Aviat Networks appoints Chuck Kissner as Executive Chairman

– USA, CA – Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Chuck Kissner as Executive Chairman. As Executive Chairman, Mr. Kissner will assist Michael Pangia, Aviat’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and the rest of Aviat’s management team, with strategic initiatives, long-term product and service planning and further alignment of Aviat’s business model.

“I’m delighted that Chuck will be devoting more time to working with me and my team,” said Michael Pangia, President and CEO, Aviat Networks.  “As we continue to execute our business improvement plan, I am excited that Aviat will be able to benefit from Chuck’s extensive knowledge of the wireless transmission space.”

“Recent improvement in Aviat’s business has created broader opportunities in our previously announced evaluation of our strategic direction,” said Chuck Kissner, Executive Chairman, Aviat Networks. “Having worked more closely with the management team over the past few months, I am encouraged by the Company’s near term business outlook and product roadmap. I look forward to working with Mike and his team to leverage our recent progress.”

About Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW) is a leading global provider of microwave networking solutions transforming communications networks to handle the exploding growth of IP-centric, multi-Gigabit data services. With more than 750,000 systems installed around the world, Aviat Networks provides LTE-proven microwave networking solutions to mobile operators, including some of the largest and most advanced 4G/LTE networks in the world. Public safety, utility, government and defense organizations also trust Aviat Networks’ solutions for their mission-critical applications where reliability is paramount. In conjunction with its networking solutions, Aviat Networks provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to effectively and seamlessly migrate to next generation Carrier Ethernet/IP networks. For more than 50 years, customers have relied on Aviat Networks’ high performance and scalable solutions to help them maximize their investments and solve their most challenging network problems. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Aviat Networks operates in more than 100 countries around the world.

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