SOURCE: Turin Networks, Inc.

November 27, 2007 06:15 ET

Turin Networks Appoints Howard Bain to Board of Directors

Financial Expert Also Takes On Position of Audit Committee Chair

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Turin Networks, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Howard A Bain, III to its Board of Directors as well as Chairman of its Audit Committee. Mr. Bain joins Turin with more than thirty years' experience in all areas of corporate finance, operations, internal control systems, and public company financial and accounting issues.

"Turin Networks continues to gain momentum in the Carrier Ethernet market and evolve our organization and corporate governance to support another year of strong growth," said Henry Wasik, president and CEO of Turin Networks. "Howard is a respected executive in the financial community and has had leadership roles at many well known high technology firms. This experience, along with his specific knowledge of today's complex accounting world including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, will be critical to Turin's future."

"I am delighted to join the Turin board and have the opportunity to work with an outstanding team of directors and industry executives," said Mr. Bain. "My initial focus at Turin will be to reinforce and expand corporate governance practices as well as to assist the company in achieving increased financial flexibility in support of its strategic plan."

Previously, Mr. Bain served as chief financial officer (CFO) or senior financial executive of five public high technology companies during more than three decades in Silicon Valley. Most recently, he was CFO of Portal Software, a developer of customer revenue management software for communications and content service providers. Prior to joining Portal, Mr. Bain held CFO positions at Vicinity Corporation, Informix, and Symantec Corporation. He has also held senior financial and accounting management positions with Fairchild Camera & Instrument Corporation and as a consultant with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he was a certified public accountant. He holds a B.S. in Business from California Polytechnic University, and currently qualifies as an independent director and financial expert under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

About Turin Networks

Turin Networks, Inc. is a global provider of metro transport and switching solutions for wireline, wireless, MSO and private networks. Turin's iConnect™-based solutions facilitate migration to end-to-end Carrier Ethernet over any media for all types of network operators. Turin's products have been deployed by more than 300 customers worldwide to increase revenue through expanded optical network capacity and efficient delivery of new Ethernet/IP-based services. Turin is headquartered in Petaluma, California with R&D facilities in Petaluma, Dallas and Boston, and sales offices throughout the world. For more information, visit or call 707-665-4400.

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