MCLEAN, Va., May 23, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- The United States Postal Service has named PRC Inc., a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) company, the recipient of its 2001 Quality Supplier Award in the large business professional and consultant services category.

The award is presented annually to suppliers that demonstrate a clear commitment to quality, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. Only nine companies received the award this year out of more than 2,100 eligible suppliers representing more than 55,000 contract actions. PRC was the sole winner in its category.

"This award is a direct result of more than 23 years of sustained commitment to quality on the part of our team members," said Harry Koerber, vice president of Postal Information Systems for PRC. "We feel it also highlights the important role our postal customers have played in our success. This reflects the true partnership between our organizations."

More than 700 PRC employees provide the postal service with a wide variety of information technology services, innovative business solutions and mail processing equipment maintenance support. Services and business solutions are offered at postal data centers and approximately 20 other key postal facilities across the nation.

PRC is a leading provider of scientific, engineering and information technology-based solutions for public sector clients. Headquartered in McLean, PRC is a Northrop Grumman Corporation company and employs more than 6,000 people in 150 offices nationwide. On June 1, 2001, PRC will be integrated into Logicon Inc., Northrop Grumman's information technology sector. Ranked as one of the federal government's top 10 contractors, PRC is one of the few companies worldwide to achieve the Software Engineering Institute capability maturity model Level 5 rating, the highest software development process improvement level a company can earn.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $15 billion, global aerospace and defense company with its worldwide headquarters in Los Angeles. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in defense and commercial electronics, systems integration, information technology and non-nuclear shipbuilding and systems. With 80,000 employees and operations in 44 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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