Monday, June 2, 2008

Retired Admiral Thomas B. Fargo Joins Northrop Grumman Board Of Directors

Retired Admiral Thomas B. Fargo Joins Northrop Grumman Board Of Directors

LOS ANGELES - May 21, 2008 - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that retired U.S. Navy Admiral Thomas B. Fargo has been elected to the company's board of directors.

With the retirement of board member Philip A. Odeen, Northrop Grumman's board totals 11 members, 10 of whom are non-employee directors.

"Tom Fargo's 35 years of naval leadership and his subsequent private sector experience give him a global perspective that makes him an outstanding addition to our company's board," said Ronald D. Sugar, chairman and chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman.

Fargo served as commander of the U.S. Pacific Command leading the largest unified command while directing the joint operations of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force from May 2002 until his retirement from the United States Navy in March 2005. He was responsible to the President and the Secretary of Defense through the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and was the U.S. military representative for collective defense arrangements in the Pacific.

His naval career included six tours in Washington, D.C., in addition to five commands in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Middle East, which included serving as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander of the Naval Forces of the Central Command.

Fargo is president and chief executive officer of Hawaii Superferry as part of his duties as managing director of J.F. Lehman & Company. Previously, he served as president of Trex Enterprises Corporation.

He serves on the boards of directors for Hawaiian Electric Industries, Hawaiian Airlines and USAA. He also serves on the board of directors of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, the I'olani School Board of Governors, and the Hawaii Pacific University Board of Trustees. Fargo is the national vice chairman of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

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