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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from___________ to _____________

Commission File Number 1-14180

Loral Space & Communications Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Jurisdiction of incorporation: Delaware

IRS employer identification number: 87-0748324

600 Fifth Avenue,

New York, New York 10020

Telephone: (212) 697-1105

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Voting Common stock, $.01 par value

LORL

Nasdaq Global Select Market

Preferred Stock Purchase Rights

Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes  No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer         

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer           

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 12b-2 of the Act) Yes  No 

As of May 11, 2021, 21,427,078 shares of the registrant’s voting common stock and 9,505,673 shares of the registrant’s non-voting common stock were outstanding.

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LORAL SPACE & COMMUNICATIONS INC.

INDEX TO QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021

PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1: Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Page No.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020

3

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020

4

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2020

5

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020

6

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

7

Item 2: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

26

Item 4: Disclosure Controls and Procedures

40

PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1: Legal Proceedings

41

Item 1A: Risk Factors

41

Item 5: Other Information

41

Item 6: Exhibits

42

Signatures

44

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PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

LORAL SPACE & COMMUNICATIONS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

25,460

$

31,631

Income tax refund receivable

1,228

1,228

Other current assets

1,801

1,232

Total current assets

28,489

34,091

Right-of-use asset

469

342

Investments in affiliates

225,133

192,664

Deferred tax assets

27,819

27,339

Other assets

34

33

Total assets

$

281,944

$

254,469

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accrued employment costs

$

1,379

$

2,839

Other current liabilities

2,180

2,002

Total current liabilities

3,559

4,841

Pension and other post-retirement liabilities

19,793

20,181

Other liabilities

20,159

19,914

Total liabilities

43,511

44,936

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders' Equity:

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized

Series A junior participating preferred stock, $0.01 par value,

50,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

Series B preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 5 shares authorized,

5 issued and outstanding

Common Stock:

Voting common stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized,

21,581,572 issued

216

216

Non-voting common stock, $0.01 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized

9,505,673 issued and outstanding

95

95

Paid-in capital

1,019,988

1,019,988

Treasury stock (at cost), 154,494 shares of voting common stock

(9,592)

(9,592)

Accumulated deficit

(698,486)

(729,202)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(73,788)

(71,972)

Total shareholders' equity

238,433

209,533

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

281,944

$

254,469

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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LORAL SPACE & COMMUNICATIONS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

General and administrative expenses

$

(1,729)

$

(1,648)

Operating loss

(1,729)

(1,648)

Interest and investment income

2

937

Interest expense

(6)

(5)

Other expense

(2,375)

(1,437)

Loss before income taxes and equity in net income (loss) of affiliates

(4,108)

(2,153)

Income tax benefit (provision)

222

(2,116)

Loss before equity in net income (loss) of affiliates

(3,886)

(4,269)

Equity in net income (loss) of affiliates

34,602

(117,074)

Net income (loss)

30,716

(121,343)

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax

(1,816)

31,290

Comprehensive income (loss)

$

28,900

$

(90,053)

Net income (loss) per share:

Basic

$

0.99

$

(3.92)

Diluted

$

0.98

$

(3.92)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic

30,933

30,933

Diluted

31,032

30,933

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

4

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LORAL SPACE & COMMUNICATIONS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Common Stock

Treasury Stock

Accumulated

Voting

Non-Voting

Voting

Other

Shares

Shares

Paid-In

Accumulated

Comprehensive

Shareholders'

Issued

Amount

Issued

Amount

Capital

Shares

Amount

Deficit

Loss

Equity

Balance, January 1, 2020

21,582

$

216

9,506

$

95

$

1,019,988

154

$

(9,592)

$

(605,766)

$

(54,914)

$

350,027

Net loss

(121,343)

Other comprehensive income

31,290

Comprehensive loss

(90,053)

Balance, March 31, 2020

21,582

216

9,506

95

1,019,988

154

(9,592)

(727,109)

(23,624)

259,974

Net income

214,436

Other comprehensive loss

(48,348)

Comprehensive income

166,088

Common dividend paid ($7.00 per share)

(216,529)

(216,529)

Balance, December 31, 2020

21,582

216

9,506

95

1,019,988

154

(9,592)

