NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 12, 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has received the 2002 Purchasing Award from the Greater Los Angeles African-American Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to the company's Newport News sector for its long-standing practice of purchasing goods and services from small and disadvantaged businesses.

"Northrop Grumman Newport News reaffirms its commitment to find opportunities for small businesses that provide quality products and services," said Veasey Wilson, executive director, Supply Chain Management for Newport News, who accepted the award on behalf of the company.

Northrop Grumman Newport News, headquartered in Newport News, Va., is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. Newport News also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels, and has the capability to design, build and maintain every class of ship in the U.S. Navy's fleet. The Newport News sector employs about 17,800 people.

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