Media Advisory -- Sept. 16-19 Northrop Grumman Update for Gulf Coast Employees

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MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 16, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) --

Note to Editors and News Directors:

Northrop Grumman and its employees greatly appreciate your continued assistance in sharing these updates. These announcements change slightly each day, so we ask that you carefully review the information before broadcasting it or printing it to ensure your broadcasts or print materials coincide with what we are sharing with you.

This advisory covers the period of Friday, September 16 through Monday, September 19.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Sept. 16-19 Northrop Grumman Update for Gulf Coast Employees

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 operations at its Gulfport Operations and Tallulah facility on Monday, Sept. 19. The shipyards at Pascagoula and New Orleans began shipbuilding production this week.

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 Sept. 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,
      paychecks were distributed and direct deposits made Friday,
      Sept. 16.

NEW ORLEANS OPERATIONS BUS SCHEDULE FOR 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 1. 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

Huntington Ingalls Industries
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