COM DEV Announces Appointment Of Terry Reidel To Board Of Directors

    CAMBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), a
leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that Terry
Reidel has been appointed to its Board of Directors, as well as the Board's
Audit Committee and Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Reidel is
a Fellow Chartered Accountant who had a 39-year career at Ernst & Young. For
the past five years he has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of
Kuntz Electroplating, a privately owned automotive plating and metal finishing
company with 650 employees. Mr. Reidel is also a director of Linamar
Corporation and Economical Mutual Insurance Company.
    "We are pleased to welcome Terry to our board," said Keith Ainsworth,
Chairman of the Board of Directors. "His depth of financial knowledge and
hands-on experience running a manufacturing facility make him a very welcome
addition to the COM DEV team."

    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.

    COM DEV and COM DEV USA are registered trademarks of COM DEV
International Ltd. 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.

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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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