LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Brandon R. "Randy" Belote III vice president of corporate and international communications, effective June 11.

In this role, Belote will be responsible for enhancing the image, visibility and awareness of the corporation and its sectors within the customer, media, legislative and international communities. He also will serve as the primary communications interface with the company's corporate lead executive and corporate business development organizations. Belote will continue to report to Rosanne O'Brien, corporate vice president of communications.

"Randy is highly respected among members of the media, customer community and his peers as a strategic communications professional," said O'Brien. "He will continue to bring his considerable expertise to corporate-level communications. In addition, Randy will play a key role in helping Northrop Grumman achieve its enterprise goals, serving as communications liaison for the company's regional corporate lead executive program and its new corporate business development organization."

Belote joined the company in 2001 through its acquisition of Litton Industries and has served as the company's Washington, D.C.-based director of corporate and international communications since that time. Prior to joining Litton in 1996 as director of media relations, Belote was president of Atlas Communications International Inc., a marketing communications firm. His background also includes senior communications positions with ITT Industries Inc., and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Belote earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland. He also has completed executive education programs with The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Harvard Business School.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides a broad array of technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding, and space technology. The company has more than 125,000 employees and operates in all 50 states and 25 countries and serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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          Northrop Grumman Corporation
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