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People: Comtech Telecommunications Corp (CMTL.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Fred Kornberg

79 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Stanton Sloane

65 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Porcelain

46 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

John Branscum

2015 President of Comtech EF Data Corp

Richard Burt

74 1998 Senior Vice President; President of Comtech Systems, Inc.

Edwin Kantor

83 2011 Lead Independent Director

Ira Kaplan

79 2002 Independent Director

Robert Paul

73 2007 Independent Director

Lawrence Waldman

69 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Fred Kornberg

Mr. Fred Kornberg has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Mr. Kornberg has been Executive Chairman of Comtech since January 2015. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer and President since 1976, and Executive Vice President of Comtech from 1971 to 1976 and the General Manager of the telecommunications transmission segment.

Stanton Sloane

Dr. Stanton D. Sloane is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the company. Dr. Sloane has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech since January 2015, and a Director since January 2012. Prior to joining Comtech, Dr. Sloane was President and CEO and a member of the board of directors of Decision Sciences International Corporation, a privately-held advanced security and detection systems company, from August 2011 through January 2015. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO and a member of the board of directors of SRA International, Inc. (“SRA”), an information solutions company which, at the time, was a $1.8 billion New York Stock Exchange listed company. He served as President and CEO of SRA from April 2007 through July 2011, during which time he helped lead the sale of SRA to a private equity firm. During his four-year leadership tenure, SRA grew significantly. Prior to joining SRA, he was Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Systems & Solutions (a division with $5 billion in revenue and 14,000 persons under his direction) from June 2004 until April 2007. He began his business career with General Electric Aerospace in 1984 and progressed through engineering, program management, and business development assignments in a variety of GE Aerospace and subsequently Lockheed Martin businesses. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1976 until 1981. Dr. Sloane previously served on the boards of three non-profit organizations - Shakespeare Theater, Professional Service Corporation and Tech America. Dr. Sloane holds a bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies (Aeronautics) from Barry University, a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University, and a Doctor of Management degree from the Weatherhead Business School at Case Western Reserve University.

Michael Porcelain

Mr. Michael D. Porcelain is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Mr. Porcelain has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Comtech since March 2006 and was previously Vice President of Finance and Internal Audit of Comtech from 2002 to March 2006. Prior to joining Comtech, Mr. Porcelain was Director of Corporate Profit and Business Planning for Symbol Technologies, a mobile wireless information solutions company, where he was employed from 1998 to 2002. Previously, he spent five years in public accounting holding various positions, including Manager in the Transaction Advisory Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since 1998, he has owned and operated The Independent Adviser Corporation, a privately held company which holds the rights to use certain intellectual properties and trademarks (including various Internet websites) related to the financial planning and advisory industry. Mr. Porcelain is also an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University located in New York where he currently teaches graduate level accounting courses.

John Branscum

Mr. John Branscum is President of Comtech EF Data Corp., subsidiary of the Comtech Telecommunications Corp., effective July 31, 2015. Mr. Branscum, who has more than 30 years of industry experience, joined Comtech in 2008 and is well versed in its company-wide business.

Richard Burt

Mr. Richard L. Burt is Senior Vice President of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., and the President of Comtech Systems, Inc. Mr. Burt has been Senior Vice President of Comtech since 1998 and had been a Vice President since 1992. He has been President of Comtech Systems, Inc. since 1989 and Vice President since its founding in 1984. Mr. Burt first joined Comtech in 1979. Prior to joining Comtech, Mr. Burt held roles at Westinghouse, Page Communications, Radio Engineering Laboratories and Rockwell International.

Edwin Kantor

Mr. Edwin Kantor is Lead Independent Director of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Mr. Kantor has been a director of Comtech since 2001 and Lead Independent Director commencing in 2011. He currently serves as Chairman of S2K Partners LLC. Previously he was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. from 2009 to 2012 and was Chairman of BK Financial Services LLP from 2002 to 2009. He served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of TPB Financial Services and was Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of HCFP/Brenner Securities from 1999 to 2001. He was Vice Chairman of Barington Capital Group from 1993 to 1999. Prior to joining Barington, Mr. Kantor spent 37 years in the securities industry with Drexel Burnham Lambert and its predecessor firms, where he held various positions, including serving as the firm's Vice Chairman.

Ira Kaplan

Mr. Ira S. Kaplan is Independent Director of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Mr. Kaplan was President and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of EDO Corporation from 1998 to 2000 and, following the merger of EDO Corporation with AIL Technologies Inc., Mr. Kaplan served as the Executive Vice President and COO of the combined companies with responsibility to manage the integration of the companies. Mr. Kaplan held that position until his retirement in 2001. EDO Corporation is a supplier of sophisticated, highly engineered products and systems for defense, aerospace and industrial applications. EDO was subsequently purchased by ITT and the operations that Mr. Kaplan oversaw were spun-off as part of a publicly-traded company that is now called Exelis.

Robert Paul

Mr. Robert G. Paul is Independent Director of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. He serves on the boards of directors of Rogers Corporation and Kemet Corporation, and previously served on the board of directors of Andrew Corporation from 2003 to 2005. He was the Group President, Base Station Subsystems, for Andrew Corporation from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Paul was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Allen Telecom Inc. from 1989 to 2003. He also served in various other capacities at Allen Telecom, which he joined in 1970, including Chief Financial Officer.

Lawrence Waldman

Mr. Lawrence J. Waldman, CPA, is an Independent Director of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Mr. Waldman also serves as a member of the board of directors and Lead Independent Director of Bovie Medical Corporation, and as chair of its audit committee. Mr. Waldman serves as a member of the board of directors of Northstar/RXR Metro Income, Inc., an SEC registered non-traded real estate investment trust and as a member of its audit committee, and is also an Advisor to the accounting firm of EisnerAmper LLP, where he was previously the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Long Island. Prior to joining EisnerAmper LLP, Mr. Waldman was the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLP from July 2006 to August 2011. Mr. Waldman was the Managing Partner of the Long Island office of KPMG LLP from 1994 through 2006, the accounting firm where he began his career in 1972. Mr. Waldman is currently Chairman of the board of directors of the Long Island Association, a member of the boards of directors of the Long Island Angel Network and the Advanced Energy Research Center at Stony Brook University, and a member of the Dean's Advisory Board of the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Mr. Waldman serves as a member of the State University of New York's Board of Trustees and as chair of its audit committee. He also serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Mr. Waldman previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and as chair and a member of its finance and audit committee. Mr. Waldman is a certified public accountant in New York State. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs. Mr. Waldman holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is also an adjunct professor.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Fred Kornberg

2,856,170

Stanton Sloane

1,946,350

Michael Porcelain

1,111,560

John Branscum

--

Richard Burt

896,629

Edwin Kantor

--

Ira Kaplan

--

Robert Paul

--

Lawrence Waldman

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As Of  30 Jul 2015

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Fred Kornberg

90,000 612,900

Stanton Sloane

0 0

Michael Porcelain

33,313 340,833

John Branscum

0 0

Richard Burt

72,419 1,336,400

Edwin Kantor

0 0

Ira Kaplan

0 0

Robert Paul

0 0

Lawrence Waldman

0 0
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