Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and products, is implementing a new organizational structure for its product groups and streamlining its executive team to capitalize on the company's positive momentum and better address opportunities in the rapidly changing wireless infrastructure market.

Effective October 1, Andrew's five product groups will be combined into two operating segments--Wireless Network Solutions and Antenna and Cable Products--that reflect the distinct markets they serve and leverage the many opportunities for collaboration and efficiencies in supporting global customers. The creation of these new operating segments is accompanied by changes to the executive management team that align with this new structure and streamlines the leadership of the company.

The changes include:

-- Mickey Miller, formerly group president, Base Station Subsystems, has been named executive vice president and group president, Wireless Network Solutions, comprised of the former Base Station Subsystems, Network Solutions, and Wireless Innovations groups. This segment will include the majority of Andrew's portfolio of active products and operator solutions. Terry Garner, senior vice president and group president, Network Solutions, will report to Miller.

-- John DeSana has been named executive vice president and group president, Antenna and Cable Products, which now will include the former Satellite Communications Group. This segment contains the vast majority of Andrew's passive product portfolio of antennas, cables, and related products. Jude Panetta will continue to lead Satellite Communications as senior vice president and group president, reporting to DeSana.

-- Bob Hudzik, formerly group president, Wireless Innovations, has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer, replacing Karen Quinn-Quintin, who is leaving the company. Morgan Kurk, vice president of research and development, has been appointed acting general manager of Wireless Innovations, reporting to Miller in Wireless Network Solutions.

-- The corporate functions of Procurement and Technology, Strategy, and Corporate Development will become functions within the two new operating segments. As a result, corporate officers J.C. Huang, chief technology and strategy officer, and head of corporate development; and Fred Lietz, vice president, Procurement, are leaving the company. Another officer, Jim Petelle, vice president, Law, and assistant corporate secretary, also is leaving the company, and his roles are being assumed by Justin Choi, senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary.

-- Corporate officer Jim LePorte, currently vice president, Sales Operations, will join Wireless Network Solutions as vice president, Finance, effective November 1.

"Andrew begins a new fiscal year with considerable momentum and these changes will build upon the many improvements and progress we saw in 2006," said Ralph Faison, president and chief executive officer, Andrew Corporation. "Our organization and leaner management team will be more closely aligned to our customers' evolving requirements and demonstrate greater efficiency and innovation.

"As we implement these changes, we also will bid farewell to leaders such as Karen, J.C., Fred, and Jim, who have made tremendous contributions to our company. We wish them much success and happiness in the future."

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.

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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