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Stephen E. Frank Joins Northrop Grumman Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced that Stephen E. Frank, former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern California Edison, has been elected to the company's board of directors.

Northrop Grumman's board now totals 11 members, 10 of whom are non-employee directors.

"Steve's extensive business and operational experience with leading companies will benefit Northrop Grumman," said Ronald D. Sugar, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Northrop Grumman Corporation. "We look forward to the contributions and value he will provide to our board."

Frank served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern California Edison from 1995 until his retirement in January 2002. During this time he served on the boards of directors of that company and its parent, Edison International. Prior to joining Southern California Edison in 1995, Frank was president and chief operating officer of Florida Power and Light Company as well as a director of FPL Group, the parent company. He also has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of TRW Inc., as well as vice president, controller, and treasurer of GTE Corporation. His earlier career included financial and sales management positions with U.S. Steel Corporation.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Frank serves on the board of directors of Washington Mutual, Inc., where he is the chair of the audit committee, and on the boards of Puget Energy, Inc., UNOVA, Inc., and AEGIS Insurance Services Limited. He also serves as a board member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 125,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

Dan McClain
Northrop Grumman Corporation
(310) 201-3335