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Giga-tronics Announces $500,000 Strategic Investment Sponsored By Active Value Investors, LLC

Stocks in this article: GIGA

Dr. Joseph Thompson, a Director of the Company and a co-founder and Managing Partner of AVI and managing member of AVI SPV, added, "Giga-tronics is representative of the type of companies AVI seeks out for its portfolio – ones where the firm can assist in being the catalyst for value creation."

Darren C. Wallis, co-founder and Managing Partner of AVI and managing member of AVI SPV, stated, "We remain excited about Giga-tronics' prospects and expect to continue supporting the Company in building long-term shareholder value."

The Company will file the securities purchase agreement, terms of the preferred stock, and related agreements on a Current Report on Form 8-K to which investors should refer for additional detail on the terms of the preferred stock and the investment.

About Giga-tronics Incorporated

Giga-tronics designs, manufactures, and markets various test and measurement equipment used in the development, test, and maintenance of wireless communications products and systems, flight navigational equipment, electronic defense systems, and automatic testing systems worldwide. Its products are primarily used in the design, production, repair, and maintenance of commercial telecommunications, radar, and electronic warfare equipment. Additional information may be found at http://www.gigatronics.com

Giga-tronics is a publicly held company, traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "GIGA". Giga-tronics produces instruments, subsystems and sophisticated microwave components that have broad applications in defense electronics, aeronautics and wireless telecommunications.

The Giga-tronics Incorporated logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6087

About Active Value Investors, LLC

Active Value Investors, LLC ("AVI") is a private investment firm focused on acquiring significant ownership stakes in undervalued publicly-traded companies in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.   AVI's investment objective is to maximize value for its investors by investing in companies whose market valuations are well below their "intrinsic value," and to unlock value in those companies by encouraging the management to adopt AVI's proposals. These proposals could include positive corporate actions, such as privatization by the parent, management buyout, large-scale share buyback and increased dividends. AVI often partners with management teams and the board to accelerate their value creation initiatives. Additional information may be found at http://www.activevalueinvestors.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements, concerning Giga-tronics products, business prospects and profitability. Actual results may differ significantly due to risks and uncertainties, such as future orders, cancellation or deferral of orders, disputes over performance, the ability to collect receivables and general market conditions. For further discussion, see the most recent annual report filed by Giga-tronics  on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, Part I, under the heading "Certain Factors Which May Adversely Affect Future Operations or an Investment in Giga-tronics" and Part II, under the heading "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations".

CONTACT: Giga-tronics Inquiries:
         Frank Romejko
         Vice President, Finance & Interim Chief Financial Officer
         (925) 302-1014
         
         Active Value Investors, LLC Inquiries:
         Darren C. Wallis, Co-Founder and Managing Partner
         (610) 710-4354
         dwallis@activevalueinvestors.com
         
         Active Value Investors, LLC Media Inquiries:
         Hedge Fund Solutions, LLC
         Damien Park
         (215) 325-0514
         dpark@hedgerelations.com

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