MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Denzil Samuels vice president of global business development within the company's Information Technology (IT) sector. Samuels reports to James R. O'Neill, corporate vice president and IT sector president.

As vice president of global business development, Samuels will oversee all business development activities across the IT sector, focusing on enhancing growth for the sector in the wireless and international markets.

"Denzil is a solid leader with a proven ability to plan, build and execute a business strategy geared to attain substantial growth and profitability, making him the ideal person to oversee all business development activities across the IT sector," said O'Neill. "Denzil is known for his strong customer relationships and in-depth IT knowledge. Under his leadership, I am confident we will drive our position as a tier-one pacesetter, particularly as we work to grow our wireless and international business."

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Samuels was vice president and general manager of global managed services for Avaya Inc. Previously, he served as senior vice president of products and services at Qwest Cyber Solutions, and held senior positions at Level 3 Communications and Lucent Technologies.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
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