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Press Release - MAR 11, 2024

Buxton Helmsley Issues Letter to U.S. Senators Warren and Whitehouse Related to Apparent EchoStar Accounting and Securities Fraud, Including Failure to Correct $15B Equity Value Overstatement

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Buxton Helmsley Group, Inc. (together with certain of its affiliates, “BHG” or “we”), the New York City-based investment fund manager with financial interests in EchoStar Corporation (“EchoStar” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SATS), today issued an open letter (the “Letter”) to U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse (members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance), after EchoStar’s filing of a Form 10-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on February 29, 2024 (the “February 29 Form 10-K”), which failed to disclose $15B in implicitly admitted equity value overstatement, among other issues.

BHG has issued multiple letters to EchoStar’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) setting forth the apparent ongoing accounting and securities fraud at the Company, and EchoStar has never denied the allegations; instead, EchoStar resorted to stripping assets from DISH Network Corporation shortly after BHG had privately brought DISH’s evidenced net asset insolvency to the attention of the EchoStar Board.

Simultaneous to the Letter issued to U.S. Senators Warren and Whitehouse, BHG also today issued a separate letter to EchoStar’s Board of Directors, discussing the Company’s continued accounting and securities law failures as part of its February 29 Form 10-K. BHG also addressed verbal statements made by the Company’s leadership on its March 1, 2024, earnings call, which further support BHG’s allegations of apparent accounting and securities fraud occurring at the Company.
As part of the Letter to U.S. Senators Warren and Whitehouse, BHG also mentions its whistleblowing involvement at Mallinckrodt plc. (formerly, NYSE: MNK).

The full Letter to U.S. Senators Warren and Whitehouse of the Senate Committee on Finance may be found at: https://www.buxtonhelmsley.com/sats/

The additional letter simultaneously issued to the EchoStar Board today, along with all previous public and private letters, may be found at: https://www.buxtonhelmsley.com/sats/

About Buxton Helmsley: The Buxton Helmsley Group, Inc. is a New York City-based investment advisory firm and fund manager, engaging in both active and passive investment strategies across a range of asset classes, with a general focus on opportunities in North America and Europe. The investment approach is based on deep fundamental analysis and risk management, with a focus on ensuring that the disclosure obligations of companies and other entities are being complied with under applicable accounting standards and securities laws.

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