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Pratt & Whitney Canada Employees Donate Over $1 Million to Centraide for Third Consecutive Year

Dec. 10, 2007, Longueuil, Que. – For the third consecutive year, the 5,800 employees of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) raised more than $1 million for the Centraide of Greater Montreal campaign. 


December 10, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

Dec. 10,2007, Longueuil, Que. – For the third consecutive year, the 5,800 employees of Pratt &
Whitney Canada (P&WC) raised more than $1 million for the Centraide
of Greater Montreal campaign. P&WC is a United Technologies (NYSE:
UTX) company.

"With more than a million dollars raised, we have
once again demonstrated the great generosity of Pratt & Whitney
Canada employees," said John Saabas, Executive Vice President of
P&WC. "Together, we have the power to change the world and to help
thousands of people in need."

Mr. Saabas presented a cheque for
$1 035 920 to Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, President and Executive
Director of Centraide, during a ceremony held today at P&WC
facilities in Longueuil. The funds collected during the campaign will
be used to support Centraide’s efforts in the Greater Montreal area.

Last
year, P&WC employees raised $1,005,111. This year, the objective of
$1,000,000 was exceeded by 3 per cent. Each employee gave $ 267 on
average, with a participation rate of more than 65 per cent. Moreover,
a record number of 230 "leader" donors ($1,000 or more) contributed to
the campaign.

A number of fund-raising activities, including the
traditional spaghetti lunch, variety show and special raffles were a
big hit with employees and retirees. "Again this year, many employees
contributed directly to organizations supported by Centraide by
donating their time for specific activities," emphasized Ulana Chukha,
manager of P&WC's 2007 Centraide campaign. "P&WC employees are
proud of their community involvement."