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Belden Acquires the Gepco Brand
Acquisition enhances Belden’s broadcast AV product portfolio

St. Louis, Missouri – Sept. 6, 2016 – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is proud to announce that it has acquired the assets of the Gepco brand from General Cable.

"I'm very excited to have both the Belden and Gepco brands, each known for its outstanding professional broadcast portfolio, to serve our global customers in the broadcast and AV markets," says Tim Shoulders, Vice President and General Manager for Belden Broadcast AV.

"This acquisition significantly increases Belden's product portfolio to include AV panels, assemblies and test equipment, further demonstrating our continued commitment to the broadcast and AV markets," reveals Elizabeth Stephan, Director of Sales and Channel for Belden Broadcast AV. "Earlier this year, Belden hired Brad Pope, product engineering manager for Belden Broadcast AV. Brad has extensive Gepco product experience from his previous work at General Cable, and will be a valuable resource for Belden and Gepco customers during the transition of Gepco to Belden management."

Belden has made significant advances in broadcast cabling in 2016 by improving the performance of its most popular HD-SDI coax products, such as 1694A and 1855A, from 4.5GHz to 6GHz. Moreover, Belden has recently introduced 4794R, the first single-link 12GHz coax cable, which will be available by the end of Q3.

In addition to new Broadcast products, Belden is also innovating in the Commercial A/V space. "We will be launching the industry's most advanced 4K HDBaseT cabling and connectivity solution later this year," says Mike Saber, Director of Marketing for Belden Broadcast AV. "On top of that, the acquisition of the Gepco brand provides us with new technologies that expand our new product pipeline."

Gepco products will be available for sale in early September, with many products available from inventory. Gepco customers can obtain more information by calling 800-BELDEN-1.

The explosion of digital television, on-demand content and mobile devices has the broadcast industry investing in its infrastructure to meet increasing demand. Belden is right there, helping them deliver solutions with its industry-leading cable along with its Grass Valley and PPC brands. Belden provides production, distribution, networking infrastructure and connectivity systems for television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries. In addition, Belden's PPC brand—the world leader in coaxial connectivity technology—serves the terrestrial broadband, satellite and telecommunications industries.

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter@BeldenInc.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Williams
Communications Manager
317-815-2402
lisa.williams@belden.com


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