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March 31, 2003
Contact: Rob Doolittle
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General Dynamics Acquires Creative Technology Incorporated
Acquisition strengthens General Dynamics Network Systems’ leading position in providing IT services to the U.S. intelligence community

FALLS CHURCH, VA – General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has acquired privately held Creative Technology Incorporated, a Herndon, Va.-based information technology and consulting firm; terms were not disclosed. With approximately 300 employees holding high-level security clearances, Creative Technology primarily supports the intelligence community and the Department of Defense by delivering systems and network engineering, integration, software development, operations and technical consulting.

Creative Technology will become part of General Dynamics Network Systems, a business unit in the General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology group. Network Systems designs, builds, integrates, operates and maintains complex secure networks and supports fixed and deployable C4I networks for intelligence customers. It is the prime contractor for the renovation of the communication networks at the Pentagon, and for other government telecommunications and information technology infrastructure programs around the world.

“The addition of Creative Technology builds an even stronger and more competitive presence in support of the intelligence community,” said Michael Chandler, president of General Dynamics Network Systems. “Creative Technology complements our service offerings and allows us to provide a broader array of IT services and solutions to defense and intelligence customers worldwide.”

Founded in 1992, Creative Technology provides systems engineering, information assurance, business collaboration, intelligence analysis, and knowledge management services.

“We are excited about becoming part of General Dynamics’ expanding presence in the intelligence community. Our highly skilled people bring expertise and experience that will strengthen the support General Dynamics provides to its customers,” said James T. Flannery, president of Creative Technology. Flannery will continue to lead the group in the Network Systems organization.

General Dynamics Network Systems, headquartered in Needham, Mass., has been designing and building complex telecommunications networks for nearly 50 years. More than 4,000 skilled technical personnel provide design, integration, installation and support services for enterprise, wireless and space-based networks. More information about General Dynamics Network Systems is available at www.gd-ns.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 56,000 people worldwide and had 2002 revenues of $13.8 billion. The company has leading market positions in land and amphibious combat systems, mission-critical information systems and technologies, shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation.

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