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Megladon Manufacturing Is Added to Corning® Cable Systems' Cable Assembly House (CAH) Program

Austin, Texas, March 26, 2009 - Megladon Manufacturing Group announced today acceptance into Corning Cable Systems' Cable Assembly House (CAH) Program. A new product family is now available for immediate shipment that includes Megladon's HLC SCRATCHGUARD™ termination technology and Corning Cable Systems' fiber optic components. This will provide the industry with a scratch resistant mating surface assembly manufactured with the most widely accepted fiber optic connectors and jacketed premise/trunk cable.

"We are excited about utilizing Corning Cable Systems fiber optic components for several of our product families", stated John Culbert, President and Partner at Megladon. He continued "We know our patented HLC technology and termination experience coupled with Corning's products and support will give our customers a powerful solution. We are also located in a geographic area that can support Corning's customers with quick-turn availability of finished assemblies".

Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, continues to demonstrate its leadership and innovation in local area network (LAN) and data center solutions. www.corning.com/cablesystems

Megladon Mfg. Scratch Guard™ Fiber Optic test & patch cables and Fluke Networks combined to deliver a powerful and durable testing system solution for the Fluke Networks amazing DTX CableAnalyzer™.

Incredible but true: Test results showed that over 1000 insertions of the Megladon Scratch Guard™ Fiber Optic test cables used on the Fluke Networks amazing DTX CableAnalyzer™ showed virtually no degradation or scratching. www.megladonmfg.com www.flukenetworks.com

About Megladon Manufacturing
Megladon Manufacturing Group Ltd., a subsidiary of TyRex Group Ltd.®, is recognized as a leader in the fiber optic marketplace. Founded in 1997, Megladon made it their mission to provide customers with fiber optic products that far exceed industry standards. As technology innovators, Megladon created the HLC (Hardened Lens Contact) termination, which has changed the market and taken it to the next level. For additional information on Megladon and their patented processes please visit the company's website at www.megladonmfg.com or respond by email to scratchguard@megladonmfg.com.

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology. Corning cabling Systems continues a healthy growth during these exceptional times.

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