EF Johnson Technologies, CEO Signs New Two Year Agreement to Continue as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Irving, TX – November 10, 2008 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that Michael Jalbert, 63, president and chief executive officer of EFJohnson Technologies, Inc. has agreed to amend and extend his employment agreement, allowing him to continue to lead the company for an additional two years.

Jalbert commented, “This new agreement ensures continuity in our leadership as we move forward. We will continue to develop new products and seek new partnerships, and continue our role as a leading supplier of secure wireless communication solutions to those who protect and save lives. I am looking forward to a successful new term.” Jalbert added,” I have been asked by the board to develop and institute a successful succession plan for the company.”

The new amended and restated agreement was effective November 1, 2008, and runs through December 31, 2010. Michael Jalbert was appointed to serve as a director upon his hiring as President and Chief Executive Officer on March 1, 1999. Mr. Jalbert was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors on March 25, 1999. Under his watch, the company has grown its revenues to $155 million in 2007, transitioned the product portfolio from analog voice products to digital voice, video and data products, obtained the relisting of the company on NASDAQ, relocated the company to Texas, and integrated the operating structure into one organization.

About EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. is an independent subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EFJohnson focuses on innovating, developing and marketing the highest quality secure communications solutions to organizations whose mission is to protect and save lives. The Company’s customers include first responders in public safety and public service, the federal government, and industrial organizations. The Company’s products are marketed under the EFJohnson and Kenwood brands. For more information, visit www.efjohnson.com.


JVCKENWOOD is a global manufacturer specializing in Automotive and Professional System Solutions. It was reborn as one company in October 2011 through the merger of Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and Kenwood Corporation (Kenwood) three years after management integration. JVCKENWOOD operates four business segments, Car Electronics, Professional Systems, Optical & Audio, and Entertainment Software with image, sound, and radio technologies, as well as infotainment and visual software. JVCKENWOOD creates excitement and peace of mind, while aiming to achieve profitable growth and become a business group that is widely trusted by society. For more information, visit http://www.jvckenwood.co.jp/en/.

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