Symbol has made several changes to its senior management team

February 23, 2006

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HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. -- Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company, today announced the Company has made several changes to its senior management team.

"One of my ongoing priorities has been to develop the best possible leadership team. These individuals are extraordinary professionals with stellar credentials, and I am proud to have them on the Symbol team. Their integrity is beyond reproach, and they possess the steady leadership qualities, professional experience and business acumen that will help Symbol seize new growth opportunities," said Sal Iannuzzi, Symbol president and chief executive officer.

The Company is pleased to announce that Boris Metlitsky has been named senior vice president of the global products group, reporting to President and CEO Sal Iannuzzi. He is responsible for strategy, development and technology innovation in the mobile computing, wireless, advanced data capture, radio frequency identification (RFID) and mobility software product divisions, as well as industrial design. Dr. Metlitsky has been at Symbol for more than 25 years, holding a variety of leadership positions. He has played a vital role in helping Symbol grow from a start-up technology venture to an industry leader. Metlitsky has a Ph. D. in electrical engineering and holds more than 60 patents.

Ray Martino, Jr., a 19-year veteran of Symbol has been named vice president and chief technology officer, reporting to Metlitsky. In this role, Ray will guide Symbol's strategy in the development of new technologies and next-generation products and services to maintain the Company’s position as the innovation leader in enterprise mobility. Most recently, he has worked with Symbol's global sales, product and marketing teams to define customer needs and develop end-to-end solutions to best address these needs. Martino earned a bachelor's degree from Drexel University and a master’s degree from the University of California at Davis, both in electrical engineering. He also has 14 patents.

Anthony Bartolo has been named vice president and general manager of the RFID division, effective immediately. He will be responsible for Symbol’s global RFID programs and go-to-market strategy. Bartolo will also continue his role as general manager of Symbol's wireless infrastructure division, a position he has held since 2004, where he has played an instrumental role in the Company attaining a market-leading position in wireless local area network (WLAN) switches. Heading up both divisions will enable Bartolo to leverage Symbol's radio frequency (RF) expertise and knowledge learned from moving wireless technology from the early adopter to mainstream adoption phase. Prior to Symbol, Bartolo held a variety of senior field engineering, sales and business operations positions at Nortel Networks. He has a bachelor's degree in electronics and communications engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

Jan Burton has been named vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operations. She will continue to report to Todd Abbott, senior vice president of worldwide sales. Burton has served as vice president of worldwide channels since joining Symbol in 2003, responsible for Symbol's global partner organization. Under her stewardship, Symbol's PartnerSelect channel program has become the industry standard, partner satisfaction has increased and Symbol reached its goal of having 75 percent of revenue generated through channel distribution. During a 25-year career in the technology industry, Burton has held leadership positions at Avaya, Lucent Technologies, Apple Computer and IBM. Todd Abbott will manage Symbol's channel organization and programs until a search for Burton's replacement is completed.

"With these changes, I believe we are well on our way to achieving our goal of having the best possible leadership team. We also have ongoing searches for a chief financial officer and general counsel, whose appointments will further solidify our senior management team," said Iannuzzi.

For an interim period until a new general counsel is named, Andrew J. Levander of the law firm of Dechert LLP, based in New York City, will provide guidance regarding significant legal issues. Dechert's advice to management will supplement the Company’s strong internal legal team, which will continue to be responsible for the legal affairs of the Company. Levander specializes in business and commercial law, and previously was instrumental in providing counsel to Symbol regarding its internal investigation of past accounting practices and has represented Symbol in various litigation matters.

Symbol Technologies Inc. (NYSE: SBL)

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