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Sirius Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI - News), the satellite radio broadcaster, today announced service will be available beginning this week in nine additional states and the District of Columbia, bringing the total number of states to 37.

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"As part of our accelerated nationwide service roll out, Sirius will launch on June 1 in Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, upstate New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C." said Guy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Sirius. "As of tomorrow, we will be available in more than three-quarters of the United States and we'll be heading down the homestretch with only 11 more states to activate. Sirius remains on target for our expected nationwide service availability date of July 1."

Service is already available throughout the western, Midwestern and southern parts of the country including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Sirius radios can be purchased at national retail stores such as Circuit City and Best Buy, as well as local audio retailers in selected markets.

About Sirius

From its three satellites orbiting directly over the U.S., Sirius (http://www.sirius.com) broadcasts 100 channels of digital quality radio to motorists throughout the continental United States for a monthly subscription fee of $12.95. Sirius delivers 60 original channels of completely commercial- free music in virtually every genre, and 40 world-class sports, news and entertainment channels. Sirius has agreements to install AM/FM/SAT radios in Ford, Chrysler, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Volvo, Mazda, Dodge, Jeep®, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. Kenwood, Clarion and Jensen satellite receivers, including models that can adapt any car stereo to receive Sirius, as well as home and portable products, will be available at retailers such as Circuit City, Best Buy, Good Guys, Tweeter, Ultimate Electronics and Crutchfield.

Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance with respect to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and, accordingly, such statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001. Among the key factors that have a direct bearing on our results of operations are our dependence upon third parties to manufacture and distribute radios capable of receiving our service; the unproven market for our service; and our need for additional financing.
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