Michael Nobel, Ph.D., Joins WorldSpace Board of Directors

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from WorldSpace Corporation

    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Noah A. Samara, chairman and CEO of
 WorldSpace Corporation today announced that Dr. Michael Nobel, head of the
 Nobel Family Society, has joined the satellite radio company's board of
 directors effective April 26, 2001.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/DCM031 )
     "We are honored that Dr. Nobel has decided to join our board of
 directors," said Noah A. Samara, chairman and CEO of WorldSpace Corporation.
 "Dr. Nobel is truly a citizen of the world. He is accomplished in business,
 scholarship, and philanthropy and throughout his life has demonstrated a deep
 and sustained commitment to humanitarian and socially responsible causes.
 Given his experience, Dr. Nobel has an instinctive understanding of WorldSpace
 as a commercial enterprise and as an agent of positive change in the areas we
 serve."
     Dr. Nobel is a great grand nephew of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel
 Prize awarded annually since 1901 for achievements in chemistry, physics,
 medicine, literature, and peace.  Dr. Nobel is chairman of the family
 society's board of directors and chairman of the Appeal of the Peace Prize
 Laureates Foundation, an association of the now living Nobel Peace Prize
 winners.
     "WorldSpace has built a remarkable system to deliver information to those
 who need it most," said Dr. Michael Nobel.  "The company has taken on the
 mission and the responsibility of using this system to advance the health and
 welfare of people around the world and to promote peace among nations.  As
 someone who admires what WorldSpace is doing and shares the company's vision
 for a better world through information affluence, I am delighted to join the
 board of directors."
     On the WorldSpace board, Dr. Nobel will play a central role in guiding the
 satellite radio company's mission to create information affluence by using new
 audio technology to deliver programming to three-quarters of the world's
 population that today lacks adequate radio reception and program choice and
 that desires and demands news, knowledge and entertainment of the highest
 quality at an affordable cost.
 
     About WorldSpace Corporation
     Headquartered in Washington, DC, WorldSpace was founded in 1990 to provide
 direct satellite delivery of digital audio and multimedia services to the
 emerging markets of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin
 America, and the Caribbean.  The WorldSpace satellite network will consist of
 three geostationary satellites. The first two satellites, AfriStar and
 AsiaStar, were successfully launched October 28, 1998 and March 21, 2000
 respectively. The third satellite, AmeriStar, will follow in 2001.  Each
 satellite has three beams with each beam capable of delivering more than 40
 crystal clear audio channels and a variety of Web content and data directly to
 portable receivers.  Once completed, this unique global service will transmit
 quality information, education and entertainment programming to a service area
 that includes 5.2 billion people.  For more information, visit the Web site at
 http://www.worldspace.com or call Nicholas Braden at 202-969-6161.
 
 
                               Dr. Michael Nobel
                             Background information
 
     Dr. Nobel was born in Sweden 61 years ago and has been living in
 Switzerland for 30 years, a country of which he is today a citizen.  He is
 married with two children.
     After studies in Sweden and America he obtained a doctorate at the
 University of Lausanne in psychopedagogy in 1979.  The thesis subject was the
 evaluation of the effectiveness of substance abuse prevention programs.
     In the science field he worked for seven years as a researcher in social
 sciences at the Institute for Mass Communication at the Lausanne University
 and at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine in the same city in the
 field of primary drug abuse prevention.  He has been a consultant to UNESCO in
 Paris and the United Nation's Social Affairs Division in Geneva on methods for
 substance abuse prevention.
     Commercially he participated in the introduction of magnetic resonance
 imaging as vice president of Europe for Fonar Corporation and has remained in
 that field since 1980.  He is today CEO of a group of companies which performs
 diagnostic imaging services.  He is also chairman or board member of seven
 other international companies involved in advanced medical diagnostics and
 treatment as well as financial services.
     Dr. Nobel is the head of the Nobel Family in his position of chairman of
 the family society's board of directors and a great grand nephew of Alfred
 Nobel.  He is also chairman of the Non-Violence Project Inc., a non-for-profit
 organization which aims to reduce gratuitous violence among youth, the Appeal
 of the Peace Prize Laureates Foundation, an association of the now living
 Nobel Peace Prize winners and board member of the World Sports Forum which
 organizes a yearly congress with participants from all sections of sports.
     He is an honorary member of Rotary and in 1997 Rotary International
 conferred on him the Paul Harris Fellow Award.
 
