Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
November 16, 2022
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)

2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

(703) 280-2900
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ITEM 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On November 16, 2022, the Board of Directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation (the “Company”) elected Arvind Krishna to the Board of Directors effective November 16, 2022. Mr. Krishna has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IBM since January 2021, and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of IBM since April 2020. Previously, Mr. Krishna led the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software business unit from 2017 to April 2020, and also served as the director of IBM’s Research division from 2015 to 2020.

The Board of Directors appointed Mr. Krishna to the Compensation Committee and the Policy Committee.

Mr. Krishna is entitled to receive an annual cash retainer of $140,000 per year. In addition, Mr. Krishna will receive an annual equity grant of $175,000 in deferred stock units to be paid at the conclusion of his board service, or earlier, as specified by Mr. Krishna. Mr. Krishna’s retainer fees and equity grant will be prorated for 2022.

On November 16, 2022, the Board of Directors also approved an increase in the size of the Board from thirteen members to fourteen members.

A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the election of Mr. Krishna is attached here to as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits 
  Exhibit No.Description
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

   By: /s/ Jennifer C. McGarey
Jennifer C. McGarey
Corporate Vice President and Secretary

Date: November 17, 2022

Exhibit Index

  Exhibit No.Description
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Exhibit 99.1

News Release
Contact:Vic Beck (Media)
703-280-4456 (office)
571-395-0180 (mobile)
Arvind Krishna Joins Northrop Grumman Board of Directors

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Nov. 16, 2022 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced it has elected Arvind Krishna to its board of directors. Krishna is the chairman and chief executive officer of IBM.

“Arvind is a proven business leader and technologist, with deep knowledge of the technology landscape,” said Kathy Warden, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Northrop Grumman. “He brings an important perspective that will be incredibly valuable for our company’s innovation journey and continued growth trajectory.”

Krishna became IBM's CEO in April 2020, and chairman of the board in January 2021. He has held numerous senior leadership positions with IBM. Prior to becoming CEO, Krishna was senior vice president for cloud and cognitive software and he also headed IBM Research. He has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He joined IBM in 1990.

Krishna has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Board of Directors.

Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.


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