Media Advisory -- Sept. 15 Northrop Grumman Update for Gulf Coast Employees

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MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 15, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) --

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Thank you for your ongoing support.

Sept. 15 Northrop Grumman Update for Gulf Coast Employees

SPECIAL PAYROLL INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES USING DIRECT DEPOSIT



  --  Employees using direct deposit for their pay who have had 
      difficulty accessing their net payroll amount can call (877) 
      744-7642 and authorize the company to make the next payroll 
      payment either by check (if they are able to pick up a check 
      at the Ingalls or Gulfport Shipyards) or by Western Union cash 
      payment, in lieu of direct deposit.  This authorization is not 
      retroactive; it only applies to future payrolls.  All employee 
      requests to switch from direct deposit to check or Western Union 
      cash payment that are received by close of business, Tuesday, 
      Sept. 20 will be made effective on the Friday, Sept. 23 payday.  
      At the employee's request, the election to suspend direct 
      deposit will remain in effect until the employee notifies the 
      company to return to direct deposit.  
  --  At Pascagoula, employees can authorize a check or Western Union 
      payment instead of direct deposit by completing a form.  This 
      form will be made available at the completion of each shift.  
      Employees should submit their completed authorization forms to 
      their supervisors or leave completed forms at any security 
      checkpoint.  Ship Systems Finance (Payroll) personnel will 
      collect these forms.    
  --  Beginning with the September 30 paycheck, pay will be made 
      either by direct deposit or by actual check.  The company no 
      longer will utilize the emergency Western Union method.  
  --  Employees may continue to experience difficulty accessing direct 
      deposit payroll at credit unions or banks in the affected areas. 
      Employees who use financial institutions in the Gulf Coast 
      region and are unable to access funds should call (877) 744-
      7642.  

DISTRIBUTION OF PAYCHECKS FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 11

All employees are reminded the company advanced 40 hours of regular pay for the Sept. 5 through Sept. 11 period in the 80-hour paycheck distributed last week. For those employees who worked the week of Sept. 5 through Sept. 11, the following paycheck distribution has been scheduled:



  --  Pascagoula: 
        --  Pay for employees enrolled in direct deposit will be 
            direct deposited at their designated financial 
            institution.
        --  Paychecks for hourly employees who are not in direct 
            deposit will be distributed on Friday, September 16, at 
            Gates 1 and 4.
        --  Paychecks for salaried employees who are not in direct 
            deposit should be picked up by department administrators 
            or managers in the lobby of Admin. 2 beginning at 5 a.m., 
            on Friday, September 16, and distributed to affected 
            employees by their manager.
  --  New Orleans: 
        --  Pay for employees in direct deposit will be direct 
            deposited to their financial institution.
        --  Paychecks for employees not in direct deposit will be 
            available for pickup starting at 6 a.m., on Friday, 
            September 16, in the Payroll Building at New Orleans 
            Operations.
  --  Gulfport: 
        --  Pay for employees in direct deposit will be direct 
            deposited to their financial institution.
        --  Paychecks for employees not in direct deposit will be 
            distributed at the Main Gate starting at 6 a.m., on 
            Friday, September 16.

RETURN-TO-WORK NOTICE FOR NORTHROP GRUMMAN SHIP SYSTEMS EMPLOYEES

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has resumed shipbuilding production on a limited basis. The company will resume normal operations at its Gulfport Operations and Tallulah facility on Monday, September 19.

BUS SCHEDULE FOR NEW ORLEANS OPERATIONS EMPLOYEES

All employees who can do so are encouraged to report to work at 6 a.m. for a four-by-ten shift, Monday through Thursday.



  --  Thibodeaux -- Winn Dixie, 375 North Canal Blvd. The bus departs 
      at 4:45 a.m.
  --  Raceland -- Winn Dixie Shopping Center, 4560 Hwy. The bus 
      departs at 4:45 a.m.
  --  Bus Transportation begins Monday, Sept. 19 from these two 
      additional locations:
  --  Baton Rouge -- Target, 6885 Siegen Lane The bus departs at 
      4:15 a.m.
  --  Slidell -- Target, 61121 Airport Road The bus departs at 4:15 
      a.m.

