Alvarion(R) Appoints Assaf Katan as Acting Chief Executive Officer

Alvarion(R) Appoints Assaf Katan as Acting Chief Executive Officer

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alvarion^® Ltd.
(Nasdaq:ALVR), a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions
addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and
private networks, today announced the appointment of Assaf Katan as Acting
Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately.

Mr. Katan joined Alvarion in 2010 as part of the corporate development team
and was subsequently appointed Corporate Vice President, Strategy & Business
Development and a member of the company's senior management. In this role, Mr.
Katan has been involved in the company's major strategic initiatives,
including the acquisition of Wavion Ltd. in November 2011, which expanded
Alvarion's technology portfolio to include carrier Wi-Fi, and the turnaround
plan launched in mid-2012, which included a comprehensive review of Alvarion's
sales and marketing efforts and a decision to focus the business on vertical
and carrier-grade Wi-Fi markets.

"We are pleased that Assaf accepted the Board's request to lead Alvarion as we
believe he is the right person for the job at this time. Assaf brings to the
role extensive industry experience, and as part of the management team, he
knows the company, its corporate culture and the challenges it faces very
well," said Amnon Yacoby, Chairman of the Board. "Assaf has been intimately
involved with formulating and executing the company's turnaround plan over the
past year. We are confident that under his leadership, the company will
continue with the execution of the turnaround plan, focusing attention and
resources on the company's core target markets – vertical and Wi-Fi markets."

Mr. Yacoby added, "2012 was a challenging year for Alvarion. Nonetheless, we
believe that we have made progress over the past several months and in spite
of the existing challenges, expect to maintain this momentum."

"I am honored by the trust that the board of directors has placed in me. While
I recognize the challenges that Alvarion is facing, I believe that the current
turnaround plan we are executing has put Alvarion back on a growth trajectory
and we are already seeing the first fruits of these efforts. We remain
committed to the traditional vertical markets we have excelled in such as
security, smart cities and WISPs, as well as expanding our presence in the
carrier Wi-Fi market," said Mr. Katan. "I look forward to closely working with
the board of directors and especially Alvarion's management team on
successfully completing this turnaround."

Prior to joining Alvarion, Mr. Katan served as Vice President, Marketing and
Business Development at Media Layers, a privately-held company engaged in the
mobile advertising space. Before Media Layers, Mr. Katan held various
corporate, marketing and business development positions at Comverse, where,
among others, he initiated and led the company's entry into the mobile content
domain. Mr. Katan was also a Team Leader at Shaldor Strategic Consulting, a
leading management consulting firm in Israel. Mr. Katan holds a Bachelor's
Degree in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Tel
Aviv, Israel.

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About Alvarion

Alvarion Ltd. (Nasdaq:ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions
addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom
operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative
solutions are based on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of
Alvarion's management and are subject to various factors and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in
the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could
cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the
forward-looking statements: our failure to fully implement our 2012 turnaround
plan, our inability to reallocate our resources and rationalize our business
in a more efficient manner, potential impact on our business of the current
global macro-economic uncertainties, the inability of our customers to obtain
credit to purchase our products as a result of global credit market
conditions, the failure to fund projects under the U.S. broadband stimulus
program, continued delays in 4G license allocation in certain countries; the
failure of the products for the 4G market to develop as anticipated; our
inability to capture market share in the expected growth of the 4G market as
anticipated, due to, among other things, competitive reasons or failure to
execute in our sales, marketing or manufacturing objectives; the failure of
our strategic initiatives to enable us to more effectively capitalize on
market opportunities as anticipated; delays in the receipt of orders from
customers and in the delivery by us of such orders; our failure to fully and
effectively integrate the business and technology of Wavion Inc., acquired by
us in November 2011, into our products and realize the expected synergies from
the acquisition; the failure of the markets for our (including Wavion's)
products to grow as anticipated; our inability to further identify, develop
and achieve success for new products, services and technologies; increased
competition and its effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and
revenues; our inability to establish and maintain relationships with commerce,
advertising, marketing, and technology providers; our inability to comply with
covenants included in our financing agreements; our inability to raise
sufficient funds to continue our operations, either through equity issuances
or asset sales; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's
annual reports on Form 20-F as well as in other filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission.

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