Bell Helicopter Recognizes State Senator Bob Deuell with the 2014 Bell Helicopter Legislative Leadership Award

February 21, 2014

Fort Worth, TX (February 21, 2014) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE:TXT) recognized Texas State Senator Bob Deuell today with the Bell Helicopter Legislative Leadership Award. The award honors elected officials who have been avid supporters of the aerospace and defense industries and who have fostered an environment of economic growth in Texas and across the nation.

“Sen. Deuell recognizes that the aerospace industry is a vital part of not only the Texas economy, but the U.S. industrial base and our nation’s long-term economic and national security,” said Brian Chase, Director of Public Affairs at Bell Helicopter. “We appreciate Sen. Deuell’s support of HB 800 and HB 3121 and his commitment to growing jobs and maintaining businesses like Bell Helicopter.”

Sen. Deuell helped pass HB 800 during the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, which reinstated a state research and development tax credit and created a research and development sales tax exemption in the state. He also supported HB 3121 which modified the current Freeport Tax exemption in Texas law and provides constitutional relief for advanced manufacturing facilities, like Bell Helicopter, who hold inventory stored in the state.

The award was presented in district on Friday, February 21, 2014.

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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 www.textron.com.

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