EXFO Names Wireless Sales Executive to Board of Directors

Fri Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST

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QUEBEC CITY,  Feb. 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX:
 EXF) announced today the appointment of  Randy Tornes  to its Board of

Mr. Tornes, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the
 telecommunications industry, has held a number of senior management
 positions with leading network equipment manufacturers such as Juniper
 Networks, Ericsson and Nortel Networks.

Mr. Tornes is currently Head of Sales, AT&T at Juniper Networks and
 previously spent more than two years at Ericsson, also working with
 AT&T. He spent most of his career at Nortel Networks, culminating with
 the position of Vice-President of Sales, GSM Americas. Mr. Tornes also
 served as member of the Board of Governors at 3G Americas LLC. The
 appointment of Mr. Tornes raises the number of people on EXFO's Board
 of Directors to five, including four independent members.

"Mr. Tornes brings a deep understanding of market, technologies and
 trends in the highly strategic wireless industry, along with a wealth
 of business relationships and first-hand knowledge of the best ways
 EXFO can accelerate its growth with tier-1 wireless operators as they
 transition from 3G to 4G/LTE networks," explained  Germain Lamonde,
 EXFO's Chairman, President and CEO. "Consequently, I look forward to
 the strategic insight and business acumen he will provide to our Board
 as we continue to increase our presence in the global telecom test and
 service assurance industry."

"I am delighted to join the Board of a dynamic company like EXFO that
 has a history of outgrowing the telecom market year-in and year-out,"
  Randy Tornes  said. "I view my role as a sounding board in helping EXFO
 map out global strategy and make rational business decisions,
 especially as it rapidly expands its wireless footprint."

Mr. Tornes holds a bachelor's degree in Business from the  University of
 Colorado at Colorado Springs.

About EXFO

Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
 providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for
 wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in
 the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative
 solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance
 of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks-from the core to the edge.
 Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN,
 FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting for
 more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff
 of approximately 1700 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000
 customers worldwide. For more information, visit  www.EXFO.com.


Vance Oliver

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