MADISON, Miss., April 2, 2009 -- Irwin F. Edenzon, sector vice president and general manager for Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Shipbuilding sector - Gulf Coast, has been named to the Special Olympics Mississippi board of directors.

"We're pleased and excited to not only have Irwin's involvement on the board, but also his service as a champion for acceptance and inclusion," said Denton Gibbes, Special Olympics Mississippi board chairman. "From our conversations, it is obvious this is a personal commitment on his part."

"I'm honored and humbled to be able to play a part in the Special Olympics organization in Mississippi," said Edenzon. "The Special Olympics provides outstanding opportunities for success for very talented individuals and highlights the strengths of not only the athletes, but of their families, as well."

Edenzon moved to the Gulf Coast from Virginia in 2008. He is headquartered in Pascagoula, Miss., and is responsible for all Gulf Coast Shipbuilding programs and operations, including U.S. Navy amphibious assault and surface combatant programs, and the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter program. He is active in the local community, as a member of the Gulf Coast Business Council and an advisory board member for University of Mississippi's new center for manufacturing excellence.

Through year-round sports training and competitions, Special Olympics Mississippi empowers some 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities to participate in their communities and develop a belief in themselves.

The success of Special Olympics Mississippi is dependent upon people who are willing to give of themselves, individuals who participate not for personal gain, but for the well being of the community. For information on how to become involved in Special Olympics Mississippi, call 1-800-655-6742.

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