LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will announce its third quarter 2002 earnings Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at approximately 9 a.m. EDT. The company's conference call will be held at 11 a.m. EDT later that day.

The conference call will be webcast live on the Investor Relations page of Northrop Grumman's Web site at www.northropgrumman.com . Replays of the call will be available on the website for a limited period of time.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is an $18 billion, global 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 nuclear and non-nuclear shipbuilding and systems. With nearly 100,000 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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