SOURCE: Herley Industries, Inc.

June 13, 2006 15:15 ET

Three of Nine Herley Manufacturing Facilities Suspended by the U.S. Federal Government

LANCASTER, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 -- Herley Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRLY) announced today that certain of its operations have been suspended from receiving new contract awards from the U.S. Government. The affected operations include facilities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Woburn, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois and Herley's subsidiary in Farmingdale, New York. The Chicago, Illinois location is a two-person marketing office. The result of this suspension is that these facilities will not be solicited for or awarded new contracts or contract extensions without special exceptions, pending the outcome of legal proceedings. The suspended facilities may receive contract awards or subcontracts from the Federal Government if the head of the agency states in writing the compelling reason to do so. A significant portion of Herley's business is received where the company is the only qualified supplier on critical defense programs. For this reason the effect of the suspension on these manufacturing facilities cannot easily be determined at this time. Currently, Herley has a funded backlog of approximately $142 million, which is not affected by this action, and which will be delivered to customers within the next year or two.

Herley facilities which are not included in the action and who are free to contract with the U.S. Government are our facilities in Whippany, NJ (Herley-CTI), Jerusalem (Herley-Israel), McLean, Virginia, (Innovative Concepts, Inc.), Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, (Micro Systems, Inc.), Farnborough, U.K. (EW Simulation Systems), and Melbourne, Florida, (Herley-RSS).

Herley Industries, Inc. is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of microwave technology solutions for the defense, aerospace and medical industries worldwide. Based in Lancaster, PA, Herley has nine locations and over a thousand employees worldwide. Additional information about the company can be found on the Internet at

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Contact Information

  • For information at Herley contact:
    Peg Guzzetti
    Investor Relations
    Tel: (717) 735-8117