NEW YORK – July 9, 2003 – SIRIUS (NASDAQ: SIRI), known for delivering the very best in commercial-free music and premium audio entertainment to cars and homes across the country, today announced that Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan North America, Inc., is the only brand available that offers new car buyers a SIRIUS system as a factory option or dealer-installed accessory on its entire vehicle line up. Previously, SIRIUS was available as a factory option or dealer-installed accessory on the FX45 premium crossover vehicle.
Beginning in July, the Q45 luxury sedan, the M45 performance sedan, the G35 sport sedan, G35 sport coupe and I35 performance luxury sedan will add the satellite radio feature. In addition to a factory option, Infiniti is equipping all models with pre-wiring that will enable Infiniti retailers to install satellite radio receivers at a customer request while maintaining Infiniti’s high quality standards. Infiniti is offering its customers a SIRIUS system and 2 months free SIRIUS service with no activation fee for $400.
“We’re thrilled to see that Infiniti is now offering SIRIUS across its entire vehicle line, both at the factory and dealer levels,” said Doug Wilsterman, Senior Vice President, Automotive OEM at SIRIUS. “Infiniti buyers are accustomed to luxury and performance in their vehicles. Now they have the extra benefit of receiving SIRIUS’ special blend of commercial-free music and quality news, sports and information programming wherever they drive across the country.
SIRIUS is the only satellite radio service bringing listeners more than 100 streams of the best music and entertainment coast-to-coast. SIRIUS offers 60 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. 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 and Crutchfield. 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®, Nissan, Infiniti and Mazda. Automotive brands that have announced plans to offer SIRIUS in select models include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Volvo, Audi, Volkswagen, Land Rover and Aston Martin.
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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.