CommScope Shelf Registration Declared Effective By SEC

February 9, 2000 HICKORY, N.C.

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV) announced today that the shelf registration statement covering resales by securityholders of its $172.5 million principal amount of 4% convertible subordinated notes due 2006 (and the underlying common stock) has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of notes or common stock pursuant to the registration statement.

This release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding CommScope's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

CommScope, Inc.
Phil Armstrong, Vice President, Investor Relations