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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

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. 


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 

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 

Yves Feltes, Media Relations
Tel: +352 710 725 311

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