LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced it plans to provide up to $1 million to aid tsunami relief efforts in Southeast Asia.

The company will contribute $500,000 through three agencies supporting specific aspects of the recovery: the American Red Cross, providing water, ground logistics and family reunification; Habitat for Humanity International, for construction of shelter and repair to existing housing; and AmeriCares(TM), delivering medicine, relief supplies and healthcare to those in need.

The company has committed another $500,000 to an employee matching gift program for tsunami relief.

"Northrop Grumman and its employees are deeply saddened by this disaster and the devastation it has caused millions of people," said Ronald D. Sugar, Northrop Grumman chairman, chief executive officer and president. "Like so many around the world, Northrop Grumman employees are concerned and hope this generosity will help those affected by providing both immediate and longer-term rebuilding assistance."

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 125,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.


Tom Henson
Northrop Grumman Corporation
(310) 201-3458