(729,202)

(71,972)

209,533

Net income

30,716

Other comprehensive loss

(1,816)

Comprehensive income

28,900

Balance, March 31, 2021

21,582

$

216

9,506

$

95

$

1,019,988

154

$

(9,592)

$

(698,486)

$

(73,788)

$

238,433

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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LORAL SPACE & COMMUNICATIONS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

30,716

$

(121,343)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:

Non-cash operating items (Note 2)

(34,767)

118,945

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Other current assets

(569)

(278)

Accrued employment costs and other current liabilities

(1,442)

(1,498)

Income tax refund receivable, net of payable

34

(903)

Pension and other post-retirement liabilities

(388)

(386)

Other liabilities

245

1,594

Net cash used in operating activities

(6,171)

(3,869)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash — period decrease

(6,171)

(3,869)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (Note 2) — beginning of year

31,935

259,371

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (Note 2) — end of period

$

25,764

$

255,502

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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LORAL SPACE & COMMUNICATIONS INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

1. Organization and Principal Business

Loral Space & Communications Inc., together with its subsidiaries (“Loral,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” and “us”) is a leading satellite communications company engaged, through our ownership interests in affiliates, in satellite-based communications services.

On November 23, 2020, Loral entered into a Transaction Agreement and Plan of Merger (as it may be amended from time to time, the “Transaction Agreement”) with Telesat Canada, a Canadian corporation (“Telesat”), Telesat Partnership LP, a limited partnership formed under the laws of Ontario, Canada (“Telesat Partnership”), Telesat Corporation, a newly formed corporation incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada and the sole general partner of Telesat Partnership (“Telesat Corporation”), Telesat CanHold Corporation, a corporation incorporated under the laws of British Columbia, Canada and wholly owned subsidiary of Telesat Partnership (“Telesat CanHoldco”), Lion Combination Sub Corporation, a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), Public Sector Pension Investment Board, a Canadian Crown corporation (“PSP”), and Red Isle Private Investments Inc., a Canadian corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of PSP (“Red Isle”), under which Merger Sub will merge with and into Loral, with Loral surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Telesat Partnership (the “Merger”), and Loral stockholders receiving common shares of Telesat Corporation and/or units of Telesat Partnership that will be exchangeable for common shares of Telesat Corporation (the “Transaction”).

The Transaction Agreement contains a number of customary conditions that must be fulfilled to complete the Transaction, including (i) approval of (A) a majority of the outstanding Loral voting common stock and (B) a majority of the outstanding Loral voting common stock not held by MHR, PSP, any other party to the Transaction Agreement or certain of their respective affiliates; (ii) the parties having obtained certain regulatory consents and approvals; (iii) no legal proceedings having been commenced that would enjoin or prohibit the consummation of the Transaction; (iv) the listing of the Class A and Class B shares of Telesat Corporation on a U.S. securities exchange; (v) no “Material Adverse Effect” (as defined in the Transaction Agreement) having occurred; (vi) Telesat remaining in good standing with respect to its material debt obligations; (vii) the accuracy of certain representations (subject to certain qualifications as to materiality) and material performance of certain covenants by the parties, subject to specified exceptions; (viii) effectiveness of the registration statement on Form F-4 and the issuance of a receipt for each of the Canadian preliminary and final prospectuses in respect of the Transaction; (ix) no U.S., Canadian or Spanish governmental agency having commenced civil or criminal proceeding against Loral alleging that any member of the “Loral Group” has criminally violated any law, and no member of the “Loral Group” having been indicted or convicted for, or pled nolo contendere to, any such alleged criminal violation; (x) Loral remaining solvent and not having entered into any bankruptcy or related proceeding; and (xi) the delivery by the parties of certain closing deliverables. If the parties have confirmed that all the conditions are satisfied or waived (other than those conditions that by their terms are to be satisfied at the closing of the Transaction (the “Closing”), but which conditions are capable of being satisfied at the Closing), then PSP and Loral will each have the right to extend the Closing for any number of periods of up to 30 days each and no longer than 120 days in the aggregate, from the date on which the Closing otherwise would have occurred. If the Closing is extended, the Closing will occur on the first two consecutive business days commencing on the fifth business day after the expiration of the final extension period on which the conditions are satisfied or waived (other than the conditions (i) with respect to no “Material Adverse Effect” (as defined in the Transaction Agreement) having occurred, (ii) that by their terms are to be satisfied at the Closing, but subject to the satisfaction or waiver of such conditions at the Closing and (iii) if PSP extends the Closing, with respect to a civil or criminal legal proceeding alleging that Loral or any of its subsidiaries (excluding XTAR, LLC (“XTAR”) and Globalstar de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (“GdM”) and their subsidiaries), has criminally violated a law).  Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions to Closing and any extensions described above, we expect to complete the Transaction in the third quarter of 2021.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

