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Stratos Executes New Distribution Contracts With Inmarsat

--Agreements cover Inmarsat existing and evolved services, lease services and Inmarsat broadband-derived services--

Bethesda, Maryland (March 30, 2009) - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has executed new distribution contracts with Inmarsat, thus further expanding its commitment to providing vital communications services to its customers. The agreements take effect on April 15, when the existing agreements expire, ensuring continuity of service for all of Stratos' Inmarsat customers.

The agreements cover the Space Service Access Agreement (SSAA) for the provision of traditional Inmarsat existing and evolved services (GAN, Fleet, etc.), the Network Service Distribution Agreement (NSDA) for the provision of Inmarsat I4 satellite services BGAN, FleetBroadband and SwiftBroadband, and the Lease Service Provider Agreement (LSPA) for the provision of lease services (both existing and evolved and I4 broadband).

"These agreements represent another important step in our relationship with Inmarsat," said Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm. "They further extend the relationship that was formed following the acquisition of Stratos by CIP Canada Investment Inc. and the call option we expect Inmarsat to be exercising for Stratos shares on or around April 15, 2009."

Parm concluded, "The execution of these new agreements provides continuity and stability for all of Stratos' Inmarsat users. This demonstrates our strong commitment to our customers and our partners."

Stratos is fully committed to providing vital communications solutions for a broad array of users with a combination of services that, in addition to Inmarsat offerings, include Iridium, VSAT, MSAT and Globalstar.

About The Stratos Advantage
Stratos customers fully utilize The Stratos Advantage, a suite of value-added services that help elevate BGAN from Stratos far above baseline offerings. These value-added services, including Stratos Dashboard, provide users with cost control, firewall management, full traffic information, pre-paid facilities, high security options, easy VPN access, messaging services and full IP range.

About CIP Canada Investment Inc. (CIP)

Communications Investment Partners Limited ("CIP") is a professional investment company incorporated in 2006.  The directors of CIP collectively have more than 50 years of experience as directors of and advisors to satellite services companies in both the mobile satellite and fixed satellite services sectors.

About Stratos
Stratos is the world's trusted leader for vital communications. Stratos offers the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote communications solutions including mobile and fixed satellite and microwave services. More than 20,000 customers use Stratos products and industry-leading value-added services to optimize communications performance. Stratos serves U.S. and international government, military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime, aeronautical, enterprise, and media users on seven continents and across the world's oceans. Stratos is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc. For more information, visit www.stratosglobal.com.

For additional information :
Ian Canning
Vice President, Marketing and Product Development
+44 77 2039 9910
ian.canning@stratosglobal.com