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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Appoints Dr. Yacov A. Shamash to Its Board of Directors

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- October 17, 2016--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL), a leading provider of products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Yacov A. Shamash as a Director.

"I welcome Yacov Shamash to the Board of Directors and look forward to the contributions he will make to the Company," said Fred Kornberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "Yacov's extensive experience, particularly in the wireless and information technology arena, will allow him to bring valuable new perspectives to our Board."

Dr. Yacov A. Shamash serves as Vice President of Economic Development at Stony Brook University where he was the founder of the New York State Center for Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology. He previously served as the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Shamash was also the Dean of the Harriman School for Management and Policy and the founder of the New York State Center for Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology at the University. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, Dr. Shamash developed and directed the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for the Design of Analog/Digital Integrated Circuits and also served as Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Washington State University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of KeyTronic Corp. and Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. Dr. Shamash holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, England.

Mr. Kornberg added, "I look forward to tapping into his wealth of experience and expertise as we seek to continue Comtech's long-standing history of creating value for all stockholders."

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.


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Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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