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Q1 2012

Gilat Announces First Quarter 2012 Results

Petah Tikva, Israel – May 23, 2012 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Revenues for the first quarter of 2012 were $76.6 million, compared to $80.0 million for the same period in 2011. On a GAAP basis, operating loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $2.6 million compared to an operating income of $0.8 million in the first quarter of 2011. Net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $3.1 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2011. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2012 was approximately 32% compared to approximately 36% in the comparable period in 2011. On a non-GAAP basis, operating loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $0.3 million compared to an operating income of $3.9 million in the first quarter of 2011. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for the period was $0.8 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the comparable period in 2011. EBITDA for the first quarter of 2012 reached $3.0 million compared with $8.0 million in the comparable period in 2011. “Our Commercial division continued to perform well with several important contract wins in the first quarter,” said Erez Antebi, Gilat’s Chief Executive Officer. “While our financial performance was impacted by the implementation timing of specific contracts in our Services division, as well as lower than expected revenues in our Defense division, we remain confident in our strategic direction and positioning in the growing Ka-band market, and as a provider of on-the move solutions for the defense industry.” Key Recent Announcements: – Introduction by Spacenet of the Connect Series of network services, a tiered set of managed services that helps clarify and simplify network operations outsourcing for large multi-site networks; – Selection by a Tier-1 Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in South East Asia to provide a SkyEdge II network for GSM and 3G cellular backhaul; – Successful completion of a dedicated project for satellite-based web connectivity to support Russia’s national presidential elections held March 4, 2012; – Selection of SkyEdge II VSAT network by Mexico’s largest commercial television broadcaster Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., for Televisa’s private communication network across Mexico; – Introduction by Gilat subsidiary Wavestream of a new 80W X-band Matchbox solid state power amplifier to address the needs of military and government applications; – Launch of SkyEdge II Accent Dual Waveform VSAT, featuring a dual SCPC/TDMA return channel; – Selection by JSC NURSAT, one of Kazakhstan’s national satellite service providers, to deploy a broadband satellite IP network based on Gilat’s advanced Sky Edge II System; – Supply and development agreement signed with O3b Networks Limited for Ka-band infrastructure for VSAT services; – Extension of services agreement for the Colombian Ministry of Information Technology and Communications for an additional nine-month period valued at approximately $16 million. Conference Call and Webcast Details: Gilat management will host a conference call today at 13:30 GMT/09:30 EST/16:30 IDT to discuss the results. International participants are invited to access the call at (972) 3-918-0650, and US-based participants are invited to access the call by dialing (888) 281-1167. The results presentation may be accessed prior to the conference call via Webcast through the Company’s website at www.gilat.com. A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at approximately 16:00 GMT/12:00 EST/19:00 IDT today, until 16:00 GMT/12:00 EST/19:00 IDT May 25, 2012. International participants are invited to access the replay at (972) 3-925-5921, and US-based participants are invited to access the replay by dialing (888) 295-2634. A replay of the call may also be accessed as a webcast via Gilat’s website at www.gilat.com and will be archived for 30 days. Notes: (1) The attached summary financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The attached summary financial statements are unaudited. To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company presents Gilat’s EBITDA before the impact of non-cash share-based payment charges, depreciation and amortization, other income and other costs related to acquisition transactions. Non-GAAP presentations of net income, EBITDA and earnings per share are provided to enhance the understanding of the Company’s historical financial performance and comparability between periods. (2) Operating income before depreciation, amortization, non-cash stock option expenses as per ASC 718 (formerly SFAS 123(R)) and other costs related to acquisition transactions (‘EBITDA’) is presented because it is a measure commonly used and is presented solely in order to improve the understanding of the Company’s operating results and to provide further perspective on these results. EBITDA, however, should not be considered as an alternative to operating income or net income for the period as an indicator of the operating performance of the Company. Similarly, EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures for other companies. EBITDA may not be indicative of the historic operating results of the Company; nor is it meant to be predictive of potential future results. Reconciliation between the Company’s Operating income and EBITDA is presented in the attached summary financial statements. About Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of highperformance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in the United States, Peru and Colombia. With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat’s high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at www.gilat.com Certain statements made herein that are not historical are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “estimate”, “project”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forwardlooking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Gilat to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, inability to maintain market acceptance to Gilat’s products, inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, rapid changes in the market for Gilat’s products, loss of market share and pressure on prices resulting from competition, introduction of competing products by other companies, inability to manage growth and expansion, loss of key OEM partners, inability to attract and retain qualified personnel, inability to protect the Company’s proprietary technology and risks associated with Gilat’s international operations and its location in Israel. For additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties associated with Gilat’s business, reference is made to Gilat’s reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Investor Contact:

Rob Fink, KCSA
Rfink@kcsa.com
1 (212) 896 1206

Josh Dver, KCSA
Jdver@kcsa.com
1 (212) 896 1239

David Leichner
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
davidle@gilat.com
(972) 3 925 2321