Bell Helicopter, UAW Local 218 Agree On New Contract

October 14, 2013

Forth Worth, TX - October 14, 2013 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced it has reached a new collective bargaining agreement with the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), and UAW Local 218, which represents about 2,400 of the company's production and manufacturing employees.

"I'm very pleased that UAW Local 218 and Bell Helicopter have worked together to successfully reach an agreement on a new contract," said John L. Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter. "This contract allows us to continue to compete in the competitive, global marketplace - providing our customers with the differentiated, cost-competitive products they need to save lives and protect our freedoms."

The members of UAW Local 218 ratified a five-year contract on October 13. Bell Helicopter has more than 10,500 employees worldwide.

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.

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 is 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



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