CommScope Makes Leadership Appointments in Connection with ARRIS Acquisition

ARRIS Transaction Remains on Track for First Half 2019 Closing

HICKORY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#ARRISlt;/agt;–CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM), a global leader in infrastructure solutions
for communications networks, today announced two leadership appointments
effective following the completion of CommScope’s acquisition of ARRIS
International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS).

Upon closing, ARRIS Chief Executive Officer Bruce McClelland will join
the CommScope leadership team as chief operating officer; and Morgan
Kurk, CommScope’s current chief operating officer, will become chief
technology officer of the combined organization. Kurk and McClelland
will report to Eddie Edwards, CommScope president and chief executive

“We continue to make progress to bring CommScope and ARRIS together and
ensure we are better positioned to capitalize on emerging trends,
including network convergence, fiber and mobility everywhere, 5G, and
Internet of Things,” said Edwards. “Bruce and Morgan will play pivotal
roles in leading our combined companies into a successful future. I look
forward to working with both of them, along with the entire CommScope
management team, in the years to come as we drive profitable growth in
new and growing markets, provide end-to-end wired and wireless
communications infrastructure solutions and deliver enhanced value to
our shareholders.”

“I am very excited to be part of the ARRIS/CommScope combination and
look forward to joining such a talented team,” said McClelland. “Since
announcing the transaction in November, we have worked closely with
Eddie and the CommScope leaders developing detailed plans to capitalize
on the incredible opportunities ahead and deliver a seamless transition.
I am proud of the hard work and dedication of the ARRIS and CommScope
employees. The combined company will aim to shape the future of
communication networks for customers around the world and make CommScope
one of the most recognized names across the technology landscape.”

“The network architectures that fuel our customers’ businesses are
rapidly evolving and converging in a quest for improved speed and
efficiency,” said Kurk. “The addition of ARRIS and Ruckus to form the
new CommScope will enhance our technology leadership throughout the
network from the core, through the access, to the edge. I look forward
to helping unlock this potential by driving tighter integration across
the company and leadership through the ecosystem.”

On November 8, 2018, CommScope announced an agreement to acquire ARRIS
International plc in an all-cash transaction for $31.75 per share, or a
total purchase price of approximately $7.4 billion, including the
repayment of debt. As previously announced, following completion of the
combination, Eddie Edwards will continue in his role as president and
chief executive officer of CommScope, with other members of the ARRIS
leadership team joining the combined company. The transaction remains on
track to close in the first half of 2019.

About Bruce McClelland

Bruce McClelland has served as chief executive officer and a member of
the ARRIS board of directors since September 2016. McClelland is
responsible for ARRIS’ strategy—driving the company’s leadership in
video, broadband and wireless. He is the architect of the company’s
expansion into enterprise and vertical markets and leads ARRIS’ vision
of powering the digital world. Previously, he served as president of
ARRIS’ Network & Cloud and Global Services business. His vision and
strategy for the business was responsible for ARRIS’s broadband network
leadership—a key driver of the company’s global growth. Prior to joining
ARRIS, McClelland was responsible for the development of Nortel’s
Signaling System #7 and Signal Transfer Point product lines as well as
several development roles within Nortel’s Class 4/5 DMS switching
product line.

About Morgan Kurk

Morgan Kurk has served as CommScope executive vice president and chief
operating officer since 2018. He previously served as CommScope chief
technology officer, as well as senior vice president of the Wireless
segment, including responsibility for indoor, outdoor, and backhaul
businesses. Kurk joined CommScope in 2009 as senior vice president of
the Enterprise business unit. From 1997 to 2009, he held a variety of
positions with Andrew Corporation and one of its successors, including
director of Business Development, vice president of R&D, product line
management, and Strategy, and vice president and general manager of the
Wireless Innovations Group. Prior to Andrew, Kurk was employed by
Motorola, where he was a hardware development engineer for base stations
and a product manager for a CDMA base station product line.

About CommScope

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps design, build and manage wired and
wireless networks around the world. As a communications infrastructure
leader, we shape the always-on networks of tomorrow. For more than 40
years, our global team of greater than 20,000 employees, innovators and
technologists have empowered customers in all regions of the world to
anticipate what’s next and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
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