PacStar Appoints Peggy Miller to Chief Financial Officer and

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					 PacStar Appoints Peggy Miller to Chief Financial Officer and Bob Dunn to Senior
                     Vice President of Sales and Marketing

                  New Executives Add Proven Industry Experience to PacStar

Portland, Ore. (October 23, 2007)—PacStar™, a technology-based systems integrator that
provides total communications solutions to military, government and commercial customers,
today announced that Peggy Miller has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer and
that Bob Dunn joins the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Miller and
Dunn will report to PacStar CEO Robert Frisbee and will be based in Portland, Oregon and
Washington D.C. respectively.

“We're excited to welcome both Peggy and Bob to our senior leadership team at one of the most
significant times in PacStar’s history,” said Robert Frisbee, CEO of PacStar. “Peggy’s experience
growing and strengthening finances and Bob’s proven leadership – most recently as President of
Nortel Government Solutions - building successful government sales organizations will be
critical to our success as we continue to grow our business and exceed the expectations of the

Miller has an established record of building businesses and strengthening finances through a
series of executive-level management positions. She is a highly experienced financial
professional and joins PacStar from her most recent position as a partner with Tatum, LLC, the
largest and fastest growing executive services firm in the United States, where she provided
strategic financial consulting services to a variety of companies. Miller is also a Trustee of
Excelsior College and served as the Treasurer and Public Member of the National League for
Nursing from 1999 to 2006, where she recently received recognition for her leadership in
restoring the financial strength of the organization.

“PacStar is the clear leader in providing deployable communications to remote areas of the
world and is part of a major market that promises to bring excellent growth opportunities,” said
Peggy Miller, PacStar’s new Chief Financial Officer. “I look forward to working closely with the
team to help plan and execute the company’s next phase of expansion.”

A veteran of government sales, Dunn comes to PacStar from Nortel where he was President of
Nortel Product Solutions of Nortel Government Solutions, responsible for all Nortel sales of
products and product related services. Prior to this position, he was the Executive Vice President
and General Manager of Nortel Government Solutions after the merger between Nortel and PEC
Solutions. Dunn has a 20 year career in communications, holding numerous business
development and management roles for NYNEX, Northern Telecom, Bell Atlantic and Nortel

“When PacStar approached me about joining the team, I took a very hard look at their business
and the market opportunity,” commented Bob Dunn, incoming Senior Vice President of Sales
and Marketing of PacStar. “After doing some very serious due diligence, it became clear that the
technology PacStar has developed meets a critical, yet currently unmet, need in the deployable
communications space. I’m looking forward to helping PacStar tap what is in most estimates a
multi-billion dollar market.”

    PacStar | 15055 SW Sequoia Parkway | Suite 100 | Portland, Oregon | 97224 |
PacStar Makes Major Gains in 2007
PacStar welcomes Miller and Dunn on the heels of one of the most successful years in the
history of the company, highlights include:

       Major Customer Deployments – Through September 2007, PacStar has exceeded its
       targets for revenue and customer wins. Two of the most significant customer
       deployments include the deployment of the PacStar 5500 by United States Central
       Command in Afghanistan that is providing the Afghanistan National Army with secure
       voice, data and video communications. Additionally, the United States Army Reserve
       Command (USARC) is using the PacStar 5500 and the LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-
       Lucent (NYSE: ALU), Tactical Base Station Router to train USAR soldiers deploying to
       combat zones in the Middle East, as well as supporting a number of its posts across the
       country for disaster relief and continuity of operations. Please visit for more information on PacStar customer

       Significant Technology Achievements – PacStar technologies continue to be recognized
       as the dominant software management platforms for deployable communications. This
       year, PacStar strengthened its IQ-Core Software, an advanced, wizard-based, adaptable
       network management system that simplifies and secures complex communications
       systems and deployable networks, which is now being used by major government
       organizations throughout the world. For more information on PacStar’s IQ-Core
       Software, go to

       New Round of Funding – In July, PacStar secured an additional $12.3 million that is
       being used to accelerate the penetration of PacStar technologies into key military and
       civilian markets. Additionally, the company strengthened its board by adding Matt
       McCooe, Managing Partner of Chart Venture Partners and Charlie Kemper, Principal at
       Steelpoint Capital Partners. Both McCooe and Kemper have a solid track record
       managing and leading rapid growth technology companies. For more information on the
       funding, please visit

       Company Awards – PacStar was recognized by Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine as
       the sole winner of its VSR All Star VAR Awards in the public sector category. VSR
       commented that PacStar demonstrated excellence in dealing with government
       customers, offering state-of-the-art technology, superior service and support and
       demonstrated a clear plan for growth. Additionally, PacStar’s director of strategic
       initiatives was honored by Washington Technology as one of its 2007 Channel Award
       Leaders. For more information on the VSR or Channel Award Leader awards go to and respectively.

       New and Growing Partnerships – Partners like Cisco and LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-
       Lucent (NYSE: ALU) and others are turning to PacStar to increase the benefits their
       customers receive from their deployable communications systems product lines. To learn
       more about PacStar’s partners or to join its partner program, please go to

    PacStar | 15055 SW Sequoia Parkway | Suite 100 | Portland, Oregon | 97224 |
About PacStar
Pacific Star Communications (PacStar™) is a leading technology-based systems integrator
providing total communications solutions that empower military, federal, state and local
governments, and emergency responders with reliable, interoperable communications
capabilities. Our patent-pending IQ-Core™ software and hardware technology and
integration/installation services provide secure, command control and communications systems
particularly in remote or infrastructure-starved areas. In addition, PacStar provides a full range
of communications solutions to commercial businesses, as well as telecommunications service

For more information, please visit or call 888-872-1512.


Press Contact:       Andrew Miller
Zeno Group on behalf of PacStar
                     Phone: 707.386.1193

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