Veteran IT Professional is the Latest Addition to EchoStar Executive Ranks

  Veteran IT Professional is the Latest Addition to EchoStar Executive Ranks

New Senior Vice President Brings Global Leadership Expertise

PR Newswire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 3, 2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS),
a leading global satellite services provider and developer of hybrid video
delivery technologies, today announced that Mahmood S. Mirza has joined the
company as senior vice president of business systems, information technology
and operations.

Mirza will report to Michael Dugan, CEO and president of EchoStar. He is
tasked with alignment of all IT strategy, business systems, and IT technology
across all EchoStar business units.

"During the next few years, we will drive greater growth and adoption of our
current platforms, deliver superior products and be a leader in the
transformation of the customer experience through our continuous improvement
initiatives. Mahmood has the experience and passion for technology and
operational excellence that will make our efforts a success," said Dugan.

Mirza has more than 23 years of experience in the telecommunications field,
with a deep understanding of enterprise technology, and business and
operational support systems. He has served as the chief technical officer or
chief information officer or general manager at companies such as Disney
Mobile, AT&T, and American Management Systems. Mirza also implemented
large-scale consumer and business services that deliver video, voice, data,
and wireless offerings.

Mirza will split his time between EchoStar's Englewood headquarters and
Germantown, MD locations.

About EchoStar Corporation
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) is a leading global provider of satellite
operations and video delivery solutions. EchoStar's wholly-owned subsidiary,
Hughes, is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband services,
delivering network technologies and managed services for enterprise and
government customers in more than 100 countries.

Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, with additional business units
world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has
pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for over 30
years, consistently delivering value for customers, partners and investors
through innovation and outstanding quality. Over the last three decades
EchoStar's contribution to video technology has been a major influencer in the
way consumers view, receive, and manage their TV programming.

EchoStar's consumer solutions include HughesNet^®, North America's #1
high-speed satellite Internet service, Sling Media's Slingbox^® products, and
EchoStar's line of advanced digital video set-top box products for the
international free satellite and terrestrial viewer markets. For more
information, please visit

SOURCE EchoStar Corp.

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