Telesat appoints new Vice President, International Sales

    OTTAWA, June 3 /CNW/ - Telesat Holdings Inc. (Telesat), the world's
fourth largest satellite operator, announced today the appointment of Nigel
Gibson as the company's Vice President, International Sales. Based in London,
UK, Mr. Gibson will report to Telesat's President and CEO and also will serve
on the executive management committee of the company. He brings to Telesat
deep experience in the satellite and broadcasting industries.
    "I am very pleased that Nigel has joined Telesat as our new Vice
President for International Sales. Nigel has significant experience and a
strong track record as a sales professional and manager in our industry," said
Dan Goldberg, Telesat's President and CEO. "I look forward to working closely
with him to satisfy the requirements of our current and prospective customers
and to continue to drive utilization of Telesat's international satellite
    Mr. Gibson held the position of Vice President of Sales for Europe,
Middle East and CIS at SES New Skies. Before joining SES New Skies, Mr. Gibson
served as Vice President of Sales for Northern Europe with GlobeCast. Prior to
GlobeCast, he was in the broadcasting industry as head of DTH Marketing for
Sky Television in the UK. Mr. Gibson is a native of London, UK and was
educated at the Leeds Metropolitan University.
    "I am delighted to join Telesat and am looking forward to working with
the Telesat team around the world to provide outstanding service to the
company's customers," said Mr. Gibson. "Telesat's combination of well
positioned satellites and great service is a solid platform from which to
continue to develop our international business."

    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 12 satellites, and one additional
satellite under construction, 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).

For further information:

For further information: Vanessa Brûlé, Telesat, (613) 748-8700 ext.
2407 (

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