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TEAMSTERS IN CT & FL FAIL TO RATIFY NEW CONTRACT AT SIKORSKY

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TEAMSTERS IN CT & FL FAIL TO RATIFY NEW CONTRACT AT SIKORSKY

February 19, 2006

  Hartford, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation today announced that Local 1150 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, representing hourly employees at the company's Connecticut and Florida facilities failed to ratify a new three-year labor contract.

The agreement covers 3600 employees in Stratford, Bridgeport, Shelton, and West Haven, Connecticut, as well as West Palm Beach, Florida.

By voting not to accept the company's offer, bargaining unit members of Teamsters Local 1150 have gone out on strike effective midnight, February 19.

Elizabeth Amato, Vice President, Human Resources and chief spokesperson for Sikorsky's negotiating committee, said, "We are disappointed that union members failed to ratify the contract. The company presented what we believe is a fair and equitable contract that is competitive with the region and the industry."

Amato added that the company remains open for work.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, CT, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), of Hartford, CT, which provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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