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[December 04, 2012]

ORBCOMM Announces Hiring of Patrick Shay, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing

FORT LEE, N.J. --(Business Wire)--

ORBCOMM (News - Alert) Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company specializing in two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced the hiring of Patrick Shay (News - Alert) as Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing.

"We are pleased to bring Patrick on board," said Marc Eisenberg, Chief Executive Officer of ORBCOMM. "With his wealth of experience, we can anticipate a major contribution by him to our continued success. As we lead up to the launch of our next generation satellites, we expect Pat to play a leading role."

Mr. Shay has 25 years of innovative leadership experience in the GPS and wireless markets. Most recently, he was Vice President & General Manager for DeLorme. Prior to DeLorme, Mr. Shay served as Vice President & General Manager of Data Services at Iridium (News - Alert) Communications. Mr. Shay has also previously held Vice President positions at Hughes Telematics, Sirius Satellite Radio and Rand McNally.

About ORBCOMM Inc.

ORBCOMM is a leading global satellite data communications company, specializing in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Its customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi (News - Alert) Construction Machinery, and Hyundai Heavy Industries, Asset Intelligence (a subsidiary of I.D. Systems, Inc.), Komatsu Ltd., Manitowoc Crane Companies, Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment among other industry leaders. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satelltes and accompanying ground infrastructure, ORBCOMM's low-cost and reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in our core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; marine and homeland security. ORBCOMM based products are installed on trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, backhoes, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters, storage tanks and other assets. ORBCOMM is an innovator and leading provider of solution services for the refrigerated and transportation markets. Under its ReeferTrak,® GenTrak,TM and CargoWatch TM brands, the Company provides customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and remotely control their refrigerated and transportation assets. Additionally, ORBCOMM provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel tracking and to improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers worldwide. ORBCOMM is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has its network control center in Dulles, Virginia. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.


Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to ORBCOMM's plans, objectives and expectations for future events and include statements about ORBCOMM's expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements, including those concerning the ORBCOMM's expectations, are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results, projected, expected or implied by the forward-looking statements, some of which are beyond ORBCOMM's control, that may cause ORBCOMM's actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition, specific consideration should be given to various factors described in Part I, Item 1A. "Risk Factors" and Part II, Item 7. "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and elsewhere in ORBCOMM's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and other documents, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ORBCOMM undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statements or cautionary factors, except as required by law.


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