Upon satisfaction of the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Transaction Agreement, the Transaction will result in the current stockholders of Loral, PSP and the other shareholders in Telesat (principally current or former management of Telesat) owning approximately the same percentage of equity in Telesat indirectly through Telesat Corporation and/or Telesat Partnership as they currently hold (indirectly in the case of Loral stockholders and PSP) in Telesat, Telesat Corporation becoming the publicly traded general partner of Telesat Partnership and Telesat Partnership indirectly owning all of the economic interests in Telesat, except to the extent that the other shareholders in Telesat elect to retain their direct interest in Telesat.

The Transaction Agreement provides certain termination rights for both Loral and PSP and further provides that, in certain circumstances, Loral may be required to pay to Red Isle a termination fee of $6,550,000 or $22,910,000, or to pay to PSP a “breach” fee of $40,000,000, in each case as provided in the Transaction Agreement.

Expenses related to the Transaction included in other expense in our statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 were $2.3 million and $1.4 million, respectively.

Description of Business

Loral has one operating segment consisting of satellite-based communications services. Loral participates in satellite services operations primarily through its ownership interest in Telesat, a leading global satellite operator. Loral holds a 62.6% economic interest and a 32.6% voting interest in Telesat. We use the equity method of accounting for our ownership interest in Telesat (see Note 5).

Telesat owns and leases a satellite fleet that operates in geostationary earth orbit approximately 22,000 miles above the equator. In this orbit, satellites remain in a fixed position relative to points on the earth’s surface and provide reliable, high-bandwidth services anywhere in their coverage areas, serving as the backbone for many forms of telecommunications. Telesat is also developing Telesat Lightspeed, a global constellation of low earth orbit (“LEO”) satellites. LEO satellites operate in a circular orbit around the earth with an altitude typically between 500 and 870 miles. Unlike geostationary orbit satellites that operate in a fixed orbital location above the equator, LEO satellites travel around the earth at high velocities requiring antennas on the ground to track their movement. LEO satellite systems have the potential to offer a number of advantages over geostationary orbit satellites to meet growing requirements for broadband services, both consumer and commercial, by providing increased data speeds and capacity, global coverage, and latency on par with, or potentially better than, terrestrial services.

2. Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and, in our opinion, include all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) necessary for a fair presentation of results of operations, financial position and cash flows as of the balance sheet dates presented and for the periods presented. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to SEC rules. We believe that the disclosures made are adequate to keep the information presented from being misleading. The results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

The December 31, 2020 balance sheet has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements included in our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC.

Investments in Affiliates

Our ownership interest in Telesat is accounted for using the equity method of accounting under U.S. GAAP. Telesat’s financial statements are prepared in accordance with international financial reporting standards (“IFRS”). To allow our reporting of our investment in Telesat under U.S. GAAP, Telesat provides us with a reconciliation of its financial statements

