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Vitesse Added to Russell Microcap Index

CAMARILLO, Calif. — Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networking, today announced that it has been added to the Russell Microcap Index according to a final list of changes to the index posted by Russell Investments on June 27, 2011.

“We are excited to be included in the Russell Microcap Index,” said Chris Gardner, CEO of Vitesse. “Our inclusion in the index is an important milestone for Vitesse and reflects the increasing value of our franchise. The Russell indexes are widely followed, and we believe our inclusion in the Russell Microcap will generate greater visibility for our stock within the investment community.”

Membership in the Russell Microcap Index means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes. Russell determines membership annually for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes. The indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. An industry-leading $3.9 trillion in institutional assets currently are benchmarked to them.

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