LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that its board of directors has elected Philip A. Teel corporate vice president and president of the company's Ship Systems sector, effective July 1, 2005. He will report to Ronald D. Sugar, Northrop Grumman's chairman, chief executive officer (CEO) and president.

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Teel succeeds Philip A. Dur, who has announced his intention to retire at the end of the year. Dur, who turns 61 this month, will continue to serve Northrop Grumman until his retirement as a corporate vice president assisting the CEO on the transition and other matters. Teel is currently sector vice president, Airborne Early Warning & Electronic Warfare Systems, at Northrop Grumman's Integrated Systems sector in Bethpage, NY.

"Phil Teel has an excellent and proven track record of managing large-scale, complex integration and manufacturing programs," Sugar said. "He is a strong business executive with extensive engineering and operations experience in major U.S. Navy programs, including the highly successful E-2C Hawkeye, and is well versed in future naval battle-management requirements."

"We greatly appreciate the contributions made by Phil Dur to Northrop Grumman since he joined the company in 1999," Sugar added. "As president of Ship Systems, Phil successfully integrated our shipbuilding assets in Mississippi and Louisiana, enhancing their efficiency and competitive position. On behalf of the entire senior management team, we look forward to his continued support through the end of the year and I wish him well in his pending retirement."

Teel, 57, joined Northrop Grumman in 2000. He previously served as Integrated Systems' sector vice president of materiel, and before that assignment, he was sector vice president of program operations.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Teel was vice president of Navy and maritime programs for Raytheon's Aircraft Integration Systems. From 1987 to 1993, he served Raytheon as program manager, program director, and integrated technical and management team leader for various large defense systems.

Teel began his career as an employee of the Naval Air Systems Command, where he held positions in engineering and program management.

Teel earned a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a master of science degree in engineering management from George Washington University.

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.

Randy Belote
Northrop Grumman Corporation
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