Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. said on Tuesday that it will comply with a request from the Department of Justice for additional information on its proposed takeover of warship-builder Newport News.
The company said the Department of Justice made the request on Monday under antitrust regulations.
Northrop Grumman last month commenced an exchange offer
for each of Newport's outstanding common shares
for $67.50 in cash or stock. Earlier this month, Newport News board had voted in favor of a $2.1 billion takeover bid from
rival General Dynamics.