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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

October 28, 2009 10:15 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Executive Appointed to E9-1-1 Institute Board

Senior Vice President and CMO Tim Lorello Elected for Two-Year Term to Provide Counsel and Help Accomplish Objectives Important to the Public Safety Community

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced that Tim Lorello, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the E9-1-1 Institute Board. With more than 1,300 members across the country, the Institute works in conjunction with the Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus to promote public education on E9-1-1 and emergency communications issues.

As a founding representative to the E9-1-1 Institute, facilitator for the Institute's Capitol Hill initiatives and executive of TCS, which serves half of all wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 calls, Mr. Lorello has the vision, leadership and knowledge for the advancement of 9-1-1 and public safety. In 2008, Mr. Lorello, the E9-1-1 Institute and TCS played a joint role in the congressional victory that granted VoIP-carriers 9-1-1 access and liability protection. Additionally, Mr. Lorello has provided strategic planning essential to E9-1-1 services to more than 140 million subscribers in the United States through more than 35 wireless and digital phone carriers. With this experience he will continue to help the E9-1-1 Institute serve as a forum for policy discussion related to E9-1-1 and emergency communications that will benefit public policy development.

"TeleCommunication Systems has made the advancement of public safety a priority and currently supports more than 150,000 life saving calls each day," said Mr. Lorello. "I am honored to be a part of the E9-1-1 Institute Board, lending my expertise to address the broad range of technical and operational challenges that are associated with current and future emergency services. Together we can further strengthen emergency communication."

In his current position at TCS, Mr. Lorello is responsible for marketing, strategic partnerships and distribution channels of the company's messaging, location, application and emergency 9-1-1 portfolio of products and services to operators around the world. After joining TCS in 1995 he was instrumental in the creation of TCS' commercial division, led the newly established Network Intelligence Division and subsequently has been essential in building the current base of commercial customers.

The E9-1-1 Institute ( is a not-for-profit organization, which provides administrative and policy support to the Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus. The purpose of the E9-1-1 Institute is to promote public education and awareness of E9-1-1 and emergency communications issues and serve the Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus as a clearinghouse of information on E9-1-1 and emergency communications issues. Gregory L. Rohde, former Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, serves as the E9-1-1 Institute's Executive Director. The Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus is co-chaired by: Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Representative John Shimkus (R-IL).

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) engineers and delivers highly reliable wireless communications technology. TCS is a leader in wireless text messaging and location-based technology, including E9-1-1 services and commercial applications like navigation that use the precise location of a wireless device, and secure satellite-based communications systems and services. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, cable MSOs, automotive telematics vendors, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. TCS is one of six primary vendors on a $5 billion Army Worldwide Satellite Systems Contract vehicle. 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 that LBS infrastructure revenues will not increase, and those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Forms 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, and 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009.

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