HOLLYWOOD, Md., June 17, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced a $12,000 sponsorship of the 2009 River Concert Series of St. Mary's College.

Known for its special blend of master works, world premieres, and innovative collaborations, the 11th season of the River Concert Series will kick off on Fri., June 19 and run on consecutive Friday evenings through July 31. This year's concert series will include a "bonus" concert on June 20th in recognition of Maryland's 375th Birthday Celebration.

"As an active member of the Southern Maryland community, Northrop Grumman is proud to sponsor events like the River Concert Series," said Scott Stewart, Northrop Grumman corporate lead executive in Patuxent River, Md. "We are fortunate to live in a community where young and old alike can share such a varied, high caliber musical experience in the relaxed atmosphere that the river concerts provide."

"Through the strong partnership that exists between St. Mary's College and the Southern Maryland community, we are able to bring in the caliber of talented artists that we do," said Salvatore (Torre) Meringolo, vice president for development of St. Mary's College. "This community truly appreciates, and supports, cultural events such as the River Concert Series which have become an integral part of people's summer calendars."

St. Mary's College Music Director Jeffrey Silberschlag conducts the Chesapeake Orchestra, which is joined by distinguished artists and new talents The free concerts, typically drawing 5,000 to each of the varying programs, are held on the College's Townhouse Green, overlooking the St. Mary's River with concertgoers following the "bring your own chair" style of seating.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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