Nortel has named Andrew Corporation its top supplier for 2004, the third such award given to Andrew by a major global customer in the past three months.

The Nortel Supplier of the Year Award was presented to Andrew in recognition of the company's excellence and leadership in the attributes of value, velocity, and vision, which Nortel uses in its Supplier Business Engagement Model to rank its strategic and preferred vendor partners.

“Andrew has supported us with quality and cost-efficient products, backed with an outstanding level of responsiveness and agility”

Andrew also was cited for its exceptional customer service focus throughout the year, according to John Haydon, vice president, global supply management, Nortel. "Andrew has supported us with quality and cost-efficient products, backed with an outstanding level of responsiveness and agility," said Haydon. "Andrew has acted as a key strategic supplier, playing a major role in helping us meet our business objectives and achieve aggressive cost targets."

"Andrew employees worldwide are responsible for this achievement by caring deeply about performing to the highest of our customers' expectations," said Roger Manka, group president, worldwide sales and marketing, Andrew Corporation. "We are pleased that Nortel has recognized the hard work of our people, and proud to have our efforts publicly acknowledged by a major customer for the third time."

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 Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

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