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Telesat closes offices globally as cautionary measure due to COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA, CANADA, March 13, 2020 – Telesat today announced it has enacted its work from home policy in its offices globally effective March 16, 2020 in an effort to keep office workers safe and facilitate social distancing amidst the increase of COVID-19.

Telesat provides critical satellite communications infrastructure to its customers and as such, has comprehensive business continuity plans to ensure continued operations of its satellites, network and teleport infrastructure.

“The continued safety and well-being of our employees is our top priority,” stated Dan Goldberg, CEO of Telesat. “We have invested in the right tools and business continuity planning and, as a result, can maintain the critical infrastructure and services that our customers rely while our work from home policy is in effect.”

About Telesat

Backed by a legacy of engineering excellence, reliability and industry-leading customer service, Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators. Telesat works collaboratively with its customers to deliver critical connectivity solutions that tackle the world’s most complex communications challenges, providing powerful advantages that improve their operations and drive growth. Telesat LEO, our Low Earth Orbit network scheduled to begin service in 2022, will revolutionize global broadband connectivity by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fiber-like speeds.

Privately held and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL). For more information, visit

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Lynette Simmons

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