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TEXTRON ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES, RESTRUCTURING FOR ITS TEXTRON LYCOMING DIVISION

 TEXTRON ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES,
 RESTRUCTURING FOR ITS TEXTRON LYCOMING DIVISION
 PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today named a new president for its Textron Lycoming Turbine Engine Division. Also, Lycoming's Williamsport, Penn., reciprocating engine business will become the Textron Lycoming Reciprocating Engine Division, B.F. Dolan, Textron's chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.
 Dolan said that David G. Assard, 57, formerly vice president and general manager, turbine products for Textron Lycoming has become president of Textron Lycoming Turbine Engine Division, effective immediately. He replaces John R. Myers, 54, president of Lycoming since 1984, who left the division to pursue other interests.
 He also announced that Philip R. Boob, 51, vice president and general manager at Williamsport, has been named president of the newly created Textron Lycoming Reciprocating Engine Divison.
 Assard joined Textron Lycoming in 1990. He was formerly chairman of the Gas Turbine Corporation of Chromalloy American, East Granby, Conn. He began his career with Pratt & Whitney in 1962.
 Boob, joined Textron Lycoming in Williamsport as vice president domestic sales and service in 1985 and became vice president and general manager the following year. He previously was director -- product support at Piper Aircraft Corporation.
 Dolan said the decision to separate the reciprocating engine business from the principal turbine engine business was appropriate given the differences in the markets they serve.
 Textron is a multi-industry company with operations focused in three business sectors: aerospace technology, commercial products and financial services.
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 /CONTACT: Raymond W. Caine, Jr., vice president of corporate communications of Textron, 401-421-2800/
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