BETHPAGE, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) sector vice president Philip A. Teel has been elected chairman of The Business Council of New York State for the next 12 months. He was elected to the post at the council's annual meeting on Sept. 22. Teel has been vice chairman.

The Business Council is New York's largest broad-based business group, representing some 3,500 member companies large and small across the state. Its members represent more than one million employees in all regions of the state and in all sectors of the economy. Based in Albany, the council lobbies for a better business climate and offers cost-cutting services to its members.

"I believe that a business leader's responsibilities aren't limited to the confines of the company office," said Teel, who leads Northrop Grumman's Airborne Early Warning and Electronic Warfare Systems business area here. "Business leaders should devote time to improving the communities in which their employees live and where their companies function. The New York State Business Council has been making the local business environment better in New York for nearly a generation and I look forward to building on its tradition of achievement."

Teel is the second company executive to serve as chairman of The New York State Business Council. John C. Bierwirth, the former chairman of the board of the Grumman Corporation, was the first.

Northrop Grumman's Airborne Early Warning and Electronic Warfare Systems organization, a part of the company's Integrated Systems sector, designs, develops and produces advanced airborne battle management and command and control systems for U.S. and international military customers. It also develops homeland security concepts for the U.S. government. The organization's 4,000 employees are based in four major U.S. sites, smaller sites around the country and at U.S. military customer installations around the globe.

Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems is a premier aerospace and defense systems integration organization. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., it designs, develops, produces and supports integrated systems and subsystems optimized for use on networks. For its government and civil customers worldwide, Integrated Systems delivers best-value solutions, products and services that support military and homeland defense missions in the areas of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; space access; battle management command and control; and integrated strike warfare.

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