LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced today the sale of its entire remaining equity investment in TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. The company sold 9,743,500 shares of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE:TRW) for approximately $209 million, or approximately $21.41 per share. The sale, which is expected to close on or before Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, will result in a fourth quarter 2006 after-tax gain of approximately $72 million, or $0.21 per diluted share.
The shares were sold to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. in a private transaction. Automotive Investors LLC (an affiliate of the Blackstone Group) and TRW Automotive granted their approval for Northrop Grumman's sale by waiving certain provisions of the TRW Automotive Stockholders Agreement. Northrop Grumman sold TRW Automotive to the Blackstone Group in February 2003 and obtained the equity stake under the terms of that sale.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.
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