Petition Drive Finds Major Support For SIRIUS and XM Satellite Merger

Released on: April 14, 2008, 4:17 am

Press Release Author: H. Richard Oprinski

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: Capital Earnings & Research are experts in national polling
and targeting business language, TV & radio advertisements and public relations
policies by using \"dial-testing\" computer technology for Wall Street and Fortune
1000 companies.

Press Release Body: New York, NY, April 14, 2008 -- After more than 12 months of
anticipation, on March 24, the Department of Justice approved the Sirius Satellite
Radio proposed buyout of XM Satellite Holdings for approximately $5 billion. The DOJ
revealed that the merger was 'unlikely to lessen competition or harm consumers.' The
government appeared to endorse the theme of the agreement implying that there is
ample competition in other forms of audio entertainment that included high
definition radio and internet-based delivery from devices such as the iPod. The
concept of the merger was based on economies of scale since both companies continue
to lose money but are showing significant gains in revenue and subscribers.

In response to consumer opinion from users and stockholders, Capital Earnings &
Research launched a petition drive on March 11, 2008 to support the merger. The
company was able to collect more than 7000 signatures on its BLOG sites with
supportive emails in a six day period of time. A cover letter accompanied sample
comments from emails and the contents were sent to the DOJ and to several
Congressional opponents to voice consumer demand for the merger. Capital Earnings &
Research recognized Sirius' Chief Executive, Mel Karmazin, for his persistence and
negotiating skills that helped the arrangement into its final stages of approval.
The deal was first announced in February, 2007

The buyout received the approval of shareholders last November but has to cross one
more hurdle. Approval is in the hands of the FCC Chairman, Kevin Martin, who is not
commenting on the case before him.

Capital Earnings & Research currently have no holdings in the referenced companies
and receive absolutely no compensation for any issues related to its endorsement of
the pending merger. They do however, believe that the FCC will follow the advice of
the DOJ and will also endorse the merger proposal.
--- statement issued by H. Richard Oprinski, Chief Investment Officer
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Capital Earnings & Research
New York, NY

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