Telesat appoints Executive Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs

    OTTAWA, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - Telesat Holdings Inc., the world's fourth largest
satellite operator, announced today the appointment of Ian Scott as the
company's Executive Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Scott
brings to Telesat more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications
industry, having held senior government relations and regulatory positions in
both the private and public sectors. Mr. Scott joins Telesat immediately.
    "I am very pleased that Ian is joining Telesat to direct our Canadian
government relations and regulatory initiatives. Ian has extensive experience
in government and the private sector and I look forward to working closely
with him on a range of matters that will help Telesat continue to grow," said
Dan Goldberg, Telesat's President and Chief Executive Officer.
    Mr. Scott has held a variety of senior roles, most recently as Vice
President, Federal Government Relations for Telus. His past responsibilities
include executive positions in both government and regulatory matters at
Call-Net Enterprises and with the Canadian Cable Television Association. Mr.
Scott also has extensive public sector experience at both the Federal
Competition Bureau and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications
Commission. Mr. Scott is a native of Montreal and was educated at McGill
    "I am delighted to be joining Telesat at this important time," said Mr.
Scott. "Telesat represents one of Canada's great success stories, competing
successfully in both the domestic market and internationally. It is an
entrepreneurial company with significant growth potential," he added.

    About Telesat (

    Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the
world, Telesat is the fourth-largest fixed satellite services operator. The
company provides reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications
solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Telesat
has a global state-of-the-art fleet of 13 satellites, with another two
satellites scheduled for launch, and manages the operations of 13 additional
satellites for third parties. Telesat is privately held. Its principal
shareholders are Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral
Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:   LORL).

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