NEWPORT NEWS, Va., AVONDALE, La. and PASCAGOULA, Miss., Nov. 19, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Shipbuilding sector has raised over $2.4 million for the 2009 United Way campaign.

"We're sending powerful messages with our contribution -- we not only build ships, we build communities," said Bill Ermatinger, sector vice president of human resources and administration. "Each shipbuilder had a hand in that."

The 2009-2010 campaign was held from September through October with a goal to collect $2.1 million across the sector. Employees who donated chose from organizations in their states such as The American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society and the Salvation Army.

"In this type of economy for you all to accomplish this, my hat goes off to you," said Bill Downey of Riverside Health System and chairman of the 2009 United Way Campaign for the Virginia Peninsula. "We appreciate all that you do."

Carolyn Moore, chief professional officer for the United Way of Jackson and George counties in Mississippi, said "Northrop Grumman employees have always been so giving to our community, and we are thankful to all employees who gave to United Way in 2009. We have a great partnership with Northrop Grumman -- together we will continue to make Jackson and George counties stronger and better communities."

United Way is a worldwide network in 46 countries and territories, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. that advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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          Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
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