Symmetricom Names CEO

David Côté has been named president and chief executive officer

July 27, 2009

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Symmetricom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM - News), a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency technologies that accelerate the deployment and enable the management of next generation networks, today announced that David Côté has been named president and chief executive officer, effective August 3, 2009.

“We are delighted to welcome Dave as Symmetricom’s new chief executive officer,” said Robert Clarkson, chairman of the board of Symmetricom. “His solid record as a visionary and a results-driven leader, demonstrated most recently by five years of record revenue and earnings growth at Packeteer, is a perfect match for Symmetricom. We believe Dave’s experience will be a tremendous asset in driving our current growth initiatives in the evolving wireless, cable and specialized defense communications markets and in the identification and pursuit of promising new opportunities.”

Mr. Côté has 25 years of executive leadership in growth-oriented technology companies. He served as CEO and president of Packeteer, a publicly-traded communications company specializing in WAN optimization, from 2002 to June 2008 when it merged with Blue Coat. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Côté was General Manager and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing for IDT, where he founded and grew a major new division and executed a successful repositioning of the company. Previously, he held marketing leadership positions at ZeitNet (sold to Cabletron) and earlier at SynOptics (Nortel Networks), where he was a key contributor to the company’s accelerated growth. Prior to that, Mr. Côté spent ten years at Apple Computer in a number of marketing roles.

Symmetricom Inc. (Nasdaq: SYMM)

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