CommScope Moving Omaha Ops

CommScope to cease manufacturing operations in Omaha

March 31, 2010

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HICKORY, N.C. -- CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, plans to discontinue operations at its Connectivity Solutions Manufacturing, Inc. (CSMI) subsidiary in Omaha, Nebraska and relocate manufacturing to one or more existing CommScope facilities in North America.

CommScope announced its intent to analyze options for its Omaha manufacturing facility in January 2010 and recently finalized its review. The company expects annualized pretax savings of approximately $18 million to $22 million upon completion of relocation and closure of the facility in late 2011. Approximately one-half of these annualized pretax savings are expected to be realized in 2011, primarily in the second half of the year.

“A combination of difficult circumstances—including facility underutilization, high labor costs, customers’ spending slowdown and their demand for lower-cost products—is causing CommScope to commit to alternative manufacturing options in order to satisfy customers while protecting the profitability of our business,” said Eddie Edwards, president and chief operating officer, CommScope. “These actions are difficult yet unavoidable, and we regret the hardship on our employees. We are grateful to our CSMI Omaha workforce for their outstanding service.”

CommScope Inc.

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