Market Watch, 10/16/8

EADS North America today announced the appointment of the Honorable Trent Lott to the company’s Board of Directors.

Lott is the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader from the state of Mississippi who also served in the House of Representatives.

“Trent Lott brings unparalleled experience and perspective to the EADS North America Board of Directors following a distinguished career of public service,” said EADS North America Chairman and CEO Ralph D. Crosby, Jr. “He will provide invaluable expertise as our company expands its presence in the U.S. defense and homeland security sectors.”