Mercury Systems Appoints Michael D. Ruppert as Chief Financial Officer; Confirms Fiscal 2018 Guidance

ANDOVER, Mass., Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) (www.mrcy.com) today announced that Michael D. Ruppert, Mercury’s Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, has been named Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective immediately. Mr. Ruppert, 44, joined Mercury in 2014 as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development.

“We are pleased to have Mike assume the CFO role,” said Mark Aslett, Mercury’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “In this capacity, he will run the combined finance and M&A teams building tighter linkages between our corporate development, finance and accounting activities as we seek to continue our record of organic and acquisition-related growth. Mike’s experience in strategy, corporate finance, capital markets and acquisitions, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of Mercury’s businesses, including recent acquisitions, makes him especially well-suited for this position. This change did not arise from any issues involving the Company’s business practices, internal controls, financial reporting procedures or financial results, which are meeting our expectations. We remain confident in our recent guidance for Mercury’s fiscal 2018 third quarter and year,” Aslett concluded.

Mr. Ruppert succeeds Gerald D. Haines, who assumed the role of Mercury’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in 2014 after having joined the company in 2010 as head of Corporate Development. “We greatly appreciate Gerry’s commitment and service to Mercury during his time with the company, and wish him the very best in his future endeavors,” said Aslett.

Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters
Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and safety-critical processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry’s current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com.

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Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications
Mercury Systems, Inc.
+1 978-967-1366 / rmcgrail@mrcy.com

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