ATK Names Jay Tibbets Interim President of Company's Sporting Group

     ATK Names Jay Tibbets Interim President of Company's Sporting Group

PR Newswire

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 4, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced today
that Jay Tibbets will serve as senior vice president and interim president of
the company's Sporting Group, effective Feb. 1, 2013. He replaces Ronald P.
Johnson who resigned from ATK on Jan. 31, 2013.


Mr. Tibbets is ATK's senior vice president for business development,
overseeing both domestic and international market expansion strategies. He
currently serves on the board of directors for American Ordnance LLC, an ATK
joint venture, and on the board of trustees for the National Defense
Industrial Association. Mr. Tibbets joined ATK in 2000 and has led various
strategy and business development organizations in support of ATK's strategic
growth initiatives.

"Jay is a strategic leader who has more than a decade of experience working
with the Sporting Group," said Mark DeYoung, ATK President and CEO. "He was a
key member of the leadership team that integrated Blount International into
ATK following the 2001 acquisition. His knowledge and familiarity with the
Sporting Group's strategic direction, customers, products, and marketing
initiatives gives me great confidence in his capabilities to ensure a
successful transition."

Mr. Tibbets holds a bachelor's degree in operations management science from
the University of Minnesota and is a graduate of the Defense Systems
Acquisition Management Course.

The ATK Sporting Group is headquartered in Anoka, Minn. and offers a portfolio
of market-leading brands and innovative products and equipment for sporting,
military, and law enforcement applications.

ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations
in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. News and information can be
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