UniTek Global Services, Inc. Appoints Rocky Romanella to Board of Directors

BLUE BELL, Pa., March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UniTek Global Services, Inc. ("UniTek" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:UNTK), a premier provider of permanently outsourced infrastructure services to the telecommunications, broadband cable, wireless, transportation, public safety and satellite television industries, today announced that Rocky Romanella, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, has been named to the Board of Directors.

Michael F. O'Donnell, Chairman of UniTek's Board of Directors, said, "Rocky's appointment recognizes the terrific work he has done since joining UniTek. Under his leadership, we have already seen important improvements and we look forward to his additional input as a board member."

Mr. Romanella added, "I am excited about our growth prospects in 2013 and look forward to participating in UniTek's future success as both CEO and a board member. I believe we are stronger than ever at every level of the organization, and are continuously seeking thoughtful ways to improve the company for our customers and our employees. We are well positioned to leverage the strength of our technology, people and processes as we work to become a value-added partner to our customers in the wireless, cable and satellite markets."

About UniTek Global Services

UniTek Global Services is a provider of engineering, construction management and installation fulfillment services to companies specializing in the telecommunications, broadband cable, wireless, two-way radio, transportation, public safety and satellite industries. UniTek has created a scalable operating platform, enabling each UniTek subsidiary to deliver quality services to its Fortune 200 customers. www.unitekglobalservices.com.

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