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March 13, 2013

AAR’s CEO David P. Storch to speak at UIUC

Engineering Society Pi Tau Sigma extends invitation

WOOD DALE, Illinois – David P. Storch, Chairman and CEO of global aerospace leader AAR Corp., will talk to mechanical engineering students about STEM careers and the importance of math and science achievement on Thursday at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Storch was invited to the campus by a student he met in 2011 at a Marine scholarship dinner who belongs to the Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society. By no accident, the STEM-focused event takes place on National Pi Day, one that extols the importance of math and science education.

“Pi Tau Sigma members are known for high achievement and career success, and no doubt have bright futures ahead of them,” said Storch, who advocates nationally for enhanced STEM programs to build the skilled, technical labor force. “But today’s highly skilled, technical workforce needs more talent like them – a lot more. It’s important that we take every opportunity to promote these careers, so I thank Pi Tau Sigma for including me in this important national dialogue.”

AAR partners with colleges and universities, industry associations, public schools and nonprofit intermediaries to raise awareness about careers in aerospace. Storch joins executives from companies such as Caterpillar, ITW, and Navistar who also have been invited to speak at UIUC or Illinois by the Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school’s Mechanical Engineering Building, 1206 W. Green St., Room 153, in Urbana. Storch will deliver a 45-minute speech, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

About AAR

AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering services and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at

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This press release contains certain statements relating to future results, which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions and estimates based on information currently available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated, including those factors discussed under Item 1A, entitled “Risk Factors”, included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2018. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize adversely, or should underlying assumptions or estimates prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described. These events and uncertainties are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many are beyond the Company’s control. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. For additional information, see the comments included in AAR’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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