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Raytheon Names Kugler Vice President of Strategy

ARLINGTON, Va., July 9, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has appointed Mitch Kugler vice president of Strategy, reporting to Thomas M. Culligan, executive vice president of Corporate Business Development and CEO, Raytheon International, Inc.

As vice president of Strategy, Kugler will be responsible for working with Raytheon's businesses to formulate the company's strategy, enhance its execution, ensure that it is integrated operationally, conduct capability assessments and gap analysis, and lead enterprise campaigns. As Strategy lead, he will support the corporate Finance organization on mergers and acquisition activity.

In announcing Kugler's appointment, Culligan said: "Kugler brings to Raytheon a unique blend of public and private experience in senior strategy and policy development positions. I look to Mitch to lead the charge in driving Raytheon's strategic growth through innovation in our core and adjacent markets."

Kugler joins Raytheon from The Boeing Company, where most recently he was director of Advocacy Integration for the Integrated Defense Systems business. He previously served as director of Strategic Initiatives for Boeing's Missile Defense Systems business, responsible for leading the execution of missile defense activities in NATO countries. His first position at Boeing was director, Strategic Planning, in the Missile Defense Systems division.

Early in his career, Kugler served 10 years with Senator Thad Cochran, R-Miss. He was the Republican staff director of the Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services of the Senate's Committee on Governmental Affairs, which focused on ballistic missile defense programs and policy issues. He drafted the National Missile Defense Act of 1999, which established U.S. policy to deploy a missile defense system as the technology became available. Kugler graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army for five years as an infantry officer. He earned his master's degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 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 73,000 people worldwide.

    Anne Marie Squeo

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

Web site: www.raytheon.com/

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