SAT-GE Announces New Executive Team

    SINGAPORE, June 19 /CNW/ - SAT-GE (NYSE:  GE), the newly announced
satellite operator in the Pacific region, has today completed the appointment
of its leadership team. Drawing on key executives from the industry across the
globe, SAT-GE will be managed by corporate executives from its holding group,
GE International Holdings Inc.

    SAT-GE's Management Team:

    Paul Heinerscheid, President & CEO

    Andrew Jordan, General Manager and VP Sales

    David Crenshaw, VP Sales North America

    Andy Frost, VP Marketing & Business Development

    Ronny Svang, VP Finance & CFO

    Jim Lynch, VP & General Counsel

    Operations will be managed from Singapore and Sydney by Andrew Jordan,
who joins SAT-GE after 5 years with Loft Communications, where he was founder
and Managing Director. Andrew has over 16 years experience in the satellite
industry and has held senior executive management positions in AsiaSat,
PanAmSat and Measat.

    "GE-23 is a unique asset for SAT-GE, ideally positioned between North
America and East Asia. It can be used to deliver content and services in and
around the Pacific basin. With the forthcoming Olympics in China it is the
ideal platform on which to transport video coverage of this important event in
Asia" said Andrew Jordan, General Manager and VP Sales, "I am really looking
forward to the challenge of making SAT-GE a success and delivering strong
growth for the business".

    Andrew will be supported by David Crenshaw who has responsibility for
sales in North America. David brings over 20 years of industry experience to
the job having held previous senior and executive appointments in sales and
business development for companies such as Intelsat, Spacenet, iBeam
Broadcasting and Compression Labs.

    Certain members of the team also have executive responsibilities in the
management of Satlynx, the satellite managed services provider, based in
Luxembourg and another business within GE International Holdings Inc. Satlynx
offers corporate networking, wholesale broadband and managed services across
the globe and is a customer of SAT-GE for satellite capacity over the Pacific

    "Although there is commonality between Satlynx and SAT-GE, we are running
them as separate businesses," said Paul Heinerscheid, President & CEO, SAT-GE.
"For cost efficiency reasons it makes sense to subcontract organisational and
support functions to Satlynx where we have a fully functional and
self-contained business. Operationally, SAT-GE and Satlynx are very different
and sales and accounting separation will be maintained between the

    SAT-GE has offices in both Singapore and North America (Washington DC)
and employs a team of talented professionals with substantial experience in
the industry.

    For further information please contact:

    About SAT-GE

    SAT-GE provides satellite capacity on GE-23 across the Pacific basin,
encompassing 6 individual beams, 5 Ku-band and 1 C-band, that give almost
total coverage of both land mass and ocean from Perth in Australia to Los
Angeles in the USA and from Alaska to South New Zealand. GE-23 offers Ku-band
cross connectivity capability between multiple beams and, in C-band, a single
trans-Pacific beam allows simultaneous uplink and downlink from anywhere
within the beam. The GE-23 satellite located at 172 degrees east was
manufactured by Alcatel Space, a series 4100 spacecraft, with a minimum useful
life of 15 years. Launched on 29 December 2005, GE-23 delivers internet
applications, VSAT, data and telecommunications services, and cable and
broadcast programming.

    Additional information about SAT-GE and GE-23 can be found at

    About GE

    GE (NYSE:   GE - News) is Imagination at Work - a diversified technology,
media and financial services company focused on solving some of the world's
toughest problems. GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs
more than 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: SAT-GE Suzana Tan, +65 6339 9383 or Tibor Vorosmarty, +1 202 491 7348

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