LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Lawrence J. "Larry" Lanzillotta, vice president and acting head of its Washington Office effective immediately, reporting to Wes Bush, Northrop Grumman chief executive officer and president. Lanzillotta replaces Robert W. "Bob" Helm, who has elected to retire from the company.

"I would like to thank Bob Helm for his many contributions to Northrop Grumman over his 21 years of service," Bush said. "Bob played a key role as head of the corporation's Washington Office as the company experienced a period of rapid expansion and subsequent integration, and successfully transitioned to a global security company. Larry Lanzillotta's experience in both the U.S. Government and Northrop Grumman Washington operations will serve us well as we move forward."Â

Lanzillotta will serve in an acting capacity until decisions are made regarding the future leadership of the corporation's Washington Office.

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

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