense:

Charges for laundry are reimbursable by L-3 if the trip exceeds four (4) days.

7. Car rental:

In the U.S., compact cars will be rented when available, and comparable models will be rented when traveling internationally. All optional insurance for rental cars while on L-3 business in the U.S. and Canada, are not reimbursable. Optional collision insurance purchased internationally is acceptable where obligatory. Fines for parking or traffic violations are not reimbursable expenses whether incurred in a rental car or while using one153s personal automobile for L-3 business.

8. Local travel:

The approved reimbursement rate for use of one153s personal automobile for L-3153s business is the maximum amount allowed by current IRS regulations. Local travel between the Consultant and L-3 as a normal part of doing business is not reimbursable.

9. Telephone expense:

L-3 allows reasonable and customary personal telephone expenses while traveling (called safe arrival or time of departure calls NTE $10-$20). In those instances where approved business calls are charged to a personal telephone, the original bill must be submitted with an explanation for each call. L-3/IS will not be responsible for the entire phone bill or wireless service or personal internet access.

10. Expense statements:

Expense Statements, when traveling on L-3153s behalf, should contain information pertaining to only one (1) trip and must be prepared on a timely basis. Original copies of airline tickets, itinerary and hotel charges, car rentals and other expense in excess of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) must be included.

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