COM DEV Announces Appointment of Terry Reidel as Chairman of the Board of Directors

    CAMBRIDGE, ON, April 27 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. ("COM DEV" or
the "Company"), announced today that Terry Reidel has been appointed Chairman
of the Board of Directors to replace Keith Ainsworth. Mr. Reidel, who was
appointed as a director in 2007, recently served as Vice-Chairman of the
Company. Peter Scovell, who has been a director since 2001, has been appointed
    Mr. Ainsworth assumed the role of Chairman from Val O'Donovan in 2003 and
helped lead the Company through difficult times to its recent period of
growth. Mr. Ainsworth will remain as a director of the Company. Mr. Reidel
said, "I look forward to the opportunity of leading the Company's Board of
Directors in the future and wish to thank Keith for his guidance."
    John Keating, CEO of COM DEV, stated, "The people of COM DEV owe a great
deal of gratitude to Keith Ainsworth and the many accomplishments he achieved
in his time as Chairman of the Company. I look forward to working with Terry
as we continue the work of making COM DEV a leader in the industry."

    About COM DEV

    COM DEV International Ltd. ( is a leading global
designer and manufacturer of space hardware subsystems. With facilities in
Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, COM DEV manufactures
advanced products and subsystems that are sold to major satellite prime
contractors for use in communications, space science, remote sensing and
military satellites.

    This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
results indicated in any forward-looking statements. The Company cautions
that, among other things, in view of the rapid changes in communications
markets and technologies, and other risks including the cost and market
acceptance of the Company's new products, the level of individual customer
procurements and competitive product offerings and pricing, and general
economic circumstances, the Company's business prospects may be materially
different from forward-looking statements made by the Company.
    The triangular logo and the word COM DEV are each registered trademarks
and the property of COM DEV Ltd. All rights reserved.

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For further information:

For further information: Gary Calhoun, Chief Financial Officer, Tel:
(519) 622-2300 ext. 2826, Fax: (519) 622-2158,; Jeff
Codispodi, The Equicom Group, Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 261, Fax: (416)

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