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Motorola to officially split into two businesses Sheetal Thakre | , 11:04 a.m. Feb. 12, 2010 2010-02-12

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., February 11, 2010 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the Company is targeting the first quarter of 2011 for its planned separation.  Motorola intends to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies. One will include the Company's Mobile Devices and Home businesses, and the other will include its Enterprise Mobility Solutions and Networks businesses. 

Dr. Sanjay Jha, co-chief executive officer of Motorola, Inc., will serve as chief executive officer of Motorola's Mobile Devices and Home businesses effective immediately.  This business will offer a comprehensive portfolio of mobile converged devices, digital entertainment devices in the home, and end-to-end video, voice and data solutions.  Working with network operator partners, the company will also enable more advanced personalized services that leverage the capability of expanding wireless and wireline broadband availability.

Dr. Jha said, "The combination of Mobile Devices and our Home business brings together two highly complementary and innovative organizations. Together we will be best positioned to lead in the convergence of mobility, media, and the Internet.  Our expanding portfolio of smartphones and end-to-end video content delivery capabilities will enable us to provide advanced mobile media solutions and multi-screen experiences for our customers."

Greg Brown, co-chief executive officer of Motorola, Inc., will serve as chief executive officer of Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Solutions and Networks businesses effective immediately. This business will offer a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio of products and solutions, including rugged two-way radios, mobile computers, secure public safety systems, scanning, RFID, and wireless network infrastructure.

Mr. Brown said, "We are the leading mission-and business-critical technology solutions provider with a commitment to innovation.  As an independent company, we will continue to build on our long-standing tradition of strong customer relationships, leading-edge product development, quality, thought leadership, and solid financial performance."
"The board of directors supports the planned separation of Motorola into two industry-leading public companies," said David Dorman, chairman of Motorola's Board of Directors.  "We believe this structure provides significant operational and strategic flexibility for both companies, positions them for future success, and enhances long-term shareholder value." 

To listen to the conference call, visit at: www.motorola.com/investor

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