Gentner Initiates Stock Repurchase Program

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gentner Communications Corp.

    SALT LAKE CITY, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentner Communications Corp.
 (Nasdaq:   GTNR) today announced that its board of directors has approved a
 stock repurchase program to purchase up to 500,000 shares of the company's
 common stock over the next six months.  Purchases will be made on the open
 market or in private transactions.  The company will exercise discretion in
 implementing this repurchase program.
     "Gentner's stock is currently trading at levels that we believe are
 significantly below fair market value, especially for a company growing
 revenues at better than 40 percent and earnings at more than 30 percent year
 over year," said Fran Flood, president and chief executive officer of Gentner.
     "We recognize the liquidity issues associated with the stock's low public
 float and light trading volume," continued Flood.  "However, we see an
 opportunity to support the stock in a difficult market environment and feel it
 is in our shareholders' best interests for the company to use some of its cash
 to buy back shares.  Moreover, as future needs for capital arise, and when the
 market more fairly recognizes the value of Gentner's stock, the company may
 register additional shares for trading."
 
     About Gentner
     Gentner Communications Corp. (www.gentner.com) develops, markets and
 distributes products and services to the professional communications,
 broadcast, business and consumer markets.  Designed to help lower the cost of
 doing business by reducing the need for travel, Gentner's products and
 services include audio and videoconferencing systems, and a full suite of
 teleconferencing services, including full-service conference calling,
 Instant Access Conference Calling(TM), and Webconferencing.  Other offerings
 include sound reinforcement products, telephone interface products and
 assistive listening systems.
 
     Forward Looking Disclaimer
     To the extent any statement presented herein deals with information that
 is not historical, including statements regarding Gentner's ability to
 maintain its current growth rates going forward, such statement is necessarily
 forward-looking.  As such, it is subject to the occurrence of many events
 outside Gentner's control that could cause Gentner's results to differ
 materially from those anticipated.  Please see the risk factors contained in
 Gentner's most recent 10-KSB filed with the SEC.
 
     For further information, please contact:  Bryce Benson, Investor/Media
 Relations, of Gentner Communications Corp., 801-974-3786 or 800-945-7730, or
 fax, 801-977-0087, bbenson@gentner.com.
 
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SOURCE Gentner Communications Corp.
    SALT LAKE CITY, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentner Communications Corp.
 (Nasdaq:   GTNR) today announced that its board of directors has approved a
 stock repurchase program to purchase up to 500,000 shares of the company's
 common stock over the next six months.  Purchases will be made on the open
 market or in private transactions.  The company will exercise discretion in
 implementing this repurchase program.
     "Gentner's stock is currently trading at levels that we believe are
 significantly below fair market value, especially for a company growing
 revenues at better than 40 percent and earnings at more than 30 percent year
 over year," said Fran Flood, president and chief executive officer of Gentner.
     "We recognize the liquidity issues associated with the stock's low public
 float and light trading volume," continued Flood.  "However, we see an
 opportunity to support the stock in a difficult market environment and feel it
 is in our shareholders' best interests for the company to use some of its cash
 to buy back shares.  Moreover, as future needs for capital arise, and when the
 market more fairly recognizes the value of Gentner's stock, the company may
 register additional shares for trading."
 
     About Gentner
     Gentner Communications Corp. (www.gentner.com) develops, markets and
 distributes products and services to the professional communications,
 broadcast, business and consumer markets.  Designed to help lower the cost of
 doing business by reducing the need for travel, Gentner's products and
 services include audio and videoconferencing systems, and a full suite of
 teleconferencing services, including full-service conference calling,
 Instant Access Conference Calling(TM), and Webconferencing.  Other offerings
 include sound reinforcement products, telephone interface products and
 assistive listening systems.
 
     Forward Looking Disclaimer
     To the extent any statement presented herein deals with information that
 is not historical, including statements regarding Gentner's ability to
 maintain its current growth rates going forward, such statement is necessarily
 forward-looking.  As such, it is subject to the occurrence of many events
 outside Gentner's control that could cause Gentner's results to differ
 materially from those anticipated.  Please see the risk factors contained in
 Gentner's most recent 10-KSB filed with the SEC.
 
     For further information, please contact:  Bryce Benson, Investor/Media
 Relations, of Gentner Communications Corp., 801-974-3786 or 800-945-7730, or
 fax, 801-977-0087, bbenson@gentner.com.
 
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