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ATK Receives More Than $14 Million in TNT Production Orders

ATK Building Advanced Energetics Facility

May 6, 2004

Minneapolis, May 6, 2004 – ATK (NYSE: ATK), a leading supplier of advanced weapon and space systems, has received orders in excess of $14 million from the U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, Ill., to supply TNT to the U.S. Department of Defense. The orders are part of the five-year contract announced last year. Work is being performed at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (AAP) in Radford, Va., the future home to one of the nation’s most advanced, flexible energetics facilities.

Wayne Farley, president, ATK Ammunition and Powder, said ATK is supporting the government’s expansion of TNT production beyond its use for U.S. Air Force general purpose bombs to include Army and Marine Corps weaponry.

"ATK is pleased with the progress we’ve made on building one of the nation’s most advanced energetics production facilities and the relationship we’ve established with our multi-service customer," said Farley. "These contracts, and our development of a flexible energetics production line, establish ATK as the premier supplier of both TNT and future energetic materials while providing our Armed Forces the firepower they need to accomplish their mission."

ATK is a $2.4 billion advanced weapon and space systems company employing 13,200 people in 21 states. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com.

Certain information discussed in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although ATK believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those factors are: changes in training doctrine and energetics requirements, governmental spending and budgetary policies, economic conditions, the company's competitive environment, the timing of awards and contracts, the outcome of contingencies, program performance, and sales projections. ATK undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For further information on factors that could impact ATK, and statements contained herein, reference should be made to ATK’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and annual reports on Form 10-K.



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