September 15, 2008

Optical Cable Corporation Schedules Conference Call to Discuss Third Quarter 2008 Results

ROANOKE, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation , announced that it will release its third quarter of fiscal year 2008 results today, September 15, 2008. The third quarter results are for the three-month and nine-month period ended July 31, 2008. In conjunction with its release, the Company will host a conference call on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should call (888) 868-9083. For interested individuals unable to join the call, a replay will be available through September 23, 2008 by dialing (800) 642-1687, pass code 64539547. The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by visiting the investor relations section of the Company's website at

As in the past, Optical Cable Corporation will answer questions from analysts and fund investors during the conference call. Optical Cable Corporation also invites individual investors to submit questions in advance of the conference call. Questions should be submitted in writing to [email protected] by 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 16, 2008.

Company Information

Optical Cable Corporation is a leading manufacturer of a broad range of fiber optic cable and data communication connectivity solutions, and offers an integrated suite of high quality, warranted cabling and connectivity products, primarily for the enterprise market. The Company's product offerings include designs for uses ranging from commercial, enterprise network and campus installations to customized products for specialty applications and harsh environments, including military, industrial, mining and broadcast applications. Optical Cable Corporation products are designed to meet the most demanding needs of end-users, delivering a high degree of reliability and outstanding performance characteristics.

Optical Cable Corporation is internationally recognized for pioneering the design and production of fiber optic cables for the most demanding military field applications, as well as of fiber optic cables suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and creating a broad product offering built on the evolution of these fundamental technologies. In May 2008, the Company acquired SMP Data Communications, a company internationally recognized for its role in establishing copper connectivity data communications standards, through its innovative and patented technologies.

Founded in 1983, Optical Cable Corporation is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia with offices and manufacturing and warehouse facilities located both in Roanoke, Virginia and near Asheville, North Carolina. The Company primarily manufactures its high quality fiber optic cables at its ISO 9001:2000 registered and MIL-STD-790F certified facility located in Roanoke, Virginia and its high quality connectivity products at its ISO 9001:2000 registered facility located near Asheville, North Carolina.

Further information about Optical Cable Corporation is available on the World Wide Web at

   AT THE COMPANY:   Neil Wilkin                          Tracy Smith   President & CEO                      Senior Vice President & CFO   (540) 265-0690                       (540) 265-0690   [email protected]       [email protected]     AT JOELE FRANK, WILKINSON BRIMMER KATCHER:   Andrew Siegel                        Jaime Wert   (212) 355-4449 ext. 127              (212) 355-4449 ext. 173   [email protected]               [email protected]  

Optical Cable Corporation

CONTACT: Neil Wilkin, President & CEO, +1-540-265-0690,[email protected], or Tracy Smith, Senior Vice President & CFO,+1-540-265-0690, [email protected], both of Optical CableCorporation; or Andrew Siegel, +1-212-355-4449, Ext. 127,[email protected], or Jaime Wert, +1-212-355-4449, Ext. 173,[email protected], both of Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, forOptical Cable Corporation

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