Belden announces departure of EMEA president

April 17, 2009 -- Belden announced that Wolfgang Babel, President of Belden Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), will be leaving the company. The company has already commenced its search for a replacement candidate. However, until a permanent replacement is found, John Stroup, president and CEO of Belden, will lead the EMEA business segment.

April 17, 2009 -- Belden announced that Wolfgang Babel, President of Belden Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), will be leaving the company. The company has already commenced its search for a replacement candidate. However, until a permanent replacement is found, John Stroup, president and CEO of Belden, will lead the EMEA business segment.

"The economic situation in Europe has continued to prove challenging. This action is part of a broader series of necessary steps we will be taking to accelerate our progress in this segment during these difficult times," comments Stroup. "We are committed to ensuring the long-term success of our EMEA segment, as it is a vital component to our long-term strategy. We will discuss our plans for this segment in greater detail on our upcoming earnings call which is scheduled for April 29th."

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