FTE Networks Announces $37.2 Million in Several New Benchmark Builders Contract Awards

ADDS 200,000 SQUARE FEET IN BUILDOUT TO EXPANSIVE PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS IN MANHATTAN AND SURROUNDING NEW YORK CITY MARKETS

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FTE Networks, Inc. (NYSE American:FTNW) (“FTE” or the “Company”), a leading provider of innovative technology-oriented solutions for smart platforms, network infrastructure and buildings, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Benchmark Builders, Inc. (Benchmark), was awarded new interior build out and infrastructure contracts valued at approximately $37.2 million.

Michael Palleschi, President and CEO of FTE Networks, stated, “These new contract awards further demonstrate the value and market adoption of the Company’s strategic solutions. The three complementary businesses — FTE Network Services, CrossLayer, Inc., and Benchmark Builders, Inc. provide superior skill and expertise in creating intelligent, efficient, and sustainable smart network connectivity platforms, infrastructure, and buildings.  Our ability to effectively integrate our service offerings and realize these synergies provides significant benefits to our customers.”

“I am excited about the Company’s continued positive momentum achieved during 2017. The synergistic operating benefits and the Company’s ability to provide general contracting solutions, self-perform a large portion of the infrastructure build outs and provide high margin technology solutions continue to positively impact our growth and profitability. We believe these contract awards will further strengthen our foundation and enable the Company’s continued growth and our ability to execute against the Company’s strategies in 2018,” said Mr. Michael Palleschi, President and CEO of FTE Networks.

“We are delighted at the market’s acknowledgement of the superior quality of service we provide.  These awards demonstrate our ability to retain existing customers and experience re-occurring projects as well as attract new high caliber clients. Our exceptional team continues to deliver on our commitment to excellence to our customers.” said Fred Sacramone, President of Benchmark Builders, Inc.

About FTE Networks, Inc.

FTE Networks, Inc. (“FTNW”), is a leading provider of innovative technology-oriented solutions for smart platforms, network infrastructure and buildings. FTE’s three complementary businesses are FTE Network Services, CrossLayer, Inc. and Benchmark Builders, Inc. Together they provide end-to-end design, build and support solutions for state-of-the-art networks and commercial properties to create the most transformative smart platforms and buildings. FTE’s businesses are predicated on smart design and consistent standards that reduce deployment costs and accelerate delivery of innovative projects and services. The Company works with Fortune 100/500 companies, including some of the world’s leading communications services providers. FTE Networks and its subsidiaries support multiple services, including Data Center Infrastructure, Fiber Optics, Wireless Integration, Network Engineering, Internet Service Provider, General Contracting Management and General Contracting. For more information, please visit www.ftenet.com.

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