SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

November 19, 2007 12:26 ET

TCS President and CEO Wins Prestigious Minority-Owned Business Achievement Award

Maurice B. Tosé Receives Greater Baltimore Committee's 'Bridging the Gap' Award for Leading a Technology Company to 20 Years of Exceptional Growth and Success

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless communications, today announced that the Greater Baltimore Committee, the region's most prominent organization of business and civic leaders, has awarded TCS Chairman, President and CEO Maurice B. Tosé with its Bridging the Gap Award for extraordinary achievement by a minority-owned or woman-owned business. The award recognizes his outstanding accomplishments in strengthening minority business opportunities in the Baltimore region. Award winners were selected from nominations submitted by businesses, civic organizations, employees, customers, elected officials and government agencies.

TCS focuses on developing and delivering mission-critical solutions within three core areas: the Federal government, public safety and commercial wireless carriers. In the past year, TCS was selected as a prime contractor of the World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract, one of the largest government contracts ever awarded the company. TCS supplied location information for more than 40 million wireless E9-1-1 calls and provided software platforms that delivered over 40 billion text messages, approximately 25% of the 158 billion U.S. text messages as reported by the CTIA. Under Tosé's leadership, the company began as a Federal systems integrator, joined the Federal government's 8(a) Small Business Program, graduated to a public company and recently celebrated its milestone 20th anniversary.

"It is an honor to receive this award from the Greater Baltimore Committee," said Maurice B. Tosé. "I attribute our success to the talent and hard work of our more than 500 engineers and business professionals. They represent a diverse family of all races, ages and genders who make the success of TCS possible."

Mr. Tosé founded TCS in 1987 and has been the company's only CEO and Chairman of the Board. He currently is a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves and serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation. Tosé was recently recognized as a Maryland Innovator of the Year. He holds a B.S. degree in Operations Analysis from the U.S. Naval Academy.

The Greater Baltimore Committee works to improve the business climate of the Greater Baltimore region by organizing its corporate and civic leadership to develop solutions to the problems that affect the region's competitiveness and viability. The GBC is comprised of leading businesses, non-profits, educational and civic institutions from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) produces wireless data communications technology solutions that require proven high levels of reliability. TCS provides wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 network-based services, secure deployable communication systems and engineered satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, visit

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include without limitation those risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Forms 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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