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Kratos Appoints Marie Mendoza as Vice President & General Counsel

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Marie Mendoza has been appointed as Vice President and General Counsel of the Corporation. In this senior leadership position, Ms. Mendoza will be responsible for overseeing the corporate legal department, acting as liaison between the Company and outside counsel, and providing strategic direction on all legal and related business matters. Ms. Mendoza is located with other Kratos Corporate Officers at the Company headquarters in San Diego, CA.

Ms. Mendoza has recently been serving in the capacity of Acting General Counsel, and previously was Kratos’ Senior Corporate Attorney for 4 years. During her tenure with Kratos, Ms. Mendoza has worked closely with Kratos’ legal team, contract and compliance executives, and each of Kratos’ business units on a wide range of matters.

Prior to joining Kratos, Ms. Mendoza was a Partner first with the law firm of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP and then GCR, LLP in San Diego, where she represented public agencies and commercial companies on a variety of matters including contract negotiation and disputes, labor and employment, construction, board governance, commercial leases, trademark infringement and various other matters. Ms. Mendoza received a Bachelor of Science degree with cum laude honors in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Eric DeMarco, Kratos’ President & CEO, said, “I am extremely pleased to announce Marie’s promotion to Kratos Vice President and General Counsel, and a key member of the Kratos leadership team. Marie has demonstrated her legal and business abilities throughout her tenure at Kratos, and she is a clear team oriented individual and professional that the entire Kratos executive management and operations team is truly looking forward to working with on a daily basis”.

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized Technology Company providing mission critical products, solutions and services for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems, satellite communications, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, hypersonic systems, directed and high power energy systems, electromagnetic railgun, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,000. Substantially all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of Kratos and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty, including risks related to product failure, general economic conditions and cutbacks in spending. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Kratos undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For a further discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of Kratos in general, see the risk disclosures in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Kratos for the year ended December 28, 2014, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos.

Press Contact: Yolanda White 858-812-7302 Direct Investor Information: 877-934-4687 investor@kratosdefense.com

Source:Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.