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Bell recognizes Texas State Representative with Leadership Award

November 3, 2014

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE:TXT) recognized Texas State Representative Jim Murphy this week with the Bell Helicopter Legislative Leadership Award. The award honors elected officials who have been supporters of the aerospace and defense industries and who have fostered an environment of economic growth in Texas.

“Rep. Murphy understands the needs of his constituents and the businesses who call his district home,” said Brian Chase, Director of Global Public Affairs at Bell Helicopter. “We appreciate Rep. Murphy’s support of HB 3121 and HB 500 and his commitment to growing jobs and strengthening the economic environment in Texas. He recognizes that the aerospace industry is a vital part of the state and U.S. industrial base and our long-term economic and national security.”

Rep. Murphy supported HB 3121 during the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, which modified the current Freeport Tax exemption in Texas law and provides constitutional relief for advanced manufacturing facilities who hold inventory stored in the state. He also authored HB 500, which reduced the burden the franchise tax places on Texas businesses.

The award was presented to Rep. Murphy in Houston’s Westchase business district.

About Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell’s global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at

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