Westell Announces Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness

AURORA, Ill., November 18, 2021 -- Westell Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance wireless infrastructure solutions, today announces that on November 16, 2021, the United States Small Business Administration ( the “SBA”) provided the Company a notice of forgiveness for the full amount of the second draw paycheck protection loan (the “PPP2 Loan”) for $1,637,522, plus all accrued interest that it obtained under the SBA Paycheck Protection Program of the Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2021 from St. Charles Bank & Trust Company, N.A. (the “Lender”). The terms of the PPP2 Loan are described in the Form 8-K filed on March 19, 2021. The Company previously applied to the Lender for forgiveness of the PPP2 Loan.

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Westell is a leading provider of high-performance wireless infrastructure solutions focused on innovation and differentiation at the edge of communication networks where end users connect. The Company's portfolio of products and solutions enable service providers and network operators to improve performance and reduce operating expenses. With millions of products successfully deployed worldwide, Westell is a trusted partner for transforming networks into high quality, reliable systems. For more information, please visit www.westell.com.

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Tim Duitsman
President and Chief Executive Officer Westell Technologies