Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Receives Awards for Exemplary Performance and Environmental Excellence


NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 26, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received two awards from the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) in May for its exemplary environmental compliance record and its commitment to protecting and preserving the environment.

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In an award letter to Northrop Grumman, Ronald E. Johnson, chief of industrial waste for the HRSD said, "We often tend to focus only on the negative aspects of environmental regulations, therefore it is with great pleasure that we are able to recognize and honor your environmental excellence."

Northrop Grumman's Newport News shipyard was recognized for meeting discharge limits in 2005 as well as meeting technical and administrative requirements that are mandated by HRSD permits.

"As a company, we are committed to continuous improvements in our environmental programs," said Frank Thorn, manager of environmental engineering at Northrop Grumman Newport News. "This commitment is not only good for the environment, our employees and the citizens of our community, but it also makes good business sense. These awards acknowledge the coordinated efforts of thousands of employees throughout the shipyard."

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:  Jennifer Dellapenta
          Northrop Grumman Newport News 
          (757) 380-3558

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