Ezenia! Inc. Files Form 15 to Deregister Common Stock Planning to File for Protection from Creditors

Nashua, N.H., September 29, 2011 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of real-time situation awareness, command and control solutions for corporate and government networks, today announced that it has filed a Form 15 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to deregister its common stock and suspend its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. As a result of filing the Form 15, the Company will no longer be required to file reports under the Exchange Act, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K, and current reports on Form 8-K. Upon the filing of the Form 15, the Company’s securities will no longer be eligible for quotation on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB). The Company expects that the deregistration will become effective 90 days after the filing of Form 15 with the SEC.

The Company has announced that it is planning to seek protection from its creditors under chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code.

About Ezenia! Inc.

Ezenia! Inc., founded in 1991, is a leading provider of secure real-time collaboration solutions, bringing new and valuable levels of interaction and collaboration to government and commercial enterprises. By integrating voice, video and data collaboration, the Company’s award-winning products enable groups to interact through a natural meeting experience regardless of geographic distance. Ezenia! products allow dispersed groups to work together in real time using powerful capabilities such as instant audio and text chat, white boarding, screen sharing and secure file storage. The ability to discuss projects, share information, and modify documents allows users to significantly improve team communication, enhance overall situational awareness and accelerate the decision-making process in a secure environment. More information about Ezenia! Inc. and its product and service offerings can be found at the Company’s website, http://www.ezenia.com.

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