FALLS CHURCH, Va. – June 6, 2013 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been named "Private Sector Employer of the Year" by CAREERS & the disABLED magazine for its commitment to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities. The company was also selected as one of the top employers the magazine's readers would like to work for or believe is progressive in its hiring practices.

"We are dedicated to fostering a work environment that values diversity and inclusion because it creates innovation, improves productivity and boosts profitability," said Sandra Evers-Manly, vice president, global corporate responsibility, Northrop Grumman, and president, Northrop Grumman Foundation. "People with disabilities are an important component of a diverse pool of talent and we are determined to draw from this valuable resource."

In April, Northrop Grumman was ranked 29th on the DiversityInc Top 50 list, the highest ranking for an aerospace and defense company.

CAREERS & the disABLED magazine recognized Northrop Grumman for a number of programs and activities that support the disabled, such as Operation IMPACT, which provides career transition support and employment to service members severely injured in combat. A dedicated team of Northrop Grumman employees advocate for and assist wounded warriors by providing resume and interview coaching, identifying job opportunities and providing other services as they transition to the private sector. The program has helped more than 100 returning service personnel and their family members join the company.

In 2007, Northrop Grumman employees formed the Victory Over Impairment and Challenge Enterprise employee resource group, which has been a catalyst in the company for cultural change through education and awareness, community outreach and advocacy.

"We believe that accessibility not only refers to physical buildings, but also the accessibility of electronic information, websites, communications and technology," said Evers-Manly. "Accommodations enhance productivity, and we continually seek to ensure accessibility of our sites and systems so that persons of all abilities have access to the information they need for their jobs."

CAREERS & the disABLED magazine, established in 1986, is a career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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