Boeing Statement on Wichita SPEEA Vote to Reject Best and Final Offer and Strike Authorization

WICHITA, Kan., March 06, 2009 -- We are disappointed members of the union representing Boeing Wichita engineers, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), voted to reject our best and final offer on March 5. However, we are pleased our employees recognize the importance of supporting our customers by choosing not to authorize a strike.

This package continues to represent the company's best and final offer. We are willing to meet with SPEEA leadership to further discuss and clarify the provisions of our offer. We are working with our employees to build a competitive site in Wichita that is positioned for growth and long-term viability. This offer will allow us to do that.

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Jarrod Bartlett
Boeing Media Relations
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