The news comes at an exciting time for the Cardiff Blues, who move to their new state-of-the-art stadium this summer, with improved facilities including exclusive Premier Club seating for corporate members, with access to five star bar, lounge and dining facilities.
EADS DS, which employs 1,200 people at its £35M technology centre situated off the M4 corridor between Newport and Cardiff, is creating the next-generation technology solutions and services, principally in the areas of secure IT, communications and cryptography. The site is also home to EADS Innovation Works UK, part of the group's global network of research and technology facilities.
Internationally, the company has had a long relationship with rugby through its 20-year sponsorship of Toulouse Rugby Club.
Speaking of the high-profile partnership with the Cardiff Blues, EADS DS Vice President Mike Simms said: "EADS DS is an active sponsor of a range of sporting and community initiatives both locally in Newport and in the wider region, and we are proud to renew our support of the Cardiff Blues as a rugby team which is an important part of community life in South Wales.
"Teaming up with Cardiff Blues is a great move for a world class knowledge-led company like ours. Skill, innovation, commitment and teamwork are essential to succeed in business and rugby. EADS is pleased to be associated with Cardiff Blues and the nation's favourite sport."
Cardiff Blues Chief Executive Robert Norster said: "We are delighted to continue our partnership agreement with EADS, as we enter a historic first season at our world-class new stadium.
"As our sponsors, EADS will benefit from the fantastic Premier Club facilities, which includes an unbeatable view of the game from half-way line seats, as well as the best opportunities for pre and post match hospitality.
Our partnership with EADS began in what became our most successful season yet, and we are pleased to have EADS on board again as we build on this success, and hope to move further towards becoming one of the elite European sides."
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