LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Steven C. Babb and Malcolm S. Swift to vice presidents and assistant general counsel, effective immediately.

In his new role, Babb will be responsible for all legal advice relating to labor and employment law matters for Northrop Grumman. He will report to Lynne M.O. Brickner, vice president and assistant general counsel.

Babb joined Northrop Grumman in 1986 as senior staff counsel in labor and employment law. He most recently held the position of corporate director and senior corporate counsel with responsibility for delivery of all legal advice relating to labor and employment law matters throughout the company. Babb earned a bachelor's degree from Pomona College, Claremont, California, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California School of Law, where he was a member of the Southern California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, he clerked for U.S. District Court Judge E. Avery Crary in the Central District of California and he worked in private practice and in private industry prior to joining Northrop Grumman. He has served as president of the California Employment Law Council and a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section. He is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Swift will serve as vice president and assistant general counsel for mergers and acquisitions. In this role, he will be responsible for all legal advice relating to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and antitrust for Northrop Grumman. He will report to Stephen D. Yslas, vice president and deputy general counsel.

Swift joined the company in 1982 as senior staff counsel at the Aircraft Division, now a part of Northrop Grumman's Integrated Systems sector. He was most recently responsible for delivery of all mergers, acquisitions and antitrust legal services to the corporation. Swift earned a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Redlands and a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He has completed an executive education programs in finance and accounting at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. He is a native of Los Angeles.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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          Northrop Grumman Corporation
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