SOURCE: ISCO International, Inc.

August 22, 2005 14:21 ET

ISCO International Provides Business Update

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2005 -- ISCO International, Inc. (AMEX: ISO), a leading global supplier of radio-frequency management and interference-control systems for the wireless telecommunications industry, provided a third quarter update today.

ISCO International's revenue, based on orders in hand through the middle of the third quarter, is approximately $1.3 million, with year-to-date revenue exceeding $7 million, nearly 3 times the full year 2004 sales of $2.6 million, Chief Executive Officer John Thode announced.

"While we entered Q3 with little order backlog, we've made measurable progress over the last several weeks," Thode said. "We continue to vigorously pursue every opportunity, and we are pleased to continue our positive momentum for the year."

ISCO further said that it has received the first RF2 order from a potentially significant new account, a major US CDMA operator, as well as a major customer commitment for a field trial of its newly released PCS product line.

Thode also announced that the Board of Directors has enacted a Stock Ownership Policy, effective January 1, 2006. Details will be available separately, but the plan sets minimum thresholds of stock ownership for officers and directors. He indicated that the ISCO Board had unanimously agreed to institute the policy to more explicitly demonstrate the alignment of interests between officers and directors and shareholders and in continuing to adopt best practices in corporate governance.

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