Photo Release -- Huntington Ingalls Industries Appoints Apostolou and Donnelly to Its Washington, D.C., Government and Customer

Photo Release -- Huntington Ingalls Industries Appoints Apostolou and Donnelly
to Its Washington, D.C., Government and Customer Relations Team

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today two appointments to its government and
customer relations leadership team. Carolyn E. Apostolou has been named vice
president for legislative affairs (Senate), and Vice Adm. John "Jay" Donnelly
(U.S. Navy, Ret.) has been named vice president of program integration and
assessment. Apostolou joined on April 29, and Donnelly reported on May 6. Both
report to Mitchell B. Waldman, corporate vice president, government and
customer relations.

Carolyn E. Apostolou
 Carolyn E. Apostolou,
 HII's vice president
 for legislative affairs

John "Jay" Donnelly
 John "Jay"
 Donnelly, HII's vice
 president of program
 integration and assessment

Photos accompanying this release are available at

"Carrie and Jay come to us with several decades of experience in their
respective fields," Waldman said. "Carrie has a comprehensive knowledge of the
federal budget process and expertise in a wide range of issues, including
national security and energy. Jay had a long and distinguished Navy career and
brings to us a unique, senior-level customer perspective. Both bring a unique
understanding of our business challenges to their positions."

Apostolou will be responsible for the development of lobbying strategy and
implementation of lobbying activity, with a general focus on U.S. Senate
members, staff and committees of jurisdiction. She also will be responsible
for ensuring compliance with all Federal Election Commission and all other
legal and regulatory disclosure requirements regarding lobbying activity.
Other duties include the shaping of legislative proposals and special

Apostolou graduated from Wake Forest University and has worked on the U.S.
Senate Committee on Appropriations since 1987. She served as staff director of
the legislative branch subcommittee from 2001 to 2009 and as minority staff
director of the subcommittee on energy and water development from 2009 to
2013. In 2012, she was listed on CQ Roll Call's "30 Aides to Know."

Donnelly will be responsible for working with federal entities and chartered
study groups, industry associations, academic institutions and think-tanks
that are engaged in shaping future architectures and capabilities that will be
realized in the "fleet after next" and other prospective markets. He will also
support corporate consideration of Independent Research and Development (IRAD)
priorities and other strategic initiatives.

Donnelly graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975 and served 35 years in
the Navy. Most recently, he served as commander, Submarine Forces, responsible
for establishing force-wide strategies on core submarine issues such as force
structure, budgetary requirements and manpower. After retiring from the Navy,
Donnelly served as vice president with the advanced technologies group of
Oceaneering International, Inc.

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 at
its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing
about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also
provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy
industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy.
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