Ceragon Realigns

Ceragon Networks detailed plans to optimize its organizational structure following the acquisition of Nera Networks in January 2011

March 16, 2011

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the premier wireless backhaul specialist, today announced detailed plans to optimize its organizational structure following the acquisition of Nera Networks in January 2011. The new organizational structure consists of three solution groups - Short Haul Solutions, Long Haul Solutions and Projects & Services - supported by a global sales organization. Dedicated resources within each group will provide Ceragon with the ability to respond quickly with the best solution and stay close to its customers. As part of this process, Ceragon will reduce its workforce by approximately 200 full-time positions, which will enable the company to achieve its target level of operating expense in the combined business.

The Short Haul Solutions group will focus on products and solutions in the Access and Aggregation backhaul segments. This group will be led by Hagai Zyss, previously Ceragon's EVP of Research & Development.

The Long Haul Solutions group will focus on trunk and multi-carrier solutions for long haul and wireless backbone applications. This group will be led by Eyal Assa, previously Ceragon's EVP & COO Sales.

The Projects & Services group will focus on providing a complete turnkey project offering including engineering, installation, commissioning and project management services. This group will be led by Ole Lars Oye, previously the Senior Vice President, Global Projects at Nera Networks.

"One of the major benefits of merging with Nera is the complementary nature of the two companies. In combining the two organizations, our challenge is to capitalize on these complementary characteristics, while also identifying sufficient synergies to reach an appropriate operating expense level for the company," said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon Networks. "During the integration, we identified the areas where Nera is adding a higher level of operating expenses - and we also have been able to identify a similar amount of additional efficiencies. Therefore, we are retaining our original target for operating expenses once the integration is completed.

"It is always difficult to lose talented people, even as a result of job redundancies. This move will enable Ceragon to achieve our objective of creating a fully-integrated global organization, consisting of 1,200 employees, strategically aligned to focus on our customer needs."

Ceragon Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: CRNT)

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