Raytheon stresses importance of math to competitiveness of US workforce during Mathematics Awareness Month

Raytheon stresses importance of math to competitiveness of US workforce during
                         Mathematics Awareness Month

Company extends MATHCOUNTS National Competition sponsorship through 2018 in
support of STEM-prepared workforce for future US innovation and growth

PR Newswire

WALTHAM, Mass., April 22, 2013

WALTHAM, Mass., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is
highlighting the importance of math to the 21st century workforce in
observance of Mathematics Awareness Month. As part of the company's
MathMovesU^® initiative — which aims to inspire student interest in science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) education — Raytheon announced it is
extending its title sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS^® National Competition
through 2018. It is also launching a new video series designed to engage
middle school students in math challenges and is releasing an infographic
—"The 21st Century Workforce: Skills Gap and the STEM Dilemma" — to raise
awareness of the importance of math to the United States.

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MathMovesU Developments
MATHCOUNTS: The company has extended its title sponsorship of the Raytheon
MATHCOUNTS National Competition through 2018. MATHCOUNTS is anational middle
school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics
achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests. The
program exists in all 50 states plus U.S. territories and the Department of
Defense and State Department schools. Raytheon's support will help the
organization meet its mission of providing fun and challenging math programs
for U.S. middle school students to increase their academic and professional
opportunities.

INFOGRAPHIC: Issued today, "The 21st Century Workforce: Skills Gap and the
STEM Dilemma," outlines the current workforce skills gap and the pressing need
to engage students with STEM education. Raytheon believes that in order to
build the next pipeline of technologists and innovators to ensure a
competitive U.S. workforce and future economic growth, students must be shown
the relevance of STEM in their everyday lives and future careers.

VIDEO SERIES: Raytheon launched a new video series that explores "Math
Mysteries" using a high-energy game show format to engage middle school
students in math challenges. The video series, part of Raytheon's MathMovesU
initiative, features interactive learning programs -- including the traveling
exhibit MathAlive!™ and Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills™ experience at
INNOVENTIONS at Epcot^® -- as well as scholarships, sponsorships and events.

Throughout the month of April Raytheon is engaging the MathMovesU community of
educators, parents, non-profit partners, policy-makers and students to explore
the different efforts under way to improve STEM education and inspire the next
generation of innovators. Join the conversation with MathMovesU on Twitter or
on Facebook.

About MathMovesU
Raytheon's MathMovesU^® program is an initiative committed to increasing
middle and elementary school students' interest in math and science education
by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities. The innovative programs
of MathMovesU include the traveling interactive experience MathAlive!™;
Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills™ experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot^®, which
showcases math in action as students design and experience their own thrill
ride using math fundamentals; the "In the Numbers" game, a partnership with
the New England Patriots on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by
Raytheon; the company's ongoing sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS^® National
Competition; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program. Follow
MathMovesU and other Raytheon community outreach programs on Facebook and on
Twitter @MathMovesU.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 91 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

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+1.781.966.4100
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