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Comtech Promotes Pres Windus to Group Vice President, Names Robert Rouse Senior Vice President and CFO

July 11, 2001 at 12:00 AM EDT
Comtech Promotes Pres Windus to Group Vice President, Names Robert Rouse Senior Vice President and CFO Melville, New York, July 11, 2001 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp.(Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that J. Preston Windus, Jr. has been promoted to the new position of Group Vice President, and will be succeeded as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer by Robert G. Rouse.

In his new position as Group Vice President, Mr. Windus, 58 years old, will oversee the administration and operations of two of the corporation's operating units: Comtech PST Corp., a leading producer of radio-frequency microwave amplifiers, and Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., developer of revolutionary mobile data communications services for the U.S. military and commercial applications.

Mr. Rouse, 38, joins Comtech Telecommunications after 15 years at the Big 5 accounting firm of KPMG LLP. As a partner at KPMG, Mr. Rouse served a broad array of clients, most of them in the high technology and manufacturing sectors. He played a key role in assisting these companies to address operational and financial issues. He has also worked on numerous acquisitions and other strategic transactions.

Mr. Windus first joined Comtech in 1972, and over the following 17 years he held a variety of financial and management positions. From 1989 go 1993 he was president and chief operating officer of Fairchild Data Corporation, a subsidiary of the Fairchild Corporation, after which he rejoined Comtech. Fred Kornberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications, said the management changes announced today will both broaden and deepen the strength and capabilities of the company's management team.

"The recruitment of Rob Rouse gives us an outstanding new chief financial officer, one with extensive knowledge of our industry and of the needs of a growing technology company," Mr. Kornberg said. "And the arrival of a new CFO gives us the opportunity to make expanded use of Pres Windus's understanding of Comtech, his financial management skills, and his experience and talents as an operating executive. Since rejoining Comtech eight years ago, Pres has made a major contribution to our accelerating growth. He is uniquely well prepared to spearhead the continued growth of our RF microwave amplifier and mobile data communications services business."

Headquartered in Melville, New York, Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is an innovative player in the domestic and global high-technology markets. Through its operating units, Comtech pursues opportunities in three interrelated market segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers, and mobile data communications services. In each of these segments, growth is driven by increasing demand for telecommunications infrastructure and network and messaging services. The Company's specialties include the design and manufacture of advanced products and networks used for transmission of voice, data and video using satellite, over-the-horizon microwave, terrestrial line of sight and other wireless communications systems. More than 275 distinct Comtech products are in service in more than 100 countries.