ARAMARK Receives Gold Supplier Award for Exemplary Performance from Northrop Grumman Corporation

ARAMARK Business Dining Wins Top Supplier Award for Fifth Year

Redondo Beach, Calif., May 20, 2009 – ARAMARK Business Dining was recently honored with a Gold Supplier Award for meeting exemplary performance standards by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), a global defense and technology company. ARAMARK Business Dining, which has captured a Gold Supplier Award for five years running, manages the onsite restaurants and provides onsite catering at the company’s Aerospace Systems offices in Redondo Beach, California.

ARAMARK Business Dining received the Gold award during Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems’ Suppliers Day recognition ceremony.

“We are truly grateful to have been honored yet again by such a world-class operation,” said Prentiss Hall, regional vice president for ARAMARK Business Dining. “Northrop Grumman holds its suppliers to a high standard. To not only meet, but exceed their expectations, especially in this current environment, is truly a testament to our team onsite and the outstanding partnership we share with Northrop Grumman. We thank Northrop Grumman for this highly valued recognition.”

Lisa Kohl, vice president, Northrop Grumman Global Supply Chain, said the companies honored at this year’s event represent,” the best of the best”. The awards recognize suppliers for achieving distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, and robust processes. The program is an outgrowth of Northrop Grumman’s strategic sourcing initiative, an effort that began in 2003 to build stronger, long-term relationship with suppliers.

“Building honest, lasting relationships with our suppliers has always been a key part of who we are as a company,” Kohl added.

The award from Northrop Grumman is the second accolade that Business Dining has received in recent weeks. Ed Cuza, ARAMARK general manager responsible for foodservice operations at a Hackettstown, New Jersey manufacturer, was honored
as Employer of the Year by Abilities NW Jersey, Inc. The organization recognizes employers, employees, business leaders and community partners for their involvement and commitment in providing employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities.

About ARAMARK
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In FORTUNE magazine's 2009 list of "World's Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and analysts. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 260,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries.

Contacts:
Laura Temple
215.238.6841
temple-laura@aramark.com

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ARAMARK is North America's largest employer of dietitians with more than 500 registered dietitians on staff.