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SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES Satellite Division Re-Brands as SES WORLD SKIES

2009-09-07 17:54
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PRINCETON, N.J. & THE HAGUE, Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Paris:SESG)(LUxX:SESG), today unveiled SES WORLD SKIES as the name for its newly integrated operation.

SES WORLD SKIES has an expanding fleet of 25 satellites within the 40-satellite global SES fleet, six additional spacecraft slated for launch over the next two years, 350 employees and more than 550 full-time customers worldwide. SES WORLD SKIES combines the strong reputation for excellence and North American presence of SES AMERICOM with the agility and global reach of SES NEW SKIES in a single, unified organization.

“With the integration of SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES nearly complete, SES WORLD SKIES more precisely describes the reach of our evolving fleet, the depth of our expertise, and our rock solid customer commitment around the globe,” said Rob Bednarek, President and CEO of SES WORLD SKIES. “SES WORLD SKIES is a world-class, global satellite operator serving six continents, and traversing three oceans with innovative and robust solutions as diverse as our customer base.”

Bednarek also noted that by leveraging SES’ financial strength, SES WORLD SKIES has initiated one of the industry’s most aggressive launch schedule and capacity expansion plans to meet the growing demand of markets everywhere. Included in these plans is the future launch of its NSS-12 satellite, which will deliver a mix of DTH, VSAT and telecom applications with coverage over Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

SES WORLD SKIES’ satellites and the people and technologies behind them are enabling a world of possibilities, innovations and business platforms around the world - from the delivery of advanced HD and DTH across The Americas, Asia, Africa and other regions to the global connectivity that is the lifeline for businesses offering enterprise, government, mobile and maritime communications services to millions of people in virtually every corner of the globe.

About SES WORLD SKIES

SES WORLD SKIES is the newly combined SES division that brings together SES AMERICOM, the leading supplier of satellite services in the U.S., with the global satellite services of SES NEW SKIES. SES WORLD SKIES serves broadcasters, cable programmers, telecommunications companies and networks, governments, aeronautical and maritime communications integrators, Internet service providers, and educational institutions with efficient communications and content distribution solutions. Recognized as a major innovator of advanced satellite communications services, the SES division operates a fleet of 25 satellites in key orbital positions capable of providing coverage and service throughout the world. SES WORLD SKIES also has six spacecraft under construction and access to global ground facilities. SES WORLD SKIES has offices in Princeton, The Hague, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Sao Paulo, London, Accra, Johannesburg, Beijing, Singapore, and Sydney. For more information, visit www.ses.com.

About SES

SES (Paris:SESG)(LUxX:SESG) wholly owns the market-leading satellite operators SES ASTRA and SES WORLD SKIES, 90% of SES SIRIUS in Europe, and strategic participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico. SES provides outstanding satellite communications solutions via a global fleet of 40 satellites in 26 orbital locations. For more information, visit www.ses.com.

Contacts

SES WORLD SKIES
Yves Feltes, Media Relations
Tel: +352 710 725 311
Yves.Feltes@ses.com