Gencorp and Aerojet President and CEO to Ring Closing Bell on NASDAQ Market

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, GenCorp (NYSE:GY) and Aerojet President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Seymour will be ringing the NASDAQ market closing bell at 4p.m. ET in New York City.

"We're honored to have this opportunity," said Seymour. "As GenCorp prepares to mark nearly a century of service, it is a great time to share our story and accomplishments."

As a major technology manufacturing company headquartered in Sacramento, GenCorp drives the success of Aerojet, a world recognized defense and space propulsion leader, and Easton Real Estate, a team that is providing a blueprint for sustainable and balanced urban growth in Northern California.

Marking its 70th anniversary this year, Aerojet first served the warfighter in WWII when its jet assisted take off rockets powered heavily laden aircraft off short runways, providing a dramatic improvement in safety for military aviators. Since then, Aerojet has helped power many of this country's finest military and space exploration achievements.

"Our team carries a proud legacy while looking forward to an exciting future," said Seymour. "We remain fully committed to supporting our nation's aerospace and defense priorities for years to come."

Through the GenCorp Foundation, the company is dedicated to charitable giving for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Since 2000, the GenCorp Foundation has contributed more than $8 million dollars to STEM programs and organizations.

GenCorp also remains committed to the environment and is recognized as a leader in the advancement of environmental remediation solutions. This recognition highlights the company's corporate commitment to environmental stewardship. GenCorp'sSacramento facility even boasts a 6 megawatt solar system, one of the largest in California.

To view today's event, visit: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

About GenCorp

GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale and leasing of the Company's excess real estate assets. Additional information about the Company can be obtained by visiting the Company's website at http://www.GenCorp.com.

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