NEW YORK, NY – March 8, 2004 – SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), known for delivering the very best in premium audio entertainment to cars and homes across the country, today announced that SIRIUS will be available on the 2005 Audi A8L, TT Coupe and TT Roadster in June as a factory and dealer installed option. A retrofit kit will also be available for the 2004 A8L to allow this model to receive SIRIUS as well.
All of these SIRIUS equipped Audi’s will come with three free months of service and no activation fee. SIRIUS is currently available as a factory and dealer installed option on the A4, S4 and A6 models.
“We are very pleased to be offering our premium service on these additional Audi models, said Joseph P. Clayton, President and CEO, SIRIUS. “Now more Audi customers will have access to our commercial-free music, plus traffic, weather, news and entertainment programming, including live play-by-play sports coverage of NBA, NHL and NFL games.”
SIRIUS is the only satellite radio service bringing listeners more than 100 streams of the best music and entertainment coast-to-coast. SIRIUS offers 61 music streams with no commercials, along with over 40 world-class sports, news and entertainment streams for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95, with greater savings for upfront payments of multiple months or a year or more. SIRIUS is also the official satellite radio partner of the NFL. Stream Jockeys create and deliver uncompromised music in virtually every genre to our listeners 24 hours a day. Satellite radio products bringing SIRIUS to listeners in the car, truck, home, RV and boat are manufactured by Kenwood, Panasonic, Clarion and Audiovox, and are available at major retailers including Circuit City, Best Buy, Car Toys, Good Guys, Tweeter, Ultimate Electronics, Sears, Crutchfield and, beginning this summer, RadioShack. SIRIUS is the leading OEM satellite radio provider, with exclusive partnerships with DaimlerChrysler, Ford and BMW. Automotive brands currently offering SIRIUS radios in select new car models include BMW, MINI, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Audi, Ford and Lincoln-Mercury. Automotive brands that have announced plans to offer SIRIUS in select models include Jaguar, Volvo, Volkswagen, Land Rover and Aston Martin. Genmar Holdings, the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational boats, Formula Boats and Winnebago, the leading supplier of recreational vehicles and motor homes, also offer SIRIUS. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS in 29 vehicle models at 53 major locations around the country.
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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, 2002 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the key factors that have a direct bearing on our results of operations are: our dependence upon third parties to manufacture, distribute, market and sell SIRIUS radios and components for those radios; the unproven market for our service; our competitive position and any events which affect the useful life of our satellites.