Press Release

Globalstar Announces New Investor

By SpaceRef Editor
November 18, 2003
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San Jose, CA , November 18, 2003 – Globalstar today announced that it has filed a notice of material terms of a proposed transaction with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. Globalstar has requested Court approval for a new acquisition agreement with Thermo Capital Partners, which would give Thermo an 81.25% ownership of a new company that would take control of Globalstar’s assets and operations, in exchange for a cash investment of up to $43 million. The remaining 18.75% of the equity interests in the new company will be available to Globalstar for distribution to its creditors. Additionally, Globalstar’s creditors will have the right to purchase additional equity interests in the new company for an aggregate ownership interest of up to 33.87%.

This new agreement would supersede Globalstar’s May 2003 agreement with ICO Global Communications (Holdings) Limited, under which ICO intended to acquire Globalstar.

The Court is expected to review this motion at a hearing on Thursday, November 20. In the meantime, Globalstar’s operations are continuing normally. Globalstar management is confident that the acquisition by Thermo will ensure the company’s future.

Thermo Capital Partners is part of the Thermo Companies, based in New Orleans, LA, and Denver, CO, a highly successful group of privately-held companies focused on opportunities in the telecommunications, power generation, natural resources and real estate industry. For more information, visit the Thermo website at www.thermocompanies.com.

SpaceRef staff editor.