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Raytheon's McCoy Named a 2012 Computerworld 'Premier 100 IT Leader'

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 27, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Jim McCoy has been recognized by IDG's Computerworld magazine as a 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. The award affirms Raytheon's commitment to implementing innovative IT strategies that support customers' needs and deliver business value.

McCoy is the chief information officer and vice president for Information Technology at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. With this honor, he joins an elite list of IT executives recognized for their exceptional technology leadership and approach to solving business challenges.  

"Jim is an outstanding leader and this is a notable achievement for the work he has done at Raytheon," said Rebecca Rhoads, Raytheon vice president and chief information officer. "We value Jim's innovation and industry leadership, and congratulate him on this well-deserved 'Premier 100' honor."

McCoy has led his team in removing costs from the business and deploying critical business systems across the enterprise. In 2011, his leadership resulted in a successful deployment of Raytheon's Common Product Data Management solution that supports design and build processes by managing product data in a single, Web-based system.

"This is a great honor for me, and I'm proud to accept it on behalf of my entire team of talented information technology professionals," said McCoy.

Raytheon's IT professionals are consistently recognized for their industry-leading strategies to solve the pressing business problems of today. This marks the sixth consecutive year a Raytheon IT leader has been recognized by Computerworld with its prestigious Premier 100 award. For more information visit http://www.raytheon.com/newsroom/feature/rtn12_itleader.  

About the Premier 100

The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 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. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 people worldwide. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.

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