EchoStar Adds FCC Veteran to Executive Ranks

                 EchoStar Adds FCC Veteran to Executive Ranks

Manner to Serve as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

PR Newswire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 6, 2012

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:
SATS), a leading global satellite services provider and developer of hybrid
video delivery technologies, has hired Jennifer A. Manner, the former deputy
chief of the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology, as its vice president
of regulatory affairs. Manner will report to Dean A. Manson, executive vice
president, general counsel and secretary.

Manner has more than 20 years of experience as a telecommunications policy and
regulatory executive. In addition to her last role, she served the FCC as the
deputy chief of its Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau from 2009 to
early 2012. She also served as vice president, regulatory affairs, Skyterra
Communications; senior counsel to FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy and
director of international alliances at WorldCom, Inc., as well as other high
profile executive positions. In addition, Manner is an adjunct professor of
law at Georgetown University Law Center.

"Jennifer has a tremendous understanding of the satellite industry and the
broader telecommunications industry. As a policy expert, she's literally
written the book on topics such as spectrum, broadband and emerging
technologies," said Manson. "Her grasp of the domestic and international
communications regulatory structure will be a great asset to EchoStar as we
continue to grow our company and expand our product lines."

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SOURCE EchoStar Corporation

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