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Raytheon Appoints Marc Kaplan Vice President, Investor Relations

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has appointed Marc Kaplan vice president, investor relations. Kaplan reports to Raytheon Senior Vice President and CFO David C. Wajsgras.

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Kaplan joins Raytheon from Textron Inc. where he served as director, investor relations and most recently held the position of vice president, strategic planning for the company's defense and intelligence segment. Prior to Textron, Kaplan was an investment banker with CIBC World Markets.

"Marc's defense industry experience, financial background and ability to work effectively with institutional investors and analysts will make him a strong addition to the Raytheon team," Wajsgras said.

Kaplan's education at the University of Pennsylvania earned him a master's degree in business administration at The Wharton School, a master's degree in international studies, and a bachelor's degree in Asian studies.

Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 86 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 a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

  Jon Kasle
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SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Jon Kasle of Raytheon Company, +1-781-522-5110

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

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