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COVINGTON, La., Oct. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), today announced that a NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel (the "Panel") has decided to maintain Globalstar's listing through the end of the year. Previously, Globalstar had reported that the Staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC had notified the Company that its securities would be delisted from The NASDAQ Capital Market for failure to maintain a closing bid price of its common stock of at least $1.00 per share, pending the Company's right to appeal the Staff determination. Globalstar requested a hearing and presented evidence supporting a further extension through the end of the year. The Panel granted Globalstar's request, finding that Globalstar "has made a persuasive case that its difficulties in completing the launch of the constellation are behind it… and that the longer-term prospects for value to shareholders upon completion of the launch are substantial."
"On behalf of all of our employees, customers and shareholders, I want to thank the Panel Members for their thoughtful consideration," said Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar, Inc.
Additionally, Globalstar announced that it has taken delivery of the first two Spacecraft for the fourth launch of six second-generation satellites. The satellites have arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome where they will undergo preparations for a scheduled February 4, 2013 launch. The remaining four satellites are scheduled to be delivered in the coming weeks.
Finally, Globalstar announced that satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space has delivered the software patch to remedy a previously reported momentum wheel issue affecting a satellite currently in orbit. Thales and Globalstar will upload the software to the satellite over the next few days. Once testing of the new software is complete, Globalstar expects to place the satellite back into commercial service during the month of November.
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial customers and recreational consumers in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems, the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger and flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. All SPOT products described in this press release are the products of Spot LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia.