ViaSat Announces Selection of CFO

                      ViaSat Announces Selection of CFO

PR Newswire

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 4, 2013

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruce Dirks has agreed to join
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) as Chief Financial Officer. Shawn Duffy, who has
served as interim CFO since August 2012, will continue in her position as Vice
President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of the company.


Mr. Dirks has served as a portfolio manager at Fidelity Management & Research
Company since 2000. Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Dirks was vice president –
Investments at TRW Investment Management Company from 1993 to 2000. Mr. Dirks
began his career at Raytheon Company as a financial analyst and also worked on
the corporate finance team at General Dynamics Corporation. Mr. Dirks earned a
B.A. in Economics from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from the University of

"We expect Bruce to be a great addition to our team and we would like to thank
Shawn for her extraordinary contributions as interim CFO," said Mark Dankberg,
ViaSat chairman and CEO. "Bruce's experience will be very complementary to our
management team."

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the
safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ
materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors
that could cause actual results to differ include: our ability to successfully
implement our business plan for our broadband satellite services on our
anticipated timeline or at all; risks associated with the construction, launch
and operation of our satellites, including the effect of any anomaly,
operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; negative audits
by the U.S. government; continued turmoil in the global business environment
and economic conditions; delays in approving U.S. government budgets and cuts
in government defense expenditures; our reliance on U.S. government contracts,
and on a small number of contracts which account for a significant percentage
of our revenues; our ability to successfully develop, introduce and sell new
technologies, products and services; reduced demand for products as a result
of continued constraints on capital spending by customers; changes in
relationships with, or the financial condition of, key customers or suppliers;
our reliance on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply
our products; increased competition and other factors affecting the
communications and defense industries generally; the effect of adverse
regulatory changes on our ability to sell products and services; our level of
indebtedness and ability to comply with applicable debt covenants; our
involvement in litigation, including intellectual property claims and
litigation to protect our proprietary technology; and our dependence on a
limited number of key employees. In addition, please refer to the risk factors
contained in our SEC filings available at, including our most
recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements,
which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

About ViaSat (

ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to
virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the
military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services
including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest
capacity satellite; service to more than 1,750 mobile platforms, including
Yonder® Ku-band mobile Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; and
network-centric military communication systems and cyber security products for
the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system
design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in
Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,500 people in a number of
locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network

Exede and Yonder are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.

Contact: Media Relations, Scott Cianciulli / Sharon Oh Brainerd Communicators,
212.986.6667,, , or Investor
Relations, Heather Ferrante, ViaSat Inc., 760-476-2633
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