Raytheon salutes men and women of the armed services

             Raytheon salutes men and women of the armed services

Hashtags4Heroes social advocacy platform to amplify messages of support on
Veterans Day and throughout November

PR Newswire

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --To honor all who have served in
the armed forces, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is encouraging Americans across
the country to show their appreciation and support. On Veterans Day and
throughout November, Raytheon will take to Twitter to encourage the community
to share remembrances and express their appreciation for veterans by tweeting
with the hashtag #HT4H (Hashtags4Heroes).

Raytheon's Hashtags4Heroes social advocacy campaign will bring people together
to honor servicemen and women for their commitment and sacrifice. Expressions
of gratitude and remembrance will be streamed and profiles will be posted on
www.hashtags4heroes.com to highlight service personnel and organizations
working to empower the nation's veterans.

"Our employees believe deeply in our corporate mission to protect our
servicemen and women and bring them home safely," said Pamela Erickson,
Raytheon's vice president of Community Relations. "On Veterans Day, we honor
those who have defended our freedom at home and around the world.
Hashtags4Heroes is one small way to help bring citizens together to express
their deep appreciation."

In addition to the Hashtags4Heroes campaign, Raytheon will host Veterans Day
recognition events across the country during November. Throughout the year,
Raytheon and its employees are honored to express their gratitude with support
of veterans' programs, veterans' employment initiatives, volunteerism and
employee giving.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

Media Contacts

Raytheon Company
Tina Martineau
+1.781.522.6490
corporatepr@raytheon.com

InkHouse
Scott Montminy
+1.781.966.4100
raytheonpr@inkhouse.com

SOURCE Raytheon Company

Website: http://www.raytheon.com