Textron's Cessna and Marketing Partner Sullivan, Higdon & Sink Win Seven Accolades From The Business Marketing Association

May 14, 2007

Wichita, KS - May 14, 2007 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that the company and its advertising partner, Sullivan, Higdon & Sink (SHS), have won seven awards from The Business Marketing Association for creative work on key Cessna sales collateral tools. The companies together received three Best of Division awards and four Excellence awards for outstanding efforts in various types of business-to-business communications developed for Cessna at this year's Pro-Comm Awards Competition Ceremony - giving Cessna the most honors received for work done on behalf of a single company at this year's event.

"I am extremely proud of the Cessna marketing team and the people at SHS for their consistent teamwork and creativity, and in receiving this recognition from The Business Marketing Association," said Jack Pelton, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Cessna. "Through our long-term, strategic partnership with SHS, Cessna is doing its part to help Textron reach its goal of becoming the premier multi-industry company. These accolades highlight the strength of the Cessna brand, one of many in the Textron family, and this is a key component in our definition of premier."

SHS, located in Wichita, Kansas, and Cessna received three national Best of Division awards, including the Citation X (pronounced 10) advertisement, 'Eats a mile of sky every six seconds,' for Best Single-Page advertisement; Citation Encore telescoping direct mailer for Best Single Direct Mailing; and Cessna Single Engine product brochure for Best Product Brochure. In addition, Cessna also received four national Excellence awards, including the Citation X ad campaign, Citation 'Over the Weather' advertisement; Citation X product brochure and Citation all-model product brochure.

Now in its 32nd year, Pro-Comm is ranked as one of the advertising industry's premier award programs, drawing hundreds of entries annually from business-to-business marketing agencies and clients from all around the U.S. In addition to Cessna, other top winners among the marketers include Accenture, National Confectioners Association, Kronotex USA, Sherwin Williams, Time Warner Cable Business Class, USG and Zebra Technologies.

About Cessna

Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2006, Cessna delivered 1,239 aircraft, including 307 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $4.2 billion and a backlog of $8.5 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, more than 189,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered to nearly every country in the world. The global fleet of almost 5,000 Citations is the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com.

About Textron

Textron Inc. is an $11 billion multi-industry company operating in 32 countries with approximately 40,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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