Globalstar Elects John Kneuer to Its Board of Directors

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

COVINGTON, La., Feb. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, government, and consumers today announced the election of John Kneuer to its Board of Directors and Audit Committee.

"John Kneuer is recognized as one of the country's leading authorities on telecommunications and spectrum policy and I am extremely pleased to announce his election to the Board of Directors of Globalstar," said Jay Monroe, Executive Chairman, Globalstar, Inc. "John's career expertise both in the private sector and as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Administrator of the NTIA, make him an outstanding addition to both our Board and our Company's Audit Committee. His advice and counsel will be invaluable as we advance our mobile satellite and spectrum regulatory initiatives."  

John Kneuer is the founder and President of JKC Consulting LLC. JKC provides strategic consulting, public policy advocacy, and investment advisory services to operating companies and investment institutions. In addition to his role at JKC, Mr. Kneuer is a Senior Partner at Fairfax Media Partners. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on telecommunications, Internet, and spectrum policy. 

From October 2003-November 2007, Mr. Kneuer served first as the Deputy Assistant Secretary, and then as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Kneuer was the principal advisor to the President of the United States on telecommunications policy.  He was also the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA") and was responsible for the Agency's accounting and expenditures, annually presenting the Agency's accounting before the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and the Office of Management and Budget.

Prior to his service at NTIA, Mr. Kneuer practiced law at the firm of DLA Piper in Washington, D.C., providing regulatory and legislative representation to corporate clients in the telecommunications, defense, and transportation industries. Mr. Kneuer began his career as an Attorney in the Commercial Wireless Division of the Federal Communications Commission's Wireless Bureau.   Mr. Kneuer is an adjunct professor at the National Defense University.

About Globalstar, Inc.

With over 425,000 subscribers, Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial customers and recreational consumers with coverage in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems, the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ and flexible airtime service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. 

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