MRV Communications, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) ("MRV" or the "Company"), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and integration and managed services, announced today that Jeremy Erlandsen, Chief Information Officer of MRV, was named 2012 CIO of the Year by The Los Angeles Business Journal. “It is a true honor to receive this designation and I accept on behalf of MRV’s global IT team,” said Jeremy Erlandsen, CIO of MRV. “This award was made possible by their constant support and dedication.” Erlandsen assumed the role of the information technology leader in 2011 and has reorganized MRV’s global operation into a centrally controlled competency-based model. Erlandsen has executed several programs that have streamlined MRV’s application footprint and also ensured that all of MRV’s key departments were congruent with departmental strategies. “Jeremy’s transformation of MRV’s business and technology capabilities to a Cloud IT Strategy has measurably increased the Company’s output and functionality,” said Barry Gorsun, Chief Executive Officer of MRV. “His commitment to aligning MRV’s goals has been the foundation of his success and we are proud that his dedication, hard work and accomplishments have been recognized.” The Los Angeles Business Journal’s CIO Awards honor individuals and teams that play vital roles in making Los Angeles businesses, institutions and nonprofit groups successful. Recipients of the 2012 CIO Awards were honored at a special reception on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. About MRV Communications, Inc. MRV Communications, Inc. is a leading global provider of carrier Ethernet, wavelength division multiplexing optical transport, infrastructure management equipment and solutions, as well as network integration and managed services. MRV's solutions enable the delivery and provisioning of next-generation optical transport and carrier Ethernet services over any fiber infrastructure. MRV provides equipment and services worldwide to telecommunications service providers, enterprises, and governments, enabling network evolution and increasing efficiency, while reducing complexity and costs. Through its subsidiaries, MRV operates development centers in North America and Europe, along with support centers and sales offices around the world. For more information about MRV, visit http://www.mrv.com.