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  • ANADOLU NETWORKS TO LAUNCH LOCAL TV PLATFORM FOR TURKEY AT 31.5 DEGREES EAST

    Luxembourg/ Ankara, December 27, 2012 – SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced it has struck a long-term capacity agreement with Anadolu Networks for one transponder at the ASTRA 31.5 degrees East orbital position. Anadolu Networks will start using the capacity from January 1, 2013 onwards to launch its direct-to-home (DTH) platform that will broadcast local TV channels to the whole of Turkey.

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  • GOGO INKS MAJOR CAPACITY DEAL WITH SES TO LAUNCH TRANSATLANTIC AERONAUTICAL BROADBAND SERVICE

    Itasca, Illinois and Betzdorf, Luxembourg, December 19, 2012 – Gogo, a leader in in-flight connectivity, and global satellite operator SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced the signature of milestone capacity and ground support agreements to deliver Gogo broadband services aboard commercial airliners. Coverage includes commercial aircraft flying over the North Atlantic Ocean Region, Europe and the United States.

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  • SES IS THE FIRST SATELLITE OPERATOR TO OFFER A 20 MBIT/S SATELLITE BROADBAND SERVICE FOR CONSUMERS IN FRANCE

    Luxembourg, 18 December 2012 - SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it is the first satellite operator to offer a satellite broadband service with download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s for consumers in France. The new service uses Ka-band capacity on SES' ASTRA 2F satellite and is available with immediate effect via France Telecom-Orange's satellite broadband affiliate NordNet.

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  • ASTRA TRANSMITS SWISS COMMERCIAL BROADCASTER 3+

    Luxembourg, December 14, 2012 – SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that ASTRA is now broadcasting the Swiss private channel 3+ from its prime orbital position 19.2 degrees East. 3+ is the first broadcaster based in Switzerland to use SES' satellite capacities. The transmission via the orbital position 19.2 degrees East will expand the reach of 3+ by around 400,000 households in Switzerland.

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  • GERMAN HD+ PLATFORM ADDS FIFTEENTH CHANNEL

    Luxembourg/ Munich, 13 December 2012 – SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has announced today that its German HD platform HD+ is adding its 15th channel. Deluxe Music HD will start on 17 December and broadcast its HD offering on the HD+ platform. Deluxe Music was launched 2005 in Germany and offers a high-end music programme now also in High Definition.

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  • TRT TURK SELECTS SES TO REACH AUDIENCES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

    Ankara / Luxembourg, December 5, 2012 - SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that Turkish public broadcaster, Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), has selected SES to reach audiences in sub-Saharan Africa. TRT will use capacity on SES-5 located at 5 degrees East to broadcast its free-to-air digital channel TRT Turk and its radio channel Turkiyenin Sesi Radyosu (TRS) to the region using the satellite's unique Ka-band uplink capabilities, allowing for flexible operations between Europe and Africa.

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  • SES AND ESA TO COLLABORATE ON ELECTRA TO DEVELOP FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC SMALL/MEDIUM SIZED SATELLITE PLATFORM IN EUROPE

    Luxembourg, November 30th, 2012 - SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced its participation in the upcoming Artes-33 programme "ELECTRA" of the European Space Agency (ESA). Under the ELECTRA programme, SES and ESA will establish a public-private partnership aimed at developing a full-electric propulsion small/medium sized satellite platform manufactured in Europe.

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  • LEVEL 3 ENHANCES SUPPORT FOR BRAZILIAN ENTERPRISES WITH SES SATELLITE

    Luxembourg/Sao Paulo, November 29, 2012 – SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange:SESG) today announced it has struck a long-term capacity agreement with Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT) for the delivery of advanced corporate communications services to businesses across Brazil.

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  • SES TO PROVIDE SATELLITE BROADBAND SERVICES FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN BURKINA FASO

    Luxembourg, November 27, 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that its 100% owned affiliate SES Broadband Services will provide satellite broadband services for the parliamentary elections in Burkina Faso set to take place on December 2, 2012.

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  • SES BROADBAND SERVICES AND ESA TO SUPPORT INNOVATION IN SATELLITE BROADBAND COMMUNICATION

    Luxembourg, November 23, 2012 – SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to support innovation in satellite broadband communication. As part of the agreement, SES’ 100% owned satellite broadband affiliate, SES Broadband Services, is offering a range of broadband services at special conditions to industrial players participating in the ARTES Applications Projects led by ESA. 

