Pole Star Appoints Andrew Peters as New CEO

  Pole Star Appoints Andrew Peters as New CEO

  - Former Telefonica UK and Deutsche Telekom Ltd CEO joins global maritime
                              technology group -

Business Wire

LONDON -- January 21, 2013

Pole Star, the leading provider of maritime fleet management, ship security
and vessel monitoring solutions, announces the appointment of Andrew Peters as
chief executive of the company. The appointment follows the retirement of
interim CEO, Colin Hook, who will continue to serve as a non-executive
director of the board.

Andrew Peters, previously CEO of Telefonica UK and Deutsche Telekom Ltd, takes
the helm as Pole Star embarks on an ambitious strategy to launch new services,
expand into new regions and release major enhancements to its existing

Commenting on his new appointment, Andrew Peters said, "Following a successful
2012 under Colin Hook's sound leadership, we will continue to upgrade our
products and services and expand into new markets in 2013. I look forward to
building on our successes as we significantly grow the business."

Established in 1998 and headquartered in London with offices in the US, Hong
Kong, Panama and Australia, Pole Star is the world's leading provider of fleet
management, ship security and vessel monitoring systems to the maritime
industry. Working closely with its commercial customers and Maritime
Administrations worldwide, it understands the needs of the maritime sector.

Pole Star has developed innovative and reliable systems that enable its users
to monitor and manage their assets worldwide. The applications provide the
users with the information they need to maximise operational performance and
safeguard assets and crew. Pole Star systems are currently used to track
nearly 40,000 ships worldwide. http://web.polestarglobal.com/about/company


Pole Star
Debbie Druce
Tel: +44 (0)20 7313 7400
Press Enquiries:
Strategic Public Relations
Nigel Parker/Nicola Feakes
Tel: (0)1494 434434
M: +44 (0)7778 872 457
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