Alvarion 6-K 2012
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Alvarion® Appoints Dan Yalon to Board of Directors
Tel Aviv, Israel, March 20, 2012 >– Alvarion® Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), a provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, today announced that Mr. Dan Yalon has joined the company’s Board of Directors.
For the past 4.5 years, Mr. Yalon has served as the Chief Strategy Officer of NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE). As a member of NICE’s executive leadership team, Mr. Yalon was responsible for strategy formulation and execution, and for strategic alliances building growth strategies which were successfully executed organically and inorganically.
Prior to joining NICE in 2007, Mr. Yalon was Head of Strategy and New Business Initiatives at Amdocs (NYSE: DOX), where he led all corporate strategy activities – defining and executing growth engines. His career also includes several years as a strategy consultant with US-based Monitor Group and with Israeli firm POC Hi-Tech.
Mr. Yalon holds an LL.B. and a Bachelor degree in Management from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program (AMP).
Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative solutions are based on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed spectrums. (www.alvarion.com)
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of Alvarion’s management and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: our failure to fully implement the 2012 plan referred to above, our inability to reallocate our resources and rationalize our business in a more efficient manner, potential impact on our business of the current global macro-economic uncertainties, the inability of our customers to obtain credit to purchase our products as a result of global credit market conditions, the failure to fund projects under the U.S. broadband stimulus program, continued delays in 4G license allocation in certain countries; the failure of the products for the 4G market to develop as anticipated; Alvarion’s inability to capture market share in the expected growth of the 4G market as anticipated, due to, among other things, competitive reasons or failure to execute in our sales, marketing or manufacturing objectives; the failure of the Alvarion’s strategic initiatives to enable Alvarion to more effectively capitalize on market opportunities as anticipated;; the potential incurrence by Alvarion of unknown liabilities of Wavion; the failure of Alvarion to effectively integrate the business and technology of Wavion into that of Alvarion and Alvarion’s products and realize the expected synergies from the acquisition; the failure of Alvarion to gain market acceptance for the Wavion products as contemplated; the failure of the markets for Wavion’s and Alvarion’s products to grow as anticipated; inability to further identify, develop and achieve success for new products, services and technologies; increased competition and its effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; as well as the inability to establish and maintain relationships with commerce, advertising, marketing, and technology providers and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s 20-F Annual Report Risk Factors section as well as in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The roadmap information in this press release is provided solely for information purposes, and is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any products, features and/or functionalities, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release and timing of any products, features and/or functionalities described remains at the sole discretion of Alvarion. If and when any products, features and/or functionalities are offered for sale by Alvarion, they will be sold under agreed upon terms and conditions. This information may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Alvarion or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Alvarion makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents of this presentation, and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
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