MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Jan. 25 -- KVH Industries, Inc.
(Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that the United States District Court for the
District of Rhode Island has granted final approval of the previously
disclosed settlement of the securities class action claims filed in federal
court against KVH and certain of its officers in 2004 on behalf of a class of
KVH shareholders. KVH also announced that on November 19, 2007 the Rhode
Island Superior Court granted final approval of the settlement of the related
derivative lawsuit filed by KVH shareholders against certain of KVH's
directors and officers. Pursuant to the settlement agreements, the appeal of
the dismissal of another related derivative lawsuit pending in the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the First Circuit has also been dismissed. As a result of
these actions, all claims in these three lawsuits have been fully and finally
settled and dismissed with prejudice by the courts.
As previously disclosed, pursuant to the terms of the settlements, KVH
settled for a $5.3 million cash payment made by its insurance carrier,
together with KVH's agreement to adopt, formalize, or reconfirm adherence to
certain corporate governance policies and practices.
"We are pleased to put this matter behind us and gratified that all claims
have been dismissed without any finding of wrongdoing by KVH or its officers
or directors," said Patrick Spratt, KVH's chief financial officer.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a premier manufacturer of systems to provide
access to live mobile media ranging from satellite TV to telephone and
high-speed Internet for vehicles and vessels as well as a leading source of
navigation, pointing, and guidance solutions for maritime, defense, and
commercial applications. The company's products are based on its proprietary
mobile satellite antenna and fiber optic technologies. An ISO 9001-certified
company, KVH is based in Middletown, Rhode Island.