Lycoming Engines Donates $10,000 to Shepherd of the Streets

October 09, 2008
Donation Will Provide Medicine for Lycoming County Residents without Health Care

Williamsport, PA - October 9, 2008 - Lycoming Engines, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has donated $10,000 to Shepherd of the Streets, a program sponsored by the United Churches of Lycoming County. This donation was made possible through the generous contributions of the company’s suppliers at the annual Lycoming Engines Supplier Conference.

According to Dr. J. Morris Smith, coordinator of Shepherd of the Streets, this contribution will be utilized to buy medicine for those in the Lycoming County community who are unable to afford health care. The group provides spiritual and material help — including health care, food, hygiene, utilities, and employment assistance — to the county’s disadvantaged.

“Shepherd of the Streets serves essential needs in our community,” says senior vice president and general manager of Lycoming Engines Ian Walsh. “As a longtime corporate member of the Lycoming County community, we are honored to support the group’s continuing efforts to help our neighbors.”

About Lycoming Engines
Lycoming Engines specializes in Engineering, Manufacture, Service and Support of piston aircraft engines. Headquartered in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Lycoming piston engines power more than half of the world's general aviation fleet – both rotary-wing and fixed-wing. Lycoming Engines is a division of Avco Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.lycoming.textron.com.

About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for over 50 years. Known for its precision smart weapons, intelligent battlefield systems, surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, aircraft control components, piston engines, armored vehicles and unmanned aircraft systems, Textron Systems includes AAI, HR Textron, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch Tactical Operations, Overwatch Geospatial Operations, Textron Defense Systems, and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avco Corporation. Avco Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34 countries with approximately 44,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, 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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