LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that its board of directors has elected Denise Peppard corporate vice president and chief human resources officer, effective Aug. 22. In her new role, Peppard will be responsible for all aspects of Northrop Grumman's human resources strategy and programs. She will report to Wes Bush, the company's chairman, chief executive officer and president, and serve on the company's Corporate Policy Council.

Peppard has more than 20 years of business experience in the computer, pharmaceutical, biotech and financial services industries. She joins Northrop Grumman from CSC, where she was vice president and chief human resources officer. Prior to joining CSC, she was senior vice president, human resources at Wyeth, with responsibility for global HR strategy. Prior to Wyeth, Peppard served as vice president, management and organization development at Liberty Financial Companies, Inc. and vice president, HR at CytoTherapeutics.

Peppard earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in accounting and a master's degree in business administration, with concentrations in finance and organization behavior from the University of Michigan.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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