New York, NY, May 14, 2002 - ITT Industries, Inc.â?s (NYSE: ITT) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Louis J. Giuliano discussed his companyâ?s strong and growing defense business for analysts at the Eighth Annual Aerospace & Defense Finance Conference in New York this afternoon. ITTâ?s Defense Electronics & Services segment reported $1.3 billion in sales in 2001, 28 percent of total company revenues for ITT, and 25 percent of its operating income.
â?Our Defense business has always been an important component of our multi-industry portfolio, and is an important part of our growth strategy going forward,â Giuliano said. â?We have strong positions in attractive segments of the defense market, including electronic warfare, communications, space payloads, night vision, mobile radar, systems integration and technology services. We see these businesses as opportunities for growth and reinvestment.â
Giuliano said the companyâ?s defense backlog of more than $2.8 billion will drive segment revenue growth of 7-9 percent in 2002, and gives the company good revenue visibility for the foreseeable future.
The annual Aerospace & Defense Finance Conference is sponsored by Credit Suisse First Boston and Aviation Week/Space Technology magazine.
ITT Industries, Inc. (www.itt.com) supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: electronic interconnects and switches; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; fluid and water management and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $4.7 billion in 2001 sales.
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