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Media Advisory -- Sept. 9 Northrop Grumman Update for Gulf Coast Employees

Return-To-Work Notice For Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Employees

MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) --

Note to Editors and News Directors:

Northrop Grumman and its employees greatly appreciate your continued assistance in sharing these updates on your regular broadcasts. The company anticipates issuing these daily notices, with slight changes, through the week of Sept. 12. These announcements change slightly each day, so we ask that you carefully review the information before broadcasting it or printing it to ensure your broadcasts or print materials coincide with what we are sharing with you.

Thank you for your ongoing support.



 Note: This information applies only to employees of Northrop Grumman;
       contract workers should not report at this time.

 -- Northrop Grumman Ship Systems announces a return to partial
    production and office work beginning Monday, Sept. 12, for
    Pascagoula Operations, and continued clean-up and recovery efforts
    at its other facilities.

 -- Employees who are able to return to work are requested to report
    according to the schedule for their respective sites as shown
    below. Please note that some work locations and shifts for office
    employees have changed.

 -- If employees are not able to report to work, they are instructed
    to contact their supervisors or call the Northrop Grumman Ship
    Systems employee check-in telephone number: (877) 744-7642. During
    the re-opening period, employees who are not able to report to
    work due to personal hardship may request additional leave time.

 PASCAGOULA OPERATIONS EMPLOYEES

 -- Production crafts, supervision and all production "support"
    personnel, including Quality, Production Control, Maintenance,
    Transportation, Manufacturing Services, Warehousing, Steel Yard,
    IPS and Storerooms:

   - All employees, all shifts, who are able to return to work are
     requested to report to the shipyard at 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12,
     to work 10-hour shifts. Employees should report to the work area
     to which they were assigned prior to the storm. Supervisors will
     provide further instructions when employees report to work.
     Employees should bring badges and personal protection equipment
     such as hard hats, safety glasses, etc.

 -- Engineering and ILS departments:

   - EDC employees are asked to report to the EDC (K-Mart building.)
     on Monday, Sept. 12, at 6 a.m. Work shifts for these employees
     will be Monday through Wednesday, 12 hours each day. Employees
     will need to provide their own meals.

   - FSO employees are asked to report to the EDC on Thursday, Sept.
     15, at 6 a.m. Work shifts for these employees will be Thursday
     through Saturday, 12 hours each day. Employees will need to
     provide their own meals.

   - Sunplex employees are asked to report to Sunplex in Ocean
     Springs on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6 a.m. Work shift at Sunplex will
     be a 4x10 schedule Tuesday through Friday.

   - Engineering employees in Administration Buildings 1, 2 and 3 are
     asked to report to their previously assigned work areas on
     Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6 a.m. Work shift will be a 4x10 schedule
     Tuesday through Friday.

 -- Expeditionary warfare programs management, surface combatant
    programs management, Deepwater program management:

   - Report to previously assigned work areas on Monday, Sept. 12.
     Work shift will be a 4x10 schedule, Monday through Thursday.

   - CG 47 Planning Yard employees are asked to report to the CDI
     Building on Telephone Road in Moss Point Monday, Sept. 12 at
     7 a.m.

 -- Business Management (finance, contracts, estimating and EVMS:

   - West Bank employees who have not previously reported to work
     should report on Tuesday, Sept.13, at normal work locations. East
     Bank employees should report to the CDI Building on Telephone
     Road in Pascagoula. Work shift will be a 4x10 schedule, Tuesday
     through Friday.

 -- Planning department employees, including industrial
    engineering, production planning, scheduling and manpower
    planning:

   - Report to work on Monday, Sept. 12, at normal work times at
     Pascagoula locations.

 -- Supply Chain Management - all office personnel:

   - Report to work Monday, Sept. 12, at normal Pascagoula work
     locations and times.

   - Sourcing and material cataloging employees will report to the
     EDC (K-Mart building). Supervisors will contact these employees
     for work shifts and times.

 -- Human Resources and Administration:

   - Except as indicated below, all HRA employees should report to
     the CDI Building located on Telephone Road in Moss Point on
     Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 a.m.

   - Environmental, Health and Safety personnel should report on
     Monday, Sept. 12, at their normal locations at 6 a.m.

   - Security plant protection personnel should report as scheduled
     by their supervisors.

   - Industrial security personnel should report to the lobby of
     Administration Building 2 on Monday, Sept. 12, at 6 a.m.

   - Training department personnel who have not already reported to
     work should report to the training complex on Monday, Sept. 12,
     at 6 a.m.

 GULFPORT OPERATIONS EMPLOYEES

 -- Gulfport will not resume normal production any earlier than
    next week.

 -- All management, supervisors and maintenance personnel should
    continue to report to work for 7 a.m.-to-6 p.m. shifts.

 NEW ORLEANS OPERATIONS EMPLOYEES

 -- Northrop Grumman is working toward restoring the facility to
    full operations and requests that employees continue to monitor
    the local media and the information line.

 -- Maintenance, scaffold and security shift personnel should
    report to work if possible at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 and
    bring their own lunch.

 -- The following supervisors need to report to a meeting at Ormond
    Country Club in Destrehan at 9 a.m., Saturday, September 10:
    Production, QA, PC, Industrial Engineering and Material
    Supervision.

 -- New Orleans employees are asked to visit one of these locations
    on Sunday or Monday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to check in and
    obtain information:

   - Thibodeaux - Winn Dixie, 375 North Canal Blvd.
   - Raceland - Winn Dixie Shopping Center, 4560 Highway 1
   - Hammond - Wal-Mart, 2799 West Thomas Street

 TALLULAH OPERATIONS EMPLOYEES

 -- The Tallulah facility will not be open for normal production
    earlier than Monday, Sept. 12; employees are asked to monitor
    these updates through the weekend.

