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TMCNet:  Alvarion Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

[November 16, 2012]

Alvarion Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 16 November 2012 Release date- 14112012 - Tel Aviv - Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR) a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2012.



Third Quarter Highlights Revenues of $27.1 million, a 19.9% sequential decrease GAAP net loss of ($0.33) per share; non-GAAP net loss of ($0.12) per share Other income of $9.4 million recorded in connection with the sale an IP portfolio and a claim right Management Comments 'During the third quarter we continued with the execution of the turnaround plan we initiated in mid-2012. We made important progress in recent weeks with the sale of certain assets which brought over $20 million into the company without diluting our shareholders,' said Hezi Lapid, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alvarion. 'At the same time, we are continuing our in depth review of our product roadmap and strategy which will help us focus on the right growth markets for Alvarion. Overall, I believe that we are making progress in order to reach sustainable growth and profitability'.

Third Quarter 2012 Results In the third quarter of 2012, revenues were $27.1 million, a decrease of 19.9% from $33.8 million in the second quarter of 2012, and a decrease of 42.4% from $47.0 million in the third quarter of 2011.

GAAP net loss in the third quarter of 2012 was ($20.6) million, or ($0.33) per share, including inventory write-off of approximately $20.8 million, offset by income from the sale of a patent portfolio and a claim right for approximately $9.4 million. This compares to a net loss of ($10.7) million, or ($0.17) per share in the second quarter of 2012, including restructuring and other charges of approximately $3.2 million. GAAP net loss in the third quarter of 2011 was ($7.5) million, or ($0.12) per share, including other loss of approximately $7.1 million.

On a non-GAAP basis, excluding stock-based compensation, inventory write-off, income from the sale of a patent portfolio and a claims right and other charges, the Company reported a net loss of ($7.7) million, or ($0.12) per share, compared with a non-GAAP net loss of ($5.8) million, or ($0.09) per share, in the second quarter of 2012, and a non-GAAP net income of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per share, in the third quarter of 2011. Please refer to the accompanying financial table for reconciliation of GAAP financial information to non-GAAP for the third quarter of 2012 and the comparative periods.

Cash used in operations in the third quarter of 2012 was $6.4 million. As of September 30, 2012, cash, cash equivalents and investments, including restricted cash, totaled $15.2 million, after a $10 million principal loan repayment. Total debt as of September 30, 2012, was $12 million.

Conference Call Alvarion management will host a conference call today, November 14, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. EST to discuss third quarter 2012 results and other matters.

Please call the following dial in number to participate: USA: +1 800-230-1074; International: +1 612-288-0329 The public is invited to listen to the live webcast of the conference call. For details please visit Alvarion's Investor Relations website at www.alvarion.com/investors/webcasts.

An archive of the online broadcast will be available on the website.

A replay of the call will be available from 11:00 a.m. EST on November 14, 2012 through 11:59 a.m. EST on November 21, 2012.

To access the replay, please call: USA: +1 800-475-6701; International: +1 320-365-3844 To access the replay, users will need to enter the following code: 269194 About Alvarion Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative solutions are based on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed spectrums. (www.alvarion.com) This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the 'safe harbor' provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of Alvarion's management and are subject to various factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: our failure to fully implement our 2012 turnaround plan, our inability to reallocate our resources and rationalize our business in a more efficient manner, potential impact on our business of the current global macro-economic uncertainties, the inability of our customers to obtain credit to purchase our products as a result of global credit market conditions, the failure to fund projects under the U.S. broadband stimulus program, continued delays in 4G license allocation in certain countries; the failure of the products for the 4G market to develop as anticipated; our inability to capture market share in the expected growth of the 4G market as anticipated, due to, among other things, competitive reasons or failure to execute in our sales, marketing or manufacturing objectives; the failure of our strategic initiatives to enable us to more effectively capitalize on market opportunities as anticipated; delays in the receipt of orders from customers and in the delivery by us of such orders; our failure to fully and effectively integrate the business and technology of Wavion Inc., acquired by us in November 2011, into our products and realize the expected synergies from the acquisition; the failure of the markets for our (including Wavion's) products to grow as anticipated; our inability to further identify, develop and achieve success for new products, services and technologies; increased competition and its effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; our inability to establish and maintain relationships with commerce, advertising, marketing, and technology providers; our inability to comply with covenants included in our financing agreements; our inability to raise sufficient funds to continue our operations, either through equity issuances or asset sales; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's annual reports on Form 20-F as well as in other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Information set forth in this press release pertaining to third parties has not been independently verified by Alvarion and is based solely on publicly available information or on information provided to Alvarion by such third parties for inclusion in this press release. The web sites appearing in this press release are not and will not be included or incorporated by reference in any filing made by Alvarion with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which this press release will be a part of.

To receive Alvarion's press releases please contact Sivan Farfuri, sivan.farfuri@alvarion.com or +972.3.767.4333. Please see the Investor section of the Alvarion website for more information: http://www.alvarion.com/investors.

Alvarion, its logo and certain names, product and service names referenced herein are either registered trademarks, trademarks, trade names or service marks of Alvarion Ltd. in certain jurisdictions. All other names are or may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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