Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and products, has acquired Precision Antennas Ltd., a Stratford, England-based provider of antennas for terrestrial and satellite communications systems.

Under the agreement, Andrew paid approximately $26 million (15 million GBP) to acquire the subsidiary of UK-based Cobham plc. Precision Antennas designs and produces microwave antennas for use in carrying point-to-point radio signals, primarily for cellular network back-haul. In addition, the company produces couplers and earth station antennas. Its products are used today by customers primarily in the European market.

"Precision Antennas is a strong complement to Andrew's existing portfolio of antenna systems and products," said John DeSana, group president, Antenna and Cable Products Group, Andrew Corporation. "The addition of Precision strengthens Andrew's market position in microwave antennas and enhances our ability to support the future needs of existing and new customers."

Precision Antennas had calendar year 2005 sales of $46 million and the transaction is expected to be slightly accretive to earnings over the next 12 months. Precision Antennas' approximately 500 employees at three sites in Stratford now are part of Andrew's Antenna and Cable Products Group.

"Precision Antennas is a strong business which has grown rapidly over the last two years under Cobham's ownership," said Tom Burwood, managing director, Precision Antennas. "The combination of Andrew's global focus on supporting customers' communications networks and our excellent products gives me confidence we can go from strength to strength."

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 equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com), headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

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