EXFO Names Wireless Sales Executive to Board of Directors

          EXFO Names Wireless Sales Executive to Board of Directors

PR Newswire

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 1, 2013

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 1,  2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO  Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX:  EXF) 
announced today the appointment of Randy Tornes to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Tornes, who has  nearly 30 years of  experience in the  telecommunications 
industry, has  held  a number  of  senior management  positions  with  leading 
network equipment manufacturers such as Juniper Networks, Ericsson and  Nortel 

Mr. Tornes is currently Head of Sales, AT&T at Juniper Networks and previously
spent more than two years at Ericsson,  also working with AT&T. He spent  most 
of  his  career  at  Nortel   Networks,  culminating  with  the  position   of 
Vice-President of Sales, GSM Americas. Mr. Tornes also served as member of the
Board of Governors at  3G Americas LLC. The  appointment of Mr. Tornes  raises 
the number of  people on  EXFO's Board of  Directors to  five, including  four 
independent members.

"Mr. Tornes brings a deep understanding of market, technologies and trends  in 
the highly  strategic  wireless industry,  along  with a  wealth  of  business 
relationships and first-hand knowledge  of the best  ways EXFO can  accelerate 
its growth with tier-1 wireless operators as they transition from 3G to 4G/LTE
networks," explained  Germain Lamonde,  EXFO's  Chairman, President  and  CEO. 
"Consequently, I look forward to the strategic insight and business acumen  he 
will provide to  our Board  as we  continue to  increase our  presence in  the 
global telecom test and service assurance industry."

"I am delighted to join  the Board of a dynamic  company like EXFO that has  a 
history of outgrowing the telecom  market year-in and year-out," Randy  Tornes 
said. "I view  my role  as a  sounding board in  helping EXFO  map out  global 
strategy and  make  rational  business decisions,  especially  as  it  rapidly 
expands its wireless footprint."

Mr. Tornes  holds a  bachelor's  degree in  Business  from the  University  of 
Colorado at Colorado Springs.

About EXFO
Listed on  the NASDAQ  and TSX  stock  exchanges, EXFO  is among  the  leading 
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline
and wireless  network  operators and  equipment  manufacturers in  the  global 
telecommunications industry. The company  offers innovative solutions for  the 
development, installation, management and  maintenance of converged, IP  fixed 
and mobile  networks—from the  core to  the edge.  Key technologies  supported 
include 3G,  4G/LTE,  IMS, Ethernet,  OTN,  FTTx, VDSL2,  ADSL2+  and  various 
optical technologies accounting for more than 35% of the portable  fiber-optic 
test market. EXFO has  a staff of approximately  1700 people in 25  countries, 
supporting more than  2000 customers  worldwide. For  more information,  visit 



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