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SOURCE WorldSpace Corporation
    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Noah A. Samara, chairman and CEO of
 WorldSpace Corporation today announced that Dr. Michael Nobel, head of the
 Nobel Family Society, has joined the satellite radio company's board of
 directors effective April 26, 2001.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/DCM031 )
     "We are honored that Dr. Nobel has decided to join our board of
 directors," said Noah A. Samara, chairman and CEO of WorldSpace Corporation.
 "Dr. Nobel is truly a citizen of the world. He is accomplished in business,
 scholarship, and philanthropy and throughout his life has demonstrated a deep
 and sustained commitment to humanitarian and socially responsible causes.
 Given his experience, Dr. Nobel has an instinctive understanding of WorldSpace
 as a commercial enterprise and as an agent of positive change in the areas we
 serve."
     Dr. Nobel is a great grand nephew of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel
 Prize awarded annually since 1901 for achievements in chemistry, physics,
 medicine, literature, and peace.  Dr. Nobel is chairman of the family
 society's board of directors and chairman of the Appeal of the Peace Prize
 Laureates Foundation, an association of the now living Nobel Peace Prize
 winners.
     "WorldSpace has built a remarkable system to deliver information to those
 who need it most," said Dr. Michael Nobel.  "The company has taken on the
 mission and the responsibility of using this system to advance the health and
 welfare of people around the world and to promote peace among nations.  As
 someone who admires what WorldSpace is doing and shares the company's vision
 for a better world through information affluence, I am delighted to join the
 board of directors."
     On the WorldSpace board, Dr. Nobel will play a central role in guiding the
 satellite radio company's mission to create information affluence by using new
 audio technology to deliver programming to three-quarters of the world's
 population that today lacks adequate radio reception and program choice and
 that desires and demands news, knowledge and entertainment of the highest
 quality at an affordable cost.
 
     About WorldSpace Corporation
     Headquartered in Washington, DC, WorldSpace was founded in 1990 to provide
 direct satellite delivery of digital audio and multimedia services to the
 emerging markets of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin
 America, and the Caribbean.  The WorldSpace satellite network will consist of
 three geostationary satellites. The first two satellites, AfriStar and
 AsiaStar, were successfully launched October 28, 1998 and March 21, 2000
 respectively. The third satellite, AmeriStar, will follow in 2001.  Each
 satellite has three beams with each beam capable of delivering more than 40
 crystal clear audio channels and a variety of Web content and data directly to
 portable receivers.  Once completed, this unique global service will transmit
 quality information, education and entertainment programming to a service area
 that includes 5.2 billion people.  For more information, visit the Web site at
 http://www.worldspace.com or call Nicholas Braden at 202-969-6161.
 
 
                               Dr. Michael Nobel
                             Background information
 
     Dr. Nobel was born in Sweden 61 years ago and has been living in
 Switzerland for 30 years, a country of which he is today a citizen.  He is
 married with two children.
     After studies in Sweden and America he obtained a doctorate at the
 University of Lausanne in psychopedagogy in 1979.  The thesis subject was the
 evaluation of the effectiveness of substance abuse prevention programs.
     In the science field he worked for seven years as a researcher in social
 sciences at the Institute for Mass Communication at the Lausanne University
 and at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine in the same city in the
 field of primary drug abuse prevention.  He has been a consultant to UNESCO in
 Paris and the United Nation's Social Affairs Division in Geneva on methods for
 substance abuse prevention.
     Commercially he participated in the introduction of magnetic resonance
 imaging as vice president of Europe for Fonar Corporation and has remained in
 that field since 1980.  He is today CEO of a group of companies which performs
 diagnostic imaging services.  He is also chairman or board member of seven
 other international companies involved in advanced medical diagnostics and
 treatment as well as financial services.
     Dr. Nobel is the head of the Nobel Family in his position of chairman of
 the family society's board of directors and a great grand nephew of Alfred
 Nobel.  He is also chairman of the Non-Violence Project Inc., a non-for-profit
 organization which aims to reduce gratuitous violence among youth, the Appeal
 of the Peace Prize Laureates Foundation, an association of the now living
 Nobel Peace Prize winners and board member of the World Sports Forum which
 organizes a yearly congress with participants from all sections of sports.
     He is an honorary member of Rotary and in 1997 Rotary International
 conferred on him the Paul Harris Fellow Award.
 
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