Northrop Grumman Honors Southern California Charities

Falls Church, Virginia, UNITED STATES

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 14, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nonprofit organizations serving virtually every segment of the Southern California community were recognized today during the ninth annual Community Service Grants reception hosted by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) at its Century City headquarters.

During the event, 126 local organizations were presented with grants as part of the company's commitment of more than $1.4 million to the region. The awards were presented at the company's corporate headquarters here by Northrop Grumman, United Way and the employee giving fund NORAID.

"These agencies provide vital services to Southern California that enhance and improve the quality of life in the communities where our employees live and work," said Sandra Evers-Manly, Northrop Grumman's director of Workforce Diversity, EEO Programs and Contributions. "We establish partnerships and support organizations so that we can embrace the opportunity to build a brighter future for everyone."

Northrop Grumman's community service program focuses on organizations that address the needs of youth and families at risk, health, education, career and employment counseling, the environment, human services and the arts. The program also supports organizations that promote diversity.

Northrop Grumman has been committed to supporting the Southern California community for more than 60 years as part of its nationwide social responsibility program. The annual grants reception brings together the company's nonprofit community partners and provides a forum for new relationships to be formed that can lead to more innovation in community service. During the event, the company also recognized individual employees for their volunteerism with additional grants awarded to the nonprofit organizations that they serve.

Northrop Grumman Corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, is a world-class, high technology company providing innovative solutions in systems integration, defense electronics and information technology for its U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers, as a prime contractor, principal subcontractor, team member or preferred supplier. The company had revenues of $9 billion in 1999 and has a workforce of approximately 45,000 employees.

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