Textron Systems Names Rob Powers Senior Vice President, Human Resources

June 02, 2008
Wilmington, MA - June 2, 2008 - Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the appointment of Rob Powers as senior vice president, Human Resources. Powers joins Textron Systems from Textron Financial Corporation, another Textron Inc. company, where he led significant improvements and efficiencies in the Human Resources function supporting Textron Financial and Textron's corporate offices.

At Textron Systems, Powers will be responsible for areas such as strategic Human Resources leadership, the recruitment and retention of key talent, organizational design and effectiveness, succession planning, and training and development.

"Since joining Textron Financial in 2002, Rob has been an active leader in Textron's ongoing HR transformation as well as inclusive workforce and employee engagement efforts. We are excited to have his passion and dedication for attracting and developing talented people here at Textron Systems as we create a more attractive work environment for current and future employees," said Frank Tempesta, president of Textron Systems.

Powers will report to Tempesta as a member of Textron Systems' Executive Leadership Team and will continue to be a member of Textron's Human Resources Leadership Team.

Powers brings to this position broad experience from General Electric, Digital Equipment Corporation and the Proctor & Gamble Company. During his 12 years with GE, he oversaw Human Resources in support of employees in various areas of GE Power Systems, a global $20 billion business segment of GE. Additionally, he led the integration, restructuring and acquisition of several organizations within GE Power Systems. Powers has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Keene State College.

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 an indirect subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) 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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