Textron Completes Sale of HR Textron to Woodward Governor Company

April 03, 2009
Providence, RI - April 3, 2009 - Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today announced that it has completed the sale of HR Textron, an operating unit within its Textron Systems segment, to Woodward Governor Company. The closing of this deal will result in approximately $265 million in after-tax cash proceeds for the Company.

About HR Textron
HR Textron is one of the world's leading suppliers of mission critical actuation systems and products for aircraft, guided weapons, armored vehicles and turbine engines. HR Textron is recognized for hydraulic and electric primary flight control actuation products supporting the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, X-45 unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV), Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), and AIM-9-X Sidewinder programs, as well as a broad range of military and commercial helicopters. HR Textron also provides turret controls and gun stabilization systems for the U.S. M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank and other armored vehicles worldwide; is one of the world's leading suppliers of servovalves for critical jet engine controls; and supplies fuel system components to commercial and military programs around the world. Where demand is for mission critical actuation controls and systems, HR Textron brings the experience and technologies necessary to meet customer requirements for performance, reliability and value.

About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Known for its unmanned aircraft systems, armored vehicles, advanced marine craft, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment services, Textron Systems includes AAI Corporation, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch Geospatial Systems, Overwatch Tactical Operations, Textron Defense Systems, and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a $14.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 28 countries with approximately 42,000 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, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

About Woodward Governor Company
Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions for commercial and military aircraft, turbines, reciprocating engines, and electrical power system equipment. The company's innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable, and more cost-effective equipment. Leading original equipment manufacturers use our products and services in aerospace, power and process industries, and transportation. Woodward is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., USA and serves global markets in aerospace, power and process industries, and transportation. Visit our website at www.woodward.com.

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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Jeffrey Trivella, Manager,
Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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