Tollgrade Appoints CEO

Edward H. Kennedy appointed Tollgrade CEO

June 8, 2010

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PITTSBURGH -- Tollgrade Communications,Inc. (Nasdaq:TLGD), a leading supplier of network service assurancetest products and solutions, announced today that Edward H. Kennedy,55, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr.Kennedy has served on Tollgrade's Board of Directors since June 2009and was elected Chairman of the Board in March 2010. Mr. Kennedy willcontinue to serve as Tollgrade's Chairman.

Mr. Kennedy is an experienced chief executive with a successful trackrecord of creating value at companies in the communications equipmentindustry. He was recently Chairman, CEO and President of RivuletCommunications, Inc., a video networking equipment company. Previously,Mr. Kennedy held executive positions in leading telecom companies suchas Tellabs, as President, and Ocular Networks, as CEO and President, aswell as other executive-level positions at Alcatel and NewbridgeNetworks.

Mr. Kennedy succeeds Joseph Ferrara as the Company's chief executive, aposition he had held since November 2007. Mr. Ferrara has left theCompany to pursue other opportunities.

"We appreciate the contributions that Joe made during his tenure atTollgrade and wish him well in his future endeavors," said Mr. Kennedy.He added, "I am honored and excited to lead Tollgrade at this importanttime in its evolution. With our strong customer relationships,well-established technology, and unique value proposition in themarkets that we serve, we are steadfastly committed to delivering valueto our customers and to our shareholders."

Tollgrade Communications Inc.

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