Vought Team Raises More Than $161,000 For March of Dimes WalkAmerica

Vought Team Raises More Than $161,000 For March of Dimes WalkAmericaDALLAS, MAY 11, 2004 - Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. announced today that it has raised more than $161,000 for the annual March of Dimes WalkAmerica campaign. Vought registered a total of 726 walkers for WalkAmerica this year.

The amount raised by Texas employees (more than $124,000) earns them recognition as a "Super Hero" team by the March of Dimes. Four Vought employees in Dallas achieved Super Hero Walker status by raising more than $5,000 each, and 12 earned Top Walker honors for collecting more than $1,000 each. Heavy rainstorms in Dallas made for a muddy walk but did not deter Vought walkers from participating in WalkAmerica.

Vought employees in Hawthorne and Brea, Calif., joined together in raising more than $12,600. In Everett, Wash., the Vought team joined a large crowd at Seahawks stadium and raised almost $3,000. The company’s Nashville site raised $17,500, and the Vought team in Florida raised $3,500. Employees in Milledgeville, Ga., will participate in their local WalkAmerica event in October.

"It is rewarding to see the kind of support our employees continue to give to the March of Dimes," said Vought President and CEO Tom Risley. "Year after year, despite the weather or economic conditions we face, our employees have the ability to put others first and raise money for those in need."

WalkAmerica - the walk that saves babies -- is the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser. It is a nationwide tradition that began 34 years ago.

About Vought:

Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. (www.voughtaircraft.com) is one of the world's largest independent suppliers of aerostructures. Headquartered in Dallas, the company designs and manufactures major airframe structures such as wings, fuselage subassemblies, empennages, nacelles and other components for prime manufacturers of aircraft. Vought has annual sales of approximately $1.2 billion and more than 6,000 employees in seven U.S. locations

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