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  • ASTRIUM SERVICES AND SES EXTEND VSAT COVERAGE AND SERVICE FOR GLOBAL MARITIME CUSTOMERS

    Capacity renewal agreement offers more complete VSAT coverage from Arabian Sea to the South Pacific Ocean

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  • SES’ ASTRA 2F SATELLITE STARTS OPERATIONS

    Luxembourg – November 21, 2012 – SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that the ASTRA 2F satellite has successfully completed its in-orbit testing and is now fully operational and in commercial service at the orbital neighborhood of 28.2/28.5 degrees East. The 52nd SES satellite was successfully launched board an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, on September 28, 2012.

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  • SES-4 SUPPORTS TELESPAZIO’S GROWTH IN BRAZILIAN MARKET

    Luxembourg/Rio de Janeiro, November 14, 2012 – SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced that Telespazio Brasil S.A. has signed a long-term capacity agreement to boost corporate and government networks across Brazil's heartland and its oil-rich ocean waters.

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  • SES LAUNCHES NEW IPAD APPLICATION TO SHOWCASE FLEET AND COVERAGE

    Luxembourg, November 13, 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it has launched a new iPad application, showcasing the SES global fleet of 52 satellites and including over 150 footprints. Now available in the App Store, the app – SES Satellites - is designed by SES to engage its customers and enable them to easily locate the satellites covering their markets.

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  • SES YTD Q3 DELIVERS SOLID GROWTH

    Luxembourg, 9 November 2012 – SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) reports financial results for the nine months and three months ended 30 September 2012.

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  • RECORD UPTAKE FOR SES OCCASIONAL USE SATELLITE CAPACITY DURING US ELECTIONS

    Luxembourg, November 7, 2012 - SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced a record uptake of its occasional use satellite capacity during the two-day US election period of November 6 and 7.

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  • SES CERTIFIES NEW ZINWELL SAT>IP CONVERTER

    LUXEMBOURG, November 02, 2012 -- SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today the certification of a new SAT>IP converter by Zinwell, one of the major cable TV and set-top box manufacturers in Taiwan.

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  • SES renews long-term contract with BBC

    SES has renewed a multiple transponder contract with the BBC. The capacity, a total of six transponders, has been contracted on a long term basis and will be used for services in both standard and high definition. The capacity will be hosted on the SES satellites positioned at the orbital position 28.2 degrees East. SES is currently undertaking a large fleet investment programme at that orbital position.

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  • Third quarter 2012: HD+ records more than 750,000 paying households for the first time
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  • SES PLATFORM SERVICES SIGNS MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT WITH FASHION ONE

    Luxembourg, Oct 15, 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that its 100 percent owned subsidiary SES Platform Services has signed a multi-year contract with global television network Fashion One to broadcast the free-to-air channel in SD at the orbital position of 19.2 degrees East starting on Oct 15.

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  • SES CONTRACTS BOEING TO MANUFACTURE SES-9 SATELLITE FOR ASIA

    El Segundo, California & Betzdorf, Luxembourg – October 10th, 2012 - SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Boeing announced today that SES has selected Boeing to build a new communication satellite, SES-9, to serve the fast growing markets in Asia.

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  • SES SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES ASTRA 2F SATELLITE

    Luxembourg, 1st October 2012 – SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that its new ASTRA 2F satellite has been successfully launched on Friday, 28 September, on board an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. This is SES' 36th successful launch on Ariane.

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  • Suite à l’adhésion à l’ESA: LA TECHNOLOGIE SPATIALE LUXEMBOURGEOISE PREND FORME

    Luxembourg – 24 septembre 2012 -- Lors d’une visite ce jour au nouveau Business Center de SES, situé Rue Pierre Werner, dans la zone audiovisuelle de Betzdorf, le ministre François Biltgen a pu juger par lui-même que les ambitions politiques qui animaient le Luxembourg lors de son adhésion à l’Agence Spatiale Européenne (ESA) en 2005 portent entre-temps leurs fruits.

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  • ASTRA 2F SATELLITE LAUNCH RE-SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

    Luxembourg, September 24th, 2012 – SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that Arianespace has re-scheduled the launch of its new satellite ASTRA 2F for September 28, 2012.

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  • ASTRA 2F SATELLITE LAUNCH RE-SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
  • HITEC Luxembourg signs a multi antenna procurement contract with SES TechCom to supply four antenna systems for European space data highway

    Luxembourg, 18 September 2012: HITEC Luxembourg S.A., the Luxembourg based engineering and technology company, announced today that it has been selected for provisioning four antenna systems as part of the satellite ground stations to monitor and control the EDRS satellite network. The project is led by SES TechCom, a subcontractor to DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt), which recently signed a contract with Astrium to furnish major parts of the ground segment. The contract with HITEC Luxembourg includes the design, manufacturing and on-site installation of the antennas at key sites in Germany, UK and Belgium.

