ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PT (Nasdaq: PTIX), the recently rebranded Performance Technologies, a leading global provider of advanced network communications solutions, announced today that it is implementing an expense reduction program. The program is expected to reduce operating expenses by approximately $4.0-4.5 million on an annualized run rate basis. It includes the elimination of approximately 22 positions which represents 12% of the Company's workforce and is projected to be largely completed by the end of the second quarter of 2011. The Company expects to incur a pre-tax charge of approximately $0.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 and $0.1 million during 2011 for severance and other costs related to this program. These costs are expected to require an outlay of cash of $0.9 million and $0.2 million during the first and second quarters of 2011, respectively. "During 2010 we made significant strategic investments aimed at underpinning a solid foundation for long-term future growth," said John Slusser, President and Chief Executive Officer. "However, based upon the expectation that we may well continue to face a challenging and unpredictable business climate in the near term, we are taking prudent steps to reduce our going forward cost structure. The action announced today will substantially reduce our operating expenses while fully retaining the resources necessary to meet our ongoing customer commitments, further strengthen our product offerings, and continue to deliver excellence in customer support." The Company will provide more details of the restructuring announcement during its regularly scheduled quarterly earnings call in early March 2011. All savings and charges indicated in this press release are estimates and subject to change. About PT ( www.pt.com) PT (Nasdaq: PTIX) is a global supplier of advanced network communications solutions to carrier, government, and OEM markets. PT's portfolio includes IP-centric network elements and applications designed for high availability, scalability, and long life-cycle deployments. The company's entire line of offerings is anchored by IPnexus®, PT's own IP-native, highly integrated platforms and element management systems. OEMs and application developers, including PT itself, leverage the robust carrier grade Linux® development environment and rich suite of communications protocols (PT's NexusWare®) of IPnexus Application-Ready Systems as a cornerstone component of their end product value proposition. PT's SEGway™ Signaling Solutions provide low cost, high density signaling, advanced routing, IP migration, gateway capabilities, SIP bridge, and core-to-edge distributed intelligence. The company's Xpress™ NGN applications enable evolving Mobile 2.0, Multi-media, and IMS based revenue generating services. PT is headquartered in Rochester, NY and maintains sales and engineering offices around the world. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and which could impact the Company's financial performance. These statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. The Company's future operating results are subject to various risks and uncertainties and may be affected by various trends and factors which are beyond the Company's control, including customers' acceptance of the Company's new products. Forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the Notes thereto, Risk Factors, and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of the Company as of December 31, 2009, as contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. IPnexus, NexusWare, Point Code Emulation, PT, SEGway, and Xpress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Performance Technologies, Inc.