PASCAGOULA OPERATIONS EMPLOYEES

Technical and support personnel assigned in Pascagoula are operating on different schedules, and in different locations, as follows.



  --  Engineering and ILS departments: 
        --  FSO employees are asked to report to the EDC at 6 a.m. 
            Work shifts for these employees will be Thursday through 
            Saturday, 12 hours each day. Employees will need to 
            provide their own meals.
        --  Sunplex employees are asked to report to Sunplex in Ocean 
            Springs at 6 a.m. Work shift at Sunplex will be a 4-by-10 
            schedule Tuesday through Friday. 
        --  Engineering employees in Administration buildings 1, 2 and 
            3 are asked to report to their previously assigned work 
            areas at 6 a.m. Work shift will be a 4-by-10 schedule 
            Tuesday through Friday.
  --  Expeditionary warfare programs management, surface combatant 
      programs management, Deepwater program management:
        --  Report to previously assigned work areas. Work shift will 
            be a 4-by-10 schedule, which started Monday and will 
            continue through Thursday.
        --  CG 47 Planning Yard employees are asked to report to the 
            CDI Building on Telephone Road in Moss Point at 7 a.m. 
            until further notice.
  --  Business Management (finance, contracts, estimating and EVMS):
        --  West Bank employees who have not previously reported to 
            work should report tomorrow, at normal work locations. 
            East Bank employees should report to the CDI Building on 
            Telephone Road in Pascagoula. Work shift will be a 4-by-10 
            schedule, Tuesday through Friday.
  --  Planning department employees, including industrial engineering, 
      production planning, scheduling and manpower planning:
        --  Report to work at normal work times at Pascagoula 
            locations.
  --  Supply Chain Management -- all office personnel:
        --  Report to work at normal Pascagoula work locations and 
            times.
        --  Sourcing and material cataloging employees will report to 
            the EDC (K-Mart building). Supervisors will contact these 
            employees for work shifts and times.

TOLL-FREE EMPLOYEE CONTACT LINE

Northrop Grumman continues to request that every employee from its Gulf Coast facilities contact the company via the new toll-free number, (877) 744-7642, to ensure that all employees are accounted for and their needs are being addressed.

WORKERS COMPENSATION PAYMENTS



  --  The workers compensation distribution of payments for the period 
      ending Sept. 9, 2005 will be handled in the following manner:  
        --  For employees (or their beneficiaries) outside of the 
            areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina (or those personnel 
            for whom we have previously received a forwarding address) 
            the payment distribution will continue to be handled as a 
            check delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. 
        --  For the balance of employees (or their beneficiaries), 
            particularly those in the areas impacted by Hurricane 
            Katrina, payments are now available through Western Union. 
  --  Any questions regarding whether payment will be made by check or 
      Western Union "Quick Cash" should be referred to the F.A. 
      Richard (FARA) Hotline at (888) 560-2562.

MEDICAL COVERAGE



  --  Special arrangements have been made to ensure no lapses in 
      coverage occur for Northrop Grumman employees during the 
      hurricane recovery period.  The company Benefits Center can 
      assist with health issues, including prescription refills, 
      medical pre-certifications, and guidance for use of physicians 
      and hospitals outside the network areas.  Call (800) 894-4194.  

SAVINGS ACCOUNT LINE



  --  Company representatives can respond to questions regarding 
      savings plan loans or hardship withdrawals.  Call (800) 676-
      7211.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN EMPLOYEE DISASTER RELIEF FUND AVAILABLE



  --  Direct assistance to employees impacted by Hurricane Katrina 
      will be provided through the new Northrop Grumman Employee 
      Disaster Relief Fund. Affected employees should call (888) 642-
      5645 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. PDT to apply.

Contact information

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