SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

October 17, 2008 09:00 ET

Norsat Announces Personnel Changes

Company Announces Changes to Management and Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - October 17, 2008) - Norsat International Inc. ("Norsat") (TSX: NII) (OTCBB: NSATF), a leading provider of intelligent satellite solutions, announces that Christopher Hoyle has resigned as a Director of the Company. Mr. Hoyle joined the Board of Directors in May 2005.

Norsat also announces that William R. Witten, Vice President of Sales, and Pervez Siddiqui, Vice President of Marketing are no longer with the company.

"We would like to thank Randy, Pervez and Chris for all of their effort and valuable contributions to Norsat. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors," said Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO.

About Norsat International Inc.

Norsat International Inc. designs, engineers and markets intelligent satellite solutions for high-speed data transmission. The company's portfolio of capabilities include: microwave components; fixed, transportable, ultra-portable, vehicle-mounted and maritime satellite systems; turnkey maritime navigation and communications systems; and end-to-end network services. Norsat is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with offices in Annapolis, Maryland; Lincoln, United Kingdom; Stockholm, Sweden; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Rome, Italy; and Daejeon, South Korea. Additional information is available at www.norsat.com, via email at investor@norsat.com or by phone at 1-604-821-2808.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news release relating to matters that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, changes in technology, reliance on third party manufacturing, managing rapid growth, global sales risks, limited intellectual property protection and other risks and uncertainties described in Norsat's public filings with securities regulatory authorities.

This information should be read in conjunction with Norsat's audited consolidated financial statements and related notes included therein for the three months ended June 30th, 2008, and the Management Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended June 30th, 2008. All of the company's financial statements are prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (Canadian GAAP). Additional information may be found at www.norsat.com.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:

    Dr. Amiee Chan
    President & CEO
    Tel: 604 821-2808
    Email: Email Contact

    Kristen Dickson
    The Equicom Group
    Investor Relations
    Tel: 416-815-0700 x 273
    Email: Email Contact