Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. appoints William (Bill) Fraser as an Independent Director and appoints a new interim Chief Financial Officer

    WINNIPEG, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. ("Craig Wireless" or
the "Corporation") (TSX: CWG), is pleased to announce that Mr. William Fraser
has been appointed to the board of directors of Craig Wireless, effective as
of January 8, 2008. Mr. Fraser will be replacing Mr. Ronald Schmeichel as a
member and chair of the audit committee of the board of directors of the
    "We are extremely pleased with the addition of Mr. Fraser to the board of
directors of Craig Wireless and believe that his experience and expertise will
prove invaluable to the company going forward." stated Boyd Craig, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Craig Wireless.
    Mr. Fraser was the President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Director
of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. from 1994 to 2006, and successfully led the
transformation of the provincial crown corporation to a publicly traded
corporation, and the third largest telecommunications company in Canada. Mr.
Fraser was the Vice President Finance of MTS from 1986 to 1994, and prior to
that was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance for the Government of Manitoba
(1981-1986). Mr. Fraser has been a director of a number of other corporations
and charitable organizations during his career. Mr. Fraser is a Chartered
Accountant and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in
    Craig Wireless is also pleased to announce that the board of directors of
the Corporation have appointed Wesley Thiessen as the Corporation's Director
of Finance and interim Chief Financial Officer.
    Craig Wireless also reports that the board of directors has accepted the
resignation of Mr. Ronald Schmeichel as a director of the Corporation and as a
member and chair of the audit committee of the board of directors of the
Corporation, effective as of January 8, 2008. Mr. Schmeichel will continue his
relationship with Craig Wireless in an advisory capacity.
    "I would very much like to thank Ron for his past contributions to Craig
Wireless and its board of directors and to wish him the best in all of his
future endeavors." said Mr. Craig.

    About Craig Wireless Systems Ltd.

    Craig Wireless Systems and its affiliates (collectively, the "CWS Group")
offer a broad range of telecommunications services, including, broadband
Internet access, television programming delivery, business connectivity
solutions, hosting, security and telecommunications solutions. Through certain
members of the CWS Group, Craig Wireless holds or leases licenses for spectrum
in the 2.5 GHz, 2.6 GHz or 3.5 GHz bands in Manitoba, British Columbia, the
Coachella Valley region, California, United States, Greece, Norway and New
Zealand. Spectrum in these ranges is effective for delivery of
point-to-multipoint signals, possesses robust bandwidth capability and
supports emerging WiMAX-based applications, including portable and mobile

    The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the
    adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    Notice on forward-looking statements

    This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Craig Wireless
and its business. Such statements are based on management's current
expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this
release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result
of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Craig Wireless
and its business. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made
and Craig Wireless does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise.

For further information:

For further information: J. Drew Craig, Executive Chairman, Craig
Wireless Systems Ltd., Tel: (416) 515-2222 ext. 2, email:

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