Spirit AeroSystems Names Anderson Chief Financial Officer


<p><location>WICHITA</location>, Kan., <chron>Feb. 12</chron> /CNW/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE:   SPR), announced today that <person>Philip Anderson</person> has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to <person>Jeff Turner</person>, President and CEO. Anderson has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer since October of 2009.</p>
<p>Anderson had previously served as Spirit's Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations, and has more than 20 years of experience in aerospace and finance for companies including Boeing Integrated Defense Systems and Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Anderson began his career with Boeing in 1989 and went on to serve in a variety of finance and manufacturing leadership positions. Prior to joining Spirit in 2006, he was Director of Corporate Finance and Banking for Boeing.</p>
<p>"I am extremely pleased to announce Phil's appointment as Spirit CFO," Turner said. "Phil is a proven performer with a track record of success. His experience and in-depth knowledge of our industry and company provides continuity and continued focus on creating long term value for our customers and shareholders."</p>
<p>As Spirit AeroSystems' Chief Financial Officer, Anderson is responsible for the overall financial management of the company, its financial reporting and transparency, as well as other corporate functions including controller, treasury, investor relations, tax, long-range planning, and corporate and strategic development.</p>
<p>"I'm delighted and honored to be given the opportunity to lead Spirit's finance function," Anderson said. "This is a great company, with an outstanding team, and I look forward to helping position Spirit for current and future success."</p>
<p>Anderson's ascension to Spirit CFO is a homecoming of sorts.  Anderson earned his B.A. and M.B.A. from <location>Wichita</location> State University and began his aviation career in <location>Wichita</location>, site of Spirit's world headquarters.</p>

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    About Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
<p>Based in <location>Wichita</location>, Kan., Spirit AeroSystems is the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components. In addition to its Kansas facility, Spirit has locations in <location>Tulsa</location> and McAlester, Okla.; Prestwick, Scotland; Samlesbury, England; <location>Kuala Lumpur</location>, <location>Malaysia</location>; and is developing new manufacturing facilities in Kinston, N.C.; and Saint-Nazaire, <location>France</location>. In the U.S., Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul and fleet support services in <location>North America</location>, <location>Europe</location> and Asia. Spirit <location>Europe</location> produces wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus.</p>


For further information: For further information: Debbie Gann, Corporate Communications of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., +1-316-526-3910 Web Site: http://www.spiritaero.com

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