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Raytheon is named one of the 2014 Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders

Comprehensive study recognizes companies with best-in-class talent management practices around the world

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has been named by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), to the list of 2014 Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders®.

"Being named one of the top 25 global companies for leadership underscores our commitment to offering superior development opportunities and to sustaining and growing leadership capability to drive company performance," said Keith Peden, Raytheon senior vice president of Human Resources and Global Security. "'Leaders teaching leaders' is core to our development mindset and approach. Business strategy drives our development focus, and our development is focused on building a consistent set of competencies through experiential rotations, accelerants, and applied formal learning." 

Conducted since 2001, the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders study is a comprehensive, longitudinal analysis of talent management and leadership practices of organizations around the world. This year's winners were selected by an expert panel of independent judges based on a number of criteria, including strength of leadership practices and culture, examples of leader development on a global scale, alignment of business and leadership strategy, company reputation, business and financial performance.

"In today's complex and unpredictable business landscape, Top Companies for Leaders are passionate about cultivating resilient and engaging leaders who take the time to know and develop their talent and understand what experiences they need to rise above the rest," said Pete Sanborn, Global Talent practice leader. "We congratulate Raytheon on being among a select group of organizations that excel at building and growing a strong leadership environment."

Visit www.aon.com/topcompanies-winners for the full list of Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders.

About the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders Study

With more than 1,500 data points and more than 300 executive interviews, the 2014 Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders study is the most comprehensive, global research on leadership in the market, examining the link between leadership practices and financial results.  This study explores how organizations assess, select, develop, and reward leaders, and examines the execution of leadership practices, as well as the strategy that guides it.  To learn more about this study, please visit www.aon.com/topcompanies.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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