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ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS EMPLOYEES ACCEPT NEW WAGE, BENEFIT CONTRACT

 MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) today said its 750 production and maintenance employees in the Twin Cities, who are represented by Teamsters Local 1145, voted by a margin of 81 percent to accept the company's offer of a new contract covering wages and fringe benefits.
 "We are pleased that our employees ratified the new contract," said John D. Buck, vice president, administration. "The agreement will benefit both the company and the union because it will help in our continuing efforts to strengthen our competitive position and enhance productivity."
 Regarding wages, the three-year contract provides a three-percent cash payment the first year, no increase or payment the second year, and a three-percent increase in wages the third year.
 Benefit changes include improvements to pension and life insurance benefits, and a new managed health care option.
 Local 1145 represents Alliant Techsystems employees working in eight locations in the Twin Cities area.
 Alliant Techsystems supplies defense and marine systems to the U.S. government and its allies. Sales in the fiscal year ended March 31, 1993, were $1.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Edina, Minn., and employs 4,100 people throughout the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Rod Bitz, 612-939-2646, or Coleen Southwell, 612-939-2709, both of Alliant Techsystems/
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