Harmonic Promotes Mark Carrington to VP of Worldwide Sales

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Jan. 13, 2011 -- Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Mark Carrington, previously Vice President of Sales for the Harmonic-branded product sales, has been promoted to Vice President of Worldwide Sales. In this expanded role, Mr. Carrington will be responsible for the entire sales organization and the complete product line. Carrington will drive all aspects of the company's sales initiatives, including continuing to build a global sales organization and driving the company's sales and channel strategies forward.

"Our integration work with the Omneon acquisition is proceeding on track and combining the entire worldwide sales teams under Mark is a natural step for the combined company," said Patrick Harshman, President and CEO of Harmonic. "We are fortunate to have Mark on our team, being able to draw upon his outstanding relationships with key customers and his years of sales leadership."

Separately, the company also announced that Suresh Vasudevan, president of Omneon at Harmonic, has decided to leave the company to pursue another opportunity.

"Suresh has been a valuable contributor to the successful integration of Omneon," added Harshman. "We wish him well with his future endeavors."

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About Harmonic Inc.

Harmonic Inc. offers a comprehensive, innovative and market-leading portfolio of video infrastructure solutions, spanning content production to multi-screen video delivery. Harmonic customers can efficiently create, prepare and deliver differentiated video services over broadcast, cable, Internet, mobile, satellite and telecom networks, while simplifying end-to-end asset management, reducing costs and streamlining workflows.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is headquartered in San Jose, California with R&D, sales and system integration centers worldwide. The company's customers--including each of the top 20 Fortune 2000 media companies--choose Harmonic to enable their high quality video services delivered to consumers in virtually every country. Visit www.harmonicinc.com for more information.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27(A) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21(E) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the company continuing to expand and integrate its global sales organization and sales channels, and the company's integration work being on track. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the company is unable to expand and integrate its sales organization and channels or integrate the Omneon acquisition in an effective manner or as contemplated. These forward-looking statements are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in Harmonic's recent Reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Harmonic does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

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