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Pratt & Whitney Canada Employees Give $1 Million to Centraide for Second Consecutive Year

Dec 07, 2006 - 00:00 AM

Left to right: John Saabas, Executive Vice President, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Ulana Chukha, Co-director of P&WC's 2006 Campaign, Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, President and Executive Director, Centraide of Greater Montreal and Jacques Gérin, Director of Pratt & Whitney Canada's 2006 Employee Campaign. CCNMATTHEWS PHOTO/Pratt & Whitney Canada)


LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 7, 2006) - The 5,000 employees of Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, have contributed more than $1 million to the Centraide of Greater Montreal campaign for the second consecutive year.

"These employees in Quebec have once again demonstrated their remarkable generosity and have maintained our proud 26-year tradition of supporting Centraide," said John Saabas, Executive Vice President of P&WC.

Saabas presented a cheque for $1,005,111 to Michele Thibodeau-DeGuire, President and Executive Director of Centraide, at a ceremony yesterday.

Last year, P&WC employees contributed $1,003,098 to Centraide of Greater Montreal. This year's results beat the $925,000 target by more than 8 percent, with an average contribution per employee of $242 and participation rate of 73 percent. A record 213 "leader" donors (those who contributed $1,000 or more) took part in this year's campaign.

Jacques Gerin, director of P&WC's Centraide campaign, said the many fundraising activities organized this year proved to be very popular with employees. "The traditional spaghetti lunch, talent show and special draws were a big hit and helped generate a lot of awareness about the good work Centraide does for our community," he said. "Our employees really responded with open hearts and we are all proud of this remarkable achievement."

Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft, and helicopters. The company also offers auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

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Pratt & Whitney Canada
Annick Laberge
Manager-Public Affairs