Andrea L. Zopp, senior vice president and general counsel of Sears Holding Corporation, has been elected to the Andrew Corporation board of directors, effective September 1.

Zopp, 48, is Andrew's 10th board member and qualifies as an independent director. She is the second new member elected to Andrew's board in 2005.

"Andy is a great addition to our board," said Andrew Chairman Chuck Nicholas. "With her outstanding experience in both the public and private sectors, she will make significant contributions to our company and in her service on the board's corporate governance and compensation and human resources committees."

Zopp was vice president and deputy general counsel of Sara Lee Corporation prior to joining Sears in 2003. Previously, she was a partner in the litigation department at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Chicago and earlier served with the Cook County (Ill.) State's Attorney's Office as first assistant state's attorney. She also served as a partner in the litigation department of McDermott, Will & Emery and as deputy chief, Criminal Litigation Division, U.S. Attorney's Office.

She is a member of several professional and civic organizations, and serves on the board of trustees of the National Urban League and the boards of directors of the Chicago Area Project, the Heartland Alliance, and Sears Canada Inc. She earned her bachelor's degree in history and science and her juris doctorate degree from Harvard University.

About Andrew Corporation

Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and original equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (, headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

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