DataPath Names Industry Veteran Leslie P. Blaker Vice President of Government Affairs and Development

    DULUTH, Ga., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading provider
 of satellite and wireless communications networks around the world, has
 appointed Leslie P. Blaker to the position of vice president of government
 affairs and development. In this role, Blaker leads DataPath's government
 relations initiatives and participation with key organizations that inform
 and advise the U.S. government on vital communications issues.
 
     Blaker was previously vice president, development for Americom
 Government Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES Global, S.A.
 that serves the U.S. government in the areas of civilian and defense
 broadband communications. There her responsibilities included strategic
 development and related governmental affairs. Blaker has more than 20 years
 of experience within the satellite industry supporting the U.S. government,
 including other senior roles at iDirect Technologies, Loral Orion, GTE
 Spacenet, Hughes Network Systems and Northern Telecom.
 
     "With exceptional experience, leadership and insights into government
 communications issues, Leslie is a great addition to the DataPath team,"
 said David J. Helfgott, president and chief executive officer of DataPath.
 "Her efforts will help us to interact more broadly with many levels of the
 U.S. government and military in support of our efforts to deliver vital
 communications capabilities and evolve industry standards."
 
     About DataPath, Inc.
 
     DataPath is a global leader in creating satellite-based network
 solutions that solve customers' toughest communications challenges. We
 specialize in enabling highly complex, video-intensive communications
 networks that are critical to the operations of military, civilian
 government and commercial organizations. Even in the most urgent time
 frames and extreme conditions, we establish and maintain communications
 anywhere and deliver total network control through our communications
 solutions, MaxView(R) network control software and comprehensive services.
 SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB, a Stockholm-based, global leader in the
 design and manufacture of mobile satellite communications systems, is a
 wholly owned subsidiary. DataPath is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., U.S.A.
 and operates via more than two dozen offices and distributor locations
 around the world. For more information, visit www.datapath.com.
 
     Safe Harbor Disclosure
 
     This press release, other than historical information, contains
 forward- looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that are based on management's beliefs and
 assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections.
 Forward-looking statements may include projections and estimates concerning
 the timing and success of specific projects and the future revenues, income
 and capital spending of DataPath, Inc. (the "Company.")
 
     A variety of factors beyond the control of the Company may affect the
 Company's performance, including, but not limited to the Company's ability
 to sustain its historical growth rate; the Company's dependence on sales to
 the U.S. government for a high percentage of its revenues; increased
 competition using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software
 solutions; changes or delays in U.S. government funding programs and
 priorities; termination or modification clauses contained in U.S.
 government contracts; continued supply of critical components and services,
 including COTS-based hardware; maintenance of exclusive procurement or
 marketing rights with key suppliers; restrictions contained in federal and
 international procurement laws and regulations; operation in international
 markets, including the application of international and foreign domestic
 laws and regulations; and risks and costs associated with becoming a public
 company.
 
     Any of the above factors and numerous others not listed nor foreseen
 may adversely affect the Company's financial performance. Forward-looking
 statements speak only as of the date on which they were made, and the
 Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements,
 whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
 
 
 

SOURCE DataPath, Inc.

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