EXFO Names Senior Business Executive to Board of Directors

Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:00am EST

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QUEBEC CITY,  Feb. 13, 2013  /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX:
 EXF) announced today the appointment of  Claude Seguin  to its Board of

Mr. Seguin, who has an extensive track record of working as a senior
 executive in the private and public sector, is currently Senior
 Vice-President, Corporate Development and Strategic Investments at CGI
 Group Inc., a leading provider of information technology and business
 process services. In this role, Mr. Seguin is responsible for all
 merger and acquisition activities.

Prior to joining CGI in 2003, Mr. Seguin was President of CDP Capital -
 Private Equity, a unit of the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec.
 From 1992 to 2000, he held the position of Executive Vice-President,
 Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Teleglobe Inc.

Mr. Seguin also had a successful career in the public service,
 culminating with the title of Deputy Minister of the Quebec Finance
 Ministry for five years. He sits on several boards including COM DEV
 International Ltd. (retiring), HEC Montreal and Centraide of  Greater

The appointment of Mr. Seguin raises the number of members on EXFO's
 Board of Directors to six, including five independent members.

"I am pleased to welcome Mr. Seguin to our Board, since he brings to the
 table very strong credentials in business, acquisitions, strategic
 development, vision of the global economy and software industry, along
 with financial expertise and business savvy acquired over the last 20
 years with technology companies," said  Germain Lamonde, EXFO's
 Chairman, President and CEO. "Mr. Seguin's strong background in
 corporate development, value creation and business integration should
 prove to be invaluable assets as we seek to expand our presence in the
 telecom industry and increase value for our shareholders."

"I am pleased to join the Board of a high-growth technology company like
 EXFO," Mr. Seguin said. "EXFO is about to write an exciting chapter in
 its history, as mobile broadband expands on an exponential basis, and I
 am happy to offer strategic insights culled from my baggage of

Mr. Seguin holds a master's degree and Ph.D. in Public Administration
 from  Syracuse University. He also earned a bachelor's degree in
 Business Administration from HEC Montreal.

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

Manager, Investor Relations

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