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Raytheon Supports Victims of Hurricane Charley

    WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 18  /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company will donate
$25,000 to the American Red Cross to assist the victims of Hurricane Charley.
The relief fund will be in addition to Raytheon's million dollar commitment to
the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Giving Program (ADGP).

    "We're a company that cares deeply about the communities where our
employees live and work," said Carol Ramsey, director of Corporate
Contributions for Raytheon.  "We are pleased that our newest contribution will
help the Red Cross provide direct assistance to the victims of Hurricane
Charley," she added.  Raytheon has 2,456 employees in Florida.

    Under the existing million dollar, multi-year commitment to the American
Red Cross, Raytheon provides $200,000 annually to the ADGP, a program that was
proactively formed to minimize the effects of sudden catastrophes.  Raytheon
also encourages employee donations to the American Red Cross.

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


  Contact
   Nicholas Garrison
   781.522.6490


SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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



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