The Vitec Group Acquires Haigh-Farr, Expands Product Portfolio

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The Vitec Group plc (“Vitec”), the international provider of products and services for the broadcast, photographic, and MAG (military, aerospace and government) markets, announces that it has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Haigh-Farr Inc. (the “Haigh-Farr”). The acquisition strengthens Vitec’s position as a leading provider of video solutions for Military, Aerospace and Government (MAG) markets. The transaction is subject to the approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which is expected by the end of November 2011.

The Vitec Group plc (“Vitec”), the international provider of products and services for the broadcast, photographic, and MAG (military, aerospace and government) markets, announces that it has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Haigh-Farr Inc. (the “Haigh-Farr”). The transaction is subject to the approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which is expected by the end of November 2011.
Haigh-Farr has over thirty years of experience in the design, manufacture and sales of flight-body antennas for simple and sophisticated communication applications. It serves the defence, space and commercial markets providing high quality, application specific antennas for challenging communication environments.

Based in Bedford, New Hampshire, Haigh-Farr is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing business with an international reputation for product and performance excellence. It pioneered the Wraparound™ antenna concept which has enhanced the performance capabilities of aircraft, missiles and spacecraft worldwide. The Company’s customers include a number of leading US prime government contractors.

The acquisition will complement Vitec's existing range of MAG solutions. Vitec has a successful track record in the US and international MAG market through its company Integrated Microwave Technologies LLC, headquartered in Mt. Olive, New Jersey, a leader in advanced digital microwave video systems for mission-critical applications.

Haigh-Farr will operate as a standalone business within Vitec's Videocom Division and its existing senior management, including the CEO, David Farr and the Vice President, Norene Farr, will be retained by the business.

About The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2010 revenue of £310 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.

Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.
More information can be found at http://www.vitecgroup.com.

About Haigh-Farr
Haigh-Farr has a 30 year history of designing and producing exceptionally rugged, high performance antennas.
More information can be found at http://www.haigh-farr.com

About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division. IMT’s solid reputation as a trusted provider of mission-critical wireless video solutions has enabled the company to obtain business with state and local police departments, NASA, the Department of Justice, the US Air Force as well as blue chip defence contractors. IMT is an ISO 9001:2008 certified QMS organization and recipient of multiple industry awards for design and innovations.
More information can be found at http://www.imt-government.com

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