AFL Acquires ALTA Group

  AFL Acquires ALTA Group

            Acquisition Expands AFL’s Telecommunications Business

Business Wire

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- November 21, 2012

AFL  announces it has closed on its acquisition of ALTA Group, a leading
provider of services for the telecommunications industry with operations in
Canada, the U.S. and Europe. ALTA Group will join the AFL portfolio expanding
the company’s global offering of telecommunications services.

ALTA Group provides a wide range of leading edge telecommunications services
including network management, network architecture, feasibility studies,
project and program management, system design, detail engineering,
installation, test and commissioning, front line maintenance, network
construction and premise services. Over the company’s 30+ year history, ALTA
has successfully completed complex projects in the U.S., Canada, Mexico,
Europe, Southeast Asia, China, Australia, the Caribbean and Latin America.

“Bringing ALTA Group on board broadens our capabilities, enabling AFL to
better serve the telecommunications industry in the U.S. and U.K. and
significantly expand our offering into the Canadian market,” said Jody
Gallagher, President and CEO of AFL. “Further, to facilitate a smooth
transaction for both ALTA employees and customers, we are pleased that the
leadership team at ALTA will remain with AFL. We are looking forward to a long
and mutually collaborative relationship with this very talented team.”

“The ALTA team is excited about joining the AFL family,” stated Ron Newitt,
CEO of ALTA Group. “With the combined strengths of both AFL and ALTA, the
growth opportunity is tremendous. Additionally, the value proposition for our
current and future customers is very compelling.”

AFL manufactures fiber optic cables and components and provides design,
project management and installation services from the U.S., U.K., Mexico and
Germany. ALTA Group will continue to operate from its existing facilities.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About AFL:

AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility,
broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets
as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics,
medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product
portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories,
outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and
training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the
foremost communications companies supporting both the central office and
outside plant areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional
products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical
and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe
and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

About ALTA Group:

The ALTA Group of companies is composed of ATI Telecom International based in
Canada, ALTA Telecom in the U.S. and ALTA Communications in Europe. ALTA
employs over 1,000 industry experts and professionals. Market segments cover
OEM, ILEC, carriers, wireless, cable, enterprise and broadband. Full service
capabilities are offered by four business units including managed services
(equipment installation test and turn-up, front line maintenance), network
management services(monitoring, tier 1 triage, tier 2&3 resolution and
dispatch),infrastructure services (network construction and program
management)and premise services(converging “voice, data, video” technology

Founded in 1981, ALTA Group has operations in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. with
its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit


Corie Culp, 864-433-5409
PR Manager
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