MRV Communications, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: MRVC) (“MRV” or the “Company”), today announced that it has retained New York-based CJP Communications (”CJP”) as its agency of record. CJP will be responsible for overseeing all marketing, communications and branding functions for MRV, including public and investor relations.

“We are extremely excited to be working with CJP,” said Dilip Singh, CEO of MRV Communications. “By centralizing all of the marketing and communications functions under one agency, and drawing upon their expertise in various marketing disciplines, we will be able to communicate clearly and succinctly to all of our constituencies while facilitating transparency. I am confident that CJP will add immediate value to our organization.”

In addition to supporting the US corporate function, CJP will be working directly with MRV’s operating subsidiaries throughout the world in an effort to elevate their brands and magnify the inherent value of MRV.

“This is a unique opportunity for CJP and will leverage the breadth and depth of our resources,” stated Russell Sherman, Partner at CJP. “CJP will effectively be serving MRV as a “Virtual Chief Marketing Officer (CMO),” responsible for all marketing and communications functions. We are already interfacing with the media and the investment community on behalf of MRV, and look forward to working closely with the team across the globe.”

About MRV Communications, Inc.

MRV Communications, Inc. is a leading networking company with a full line of packet-optical transport ("POTS"), carrier Ethernet, 40G and out-of-band networking equipment, services and optical components for high-speed carrier and enterprise networks and specialized aerospace, defense and other communications networks. MRV's networking business provides equipment for commercial customers, governments and telecommunications service providers. MRV markets and sells its products worldwide, with operations in Europe that provide network system design, integration and distribution. The company's optical components business provides optical communications components for access and Fiber-to-the-Premises applications and operates under the Source Photonics brand. For more information about MRV and its products, please call (818) 773-0900, or visit www.mrv.com and www.sourcephotonics.com.

About CJP

CJP Communications is among the largest independent public relations firms in the U.S. and one of the few mid-sized agencies that offers its clients a gateway to Europe through its London office. With 70 professionals working in its New York, London and Connecticut offices, CJP specializes in public relations, financial communications, investor relations, corporate communications, consumer campaigns, digital & social media, and crisis communications & issues management. CJP has been named a Holmes Report Agency of the Year and “Best Agency to Work For." In 2009 Inc. Magazine added CJP to its list of fastest-growing private companies; visit www.cjpcom.com.

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