FCC Approves Transfer Application

BETHESDA, MD (January 19, 2009) - Stratos Global Corporation ("Stratos") today announced that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued its order approving the transfer of Stratos' FCC licenses from an irrevocable trust, in which CIP Canada Investment, Inc. ("CIP Canada") deposited Stratos' shares, to Inmarsat, plc. Under the terms of the transaction, which closed on December 11, 2007, Inmarsat Finance III Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat, plc, has a call option over 100 percent of CIP Canada beginning on April 15, 2009 and expiring in December 2010. The exercise of the Inmarsat call option remains subject to certain other governmental approvals, which the parties expect to obtain in advance of the April 15, 2009 exercise date.

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For additional information :
Paula McDonald, FCA
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer