Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Earns Top Industry Honors for Safety Performance, Programs, Practices

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AIA Safety Award

Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation, receives the Aerospace Industries Association Excellence in Aircraft Manufacturing 2012 Worker Safety Award from AIA President and Chief Executive Officer Marion Blakey. Northrop Grumman earned top honors in the Aircraft Manufacturing category, and was recognized for its efforts to provide safe workplaces.

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., June 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has honored Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) with its Excellence in Aircraft Manufacturing 2012 Worker Safety Award.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=13134

The AIA award program recognizes companies' efforts to provide safe workplaces. Northrop Grumman earned top honors for the Aircraft Manufacturing category.

AIA presented awards based upon four key factors: number of total recordable injury cases, number of days-away-from-work cases, number of lost workdays, and total man-hours worked. Northrop Grumman achieved top scores across its Aerospace Systems manufacturing facilities in El Segundo, Mojave, Palmdale and San Diego, Calif.; Melbourne and St. Augustine, Fla.; Bethpage, N.Y.; Moss Point, Miss.; and New Town, N.D. This is the second such award for the company in as many years, and the third in the past five years.

"We're honored once again to receive this award from AIA," said Gary W. Ervin, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "Providing our employees with a safe work environment is a part of our culture, and a commitment we will not waver from."

In 2005, Aerospace Systems leadership established a multiyear goal to reduce recordable injuries, and achieved a reduction of 45 percent by 2011 while lowering costs related to injuries by more than $50 million. In 2011, the sector expanded this goal to include a new challenge to reduce the severity of workplace injuries and decrease lost workdays. Top executives, site managers and employee teams routinely monitor progress. Findings, trends and corrective actions are communicated openly and regularly throughout the organization.

AIA is the nation's premier trade association representing major aerospace and defense companies and their suppliers.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

Tom Henson
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thomas.henson@ngc.com