TESSCO Declares Special One-Time Cash Dividend Of $0.75 Per Share

TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS), a leading provider of the product and value chain solutions required to build, use and maintain wireless broadband systems, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a special one-time cash dividend of $0.75 per share on its common stock payable on December 27, 2012 to shareholders of record on December 13, 2012.

The aggregate amount of the payment to be made in connection with the special, one-time cash dividend will be approximately $6 million. As of September 30, 2012, the company had cash and cash equivalents of $17 million.

“The declaration of a special, one-time cash dividend demonstrates TESSCO’s commitment to maximizing shareholder value, while maintaining our conservative capital structure,” stated Chairman and CEO Robert Barnhill. “Our strong balance sheet gives us the resources to provide our shareholders with an immediate enhanced return. We retain ample financial resources to leverage the many opportunities being created by the convergence of wireless and the Internet.”

Any future declaration of dividends, and the establishment of record and payment dates, is subject to further determinations of the Board of Directors .

About TESSCO

TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ:TESS), is Your Total Source ® for making wireless work. The convergence of wireless and the Internet is revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. New systems and applications are creating opportunities and challenges at an unprecedented rate. TESSCO is there, thinking in new ways for exceptional outcomes. TESSCO architects and delivers, with innovation, productivity and speed, the product and value chain solutions to organizations responsible for building, using and maintaining wireless broadband systems.

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We are not able to identify or control all circumstances that could occur in the future that may adversely affect our business and operating results. Without limiting the risks that we describe in our periodic reports and elsewhere, among the risks that could lead to a materially adverse impact on our business or operating results are the following: termination or non-renewal of limited duration agreements or arrangements with our vendors and affinity partners that are typically terminable by either party upon several months or otherwise relatively short notice; loss of significant customers or relationships, including affinity relationships; loss of customers as a result of consolidation among the wireless communications industry; the strength of our customers’, vendors’ and affinity partners’ business; economic conditions that may impact customers’ ability to fund or pay for our products and services; failure of our information technology system or distribution system; technology changes in the wireless communications industry; third-party freight carrier interruption; increased competition; our inability to access capital and obtain financing as and when needed; and the possibility that, for unforeseen reasons, we may be delayed in entering into or performing, or may fail to enter into or perform, anticipated contracts or may otherwise be delayed in realizing or fail to realize anticipated revenues or anticipated savings.

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