Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Names Tim Farrell Sector Vice President & General Manager of U.S. Navy Programs for Ship Systems Sector

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PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 19, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Tim Farrell sector vice president and general manager of U.S. Navy programs for the company's Ship Systems sector, effective October 2.

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

In his new assignment, Farrell will be responsible for managing all aspects of the sector's U.S. Navy programs including cost control, schedule control, quality assurance, process excellence and customer interface.

"Tim is a proven performer at the senior level within Northrop Grumman and has significant general management, program management and production operations experience in Navy programs," said Philip Teel, president of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.

Farrell brings a strong record of demonstrated leadership and management expertise. He was previously vice president & integrated product team leader of airborne early warning programs for the company's Integrated Systems sector, managing a $6 billion portfolio of active contracts, responsible for product development, production, and life cycle support. He has more than 24 years of experience in engineering, production operations and program management at Northrop Grumman and its legacy companies.

Farrell earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master's degree in business administration from Webster 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 more than 120,000 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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