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News Release – January 26, 2016

Comtech EF Data Expands Executive Management Team With Appointment Of Mark Toppenberg to Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Strategy

Tempe, Arizona, January 26, 2016 – Comtech EF Data Corp.announced today that it expanded its executive management team with the appointment of Mark Toppenberg to Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Strategy. In this newly created position, Toppenberg joins the senior executive leadership team and will be responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of Comtech EF Data’s commercial and corporate growth strategies and initiatives.

With 20+ years in the satellite industry, Toppenberg previously held senior business development and executive sales management positions with Teledyne Microwave Solutions, Fairchild/Alcatel, Comtech EF Data and Comtech Communications Corp. His extensive business development and sales background includes building sales channels, creating strategic growth plans and developing new market opportunities.

“I am delighted to rejoin the Comtech EF Data team,” said Mark Toppenberg, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Strategy for Comtech EF Data. “I welcome the challenge of establishing and orchestrating strategies to expand our business and reach untapped markets.”

“We are pleased to have Mark on our executive team,” commented John Branscum, President of Comtech EF Data Corp. “We will leverage his sales acumen and established end user, channel partner and strategic partner relationships to maximize growth and pursue new commercial opportunities.”

Toppenberg holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Business Administration in International Management from the Thunderbird Garvin Graduate School of International Management.

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Heights Networking Platform, Advanced VSAT Solutions, Satellite Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management and RF products. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications. For more information, visit comtechefdata.wpengine.com.

Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.


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