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Media Advisory -- Sept. 2 Update on Northrop Grumman Gulf Region Employee Work Schedules



 Editor's Note: Due to the scarcity of landline telephone service and
 electricity in the area, Northrop Grumman requests that you share the
 work schedule updates and information hotline number contained in
 this advisory on your regular broadcasts. Our company and its
 employees appreciate your assistance in sharing this information.
 Thank you.

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector is in recovery mode. Critical supplies for recovery of operations and support to personnel have flowed into company facilities over the last 24 hours. All facilities are making progress in damage assessment, clean-up and restoration of capabilities. Of highest priority is the direct support of company personnel and the restoration of shipbuilding operations. The sector is experiencing progress in virtually all areas to bring its operations on-line.

As needed, over the weekend updated information for facilities operations and employee work schedules will be announced to regional media, posted on the company homepage (northropgrumman.com) and updated on the company Information Line (800) 995-4318.

Northrop Grumman announces the following work-schedule and Ship Systems payroll updates followed by benefits and relief information for employees in the Gulf Coast region.



 PASCAGOULA / GULFPORT:

 -- Both facilities will be closed for normal production through

    Monday Sept. 5.

 -- For Gulfport, maintenance personnel should report to work over
    the weekend for 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. shifts.

 -- For Pascagoula, the following employees should report to work
    over the weekend, if possible, for 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. shifts:
    all facilities and ship cleaners, facilities engineering,
    maintenance, security, test and change-order electricians, test
    and trials, safety, production supervisors, crafts supervisors,
    manufacturing services, resource recovery, yard cleaning,
    production supervision, ship management, inside and outside
    machinists, carpenters, rigging, production control, and
    transportation shift employees.

 -- Reporting personnel should bring their own food and potable
    water if feasible due to current shortages.

 -- An updated announcement will be made over the weekend about work
    schedules for next week.

 NEW ORLEANS / TALLULAH:

 -- Both facilities will be closed for normal production through
    Monday, Sept. 5.

 -- Maintenance and security shift personnel should report to work
    if possible. Reporting personnel should bring their own food and
    potable water due to current shortages and should be prepared to
    stay overnight.

 -- Access to the area may be restricted by regional and national
    authorities. Reporting personnel should ascertain prior to
    departure whether the facilities will be accessible.

 -- An updated announcement will be made over the weekend about work
    schedules for next week

 NORTHROP GRUMMAN ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS SECTOR EMPLOYEES:

 -- Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems sector locations in
    Harvey, La.; Mobile, Ala.; and Ocean Springs, Miss., are closed
    on Friday, Sept. 2.

 -- Employees who have not checked in with their supervisors should
    do so immediately or contact the Northrop Grumman Information Line
    at (800) 995-4318 for further instructions.

 NORTHROP GRUMMAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYEES

 -- Northrop Grumman IT sector Gulf Coast employees who have not
    checked in with their supervisors should do so immediately or
    contact the IT sector's HR customer care center at (800) 604-4890
    or HRCustomerCareCenter@ngc.com.

 -- Internal Information Services employees in the Gulf Coast region
    should expect to work remotely, or be available for possible
    transport. IIS employees should call (972) 946-9330 or
    mechelle.callahan@ngc.com.

Company Payroll Update

The company has taken steps to provide compensation to the sector work force this week. Employees with direct deposit were paid. Live checks were distributed to Pascagoula and Gulfport employees today. New Orleans is waiting for improved security conditions in the region before distributing checks. Personnel who did not receive checks today should monitor the company information line at (800) 995-4318. The company is pursuing an alternate approach with Western Union. Updates will be provided as available.

Operational branches of Hancock Bank and Wal-Mart stores will cash payroll checks as follows:



 -- Hancock Bank is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday AND Monday
    from 9 to 4.

 -- Wal-Mart stores will cash checks under these conditions:
    - Must be a preprinted payroll check
    - You must bring state-issued ID
    - The limit is $1,000 per employee in a seven day period
      and you will pay a $3 service fee

 Company Benefits Center & Savings Account Line to Remain Open 
 Labor Day Weekend

 -- The Northrop Grumman Benefits Center will be open Saturday
    through Monday to provide assistance with health issues,
    including prescription refills or medical pre-certifications and
    pension-related inquiries, including check replacement.
    Representatives will be available from 9-5 Eastern time all three
    days. Please call (800) 894-4194.

 -- Savings Account Line representatives can respond to questions
    regarding savings plan loans or hardship withdrawals.
    Representatives will be available from 9-5 Eastern time all three
    days. Please call (800) 676-7211.

Northrop Grumman Employee Disaster Relief Fund Available

Direct assistance to Northrop Grumman employees impacted by Hurricane Katrina will be provided through the new Northrop Grumman Employee Disaster Relief Fund, established by The Northrop Grumman Foundation. Affected employees may apply for funds by calling toll free (888) 642-5645.

As needed, over the weekend updated information for facilities operations and employee work schedules will be announced to regional media, posted on the company homepage (northropgrumman.com) and updated on the company Information Line (800) 995-4318.