General Dynamics Announces Senior Leadership Changes

             General Dynamics Announces Senior Leadership Changes

PR Newswire

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 7, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --General Dynamics (NYSE: GD)
today announced that David K. Heebner, executive vice president and group
executive of the company's Combat Systems group, has been appointed group
executive of the Information Systems and Technology group. Mark C. Roualet,
president of General Dynamics Land Systems, will succeed Heebner as executive
vice president and group executive of the Combat Systems group. In addition,
Gary L. Whited, senior vice president and general manager for General Dynamics
Land Systems' domestic operations, will succeed Roualet as president. The
appointments are effective immediately.

Phebe N. Novakovic, chairman and chief executive officer of General Dynamics,
said, "David, Mark and Gary are seasoned executives who reflect the strength
and breadth of the General Dynamics management team. Their abilities will
help ensure that we continue to meet our commitments to our customers, our
employees and our shareholders."

Heebner, 68, became executive vice president and group executive for Combat
Systems in May 2010. He was the group executive for company's Marine Systems
group from October 2008 until 2010. Previously, he was president of General
Dynamics Land Systems, from July 2005 to 2008. He also has been the senior
vice president – planning and development, since March 2002, and vice
president – strategic planning, since joining General Dynamics in January
2000. Prior to joining the company, Heebner served 33 years in the U.S. Army,
retiring at the rank of Lieutenant General.

Roualet, 54, has been president of General Dynamics Land Systems since October
2008. Roualet joined General Dynamics Land Systems as a quality engineer in
1982 and advanced through a series of progressively more-responsible positions
in quality assurance, manufacturing, program and operations management,
including senior vice president and chief operating officer, before becoming
president. Roualet holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from
Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Mich.) and a master's of business
administration from the University of Dayton (Dayton, Ohio).

Whited, 52, became senior vice president and general manager for General
Dynamics Land Systems' domestic operations in September 2011, where he was
responsible for operational performance, execution and growth of the company's
domestic business sectors. Before that appointment he was General Dynamics
Land Systems' vice president of finance and chief financial officer, a
position he had held since June 2006. Previously, Whited served as vice
president of finance and chief financial officer for General Dynamics Ordnance
and Tactical Systems and controller for General Dynamics Advanced Information
Systems. He is a certified public accountant and earned a bachelor's of
science in accounting from Wayne State University (Detroit, Mich.).

The General Dynamics Combat Systems group comprises General Dynamics Armament
and Technical Products, General Dynamics European Land Systems, General
Dynamics Land Systems and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. The
group is a global leader in the design, development, production, support and
enhancement of tracked and wheeled military vehicles, weapons systems and
munitions for the United States and its allies. These units employ
approximately 20,000 people and generated revenues of $8 billion in 2012.

General Dynamics' Information Systems and Technology group comprises General
Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, General Dynamics C4 Systems and General
Dynamics Information Technology. The group provides critical technologies,
products and services that support a wide range of government and commercial
communication and information sharing and security needs. These units employ
approximately 35,600 people and generated revenues of $10 billion in 2012.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately
92,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation;
land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding
and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information
about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.

CONTACTS: Media: Rob Doolittle, 703-876-3199, rdoolittle@gd.com; Investors:
Erin Linnihan, 703-876-3583, elinnihan@gd.com.

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