SES Transfers Capacity from AMC-9 Satellite Following Significant Anomaly

Prompt transfer of capacity designed to minimise disruption to

LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced that, following a
significant anomaly, the company is in the process of transferring
capacity from its AMC-9 satellite.

The incident was noted on the morning of Saturday, 17 June 2017. SES has
taken immediate action in contacting all customers and is working to
transfer services to alternative satellite capacity in order to minimise

AMC-9 provided Ku-band and C-band coverage over the U.S. and Mexico. The
satellite was manufactured by Alcatel/Thales and was launched in 2003.

SES is working closely with the manufacturer to establish the cause of
the anomaly and is evaluating all satellite recovery options. The full
impact of the anomaly is still being assessed.

In the event that the spacecraft cannot be recovered, the potential
impact on SES’s full year 2017 group revenue could be up to EUR 20
million. In this event, it would also be expected to result in a one-off
impairment charge of EUR 38 million.

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