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Thuraya Appoints Vice President of Marketing

07/10/2012

Dubai (July 10, 2012) - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading international mobile satellite operator, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. T. Sanford Jewett as their new Vice President, Marketing (pictured).

Mr. Jewett brings his expertise in international markets to Thuraya and will play a major role in leading the expansion of Thuraya's global marketing strategies. Sanford has over 25 years of experience in the wireless, internet and satellite industries. His experience includes an extensive focus on introducing technology companies into new markets.

Before joining Thuraya, Mr. Jewett oversaw Strategy & Business Development for the mobile services group at Time Warner Cable, the number 2 cable TV operator in the US market with over 15 million residential and business customers.

Over the years, he has held management positions with several leading communication service providers including America Online (AOL,) Skytel, Millicom International Cellular and Reliance WiMax World.

During the start-up of Iridium Satellite in the late 1990s, Mr. Jewett worked in the marketing department, where he led the development and global marketing of the Iridium satellite pager product. More recently, Mr. Jewett ran Operations and Business Development for WorldCell, a US-based service provider serving US Government customers in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Mr. Jewett's appointment follows two appointments to the board of directors earlier this year: Mr. Michael Butler, former President & Chief Operating Officer of Inmarsat and Mr. Charles W. Moore, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Global ME. The diverse global team of professionals and executives at Thuraya continues to drive global satellite communications with their commitment to delivering innovation and connectivity across the globe.

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company (www.thuraya.com)
As a leading mobile satellite services operator, Thuraya delivers innovative voice and data solutions in more than 140 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Thuraya's satellite communications solutions are used by people working in the energy, media, government, NGO and maritime sectors in remote locations outside the reach of terrestrial networks.

Since its service launch in 2001, Thuraya has sold in excess of 600,000 satellite handheld phones. Thuraya is the only company to offer a dual-mode satellite phone -- the Thuraya XT-DUAL -- a technologically superior handset that features both GSM and satellite capabilities. Thuraya also offers the Thuraya IP data modem, a secure and rapidly-deployable satellite broadband solution offering connection speeds up to 444 Kbps.

Established in 1997, Thuraya continues to serve humanity through developing superior products and solutions that provide the essential tools for optimal connectivity; never leaving anyone out of reach.

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For more information, please contact: (www.thuraya.com)
Corporate Communications Department
Thuraya Telecommunications Co.
Post Box 283333 Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971-4-4488-888
Fax: +971-4-4488-899
Email: [email protected]

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