Lockheed Martin Corporation


Lockheed Martin Receives 2003 INROADS Award for Excellence

Lockheed Martin Corporation has received the 2003 Award for Excellence from INROADS, Inc., the nation's most successful leadership training, development and placement organization for minorities. A sponsor since 1985, Lockheed Martin placed second out of the top 10 corporate partners that have embraced the INROADS Internship process throughout their business units on a national or global level.

In 2003, Lockheed Martin provided career development and training opportunities for 169 high-potential minority college students to prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

"It's an honor to partner with INROADS to identify and employ an inclusive pool of talent for the Lockheed Martin team," said Ralph Barr, Lockheed Martin's director of equal opportunity programs. "We share a mutual commitment to continuous education and leadership development for our nation's future leaders."

The INROADS Award for Excellence recognizes companies with outstanding corporate performance in four key areas -- growth and innovation, quality, partnership and sustainability of performance. Charles I. Story, President and CEO, INROADS, Inc., said, "We're proud to celebrate these 10 companies and thank them for their contributions to the success of INROADS and the young men and women we serve."

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2002 sales of $26.6 billion.

For additional information on INROADS, visit: http://www.inroads.org/

For additional information on Lockheed Martin Corporation, visit: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/

SOURCE: Lockheed Martin Corporation

CONTACT: Meghan Mariman of Lockheed Martin Corporation, +1-301-897-6195,