SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

May 02, 2006 09:15 ET

Pervez Siddiqui Promoted to Vice President of Marketing at Norsat International

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTC BB: NSATF) announced today that Pervez Siddiqui has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Marketing.

"It gives me great pleasure to recognize Pervez for his invaluable contributions to our company," said Bill Coyne, President & CEO.

Mr. Siddiqui joined Norsat as the Director of Marketing in October 2004. An accomplished marketing executive with over 10 years of international, strategic and product marketing experience in the software and telecommunications industries, he has played a vital role in launching the GLOBETrekker family of portable satellite systems and in instituting key strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining Norsat, Mr. Siddiqui worked at Harris Corporation in the international marketing department of the Microwave Communications Division. He has also held general management roles at a New York-based speech recognition company and an Arizona-based software company focused on consumer applications.

Mr. Siddiqui holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a graduate-level Diploma in Accounting from McGill University. He has also most recently, joined the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association (Vancouver / Burnaby branch).

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. Norsat's latest innovations include the Norsat OmniLink™ and GLOBETrekker lines 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. Additional information is available at www.norsat.com. 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.

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