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President Bush Intends to Appoint Raytheon's Chairman and CEO Swanson to NSTAC

    WALTHAM, Mass., May 10  /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- President Bush has
announced he intends to appoint William H. Swanson to the National Security
Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). Swanson is chairman and CEO of
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN).

    NSTAC is composed of up to 30 industry leaders appointed by the president.
In its advisory role to the president, the NSTAC provides analyses and
recommendations on a wide range of policy and technical issues related to
telecommunications, information assurance, infrastructure protection, and
other national security and emergency preparedness concerns.

    In addition to his appointment to the NSTAC, Swanson is a member of the
Secretary of the Air Force Advisory Board, a trustee of the Association of the
U.S. Army, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries
Association. He also is a member of the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation board
of advisors and associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics. Swanson joined Raytheon in 1972 and has held a wide variety of
leadership positions. Before becoming chairman in January 2004, he was CEO and
president of the company.

    Raytheon Company, with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader
in defense, government and commercial electronics, space, information
technology, technical services and business and special mission aircraft. With
headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.


  Contact:
   Sabrina Steele
   781-522-5127


SOURCE: Raytheon Company

Web site:  http://www.raytheon.com/



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