Jersey City, New Jersey, April 1, 2016 -- Announced today by Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ:BELFA and NASDAQ:BELFB), a world class supplier of RJ45 connectors used in Ethernet communications, Stewart Connector proudly offers the new series of double row StackJack connectors with LED’s in 2, 4, 8, 12 and 16 port configurations. These new part configurations will fall within the SS-74500 series. Our space-saving StackJack modular jacks offer the most features for maximum reliability and performance you need for today’s high density networking and telecommunication equipment.

This product increases end user port density in 1Gigabit Ethernet applications while providing LEDs within each port as visual indicators. This product features LEDs in both upper and lower ports that can be single or bi-colored in numerous color configurations. A typical application for LED’s in RJ45 connectors is to indicate link and data status. Our enhanced shielding provides optimum protection against EMI, and our unique panel tabs provide a high normal force for superior shielding effectiveness. The longer springs allow repeated insertions and withdrawals from a panel, and prevent “fish hooking” on the panel during insertion. The connector can be provided with EPP-918A contact dressing to increase the durability of the contacts to withstand heavy insertions and extractions of the mating plugs and provide increased protection in harsh environments.

Stewart Connector helps make global connectivity a reality by manufacturing electronic components for the computer, networking, telecommunication industries and industrial applications. Partnered with the leaders in these markets, we develop new products for emerging technologies that enable high speed communication.

Your Stewart Connector sales representative can be found at http://belfuse.com/ethernet/. You can also send an email to techhelp@belf.com for further assistance. Our datasheets are available online at: http://www.belfuse.com/pdfs/StewartLEDStackJack.pdf

About Bel

Bel and its divisions are primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of products used in networking, telecommunications, high-speed data transmission, commercial aerospace, military, transportation, and consumer electronics. Products include magnetics (discrete components, power transformers and MagJack® connectors with integrated magnetics), modules (DC-DC converters and AC-DC power supplies, integrated analog front‑end modules and custom designs), circuit protection (miniature, micro and surface mount fuses) and interconnect devices (micro, circular and filtered D‑Sub connectors, fiber optic connectors, passive jacks, plugs and high‑speed cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world. With over 60 years in the electronics industry, Bel has reliably demonstrated the ability to succeed in a variety of product areas across multiple industries. The Company has a strong track record of technical innovation working with the engineering teams of market leaders. Bel has consistently proven itself a valuable supplier to the foremost companies in its chosen industries by developing cost-effective solutions for the challenges of new product development. By combining our strength in product design with our own specially-designed manufacturing facilities, Bel has established itself as a formidable competitor on a global basis.

Forward Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained in this press release, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements are: the market concerns facing our customers; the continuing viability of sectors that rely on our products; the effects of business and economic conditions; difficulties associated with integrating recently acquired companies; capacity and supply constraints or difficulties; product development, commercializing or technological difficulties; the regulatory and trade environment; risks associated with foreign currencies; uncertainties associated with legal proceedings; the market's acceptance of the Company's new products and competitive responses to those new products; and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports. In light of the risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will in fact prove to be correct. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statement.

Corporate Contact: Derek Imschweiler Derek.Imschweiler@belf.com

Marketing Contact: Julie Howerter Julie.Howerter@us.cinch.com