LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that the company and its foundation are collectively contributing $1 million to relief efforts established in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

"We at Northrop Grumman are deeply saddened by the terrible tragedies occurring last week," said Kent Kresa, Northrop Grumman chairman, president and chief executive officer. "This gift of $1 million will provide assistance to the victims of the attacks, as well as to the firefighters and police of New York and Washington, D.C., who are valiantly dealing with the aftermath of these horrible events."

A portion of the commitment includes dollar-for-dollar matching of employee contributions. Northrop Grumman is also encouraging employees to participate in blood donation days established throughout company sites. Additionally, the company's community relations representatives will be identifying local nonprofit and regional initiatives for assisting disaster recovery efforts locally.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $15 billion, global aerospace and defense company with its worldwide headquarters in Los Angeles. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in defense and commercial electronics, systems integration, information technology and non-nuclear shipbuilding and systems. With 80,000 employees and operations in 44 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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