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Q2 2012

p>Gilat Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results

Petah Tikva, Israel – August 15, 2012 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

Revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $85.3 million, compared to $81.7 million for the same period in 2011. On a GAAP basis, operating income for the second quarter of 2012 was $2.4 million compared to an operating income of $0.2 million in the second quarter of 2011. Net income for the second quarter of 2012 was $0.9 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, and was approximately the same in the second quarter of 2011.

On a non-GAAP basis, operating income for the second quarter of 2012 was $4.8 million compared to an operating income of $2.7 million in the second quarter of 2011. On a non- GAAP basis, net income for the period was $3.2 million, or $0.07 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 second quarter of 2012 reached $8.6 million compared with $6.6 million in the comparable period in 2011.

“We are pleased with this quarter’s results and are optimistic about our prospects going forward,” stated Erez Antebi, Chief Executive Officer of Gilat. “Our Commercial Division continues to perform well and our Defense Division has started gaining traction both within the U.S. and in the global markets.”

“We saw a pick-up in our satellite-on-the-move business this quarter with new customer sales of our RaySat antennas in Russia, China, Israel and Mexico. We also received Commercial FAA Certification for our Wavestream Aerostream Transceiver earlier in the year and closed several deals with leading system integrators who provide satellite broadband services to commercial airlines and luxury cruise ships.”

“Operationally,” added Mr. Antebi, “we generated cash from operations this quarter. As our ongoing organizational changes bear fruit, we have begun to realize improved efficiencies and reduced operational expenses. Based on the solid pipeline we have developed, we expect the momentum of this quarter to continue into the second half of the year.”

Resources:
Second Quarter 2012 Financial Statements

Key Recent Announcements:
– Gilat has successfully completed the deployment of the first 10,000 VSATs with Optus as part of NBN Co’s Interim Satellite Service. The network is expected to grow to 48,000 sites by late 2015;
– Gilat’s SkyEdge II Hub and broadband satellite platform was chosen by Argentina’s Servicio Satelital S.A. to upgrade its existing network and provide additional support to hundreds of existing and new sites with broadband Internet and data connectivity;
– Cable & Wireless Panama, Panama’s largest telecommunications operator, chose SkyEdge II to be used to deliver broadband Internet and telephony connectivity nationwide;
– SkyEdge II-c Aries VSAT for the consumer market, which initially will be used to support SES Broadband satellite-based Internet service, won the renowned Bronze A’ Design Award;
– Wavestream was selected by Harris CapRock Communications to supply Ku-band solid state power amplifiers for integration into end-to-end VSAT antenna systems onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships.

Conference Call and Webcast Details:
Gilat management will host a conference call today at 13:30 GMT/09:30 EDT/16:30 IDT to discuss the results. International participants are invited to access the call at (972) 3-918-0610, and US-based participants are invited to access the call by dialing (888) 407-2553. A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at approximately 16:00 GMT/12:00 EDT/19:00 IDT today, until 16:00 GMT/12:00 EST/19:00 IDT August 17, 2012. International participants are nvited to access the replay at (972) 3-925-5921, and US-based participants are invited to access the replay by dialing (877) 456-0009. 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 inancial 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.

Contact:

Rob Fink, KCSA David Leichner, Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
Rfink@kcsa.com davidle@gilat.com
1 (212) 896 1206 (972) 3 925 2321