NAPLES, FL--(Marketwired - April 05, 2016) -  FTE Networks, Inc. (OTCQB: FTNW) ("FTE" or the "Company"), a leading networking infrastructure service solutions provider in the technology and telecommunications vertical, is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick O'Hare to the Company's Board of Directors effective, Thursday, March 31st. The FTE board now holds six seats which includes four independents, lending to a more robust board.

Patrick O'Hare has over 25 years' experience in the telecommunications industry and is currently the Senior Vice President of Operations at ZenFi Networks, Inc. where he is responsible for network planning, engineering, operations, and service delivery. Prior to ZenFi, Mr. O'Hare was the Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering at Sidera Networks where he led all operations, service delivery and engineering functions and was instrumental in the company's acquisition by Berkshire Partners.

Previously, he was Vice President of Field Operations for Zayo Bandwidth, where he was responsible for all aspects of field operations and the company's fiber to the tower deployments. Prior to that, Patrick was Vice President for Field Operations for Level 3 Communications, where he was responsible for all field operations for the East region of North America. During his tenure at Level 3, Mr. O'Hare also held responsibility nationally for the company's Customer Program Management organization. Before joining Level 3, he held several management positions of increasing responsibility at Verizon's predecessor companies; New York Telephone, NYNEX and Bell Atlantic. Mr. O'Hare holds an MBA from Long Island University and a BA from the State University of New York - University at Albany.

"Patrick is a very strong addition to the FTE Board," said Michael Palleschi, FTE Networks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "He brings a significant depth and breadth of proven telco business experience and leadership to FTE and is a strong complement to our existing Directors. We are thrilled to have him on the board."

About FTE Networks, Inc.
FTE Networks, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a leading international networking infrastructure service solutions company. We design, build, and support telecommunications and technology systems and infrastructure services for Fortune 500 companies operating four (4) industry segments: Data Center Infrastructure, Fiber Optics, Wireless Integration, and Surveillance & Security. FTE Networks is headquartered in Naples, Florida, with offices throughout the United States and Europe.

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FTE Networks, Inc.
999 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Suite 601
Naples, FL 23108
(877) 850-4308

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