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  • SES-5 NOW OPERATIONAL AT 5 DEGREES EAST

    Luxembourg – September 17th, 2012 – SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced that the SES-5 satellite is now fully operational at the orbital position of 5 degrees East.

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  • SES GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS AWARDED CUSTOM SATELLITE SOLUTIONS CONTRACT IN THE U.S.

    Luxembourg/ McLean, Virginia (USA), 13 September 2012 – SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced that SES Government Solutions (SES-GS) has extended the means by which the U.S. Government can access their global satellite fleet and custom network solutions capabilities and has been awarded a Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) contract.

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  • SES AND SPACEX ANNOUNCE CONTRACT FOR THREE SATELLITE LAUNCHES

    Hawthorne, CA / Luxembourg, September 12, 2012 – Today Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced an agreement to launch three additional SES satellites, on SpaceX's Falcon 9 or Falcon Heavy rockets.

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  • SATADSL TO MARKET SES BROADBAND IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

    Luxembourg, September 11, 2012 - SES Broadband Services, a subsidiary of SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced today that it has signed an agreement with SatADSL for the distribution of its satellite broadband service, SES Broadband, in Sub-Saharan Africa. The service will be provided via the ASTRA 4A satellite located at the orbital position of 5 degrees East.

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  • DAMY ENGINEERING CONTRACTS CAPACITY FROM SES FOR INTERNET CONNECTIVITY IN BENIN

    Luxembourg, September 11, 2012 – SES Broadband Services, a 100% owned affiliate of  satellite operator SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced today that it has signed an agreement with Damy Engineering for the use of 18 MHz on SES' ASTRA 4A satellite, covering Sub-Saharan Africa. Damy Engineering will start using the capacity, as well as the platform of SES Broadband Services, beginning mid-September 2012 for internet access in Benin.

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  • SES AND RED BEE MEDIA INTRODUCE INDUSTRY LEADING REMOTE RECORDING SERVICE VIA SATELLITE AND PORTABLE DEVICES

    Luxembourg, September 7, 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Red Bee Media today unveiled an industry leading remote recording service for satellite reception devices. SatRecord is a new satellite-based TV remote recording service which will provide consumers with the flexibility of recording their favourite TV programme via internet-connected devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones from wherever they may be.

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  • SES AND SONY TRANSMIT LIVE 4K CONTENT AT IBC 2012

    Luxembourg, September 7, 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Sony announced today that they will be transmitting live 4K content at the  IBC 2012  show in Amsterdam. The protected video channel is uplinked from the SES headquarters in Luxembourg via the ASTRA Satellite System.

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  • NORDNET, VIVEOLE AND WIBOX TO MARKET SES BROADBAND IN KA-BAND STARTING NOVEMBER 2012

    Luxembourg, September 6, 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it will launch its satellite broadband service, SES Broadband, in Ka-band in November 2012. The new service will offer download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 2 Mbit/s. It will be marketed via SES' long-term partners NordNet, Vivéole and WIBOX to end-consumers in France.

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  • Satellite TV increases its reach in Germany after analogue switch-off

    Luxembourg, September 4, 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that satellite TV continued to increase its reach in Germany after the analogue switch-off in April. In the first half of 2012, satellite TV gained 100,000 households to reach 17.6 million.

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  • GERRY OBERST TO HEAD SES’ REGULATORY TEAM

    Luxembourg, September 3, 2012 – SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that Gerry Oberst will join SES in the position of Senior Vice President,  Global Regulatory and Governmental Strategy.

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  • SES AND CASTOR NETWORKS SIGN CAPACITY EXPANSION DEAL ON NSS-7 TO MEET GROWING CONNECTIVITY NEEDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

    Luxembourg, September 3, 2012 – SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Castor Networks announced today that the Dutch provider of teleport, VSAT and broadcasting services has signed a capacity expansion agreement on SES' NSS-7 satellite to meet the growing needs for connectivity throughout Southern Africa.

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  • SES INKS CAPACITY DEAL WITH ROMANTIS FOR RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA

    LUXEMBOURG – August 29, 2012 – SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it has signed a capacity agreement with Romantis, a global provider of satellite capacity and networking equipment, to support the growing connectivity needs across Russia and Central Asia.

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  • SES AND PACTEL SIGN ADDITIONAL CAPACITY DEAL TO PROVIDE INTERNET CONNECTIVITY TO BUSINESSES IN PACIFIC REGION

    LUXEMBOURG – August 21, 2012 – SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced that global satellite communications provider Pactel has broadened its partnership with SES via a multi-year capacity deal on NSS-6. Under the new capacity expansion deal, Pactel will utilise multi-transponder capacity on two SES satellites -- NSS-9 at 183 degrees East and NSS-6 at 95 degrees East.

