Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Names Christopher D. Kastner Vice President, Contracts and Risk Management

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PASCAGOULA, Miss., March 24, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Christopher D. Kastner as vice president, contracts and risk management for the company's Ship Systems sector.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.primezone.com/noc

"Chris' broad expertise in business management will make him a very valuable addition to our management team," said Philip Teel, president, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. "He has already begun to make a significant contribution."

Kastner moves to this position from Northrop Grumman's corporate office where he was director, strategic transactions, with primary responsibility for the negotiation and execution of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Previously, he held increasingly responsible positions in financial management, contract management and business management on the B-2, Joint STARS, and Global Hawk programs in Northrop Grumman's Integrated Systems Sector.

Kastner earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a master's degree in business administration from Pepperdine University and completed an executive management course in mergers and acquisitions at Stanford University.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With approximately 125,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

CONTACT:  Bill Glenn
          Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
          (228) 935-3972
          william.glenn@ngc.com

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