Photo Release -- Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Executive Appointments for Investor Relations and Internal Audit

Photo Release -- Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Executive
Appointments for Investor Relations and Internal Audit

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Dec. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Dwayne Blake has been appointed
corporate vice president, investor relations, and Scott Stabler has been
appointed corporate vice president, internal audit, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Dwayne Blake
 Dwayne Blake has been
 appointed corporate vice
 president, investor
 relations.

Scott Stabler
 Scott Stabler has been
 appointed corporate vice
 president, internal audit.

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Blake, formerly the corporate vice president, internal audit, is replacing
Andy Green, who is leaving the corporate staff for a position at HII's Newport
News Shipbuilding division (NNS). Blake's responsibilities will include acting
as the primary interface between the investment community and the company with
a focus on helping to educate institutional investors and research analysts on
the company's business strategy, operations and financial results. He will
also work closely with the finance, communications and legal teams to analyze
financial results, develop earnings announcements, perform competitor and
stock trading analysis and ensure compliance with all SEC regulations. He will
report directly to Barbara A. Niland, corporate vice president, business
management, and chief financial officer.

Blake joined NNS in 1984 and has held positions of increasing responsibility
in engineering, treasury, business management, contracts and pricing, and
business planning. He has served as corporate vice president, internal audit,
since the formation of HII in March 2011. Blake earned a bachelor of science
degree in finance from Hampton University and an MBA from Old Dominion
University.

"Dwayne's 28 years of experience at NNS, Northrop Grumman Newport News,
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding and HII position him for success in this new
career opportunity," Niland said. "With the majority of his career spent in
financial management, contracts and pricing, business planning, and treasury,
Dwayne brings great experience along with a set of valuable and complementary
skills to his new position."

Scott Stabler has served as the corporate vice president, operations, since
the formation of HII in March 2011. In his new position, he will be
responsible for maintaining an effective internal audit program that provides
independent and objective evaluation of company processes and control systems.
This includes the development and execution of an audit plan which assesses
the company's operational effectiveness using enterprise risk-based
methodology. He will administratively report to Niland with functional
responsibility to the HII Audit Committee.

Stabler joined NNS in 1984 in carrier construction engineering and has held
progressively responsible positions in supply chain, engineering, business
development and program management for NNS, Northrop Grumman Newport News and
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. He graduated from North Carolina State
University in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and
holds a MBA from the College of William and Mary.

"Scott brings to this position an impressive resume grounded in leading a wide
variety of successful programs and teams," Niland said. "His demonstrated
ability to work effectively across diverse populations and the scope of his
management experience will serve him well in this position."

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and
non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market
services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has
built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder.
Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California,
its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls
Shipbuilding. For more information, visit:

  *HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
  *HII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustries
  *HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries

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CONTACT: Beci Brenton
         Beci.brenton@hii-co.com
         202-264-7143

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