PHOTO RELEASE--Ingalls Shipbuilding Appoints Mike Lipski as Vice President of Business Development

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PASCAGOULA, Miss., March 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has announced that Mike Lipski will be the company's vice president of business development, effective April 1.

Lipski will be responsible for coordinating capture team efforts for new contracts and managing all business development activities. This includes working with the company's government and customer relations teams to optimize business development activities with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.

A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/ImageLibrary/detail.aspx?MediaDetailsID=849.

"Our future depends on effectively acquiring and executing new business," said Brian Cuccias, vice president, program management, who will be Ingalls' president on April 1. "Mike's experience and leadership will help Ingalls continue to identify and capture future business opportunities. I look forward to working with Mike and his business development team."

Lipski began his career with Ingalls in 2007 as the director of sector administration and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including director of large-deck amphibious programs and capture team lead for the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). Since November 2012, he has been director of business development and strategic planning for Ingalls.

Lipski served 20 years as a commissioned officer in the Navy, serving both as a surface warfare officer and in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps. His Navy assignments included duty on USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG 7), as facilities and engineering division branch head for the Chief of Naval Operations, as executive officer of engineering field activity, and as a legislative fellow for former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott. Prior to joining Ingalls, Lipski was the legislative director for former U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering.

He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mississippi and a master's degree in financial management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing more than 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. For more information about HII, visit:

CONTACT: Bill Glenn william.glenn@hii-co.com 228-327-1671

Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.