Exhibit 99
News Release
Tim Paynter (Media)
Steve Movius (Investors)
Northrop Grumman Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Q3 Sales Increase 23 Percent to $8.1 Billion
Q3 Operating Income Increases 41 Percent to $1.2 billion
Q3 Segment Operating Income Increases 29 Percent to $979 million
Q3 EPS Increase 78 Percent to $6.54
Backlog Increases to $52.6 billion
2018 EPS Guidance Increased to $18.75 to $19.00
2018 Free Cash Flow Guidance Range Increased to $2.5 - $2.7 Billion

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Oct. 24, 2018 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) reported
third quarter 2018 sales increased 23 percent to $8.1 billion. Third quarter 2018 net earnings increased 78 percent to $1.1 billion, or $6.54 per diluted share, compared with $643 million, or $3.67 per diluted share, in the prior year period. The third quarter includes the first full quarter of Innovation Systems results. These additional earnings were partially offset by pre-tax merger-related expenses of $97 million. Third quarter 2018 earnings also include a pre-tax benefit of $223 million resulting from the settlement of cost claims.
“Our third quarter results demonstrated solid growth and strong performance from our operations, including the first full quarter of Innovation Systems, as we continue to position the company for long-term profitable growth,” said Wes Bush, chairman and chief executive officer.
“We're pleased with this quarter's results and excited about our company's future. As we continue integrating Innovation Systems, we're aggressively addressing the enhanced opportunity set resulting from our combination,” said Kathy Warden, president and chief operating officer.

Northrop Grumman Corporation
2980 Fairview Park Drive • Falls Church, VA 22042-4511

The following information was filed by Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC) on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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