NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 29, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- (WITH PHOTO) Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that its Newport News sector has appointed David Reith to the position of controller. In this role, Reith has responsibility for internal systems and process controls for Newport News' accounting and operations finance functions.

Reith will report to Linda Leukhardt, vice president of Business Management and chief financial officer for the Newport News sector. "Dave's considerable business and financial management experience will be a significant asset to the Newport News sector," said Leukhardt.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Newport News, Reith worked for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems (ES) sector, most recently serving as the business manager for all communications business in ES. With 15 years of experience, Reith has held a variety of management positions including financial planning manager and business manager within the Systems Development and Technology Division of the ES sector and deputy business manager for the transition and integration of Litton operations into ES.

Reith received his bachelor of arts degree in 1987 from Western Maryland College in Westminster, Md.

Northrop Grumman Newport News, headquartered in Newport News, Va., is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear powered submarines. Newport News also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels, and has the capability to design, build and maintain every class of ship in the U.S. Navy's fleet. The Newport News sector employs about 18,000 people.

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