LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today the appointment of Mark Gagen as the vice president of Procurement Services for the company's Enterprise Shared Services organization.

In his new role, Gagen will lead procurement shared services including enterprise sourcing, global information technology procurement and commodity procurement. He reports to Carolyn Pittman, vice president of Enterprise Shared Services.

"Mark possesses a blend of leadership and financial acumen that will make him an invaluable member of our shared services organization," said Pittman. "His experience leading key profit improvement initiatives coupled with his finance, procurement, strategic planning and program management abilities will serve us well."

Gagen has more than 25 years of service at Northrop Grumman and was most recently vice president of Programs and Strategy for the company's Information Technology sector. He previously served as vice president and chief financial officer for the Information Technology sector and in the same role for the Mission Systems sector.

He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Grove City College and a master's in business administration in finance from Case Western Reserve University.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a 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 Corporation
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