ViaSat Adds Robert Bowman to Board of Directors

               ViaSat Adds Robert Bowman to Board of Directors

PR Newswire

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 2, 2013

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT)
announced the appointment of Robert Bowman to its board of directors. Mr.
Bowman will serve as a Class II director and will stand for election at the
company's 2013 annual meeting of stockholders. With the appointment of Mr.
Bowman, the ViaSat board now consists of seven members, six of whom are
independent directors.


Mr. Bowman serves as president and CEO of Major League Baseball Advanced
Media, L.P., which manages the interactive and Internet rights for Major
League Baseball, a position he has held since 2000. Prior to joining MLB
Advanced Media, Mr. Bowman was president and COO of ITT Corporation from 1995
to 2000, where he previously served as CFO from 1991 to 1995. He served as
Treasurer of the State of Michigan from 1983 to 1990, overseeing its tax
policy and collection and the state's pension fund. He currently serves as
president of the Michigan Education Trust and as a member of the board of
directors of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

"Bob Bowman is a valuable addition to ViaSat's board of directors," said Mark
Dankberg, chairman and CEO of ViaSat. "He has been the leading industry
visionary in bringing major league sports into the broadband connected world.
Plus, Bob's experience in digital media, finance, and operations is an
excellent fit for all our businesses. He brings exceptional expertise and
insight to ViaSat as we grow the scale and reach of our broadband networks."

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 1,800 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.

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