PHOTO RELEASE -- Huntington Ingalls Industries Appoints Michael S. Smith to Its Washington, D.C., Government and Customer Relations Team

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| Source: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Michael S. Smith has joined the company as corporate vice president, business growth. He will work closely with the HII's senior leadership team in support of corporate development and strategic endeavors and will serve as the company interface with business associations in Washington, D.C.

Smith will work in HII's Washington, D.C., office and report to Mitchell B. Waldman, corporate vice president, government and customer relations.

"Mike brings to his new role a wealth of experience that equips him to make an immediate and positive impact at Huntington Ingalls Industries," Waldman said.

A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/ImageLibrary/detail.aspx?MediaDetailsID=915.

Smith graduated from Stanford University and has a background in mergers and acquisitions, business development, and strategy and planning. He previously served in several strategy and development positions for BAE Systems' Land and Armaments Operating Group and Support Solutions sector and as a vice president for nuclear risk at Marsh USA.

Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear- and conventionally powered ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. For more than a century, HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the commercial energy industry, the Department of Energy and other government customers. Headquartered in Newport News, Va., HII employs more than 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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