Building upon the market success of its two most significant recent cable product introductions, Andrew Corporation is streamlining its long-running and market-leading HELIAX® product portfolio by discontinuing most of its LDF series cable and featuring alternative products that offer higher value for customers.

Separately, Andrew is implementing a 4.3 percent average price increase for HELIAX cable in response to market conditions, particularly the continued increases and volatility in raw material costs. The new pricing, which will be effective October 1, is detailed at

With the revisions to its cable product offerings, equivalently sized HELIAX Andrew Virtual Air (AVA) and HELIAX AL aluminum series cables will serve as direct replacements for the LDF5 and LDF7 series coaxial cables after regular production ends on December 31.

While the LDF series cable has been the clear number one choice in the wireless industry for more than three decades, technology improvements over the past three years have enabled Andrew to introduce a new platform for copper and aluminum cables that performs better than LDF, said Mike Guerin, vice president, Antenna and Cable Products, Andrew Corporation. With the successes of our new aluminum cable product and our AVA series copper cable, Andrew customers now can choose from two types of cables that provide even greater technological benefits than they enjoyed with LDF5 and LDF7.

HELIAX AVA series cables are the lowest attenuation copper coaxial cables in the industry. Compared to Andrew LDF series cables, AVA offers better performance in radio frequency applications, with up to 10 percent lower attenuation in a lighter weight, easier to install cable. AVA cable is ideal for customers seeking to increase cell site performance versus other cable choices.

HELIAX AL series aluminum cables enable construction of wireless base stations with the standard electrical performance of an LDF series cable, but in a lighter, more flexible cable. AL series is designed for customers seeking a high performing, lighter-weight cable with reduced installation costs.

Building off the long-standing tradition of quality and excellence that Andrew has delivered to the communications industry for decades with its HELIAX coaxial cable products, the AVA and AL series cables are establishing new performance standards for the latest generation of wireless networks, Guerin said.

HELIAX AVA and AL series cables are manufactured and stocked worldwide. With the exception of LDF5 and LDF7 series cables, all other cable sizes in the LDF family will remain in production and available from Andrew.

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 MidCap 400 company founded in 1937.

HELIAX is a registered trademark of Andrew Corporation.Andrew Virtual Air and AVA are 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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