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Globalstar partners with Agiltech to bring state-of-the-art satcoms to French businesses and consumers


Dublin, Ireland, February 05th 2015 - Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT) and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Agiltech for the distribution and retail sales of Globalstar’s SPOT satellite communications portfolio of products across France.

The main focus for Agiltech will be the commercialisation of Globalstar’s SPOT products and services, namely SPOT Trace™ and SPOT Gen3™, to businesses, government service, public support agencies and consumers.

Agiltech works with a nationwide network of distributors of equipment for the maritime industry and leisure boat owners. Agiltech also supports all parts of the logistics ecosystem from rail cargo transport, truck fleet owners and managers and security providers. In addition, the firm supplies many of France’s major retailers of equipment for outdoor enthusiasts, automotive supplies and home electronics. Furthermore, Agiltech provides bespoke solutions to many of France’s most important security and public safety first responder organisations – supporting the nation’s fire fighters, police and hospitals.

Patrick Potiron, Sales & Technical Director at Agiltech, says there is fundamental synergy between Agiltech’s expertise and network and SPOT’s satellite-enabled tracking and positioning capabilities. By virtue of the new partnership with Globalstar, Patrick anticipates many opportunities to develop new solutions that will help organisations to monitor, track and support people and assets wherever they are, especially in regions where mobile coverage is unreliable.

“Globalstar is a true pioneer and leader in satellite-based tracking and communications technologies,” commented Patrick. “We believe that the rugged and reliable SPOT products are what many French individuals and organisations need, from emergency service providers to transport companies. We are committed to supporting our customers in maritime, logistics, and in other sectors – both commercial businesses and government services – to enhance their operations with the highly useful tools that Globalstar uniquely provides.”

Earlier this month, Globalstar announced that since initial launch in 2007, SPOT products have been used to initiate over 3,500 rescues globally and currently stand at an average of one rescue every day. With hundreds of thousands of SPOT units in service around the world, SPOT delivers affordable and reliable connectivity and real-time GPS tracking, providing reassurance when there is uncertain or no mobile coverage. In Europe, the SPOT customer base increased by over 7,000 in 2014, a record number of activations in any single year.
“We are looking forward to making SPOT products more widely available, putting the power of our next generation satellite network into the hands of new users in the highly diverse French market,“ said Mark O’Connell, Director European Sales & Business Operations,  at Globalstar. "With its acknowledged expertise in the geolocation market, and great customer service, as proven by its many loyal blue-chip customers, Agiltech is the perfect partner to help us achieve this goal.”

About Agiltech
Agiltech is a leading provider of mobility solutions for businesses and individuals in France. The company was formed in order to meet the needs of commercial users who rely on geolocation and GPS navigation technologies. For over 10 years, Agiltech has been designing hardware and software for GIS systems, fleet tracking and GPS navigation. Agiltech is staffed by highly trained professionals experienced in delivering leading edge products and services to a wide range of French organisations. Customers and partners include blue-chip mobility leaders such as Orange, SFR and Bouygues Télécom, technology leaders IBM, SIS and and government-backed public service agencies including Gendarmerie Nationale (Police), Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer (Maritime Safety), Service des Pompiers (Fire Service) and Assistance Public des Hôpitaux de Paris (Hospitals), among others. Agiltech additionally develops complementary bespoke business software to meet the specific needs of the sector user groups it supports. With abiding core values of innovation, precision, optimisation and reliability, Agiltech is France’s mobility solutions leader. www.agiltech.fr.

About SPOT LLC
SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational use. SPOT Global Phone uses the Globalstar network to transmit two-way voice and data communications. SPOT messaging devices use both the GPS satellite network and the Globalstar network to transmit text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has provided peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact completely independent of cellular coverage, having initiated over 3,400 rescues worldwide. For more information, visit FindMeSPOT.com.

Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of SPOT LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of SPOT LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For media information, please contact:

Gavan Murphy
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd.
gavan.murphy@globalstar.com

Cynthia Ritchie
White Tiger Communications
cynthia@whitetigercommunications.net
+44 7799 768464

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