Piracy Information-Sharing Centre in Mombasa commissioned by IMO Secretary-General

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IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, in Kenya for the spring session of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination, today (31 March) commissioned, in Mombasa, the first of three information-sharing centres (ISCs) envisaged by the Djibouti Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden.

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Bombardier Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and the Year Ended January 31, 2011

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – March 31, 2011) – Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.A)(TSX:BBD.B)

(All amounts in this press release are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.)

Fiscal year highlights

— Consolidated revenues of $17.7 billion, compared to $19.4 billion last
fiscal year

— EBITDA of $1.5 billion, compared to $1.6 billion last fiscal year

— EBIT of $1.1 billion or 5.9% of revenues, compared to $1.1 billion, or
5.7%, last fiscal year

— Net income of $769 million (diluted EPS of $0.42), compared to $707
million (diluted EPS of $0.39) last fiscal year

— Free cash flow of $605 million, compared to a free cash flow usage of
$215 million last fiscal year

— Strong cash position of $4.2 billion as at January 31, 2011, compared to
$3.4 billion, as at January 31, 2010

— Backlog of $50.1 billion as at January 31, 2011, compared to $43.8
billion as at January 31, 2010

— Subsequent to year-end, NetJets Inc. ordered up to 120 business aircraft
of the Global family

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Navy Names Austal’s Next Two Littoral Combat Ships

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MOBILE, Ala. (March 25, 2011) U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, left, Austal USA President and Chief Operating Officer, Joe Rella, city of Mobile Mayor Samuel L. Jones, Secretary of Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus, and U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions tour the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., following the announcement of the names of next two littoral class ships. USS Jackson (LCS 6) will be named for Jackson, Mississippi, and USS Montgomery (LCS 8), for Montgomery, Alabama. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O’Brien/Released)

Austal’s Mobile, Alabama USA manufacturing facilities last week hosted a visit by the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus.

Secretary Mabus was joined by U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, Congressman Jo Bonner, Austal USA President and Chief Operating Officer, Joe Rella, and Mobile Mayor Sam Jones in formally announcing the names that have been selected for the first two Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) of the recently awarded 10-ship contract to Austal. LCS 6 will be named USS Jackson and LCS 8 will be named USS Montgomery.

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QinetiQ Pre-Close Trading Update

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Prior to its financial year end on 31 March 2011, QinetiQ Group plc (‘QinetiQ’) reconfirms the guidance given in its Interim Management Statement on 3 February 2011. Visibility in QinetiQ’s principal markets remains limited with defence budgets under pressure from government programmes to reduce fiscal deficits and detailed policy reviews still ongoing.

QinetiQ remains on course to deliver on its expectations for the financial year ending 31 March 2011 with a strong contribution from the Q-NET vehicle survivability product, as well as TALON® robots and SWATSTM individual gunfire detection systems supporting operations in Afghanistan. Cash generation across the Group remains a priority and has been strong in the period, further reducing net debt from the level at 31 December 2010. The Group’s 24 month self-help programme announced in May 2010 continues to refocus the business, and the restructuring of the UK business is on track and within budget.

About QinetiQ

A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its domain knowledge to provide technical advice to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ’s unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments, intelligence services and security agencies.

QinetiQ will announce its preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2011 on 26 May 2011.

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Storm Passes Over Shuttle Endeavour, No Initial Injuries or Damaged Reported

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A strong storm front passed over NASA Kennedy Space Center’s LC-39 area, including Launch Pad 39A, about 5:20 p.m. EDT. Initial reports are the Florida launch pad experienced high wind and potentially small hail in the area near the pad. No one was injured and initially no obvious damage was observed. The storm moved through the area quickly. Teams will perform a full survey of the pad to confirm there was no damage Thursday morning and verify the exact wind speeds and adverse weather conditions that were seen at the pad. Space shuttle Endeavour’s six astronauts, who are at Kennedy for their launch dress rehearsal and related training known as the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, still are scheduled to hold a Q-and-A session with media on Launch Pad 39A Thursday morning at 8:40 a.m. The event will be carried live on NASA Television.

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40th Anniversary BVI Spring Regatta –Sparking The Match

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Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI), March 30, 2011—Intensity levels punched up several levels today at the 40th Anniversary BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival (March 28-April 3, 2011) when racing commenced at the inaugural Gill BVI International Match Racing Championship (March 30 and 31). Eight teams rifled through ten flights of one-on-one match races on evenly tuned IC 24s, with each skipper gunning for the big prize: an invitation to a Grade-Two match-racing event at the Chicago Match Racing Center this August.

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MARINE INSURER RAISES MORE THAN £30,000 FOR THE ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION IN THE REGION

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Paul Nicholson (Senior Helmsman – Sunderland RNLI Station), Albert Engelsman (Chairman – North of England P&I Association), Paul Jennings (Joint Managing Director – North of England P&I Association), Alan Wilson (Joint Managing Director – North of England P&I Association), Frank Major (Chairman – Sunderland RNLI Station)

A charity fund set up by a Newcastle-based marine insurance association last year as part of its 150th anniversary initiatives has raised a total of US$150,000 (£93,600) for maritime and local charities.

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Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Joint Forces to Speak at IHBCC 2011 Conference

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Washington, D.C. – March 29, 2011 – IHBCC officials confirmed today that General Babakir Al Zibari, Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Joint Forces to deliver a keynote address during the April 7-8, 2011 event in Washington, DC.

Highlight of the conference will be a senior Iraqi delegation from the Ministry of Interior. Iraqis agency equivalent to the US Department of Homeland Security and Iraq’s largest employer that is in charge of security law enforcement and border control.

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