SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 30, 2011 10:15 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Appoints Jay F. Whitehurst as Senior Vice President of Commercial Software Group

Veteran Wireless Executive to Lead Integration of Wireless Data, Location Infrastructure and Applications for Next Generation Solutions

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) -   TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced Jay F. Whitehurst has joined TCS as senior vice president of its Commercial Software Group. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the product life cycle including development, delivery and support operations as well as financial oversight and product marketing. He is charged with integrating TCS' wireless data, location, and application technologies to create next-generation commercial offerings.

Mr. Whitehurst has twenty-seven years experience in all phases of executive leadership for global telecommunications companies. As chief operating officer of Movius Interactive, he developed new value-added services for Tier 1 wireless carriers. Prior to Movius, he was president of Tekelec's Switching Solutions Group, where he secured major channel partners, reduced costs and delivered a next-generation converged media gateway. Prior to Tekelec, Mr. Whitehurst was a board member and executive vice president of business development at Axes Technologies. Jay began his career with twenty-two years at Nortel Networks, where he advanced to become executive vice president of wireless global operations where he provided oversight for the delivery and support of a $5 billion business.

"Jay has an impressive history of leading global businesses and advancing new technologies," said Maurice B. Tosé, TCS chairman, CEO and president. "TCS is a trusted source of technology to wireless carriers. As the head of our commercial software group, Jay will lead the integration of TCS' wireless solutions and the development of next-generation offerings. We're delighted to have him as part of our management team."

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.

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