Westell Technologies Appoints New Independent Director

AURORA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a leading provider of broadband products, gateways and conferencing services, today announced that Martin Hernandez has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Hernandez will serve on the board's audit committee.

Mr. Hernandez is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Kineto Wireless, Inc. ("Kineto"), an innovator and leading supplier of solutions that enable the delivery of mobile services over broadband. He has served in this position since July 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Hernandez served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Rainmaker Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMKR), a leading provider of sales and marketing solutions, from September 2000 to March 2005 and as Rainmaker's Chief Financial Officer beginning in October 1999. Prior to Rainmaker, he held senior financial and operational management roles with Silicon Graphics and Meris Laboratories.

Mr. Hernandez is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing, as well as an MBA from San Jose State University. From January 2006 to December 2008, Mr. Hernandez served on the board of DELTA Ministries International, a worldwide leader in assisting churches with domestic and global outreach.

About Westell

Westell Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a holding company for Westell, Inc. and ConferencePlus, Inc. Westell, Inc. designs and develops broadband telecommunications access products. ConferencePlus, Inc. is a collaborative Application Service Provider that manages and hosts voice, video, IP applications and back-office services. Additional information can be obtained by visiting Westell's Web site at www.westell.com.

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