Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and products, is implementing additional pricing actions to counteract the ongoing, dramatic increase in the costs of raw materials, especially copper, used in manufacturing its market-leading cable products.

Effective May 1, Andrew will increase the previously implemented surcharge assessed on its HELIAX(R) and RADIAX(R) products. In addition, the company on June 1 will expand the use of surcharges to include all cable products, such as connectors, assemblies, and accessories, which utilize these raw materials. These surcharges will be adjusted periodically as the market rate of copper fluctuates.

"As copper costs soar, we are taking aggressive steps in pricing and product development to ensure our continued commitment to cost-effectively providing the world's highest quality and performance in cable products," said John DeSana, group president, Antenna and Cable Products Group, Andrew Corporation.

Andrew also is continuing its research and testing of alternative materials in the manufacture of cable products. "The use of materials other than copper represents a major technology change in the application of wireless radio frequency (RF) cable, and Andrew's team of experts are leading the effort to ensure that alternative metals can provide RF performance that is of the same world-class quality and reliability that our customers have come to expect from us," said DeSana.

Additional detail on the cable surcharge is available from Andrew's sales representatives, distributors, and

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 (, headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

HELIAX and RADIAX are registered trademarks of Andrew Corporation.

Forward Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this news release are forward looking statements and we caution our stockholders and others that these statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Factors that may cause actual results to differ from expected results include fluctuations in commodity costs, the company's ability to integrate acquisitions and to realize the anticipated synergies and cost savings, the effects of competitive products and pricing, economic and political conditions that may impact customers' ability to fund purchases of our products and services, the company's ability to achieve the cost savings anticipated from cost reduction programs, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, the timing of cash payments and receipts, end use demands for wireless communication services, the loss of one or more significant customers, and other business factors. Investors should also review other risks and uncertainties discussed in company documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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