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Aditya Chatterjee Joins Global Eagle Entertainment as Chief Technology Officer and SVP of Engineering

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) today announced that it has appointed network services expert Aditya Chatterjee as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President of Engineering. Chatterjee will head Global Eagle's engineering team, focusing on the organization's technology roadmap, research and development initiatives, and engineering operations.

"We are pleased to have someone of Chatterjee's caliber on board to lead our first-class engineering organization and to support our growth in the years ahead," said Dave Davis, COO/CFO of Global Eagle Entertainment.

For the past 28 years, Chatterjee has worked in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as CTO and Vice President of Engineering for Spacenet, a leading provider of VSAT satellite-based managed network services. While at Spacenet, Chatterjee was responsible for the delivery of cost-effective satellite communications using best-in-class technologies, directing the development and management of Spacenet's product and services portfolio, and guiding executive management decisions on sales, marketing and growth strategy.

Regarding his move to Global Eagle, Chatterjee commented, "I am extremely pleased to be part of the talented engineering team at Global Eagle. As the demand for connectivity and digital content grows, this is a tremendous opportunity to build upon Global Eagle's years of experience to deliver an enhanced next-generation solution for delivering world-class content and global connectivity."

Chatterjee will be based in Global Eagle Entertainment's Lombard, Ill. office.

Global Eagle's previous CTO and co-founder of its connectivity division, John Guidon will continue to work with Global Eagle in an expert advisory role.

About Global Eagle Entertainment

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) is a worldwide provider of entertainment media, technologies and connectivity solutions to the travel industry. Through the industry's most comprehensive product and services platform, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines and the millions of passengers they serve with a wide range of inflight solutions, including WiFi, movies, television, music, games and infotainment applications, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, ecommerce solutions and original content development. Serving over 150 airlines worldwide, Global Eagle Entertainment delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives. The company's headquarters is located in Marina Del Rey, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at www.globaleagleent.com

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