Frank M. Drendel has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Commscope Inc. since July 28, 1997 and Chief Executive Officer of CommScope NC (a subsidiary of Commscope Inc.) since 1976. Mr. Drendel served as President and Chairman of CommScope NC from 1986 to 1997. Prior to that time, Mr. Drendel has held various positions with CommScope NC since 1971. He has been a Director of Nextel Communications Inc. since August 1997 and serves as Chairman of Compensation Committee and Member of Compensation, Audit, Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee. He also serves as a Director of C-SPAN and the National Cable Television Association. He serves as a Director of Commscope Inc. and is a Chairman of Executive Committee. He served as a Director of General Instrument Corporation since July 25, 1997 and served as a Director of the Distributing Company from 1992 until 1997. He was a Director of General Instrument Corporation of Delaware, a subsidiary of the Distributing Company, and its predecessors from 1987 to 1992. Mr. Drendel was also recently inducted into the Cable Television Hall of Fame.