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Kevin Martin Joins Transition Networks as Vice President of International Sales

Transition Networks Inc., the fiber access technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), today announced Kevin Martin as its new Vice President of International Sales.

Martin will be responsible for expanding the sales channel and driving revenue growth in the Asian, European and Latin American regions. He reports to Scott Otis, Transition Networks President and General Manager.

Prior to joining Transition Networks, Martin served as Senior VP of Global Sales for Overture, having held that same role with Hatteras Networks before its acquisition by Overture. Martin established Overture in the Latin American region and closed significant revenue in the first year of operation. He also led his teams to success in Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

“Kevin is a savvy, career-long telecommunications sales executive with extensive Carrier Ethernet experience and a great feel for the needs of customers in key regions,” said Otis. “His deep relationships at many service providers combined with his strong technical background, make him an excellent fit for this position and I’m excited to have him on the team.”

Prior to his time with Overture, Martin held sales leadership positions at World Wide Packets, Ciena, Cascade Communications, Northern Telecom and other telecommunications equipment manufacturers. He also ran his own consulting business for six years selling to major telecom companies in Europe.

About Transition Networks Inc.

Transition Networks, Inc. is an industry leader with over 25 years of experience designing fiber integration products that deliver the security and reliability for today’s networks while future-proofing for tomorrow as well. Offering support for multiple protocols, any interface, and a multitude of hardware platforms; Transition Networks gives you the power to deliver and manage traffic reliably over fiber in any data network – in any application – in any environment. Based in Minneapolis, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based connectivity solutions exclusively through a network of resellers in 50 countries. Transition Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ-GM: JCS). For more information about Transition Networks, please visit www.transition.com.

Statements regarding the Company's anticipated performance in 2014 are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: competitive products and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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