Trade Associations

Policy Regarding Trade Association Membership

Northrop Grumman pays regular dues to various trade associations. Northrop Grumman does not normally make additional contributions to these organizations to support the organization’s political activities. If Northrop Grumman were to make payments to trade associations that are designated for political purposes and are beyond the required annual dues, company policy would be to disclose such contributions as part of its annual reporting.

Some trade associations utilize a portion of membership dues for non-deductible purposes, such as lobbying. These associations provide Northrop Grumman an estimate of the amount of membership dues used for non-deductible purposes. Northrop Grumman prohibits the use of company funds to advocate for or against the election of a specific candidate, including through the payment of dues, donations, or other contributions to trade associations or other outside groups.

We publicly disclose and update annually on a list of trade associations to which Northrop Grumman paid $25,000 or more in annual dues, the total contribution to each such trade association, and the amount of our contributions that each such association estimates are used for non-deductible purposes.