Raytheon achieves eighth consecutive 100 percent score on Corporate Equality Index

 Raytheon achieves eighth consecutive 100 percent score on Corporate Equality

Company recognized by Human Rights Campaign for LGBT equality in the workplace

PR Newswire

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 14, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has
achieved a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2013
Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the eighth consecutive time.

The HRC, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil
rights organization, uses the CEI as a means to rate large U.S. companies on
how they treat their LGBT employees, consumers and investors.

Raytheon is one of 250 companies to receive a perfect rating in what the HRC
calls a banner year for the equality index.

"Leveraging diversity of talent and thought is paramount to Raytheon's
inclusive culture, which we consider to be a competitive advantage," said
Raytheon's Chief Diversity Officer Hayward Bell. "This eighth consecutive 100
percent rating of Raytheon by the HRC is a reflection of our core values to
treat all people with respect and dignity, and to welcome diversity and
diverse opinions from all our employees."

In 2005, Raytheon was the first aerospace and defense company to receive a
perfect score on the CEI. The company was also among the first in its industry
to adopt a domestic partner benefits policy in January 2002.

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.

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