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Raytheon's Poza Among 50 Most Important Hispanics in Business and Technology

    FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 11  /PRNewswire/ -- Hispanic Engineer & Information
Technology magazine has once again selected Raytheon Company's Dr. Hugo B.
Poza, vice president, Homeland Security Strategic Business Area, as one of the
country's 50 most important Hispanic executives in technology and business.
This marks the second year in a row that Dr. Poza has been named to the
prestigious list.

    The list, published for the fifth year, demonstrates the new direction of
America in embracing diversity and creating a more inclusive work force,
according to the magazine's editors.  Poza was selected from hundreds of
candidates in government, academia, and corporate America.  The magazine's
editors added that Poza and the others recognized were chosen based on
expansive leadership responsibilities, not only in the workplace but in the
community as well.

    Dr. Poza was appointed to his current position in June 2002.  Previously,
he was vice president and general manager of Strategic Systems in Raytheon's
Command, Control, Communication and Information Systems (C3I) business. During
his tenure, Strategic Systems achieved a 31 percent growth in revenues and a
52 percent growth in profits.

    "I am extremely proud to have been selected for this prestigious award
from among the many talented Hispanics considered," Dr. Poza said.  "Hard work
and passion breed success, and I'm passionate about this country and the need
to protect it."

    A native of Cuba, Dr. Poza graduated from the University of Dayton with a
bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1966.  He earned a master's
degree in electrical engineering in 1967 from Purdue University and a
doctorate of electrical engineering degree from Purdue in 1971.  Poza serves
on The Journal of Electronic Defense Editorial Advisory Board and is a member
of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

    Raytheon Company, one of the nation's largest defense contractors, has
proven expertise applicable to homeland security.  This includes emergency
management systems, advanced electronics and information technology systems
that provide 21-century solutions to tracking, monitoring and identifying
potential threats, and protecting the nation's communities.  In addition,
Raytheon provides infrastructure and facilities protection for airports,
seaports, public access and industrial sites.

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


  Contact:
   Dave Shea
   703.284.4245


SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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



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