COM DEV Announces Return Of CEO John Keating

    CAMBRIDGE, ON, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), a
leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that John
Keating has resumed his duties as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr.
Keating has completed his period of recuperation from a medical procedure that
required him to take a temporary leave beginning in March, 2007.
    "On behalf of the Board, it is my pleasure to welcome John back and to
thank Mike Pley for taking on extra duties in recent months," said Keith
Ainsworth, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "We look forward to continuing
to capitalize on the considerable opportunities available in our industry."
    John Keating joined COM DEV in 1992. He was appointed CEO in November,
2002, and has led the Company's successful efforts to refocus on its core
space business.

    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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