 -- Maintenance and security shift personnel should continue to
    report to work if possible. Reporting personnel should be
    prepared to stay overnight.

 NORTHROP GRUMMAN ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS SECTOR EMPLOYEES

 -- Employees who have not checked in with their supervisors should
    do so immediately and call the Employee Contact Line at (877)
    744-7642.

 -- Electronic Systems employees may also call 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 and
    call the Employee Contact Line at (877) 744-7642.

 -- Information Technology employees may also contact the IT
    sector's HR customer care center at (800) 604-4890 or
    HRCustomerCareCenter@ngc.com for further instructions.

 -- Northrop Grumman Information Technology will extend full pay
    for impacted employees for two weeks including Labor Day.

NAVSEA SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

All Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast employees in the Gulf Coast hurricane zone are requested to contact (202) 781-3889 to verify their whereabouts and contact information. They may also provide contact information via e-mail at CommandCenter@navsea.navy.mil. All Supship Gulf Coast employees should go to http://www.supship.navy.mil, then click the "Gulf Coast" link under the "SUPSHIPS" heading on the left for notices and information.

TOLL-FREE EMPLOYEE CONTACT LINE

Northrop Grumman continues to request that every employee from its Gulf Coast facilities contact the company via the new toll-free number, (877) 744-7642, to ensure that all employees are accounted for and their needs are being addressed.

Phone service in some regions impacted by the hurricane is not operating at full capacity and may be experiencing high call volume. Northrop Grumman recommends that employees who have had trouble connecting with the (877) 744-7642 number try to call at a later time. This number is staffed 24 hours a day. The company asks employees who reach the number to remain patient if asked to hold. Telephone agents are dedicated to taking your calls as quickly as they can.

PAYROLL INFORMATION

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems will extend full pay to all employees for two weeks including the Labor Day holiday and the pay periods ending Sept. 2 and Sept. 9. Ship Systems employees who have been called into work for clean-up and recovery operations will also receive payment for time worked.

To assist employees in managing immediate financial needs resulting from hurricane damages, the paycheck or direct deposit issued to each employee today (which normally would only cover the pay period ending Sept. 2) included pay for both weeks, for a total of 80 hours of pay.



 ADDITIONAL PAYROLL INFORMATION

 -- For individuals who normally would receive a check at Avondale,
    the company has made the net pay amount available via
    Western Union.

 -- Individuals who did not arrive in time to receive their checks
    at Pascagoula or Gulfport during the check distribution will be
    able to access their net pay amount on Sunday, Sept. 11 via
    Western Union.

 -- Employees may continue to experience difficulty accessing direct
    deposit payroll at credit unions in the affected areas, and some
    credit unions have taken the unusual step of limiting cash
    withdrawals.

   - Employees who use ASI Federal Credit Union and cannot access
     their direct deposit payroll will be able to receive a $1,000
     emergency cash advance at any Western Union.  This cash advance
     will be offset against the next payroll cycle, so employees who
     are able to access funds or don't have a current need for cash
     should not access the $1000 emergency cash advance.

   - Employees who use all other credit unions in the Gulf Coast
     region (Navigator, Kessler FCU, etc.) and are unable to access
     funds should call (877) 744-7642.  An emergency cash advance will
     be provided to these employees by the next day via Western Union.

 TO RECEIVE PAYROLL CASH FROM WESTERN UNION

 -- Employees who have not received a check or cannot access their
    direct deposit (as identified above) may visit any Western Union
    location, complete a yellow "To Receive Money" form and receive
    the net-pay amount.  Employees must provide the company's name and
    headquarters location (Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman
    Corporation) and present proper identification such as a valid
    driver's license, passport, military ID card with photo, or their
    employee badge with photo.  Employees can find the closest Western
    Union by calling (800) 225-5227 and selecting option 4.

 WORKERS COMPENSATION PAYMENTS

 -- The workers compensation distribution of payments for the period
    ending Sep 9, 2005 will be handled in the following manner:

   - For employees (or their beneficiaries) outside of the areas
     impacted by Hurricane Katrina (or those personnel for which
     we have previously received a forwarding address) the payment
     distribution will continue to be handled as a check delivered by
     the U.S. Postal Service.

   - For the balance of employees (or their beneficiaries),
     particularly those in the areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina,
     payments are now available through Western Union.

 -- Any questions regarding whether payment will be made by check or
    Western Union "Quick Cash" should be referred to the F.A. Richard
    (FARA) Hotline at (888) 560-2562.

 MEDICAL COVERAGE

 -- Special arrangements have been made to ensure no lapses in
    coverage occur for Northrop Grumman employees during the hurricane
    recovery period.  The company Benefits Center can assist with
    health issues, including prescription refills, medical
    pre-certifications, and guidance for use of physicians and
    hospitals outside the network areas.  Call (800) 894-4194.

 SAVINGS ACCOUNT LINE

 -- Company representatives can respond to questions regarding savings
    plan loans or hardship withdrawals.  Call (800) 676-7211.

 NORTHROP GRUMMAN EMPLOYEE DISASTER RELIEF FUND AVAILABLE

 -- Direct assistance to employees impacted by Hurricane Katrina
    will be provided through the new Northrop Grumman Employee
    Disaster Relief Fund. Affected employees should call
    (888) 642-5645 to apply.