BALTIMORE, April 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Electronic Systems sector has appointed F. Suzanne Jenniches vice president and general manager of its newly formed Government Systems Division.

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A 29-year veteran of Northrop Grumman, Jenniches had most recently served as vice president of the Communications Systems business unit for the company.

The new Government Systems Division comprises homeland security, automation and information systems, and communication systems. The primary products and services for both domestic and international defense and government agencies include postal automation and material handling; air traffic control communications and navigation systems; command, control, communications and intelligence military communications; satellite ground stations; information security and a variety of security sensors and systems that support homeland defense initiatives.

Jenniches is also responsible for Electronic Systems subsidiaries and sites located in Cincinnati, Ohio; Gaithersburg, Md.; Peterborough, England; Oslo, Norway; Gentilly, France; Bourg-les-Valence, France; Mechelen, Belgium; and Shanghai, China.

After joining the corporation in 1974, Jenniches has served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility including operations program manager for the B-1B electronically scanned antenna and the APQ-164 offensive radar systems.

In 1986, she was appointed manager of Systems & Technology Operations where she was responsible for transitioning defense avionics hardware programs from engineering into smooth high-rate production.

Upon receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarion State College in 1970, Jenniches began her career in science as a high school biology teacher. In 1979, she attained her master's degree in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University evening school and has completed extensive post-graduate work in international affairs at The Catholic University of America. In addition, she has attended the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development.

Jenniches is past president of the National Society of Women Engineers and was awarded the Achievement Award in June 2000 in recognition of outstanding leadership in manufacturing innovation and for setting the highest standards of excellence in producibility engineering.

Jenniches serves as a member of the U.S. Army Science Board and the National Research Council Committee on Commercial/Military Integration. She serves on the Board of Directors of MICROS, Inc., a publicly traded point of sales and software systems provider.

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems sector is a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of defense and commercial electronic systems, including airborne radar systems, navigation systems, electronic warfare systems, precision weapons, airspace management systems, air defense systems, communications systems, space systems, marine systems, oceanic and naval systems, government systems, and logistic services.

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Debbi McCallam
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
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