Media Advisory -- Sept. 5 Northrop Grumman Update for Gulf Coast Employees

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 Editor's Note:  Northrop Grumman and its employees greatly appreciate 
 your continued assistance in sharing these updates on your regular
 broadcasts. Of particular importance is your help in conveying which 
 parts of our workforce in the various regions should report to work. 
 These announcements have slight changes 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. Thank you for your tremendous support.

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation requests that beginning at 6 a.m. Eastern time/ 5 a.m. Central time on Tuesday, Sept. 6, every employee from any of its impacted Gulf Coast facilities contact Northrop Grumman immediately via a new toll-free Employee Contact Line: (877) 744-7NGC or (877) 744-7642.

This number has been established to identify the location and condition of each and every one of our Gulf Coast employees and their families. Employees who have contacted Northrop Grumman already via other toll-free numbers are asked to contact the company again via this new Employee Contact Line.

PASCAGOULA / GULFPORT:

-- Both facilities will be closed until at least, and will resume normal production no earlier than, Sunday, Sept.11.

-- For Gulfport, maintenance personnel only should report to work for 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. shifts.

-- For Pascagoula, only the following employees should report to work over for 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. shifts: all facilities and ship cleaners, facilities engineering, maintenance, security, test and change-order electricians, test and trials, safety, production supervisors, crafts supervisors, manufacturing services, resource recovery, yard cleaning, production supervision, ship management, inside and outside machinists, carpenters, rigging, production control, and transportation shift employees.

-- In addition, all managers in finance, estimating and contracts should report to administration building #1 at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.

NEW ORLEANS / TALLULAH:

-- Both facilities will be closed until at least, and will resume normal production no earlier than, Sunday, Sept.11.

-- Only maintenance and security shift personnel should report to work if possible. Reporting personnel should be prepared to stay overnight.

-- Access to the area may be restricted by regional and national authorities. Reporting personnel should ascertain prior to departure whether the facilities will be accessible.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS SECTOR EMPLOYEES

-- Employees who have not checked in with their supervisors should do so immediately and, beginning on Sept. 6, call the new Employee Contact Line at (877) 744-7NGC or (877) 744-7642.

-- Electronic Systems employees may also call the Northrop Grumman Information Line at (800) 995-4318 for further instructions.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYEES

-- Northrop Grumman IT sector Gulf Coast employees who have not checked in with their supervisors should do so immediately and, beginning on Sept. 6, call the new Employee Contact Line at (877) 744-7NGC or (877) 744-7642.

-- Information Technology employees may also contact the IT sector's HR customer care center at (800) 604-4890 or HRCustomerCareCenter@ngc.com for further instructions.

-- Internal Information Services employees in the Gulf Coast region should expect to work remotely, or be available for possible transport. IIS employees should call (972) 946-9330 or e-mail Mechelle Callahan at mechelle.callahan@ngc.com.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN MISSION SYSTEMS EMPLOYEES

-- The Defense Mission Systems unit plans to have a remote operations center in place for Pascagoula-based employees this week to resume some level of business activity. There will be updated information provided over the next few days concerning this.

-- All Gulf Coast region Defense Mission Systems employees are asked to call the new Employee Contact Line, beginning on Sept. 6, at (877) 744-7NGC or (877) 744-7642 to report their location and any assistance they may require.

-- Gulf Coast region Mission Systems employees may also call the Northrop Grumman Information Line at (800) 995-4318 for further information and instructions.

Payroll Update

In response to the unprecedented damage and disruption caused by Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 29, Northrop Grumman will extend full pay to its Gulf Coast work force; both represented and unrepresented employees, for two weeks, including the Labor Day holiday and the pay periods ending Sept. 2 and Sept. 9, 2005. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems employees who have been called into work for clean-up and recovery operations will also receive payment for time worked. Northrop Grumman will provide updated information as it becomes available regarding the timing and method of payment to affected employees.

The following information pertains to employees who have not yet received their pay for the pay period ending Aug. 26. For employees with direct deposit, the company has transferred funds to support direct deposit, however, some of the banks in the Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana region are not operational and have not acknowledged receipt of funds. If this situation is not resolved by tomorrow, Tuesday Sept. 6, the company will develop and implement an alternate approach to provide cash to these employees.

Northrop Grumman has made arrangements for Ship Systems employees, except those who use direct deposit, to receive cash payments at Western Union locations. Ship Systems employees normally paid by check who did not pick up checks and who do not use direct deposit are now able to receive their net pay amount through Western Union's Quick Cash Service. Western Union has more than 50,000 locations in the United States, with just under 1,000 in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. To receive cash, employees can visit any Western Union location, complete a yellow "To Receive Money" form, and pick up their net-pay amount.

Ship Systems employees using Western Union will need to provide the company's name and headquarters location, which is Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman Corporation, and proper identification such as a valid driver's license, passport, military ID card with photo, or their employee badge with photo. Northrop Grumman has already provided Western Union funds for these cash payments. Employees can find the closest Western Union location by calling (800) 225-5227 and selecting option 4.



 Select Navigator Credit Union Branches Will
 Be Open for Limited Hours As of Tuesday

Northrop Grumman employees with Navigator Credit Union accounts can visit the branches in Gautier, Vancleave, Gulfport and Mobile, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning Tuesday. This information is an update to the information posted on the credit union's home page at the time this message was distributed to the media.



 Operational Branches of Hancock Bank and Wal-Mart Stores
 Will Cash Payroll Checks as Follows:

 -- Hancock Bank is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 -- Wal-Mart stores will cash checks under these conditions:

    -- Must be a preprinted payroll check
    -- You must bring state-issued ID
    -- The limit is $1,000 per employee in a seven day period and
       you will pay a $3 service fee


 Company Benefits Center & Savings Account Line
 to Remain Open Labor Day Weekend

-- The Northrop Grumman Benefits Center will be open today to provide assistance with health issues, including prescription refills or medical pre-certifications and pension-related inquiries, including check replacement. Representatives will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Call (800) 894-4194.

-- Savings Account Line representatives can respond to questions regarding savings plan loans or hardship withdrawals. Representatives will be available today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Call (800) 676-7211.

Both the Benefits Center and Savings Account Line will resume normal hours as of Tuesday.

Northrop Grumman Employee Disaster Relief Fund Available

Direct assistance to Northrop Grumman employees impacted by Hurricane Katrina will be provided through the new Northrop Grumman Employee Disaster Relief Fund, established by The Northrop Grumman Foundation. Affected employees may apply for funds by calling toll free (888) 642-5645.

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