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IMPORTANT ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
INFORMATION YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
|Shareholder Meeting Notice
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Northrop Grumman Corporation Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be Held on May 19, 2010
Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual meeting of shareholders are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and annual report to shareholders are available at:
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|Shareholder Meeting Notice
Northrop Grumman Corporations Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on May 19, 2010 at The Aerospace Presentation Center, One Space Park, Redondo Beach, California 90278, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors recommendations.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the following proposals:
|Election of the following twelve nominees as Directors: Wesley G. Bush, Lewis W. Coleman, Thomas B. Fargo, Victor H. Fazio, Donald E. Felsinger, Stephen E. Frank, Bruce S. Gordon, Madeleine Kleiner, Karl J. Krapek, Richard B. Myers, Aulana L. Peters, and Kevin W. Sharer.
|Proposal to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent auditor.
|Proposal to amend the Companys Restated Certificate of Incorporation relating to special shareholder meetings and certain other provisions as set forth on the attached Notice of Proposed Amendment and Restatement of Certificate of Incorporation.
|Proposal to amend the Certificate of Incorporation of Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation relating to deletion of Company shareholder approvals for certain transactions.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST the following proposal:
|Shareholder proposal regarding reincorporation in North Dakota.
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Directions to the 2010 annual meeting are available in the proxy statement,
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