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Telesat Holdings Inc. Second Quarter Conference Call

OTTAWA, CANADA, August 5, 2009 – Telesat has scheduled a conference call to discuss its financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2009 and other recent developments for Monday, August 10, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The call will be hosted by Daniel S. Goldberg, President & Chief Executive Officer, and Michel Cayouette, Chief Financial Officer of Telesat.

Dial-in Instructions:

The toll-free dial-in number for the teleconference is +1 (866) 266-1793. Callers outside of North America should dial +1 (416) 340-2218. The access code is 4012137 followed by the number sign (#). Please allow at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to connect to the teleconference.

Dial-in Audio Replay:

A replay of the teleconference will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT August 10, 2009, until 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 24, 2009. To access the replay, please call +1 (800) 408-3053. Callers outside of North America should dial +1 (416) 695-5800. The access code is 2106624 followed by the number sign (#).

About Telesat (

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat is the fourth-largest fixed satellite services operator. The company provides reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Telesat has a global state-of-the-art fleet of 11 satellites with two additional satellites under construction, and manages the operations of 13 additional satellites for third parties. Telesat is privately held. Its principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).

Forward-Looking Statements Safe Harbour

This news release contains statements that are not based on historical fact and are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this news release, the words “believes”, “expects”, “plans”, “may”, “will”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “project”, “intend” or “outlook” or other variations of these words or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. Actual results may differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Detailed information about some of the known risks and uncertainties is included in the “Risk Factors” section of Telesat’s final prospectus filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 29, 2009. Readers are specifically referred to that document, as well as Telesat’s other filings with the SEC which can be obtained on the SEC’s website at Known risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: (1) financial risks, including economic downturns, restrictions imposed by covenants contained in the agreements governing Telesat’s debt, Telesat’s leverage, volatility in exchange rates, and Telesat’s dependence on a few large customers for a significant proportion of its revenue; (2) risks associated with operating satellites and providing satellite services, including satellite construction or launch delays, launch failures, in-orbit failures or impaired satellite performance, the ability to obtain or renew satellite insurance at all or on reasonable terms, and competition from other providers of telecommunications services; (3) risks associated with domestic and foreign government regulation; and (4) other risks, including potential conflicts of interest with Telesat’s significant shareholders, litigation, and market risks. The foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. The information contained in this news release reflects Telesat’s beliefs, assumptions, intentions, plans and expectations as of the date of this news release. Telesat disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise the information herein.

For further information: Vanessa Brûlé, Telesat, +1 613 748-8700 ext. 2407 (

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