SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

December 04, 2007 05:00 ET

Norsat Expands Sales Presence in Europe, Middle East and Africa

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) and (OTCBB: NSATF) ("Norsat"), a leading provider of intelligent satellite solutions, announced today that it has established a representative sales office in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, to facilitate the Company's expansion into the Southern European, Middle Eastern and Northern African satellite terminal markets. Norsat has selected Captain Marino Paladini as the Company's primary sales representative for these regions.

"A fundamental component of our strategy is to drive growth through further penetration of the global satellite terminal market," said Dr. Amiee Chan, president and CEO Norsat International Inc. "Demand for portable satellite communications continues to grow around the world, and we believe there are significant opportunities in Southern Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. A local presence is a key competitive advantage in successfully capitalizing on these opportunities. In addition, Captain Paladini has strong relationships with satellite services providers throughout these regions and has already put us in front of a number of qualified prospects."

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Norsat now has a local presence in five countries, as well as a growing network of 135 resellers worldwide.

About Norsat International Inc.

Norsat International Inc. designs, engineers and markets intelligent satellite solutions for high-speed data transmission. Additional information is available at Further information is available through email at or by phone, 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 unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and related notes included therein for the nine months ended September 30, 2007, and the Management Discussion and Analysis for the nine months ended September 30, 2007. 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

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