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TOLLGRADE COMMUNICATIONS APPOINTS MARK PETERSON AS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL SALES TO LEAD NEW BROADBAND INITIATIVES 

Mark’s Wealth of Expertise and Experience will Provide Tollgrade with Continued Growth and Success as the Company Increases its Business in the Broadband Access Markets 

Pittsburgh, Pa – July 24, 2012 — Tollgrade Communications, Inc., a leading provider of network assurance solutions for the telecommunications and utilities industries, is pleased to announce that Mark Peterson has joined the company as Vice President of Global Sales. Mark brings over 28 years of telecommunications and broadband industry experience together with a strong understanding of technologies, customers and markets worldwide.

Most recently, Mark was Senior Vice President of Global Sales for VPI systems Inc., a predictive network impact analysis company for communication service providers. Prior to joining VPIsystems, Mark was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Nakina Systems Inc., a start-up software company focused on providing enterprise-wide network management software for the world’s largest communication service providers. Before he joined Nakina Systems, Mark spent 10 years in executive leadership roles with Tollgrade.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College; a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University; and an MBA from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Ed Kennedy, President and CEO of Tollgrade Communications, Inc. said “We are delighted to have Mark return to Tollgrade, especially at a time where we are expanding our product lines and services in the broadband arena. Mark’s proven sales leadership and extensive track record compliments our current initiatives. We are confident that he will provide us with a strong understanding of the global telephony service provider technologies, customers, and markets that will help us meet our customer’s diverse needs.”

For more information about Tollgrade’s innovative solutions, call or visit www.Tollgrade.com

About Tollgrade Communications, Inc. 

Founded in 1988, Tollgrade Communications, Inc. is a diversified, global provider of network service assurance solutions for the broadband and electric power industries. With a longstanding tradition of leadership and innovation, Tollgrade delivers flexible solutions that enhance the reliability and operational efficiency of a service provider’s network.

With its global footprint, Tollgrade analyzes some of the largest networks around the world. The company strives to continuously develop and integrate product and service offerings to deliver cost-effective solutions to broadband and utility operators – optimizing their customer’s experience, while reducing the cost of network operations.

Tollgrade is a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm based in San Francisco. For more information, visit Tollgrade online at www.tollgrade.com.

Tollgrade Media Contact:

Anne-Laure Leroyer, Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
PH. (703)707-4588; aleroyer@tollgrade.com