Textron Defense Systems Holds Second Annual Earth Day Celebration

April 21, 2009
Employees to Groom Local Field, Ramp Up Company Recycling Program

Wilmington, MA - April 21, 2009 - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will hold its second annual company-wide Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 22. The celebration will encourage employees to make the small contributions that add up to a much cleaner, greener environment. The company expects up to 50 employees to spend roughly an hour each working on various clean-up projects in the vicinity. Primary among these is grooming the Textron Ball Field, which the town of Wilmington utilizes for soccer and Little League baseball games.

Employees also will make a difference in their own work areas by ramping up their contributions to the company’s recycling program. Launched at this time last year, the program allows employees to recycle batteries, paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminum to reduce the amount of these recoverable materials that end up in the local landfill. In fact, the company distributed individual recycling bins to all employees at the first annual Earth Day celebration last year. In 2008, employees recycled 39.32 tons of these materials. So far this year, another 6.26 tons have been recycled and the company hopes to increase its total yearly amount by five tons over the 2008 results.

Earth Day activities also will extend beyond that day with outreach planned at the Woburn Street School in early May. The company has worked with the school’s students for more than a year, raising awareness on the importance of taking care of the environment.

“Textron Defense Systems employees care about giving back to their local and global communities,” explains Senior Vice President and General Manager Mark Catizone. “It is important to us that we mark Earth Day by taking the time to enhance the grounds that our neighbors play in, as well as taking bold steps to reduce, reuse and recycle in our work areas to benefit our global community.”

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, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, 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.

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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
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