SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

September 19, 2005 15:00 ET

Norsat Engages Ernst & Young LLP as Its Auditing Firm

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2005 -- Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII); (OTC BB: NSATF) announced today the retention of Ernst & Young LLP, a leading professional services firm, as its auditing firm.

James Sharpe, a member of Norsat's Board of Directors and chair of the Board's Audit Committee, said Norsat is very pleased to have engaged the services of Ernst & Young LLP.

"Ernst & Young is recognized as an industry leader that provides services to a broad range of businesses and has specific expertise in services to technology industry companies," Sharpe said.

Ernst & Young LLP provides a range of services, including accounting and auditing, tax reporting and operations, tax advisory, business risk services, technology and security risk services, transaction advisory, and human capital services.

About Norsat International, Inc.

Norsat International Inc. designs, engineers and markets intelligent satellite solutions for high-speed data transmission. For more than 25 years, Norsat has built a strong reputation in the field of satellite technology by providing its customers with innovative products and has now sold over 2.5 million products in 87 countries around the world. Norsat's latest innovation is the Norsat OmniLink™ line of portable satellite terminal products that provide rapidly deployable broadband satellite data and video connectivity in areas where traditional communications infrastructure is insufficient, damaged, or non-existent. Norsat's sectors of concentration include Health Care, Military, Emergency Services and Media. Additional investor information is available through email at communications_investorrelations@Norsat.com or by phone, 1-604-292-9000 or toll-free in Canada and the U.S., 1-888-667-7281.

About Ernst & Young LLP

Ernst & Young LLP, a global leader in professional services, is committed to restoring the public's trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. Its 100,000 people in 140 countries around the globe pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality and professionalism to provide clients with solutions based on financial, transactional and risk-management knowledge in Ernst & Young's core services of Audit, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services. Ernst & Young practices also provide Law services in some parts of the world where permitted. Further information about Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at www.ey.com/perspectives. Ernst & Young LLP refers to all the members of the global Ernst & Young organization.

Contact Information

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    Bill Coyne
    President & CEO
    Norsat International Inc.

    Norsat International, Inc.
    Communications & Investor Relations
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    Toll-Free: 1-888-667-7281
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