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Inmarsat Makes New North American Team Appointments

LONDON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced two new appointments to its North American teams.

David Helfgott becomes President of Inmarsat, Inc and Head of Business Development, Americas and Peter Hadinger joins Inmarsat Global XpressTM as President of Inmarsat Government Services Inc (IGSI). Both will be based at Inmarsat's Washington DC office.

David Helfgott will be responsible for external representation of Inmarsat Inc, and will head strategy and business development in the Americas.

Comments Rupert Pearce, SVP Inmarsat Enterprises: "I am delighted to welcome David to the Inmarsat team and look forward to his contribution. With Leo Mondale now leading our Global Xpress Ka-band programme after seven very successful years at the helm of our North American business development capability, David's arrival to our Washington DC office ensures that we maintain the highest skills in business development. With David's exceptional industry experience, particularly regarding US Government needs, I am sure we will quickly benefit from his influence and extensive knowledge."

David Helfgott was previously President of Cobham Surveillance Group, CEO of SES Americom Government Services, and President and CEO of Datapath Inc. He holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Darden School at University of Virginia.

Leo Mondale, Managing Director of Inmarsat GX welcomed the appointment of Peter Hadinger:

"As a respected satellite engineer and business development executive at Northrop Grumman and TRW, Peter has a deep understanding of satcom solutions for a broad range of government missions. He has developed government markets for technology and services for decades. Peter brings to Inmarsat extensive experience in national security and a unique perspective as a government contractor on how to better integrate our services into the government systems of the future."

In his role at Northrop Grumman, Peter Hadinger led a number of long-range technology and systems initiatives, supporting air-space integration, cyber, international and regulatory efforts across the company.

He served as Vice-Chair of the FCC's WRC-07 Advisory Committee and Vice-Chair of the Satellite Task Force for the US President's National Security Telecom Advisory Commission. He is a member of the executive board and past chairman of the Satellite Industry Association and served as a Brookings Congressional Fellow in the U.S. Senate.

Peter Hadinger received his BSEEE from California State Polytechnic University, an MBA with emphasis in finance and strategic planning from George Mason University and serves on engineering advisory boards at Virginia Tech.

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc (LSE: ISAT) is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. The company's services are delivered through a global network of more than 400 distribution partners and service providers operating in 100 countries. For the year ended 31 December 2010, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$1,171.6 million (2009: US$1,038.1 million) with an EBITDA of US$696.1 million (2009: US$594.2 million). For more information, please visit

SOURCE Inmarsat plc

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