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  • ASTRA 2F SATELLITE ARRIVES AT EUROPEAN SPACEPORT IN KOUROU FOR 21 SEPTEMBER 2012 LAUNCH

    Luxembourg, 21 August 2012 – SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced that the ASTRA 2F satellite has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will now be processed for launch aboard an Ariane V rocket. The launch is scheduled for 21st September 2012.

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  • SES and Eurovision ink multi-year capacity expansion deal to broadcast London 2012 Paralympic Games and other major sporting events globally

    Luxembourg, August 6, 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today a multi-year capacity deal with Eurovision – the leading distributor of premium sports and news events and department of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) – to provide live transmission of international sporting events originating in, or broadcast to, North America, Latin America and Europe.

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  • HD+ increases number of paying households to 634,000

    Luxembourg, 27 July 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that the number of paying households using the HD+ service offered by its German affiliate HD PLUS has increased significantly. The HDTV platform attracted over 120,000 new paying households between April and June 2012, the most paying households HD+ has ever acquired in one quarter. At 30 June 2012, HD+ counted 634,290 paying households. Year-on-year, the number of households paying for HD+ has more than tripled (30 June 2011: 198,020).

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  • SES REPORTS CONTINUED GROWTH BOOSTED BY NEW MARKETS

    Luxembourg, 27 July 2012 – SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) reports financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2012.

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    Romain Bausch, President and CEO, commented:

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  • SES SIGNS RENEWAL WITH CHANNEL 5

    Luxembourg, 26 July 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it has signed a long-term renewal with Channel 5 for one transponder that it is using on the ASTRA Satellite System at 28.2 degrees East. SES owns and operates the ASTRA Satellite System.

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  • SES AND GROUPE CANAL+ AGREE ON LONG TERM CONTRACT RENEWAL FOR 24 TRANSPONDERS AT ASTRA 19.2 DEGREES EAST

    Luxembourg, 26 July 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it has signed a long-term extension of its framework agreement with Groupe Canal+, the leading French pay television operator. This agreement extends the duration of Canal+'s entire capacity of 24 transponders on the SES fleet at the prime orbital position ASTRA 19.2 degrees East. Canal+ recently contracted its 24th transponder on the ASTRA Satellite System in order to further enlarge its HD line-up. The transponder was previously utilized in the German market.

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  • SES CONFIRMS GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN HD BROADCASTING

    Luxembourg, 25 July 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today confirmed its global leadership in High Definition (HD) broadcasting, with more than 1,300 HD channels on its satellite fleet worldwide. The recent SES channel count shows that more than a quarter of the over 5,200 TV channels distributed by SES are HD. SES broadcasts more HD channels than its two main competitors combined.

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  • SES COOPERATES WITH NORTHROP GRUMMAN ON NEW NATO ALLIANCE GROUND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

    Luxembourg, 13th July 2012 - SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today an agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to supply satellite capacity and services for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system. Operating under NATO command, AGS will be a major data source for NATO's system for Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR).

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  • SES ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY’S FIRST SAT-IP CONVERTER CERTIFICATION

    Luxembourg, 12 July 2012- SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today the certification of the industry's first SAT-IP converter by Inverto Digital Labs, a Luxembourg-based developer and marketer of consumer and professional broadcast reception products. SAT-IP is a new standard and trademark developed and supported by SES. With SAT-IP, satellite-delivered programmes are converted into Internet Protocol (IP) standard at the point of reception in the home. Households can therefore receive, via their wired or wireless in-home Internet distribution system, the full satellite line-up not only on the TV screen but also on a large range of IP-devices such as smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs – with different programmes on different devices at the same time. The SAT-IP converter from Inverto is the first of its kind to be certified according to the new standard.

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  • SES-5 TO PROVIDE FRESH SATELLITE CAPACITY IN MULTIPLE FREQUENCY BANDS TO EUROPE, AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

    Baikonur, Kazakhstan and Luxembourg – July 10th, 2012 – SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced that the SES-5 satellite roared into space on board an ILS Proton Breeze M booster today at 00:38:30 am Baikonur time (20:38:30 CET and 14:38:30 EDT on July 9th, 2012). After a 9-hour, 12-minute mission, the Breeze M upper stage of the Proton rocket successfully released the SES-5 satellite directly into geostationary transfer orbit.

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  • ILS PROTON LAUNCH OF SES-5 SATELLITE RESCHEDULED

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan – July 8th, 2012 – ILS has informed SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) that the launch of the Proton launch vehicle with the SES-5 satellite has been rescheduled for July 10, 2012. The launch will take place at 00:38:30 local time in Baikonur (July 9 at 20:38:30 CET and 14:38:30 EDT).

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