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Media Advisory -- Northrop Grumman Update for Gulf Coast Employees

MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Note to Editors and News Directors:

Northrop Grumman and its employees greatly appreciate your continued assistance in sharing these updates. 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.

Northrop Grumman Update for Gulf Coast Employees

RETURN-TO-WORK NOTICE FOR NORTHROP GRUMMAN SHIP SYSTEMS EMPLOYEES

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has resumed shipbuilding production on a limited basis at all its facilities: Gulfport, Pascagoula, and New Orleans operations, and the Tallulah facility. All Northrop Grumman Ship Systems personnel should report to work.

NEW ORLEANS OPERATIONS BUS SCHEDULE FOR EMPLOYEES

All employees who can do so are encouraged to report to work at 6 a.m. for a 4-by-10 shift, Monday through Thursday. Bus Transportation is provided from the following locations:


  --  Thibodeaux - Winn Dixie, 375 North Canal Blvd. The bus departs 
      at 4:45 a.m.
  --  Raceland - Winn Dixie Shopping Center, 4560 Hwy 1. The bus 
      departs at 4:45 a.m.
  --  Baton Rouge - Target, 6885 Siegen Lane. The bus departs at 
      4:15 a.m.
  --  Slidell - Target, 61121 Airport Road. The bus departs at 
      4:15 a.m.

PASCAGOULA OPERATIONS EMPLOYEES

All employees who can do so are requested to report to work. Technical and support personnel assigned in Pascagoula are operating on different schedules, and in different locations, as follows.


  --  Engineering and ILS departments: 
   --   FSO employees: Report to the EDC at 6 a.m. Work shifts are 
        Thursday through Saturday, 12 hours each day. Employees will 
        need to provide their own meals.
   --   Sunplex employees: Report to Sunplex in Ocean Springs at 
        6 a.m. Work shift at Sunplex is a 4-by-10 schedule Tuesday 
        through Friday. 
   --   Engineering employees in Administration buildings 1, 2 and 
        3: Report to previously assigned work areas at 6 a.m. Work 
        shift is a 4-by-10 schedule Tuesday through Friday.
  --  Expeditionary warfare programs management, surface combatant 
      programs management, Deepwater program management:
   --   Report to previously assigned work areas for a 4-by-10 
        schedule, which started Monday and will continue through 
        Thursday.
   --   CG 47 Planning Yard employees: Report to the CDI Building 
        on Telephone Road in Moss Point at 7 a.m. until further notice.
  --  Business Management (finance, contracts, estimating and EVMS):
   --   West Bank employees who have not previously reported to 
        work: Report to normal work locations. 
   --   East Bank employees: Report to the CDI Building on 
        Telephone Road in Pascagoula. Work shift is a 4-by-10 
        schedule, Tuesday through Friday.
  --  Planning department employees, including industrial 
      engineering, production planning, scheduling and manpower 
      planning:
   --   Report to work at normal work times at Pascagoula locations.
  --  Supply Chain Management - all office personnel:
   --   Report to work at normal Pascagoula work locations and times.
   --    Sourcing and material cataloging employees: Report to the
         EDC (K-Mart building). Supervisors will contact these 
         employees for work shifts and times.

SPECIAL PAYROLL INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES USING DIRECT DEPOSIT


  --  Employees using direct deposit for their pay who have had 
      difficulty accessing their net payroll amount can call 
      (877) 744-7642 and authorize the company to make the next 
      payroll payment either by check (if they are able to pick up
      a check at the Ingalls or Gulfport shipyards) or by Western 
      Union cash payment, in lieu of direct deposit.  This 
      authorization is not retroactive; it only applies to future
      payrolls.  At the employee's request, the election to
      suspend direct deposit will remain in effect until the
      employee notifies the company to return to direct deposit.  
  --  At Pascagoula, employees can authorize a check or Western Union 
      payment instead of direct deposit by completing a form.  This 
      form will be made available at the completion of each shift.  
      Employees should submit their completed authorization forms 
      to their supervisors or leave completed forms at any security 
      checkpoint.  Ship Systems Finance (payroll) personnel will 
      collect these forms.    
  --  Beginning with the Sept. 30 paycheck, pay will be made either
      by direct deposit or by actual check.  The company no longer 
      will utilize the emergency Western Union method.  

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. 

WORKERS COMPENSATION PAYMENTS


  --  Any workers compensation 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 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. PDT 
      to apply.