Receives 100 percent rating on Human Rights Campaign scorecard for LGBT workplace equality

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Nov. 19, 2014 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

"The collective diversity of our people – in terms of ethnicity, culture, military or veteran background, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, experience, thoughts, ideas, abilities and work styles – is pivotal to fostering innovation, improving productivity, enhancing engagement and boosting profitability," said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Northrop Grumman. "We are proud to receive this ranking, which demonstrates the great progress we are making in this critical area of our business."

The 2015 CEI survey rated 972 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including nondiscrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. By satisfying all of the criteria, Northrop Grumman has been designated as a CEI Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index or to download a copy of the report, visit .

Earlier this year, DiversityInc Magazine ranked Northrop Grumman 28th among Top 50 Companies in Diversity for its diversity policies and initiatives, making it the highest ranked aerospace and defense company. The company was also named one of the top 10 companies for employee resource groups and veterans.

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