LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation has established a toll-free telephone hotline, (866) 642-8725, for employees impacted by the ongoing Southern California fires who need one-on-one assistance.

The telephone line is staffed 24 hours a day by operators who can provide affected employees with answers to questions about -- and offer assistance on such matters as payroll, housing and food. Northrop Grumman requests that the lines remain open for employees needing one-on-one assistance. For recorded updates about facilities closures and work schedules in impacted areas, the company suggests employees call the Northrop Grumman Emergency Information Line at (800) 995-4318.

Employees also may receive regularly updated information by visiting the company's Web site, www.northropgrumman.com , and by logging on to their sectors' Web sites.

Northrop Grumman employs more than 26,000 people in Southern California.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion 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.

  CONTACT:  Tom Henson
          Northrop Grumman Corporation
          310.201.3458
          thomas.henson@ngc.com