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xG Technology Announces New Cognitive Radio Patent Award

Latest Invention Enables Enhanced Interference Mitigation for Devices in Shared and Crowded Spectrum (May 27, 2014)

SARASOTA, Fla., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a developer of wireless communications and spectrum sharing technologies, has announced that it has been awarded an important cognitive radio patent.

The patent, "Interference Mitigation Method for Single or MIMO Receiver Devices" (U.S.P.T.O.
#13/667,006) covers an innovation that describes a way of providing enhanced protection from interference to devices in shared and crowded spectrum environments. An essential aspect of the innovation is that it can be built into an LTE-compliant system.

With this latest patent award, xG Technology's intellectual property portfolio now includes 60 U.S. patent matters (50 issued) and 145 international patent matters (65 issued).


"This interference mitigation patent award represents an important addition to a core area of our technology foundation," said John Coleman, CEO of xG Technology. "As the reuse and sharing of spectrum become increasingly attractive options to alleviate the challenge of crowded frequencies, the risk of damaging interference grows. This interference mitigation innovation reduces that risk, thus enabling more reliable and efficient wireless communications. The ability to also support devices on LTE systems is especially significant, since LTE operators are deploying increasing numbers of small cells (micro, pico and femtocells) which can increase the possibility of interference. xG is committed to continuous innovation and to driving the growth and adoption of our unique, cost effective, and increasingly differentiated xMax solution."

xMax is a comprehensive fixed and mobile broadband solution that is designed for rapid deployment and low operating costs. It offers a carrier-grade user experience and can serve as a network backbone or last-mile solution for a number of markets and applications. xMax leverages software defined radio (SDR) and cognitive radio access network technology that enable efficient sharing of both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

About xG Technology

xG Technology has created a broad portfolio of intellectual property that makes wireless networks more intelligent, accessible, affordable and reliable. The company has created xMax, a patented all-IP cognitive radio technology that enables robust mobile broadband communications for private, consumer and government networks. xMax can solve the crisis facing the wireless industry caused by data-hungry devices and applications that are straining network capacity. It eliminates the need to acquire scarce and expensive licensed spectrum, thus lowering the total cost of ownership for wireless broadband access. xG's goal is to help wireless broadband networks deliver voice, video and data services to fixed and mobile users. The xMax cognitive radio system incorporates advanced optimizing technologies that include spectrum sharing, interference mitigation, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and software defined radio (SDR). These and other technologies make xMax ideal for wide area, as well as rapid emergency communication deployment. xG offers solutions for numerous industries worldwide, including urban and rural wireless broadband, utilities, defense, emergency response and public safety.

Based in Sarasota, Florida, xG has 60 U.S. and over 140 international patents and pending patent applications, and its products have been sold in both domestic and foreign markets. xG is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market where xG common stock is traded under the symbol XGTI and xG warrants are traded under the symbolXGTIW.

For more information, please visit www.xgtechnology.com.

Free Writing Prospectus Disclosure

On April 3, 2014, the issuer, xG Technology, Inc., filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1/A Amendment No. 1 (Registration No. 333-194810) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") with respect to the offering to which this press release relates. A copy of the preliminary prospectus for the offering is included in that registration statement. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the preliminary prospectus and, when available, the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Roth Capital Partners, LLC, Prospectus Department, 888 San Clement Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, telephone: 800-678-9147, e-mail: prospectus@roth.com; or Feltl and Company, Inc., Prospectus Department, 800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 2100, Minneapolis, MN, 55402, telephone: 612-492-8800, e-mail: prospectus@feltl.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Statements contained herein that are not based upon current or historical fact are forward-looking in nature and constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company's expectations about its future operating results, performance and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties.These statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the intended terms of the offering, closing of the offering and use of any proceeds from the offering. When used herein, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "upcoming," "plan," "target", "intend" and "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to xG Technology, Inc., its subsidiaries, or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.

For More Information:

Media and Analyst Relations
David Worthington
Fusion PR
www.fusionpr.com
(212) 651-4200

Investor Relations
James Woodyatt
xG Technology
www.xGtechnology.com
(954) 572-0395

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LHA
ccapaccio@lhai.com
(212) 838-3777

SOURCE xG Technology, Inc.

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