Bell Helicopter Appoints New Commercial Sales Director for North America

February 07, 2011

Fort Worth, TX – February 7, 2011 – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey L. Angelos as Director, Commercial Sales for North America. Angelos will be responsible for planning and direction of sales, marketing and after sales support for the North American region. He will report directly to Larry D. Roberts, Senior Vice President, Commercial Business, Bell Helicopter.

“North America is a critical region for our commercial business, and Jeff’s wealth of experience, knowledge and commitment to the industry will enhance Bell Helicopter’s ability to exceed the expectations of our commercial customers throughout North America,” said Roberts. “Jeff will play a key role in Bell Helicopter’s aggressive push to increase sales for the company’s commercial segment as we continue to strengthen our position and grow our customer base.”

Prior to joining Bell Helicopter, Angelos worked for the FBI for 19 years where he most recently served as the A/Section Chief of the aviation branch, responsible for managing all facets of the FBI’s aviation operations, including policies and procedures, strategic planning for foreign operations, program development and contract performance.

Angelos is an FAA commercial instrument fixed wing and rotor pilot. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries. More information is available at www.bellhelicopter.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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