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Human Rights Campaign names Raytheon a "Best Place to Work" for LGBT equality

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The nonprofit advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has named Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) as a 2016 "Best Place to Work" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. The Washington, D.C.-based HRC gave Raytheon a perfect 100 percent rating for the eleventh consecutive year.

HRC, the largest LGBT civil rights group in the U.S., surveyed 1,027 businesses for its annual Corporate Equality Index. The survey evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community.

"Our eleventh consecutive 100 percent rating on the HRC Corporate Equality Index reflects the success of Raytheon's efforts to provide an inclusive workplace for all employees," said Emanuel Brady, vice president and chief diversity officer for Raytheon. "The values of diversity, inclusion and respect are at the foundation of Raytheon's culture. They are embedded into all that we do."

Raytheon has long been a diversity pioneer in the aerospace and defense sector. In January, 2002, it became one of the first in the industry to adopt a benefits policy for domestic partners. In 2005, it became the first defense company to receive a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index. 

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 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 cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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