DISH Statement Regarding Clearwire

  DISH Statement RegardingClearwire

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 8, 2013

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) confirmed today that it has formally
approached Clearwire Corporation with respect to a potential strategic
transaction on terms as generally outlined in the Clearwire release, including
an offer to purchase all of the Clearwire common shares at $3.30.

“We look forward to working with Clearwire’s Special Committee as it evaluates
our proposal,” said Tom Cullen, DISH executive vice president of Corporate

DISH does not intend to comment further at this time.

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