EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 19, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Thomas E. Vice as vice president of business development for its Integrated Systems sector, effective immediately.

In his new position, Vice will be responsible for advancing the sector's growth through the capture of key competitive pursuits. He will be responsible for providing customers with best-value solutions drawing upon the strengths of the corporation and industry partners.

"With the emergence of so many new business opportunities, both domestic and international, our business pursuit efforts need to be especially well focused," said Scott J. Seymour, president of Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems. "Tom Vice will ensure that these pursuits are aligned with our strategic objectives and fully leverage our advanced systems concepts and technology investments."

Most recently, Vice was sector vice president of operations for Integrated Systems, where he was responsible for manufacturing operations, supply chain management, facilities, Lean and Six Sigma, quality assurance, information technology as well as planning and control activities. Prior to this assignment, Tom was sector vice president, materiel, and vice president, Business and Advanced Systems Development for Air Combat Systems.

Vice joined Northrop Grumman in 1986 as an engineer on the B-2 stealth bomber program. He earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California and has completed several advanced management programs, including the advanced program management course from the Defense Systems Management College and the Corporate Strategy Management Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems is a premier aerospace and defense systems integration organization. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., it designs, develops, produces and supports integrated systems and subsystems optimized for use on government networks. For its government and civil customers worldwide, Integrated Systems delivers best-value solutions, products and services that support military and homeland defense missions in the areas of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; space access; battle management command and control; and integrated strike warfare.

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          Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems 
          (310) 331-6610

          Jim Hart
          Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems
          (310) 331-3616