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Andrew Jordan resigned as AsiaSat’s Executive Director & CEO

(16 April 2018 - AsiaSat) AsiaSat has announced that Mr. Andrew Jordan has resigned as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from 16 April 2018, and will serve as Senior Advisor of AsiaSat until 31 October 2018.

Dr. Roger Tong has been appointed by the Board to succeed Mr. Jordan as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from 16 April 2018. Prior to the appointment, Dr. Tong served as Vice President, Engineering and Operations and Chief Technical Officer of AsiaSat, and has led various satellite and teleport programmes since joining AsiaSat in March 2008. Dr. Tong has over 33 years’ experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry and has worked in Canada, Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Prior to joining AsiaSat, Dr. Tong was the technical consultant to Telesat Canada. He has also held various senior management positions at COM DEV International, Allen Telecom Inc. and Mark IV Industries Ltd. He holds a Bachelorʼs degree in Computer Engineering and a Masterʼs degree in Electrical Engineering from the McMaster University, Canada, and a MBA degree from the Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada and a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Newcastle in Australia.

AsiaSat’s Chairman, Gregory Zeluck, said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Jordan for his service. We look forward to his continued contribution as Senior Advisor to the Company.”

“I would also like to welcome Dr. Tong, an industry veteran with extensive knowledge, experience and network of contacts across the satellite communications, broadcast and telecom industries who has served the Company for more than 10 years to join the board. We are confident that he has the strategic vision, capability and experience to continue to build AsiaSat’s leadership in this rapidly changing environment and to steer the company to its next phase of growth,” Mr. Zeluck added.

About AsiaSat

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), the leading satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world's population with its seven satellites, AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 7 and AsiaSat 8, and the new AsiaSat 9. The AsiaSat satellite fleet serves both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Over 600 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company's satellites offering access to more than 830 million TV households across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135).