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from IFRS to U.S. GAAP. Income and losses of Telesat are recorded based on our economic interest. The contribution of Loral Skynet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loral prior to its contribution to Telesat in 2007, was recorded by Loral at the historical book value of our retained interest combined with the gain recognized on the contribution. However, the contribution was recorded by Telesat at fair value. Accordingly, the amortization of Telesat fair value adjustments applicable to the Loral Skynet assets and liabilities acquired by Telesat in 2007 is proportionately eliminated in determining our share of the net income of Telesat. Our equity in net income or loss of Telesat also reflects amortization of profits eliminated, to the extent of our economic interest in Telesat, on satellites we constructed for Telesat while we owned Space Systems/Loral, LLC (formerly known as Space Systems/Loral, Inc.) (“SSL”) and on Loral’s sale to Telesat in April 2011 of its portion of the payload on the ViaSat-1 satellite and related assets. Non-refundable cash distributions received from Telesat in excess of our initial investment and our share of cumulative equity in comprehensive income of Telesat, net of cash distributions received in prior periods, are recorded as equity in net income of Telesat (“Excess Cash Distribution”) since we have no obligation to provide future financial support to Telesat. After receiving an Excess Cash Distribution, we do not record additional equity in net income of Telesat until our share of Telesat’s future net income exceeds the Excess Cash Distribution. Equity in losses of affiliates is not recognized after the carrying value of an investment, including advances and loans, has been reduced to zero, unless guarantees or other funding obligations exist. We had no guarantees or other funding obligations for our equity method investments as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020. We use the nature of distribution approach to classify distributions from equity method investments on the statements of cash flows. The Company monitors its equity method investments for factors indicating other-than-temporary impairment. An impairment loss is recognized when there has been a loss in value of the affiliate that is other-than-temporary.

Use of Estimates in Preparation of Financial Statements

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the amount of income (loss) reported for the period. Actual results could materially differ from estimates.

Significant estimates also included the allowances for doubtful accounts, income taxes, including the valuation of deferred tax assets, the fair value of liabilities indemnified, the dilutive effect of Telesat stock options (see Note 10) and our pension liabilities.

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had $25.5 million of cash and cash equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents include liquid investments, primarily money market funds, with maturities of less than 90 days at the time of purchase. Management determines the appropriate classification of its investments at the time of purchase and at each balance sheet date.

On April 30, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a special dividend of $5.50 per share for an aggregate dividend of approximately $170.1 million. The special dividend was paid on May 28, 2020 to holders of record of Loral voting and non-voting common stock as of the close of business on May 14, 2020.

On November 23, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a special dividend of $1.50 per share for an aggregate dividend of approximately $46.4 million. The special dividend was paid on December 17, 2020 to holders of record of Loral voting and non-voting common stock as of the close of business on December 4, 2020.

As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had restricted cash of $0.3 million, representing the amount pledged as collateral to the issuer of a standby letter of credit (the “LC”). The LC, which expires in February 2022, has been provided as a guaranty to the lessor of our corporate offices.

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The following table provides a reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash reported within the condensed consolidated balance sheet to the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows (in thousands):

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

Cash and cash equivalents

$

25,460

$

31,631

Restricted cash included in other current assets

304

304

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash shown in the statement of cash flows

$

25,764

$

31,935

Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments which potentially subject us to concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash and cash equivalents and receivables. Our cash and cash equivalents are maintained with high-credit-quality financial institutions. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, our cash and cash equivalents were invested primarily in two liquid government AAA money market funds. Such funds are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The dispersion across funds reduces the exposure of a default at any one fund.  As a result, management believes that its potential credit risks are minimal.

Fair Value Measurements

U.S. GAAP defines fair value as the price that would be received for an asset or the exit price that would be paid to transfer a liability in the principal or most advantageous market in an orderly transaction between market participants. U.S. GAAP also establishes a fair value hierarchy that gives the highest priority to observable inputs and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are described below:

Level 1: Inputs represent a fair value that is derived from unadjusted quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities traded in active markets at the measurement date.

Level 2: Inputs represent a fair value that is derived from quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active, model-based valuation techniques for which all significant assumptions are observable in the market or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities, and pricing inputs, other than quoted prices in active markets included in Level 1, which are either directly or indirectly observable as of the reporting date.

Level 3: Inputs are generally unobservable and typically reflect management’s estimates of assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability. The fair values are therefore determined using model-based techniques that include option pricing models, discounted cash flow models, and similar techniques.

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Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value

The following table presents our assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring and non-recurring basis (in thousands):

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents:

Money market funds

$

22,167

$

$

$

29,166

$

$

Other current assets:

Indemnification - Sale of SSL

598

598

Liabilities

Other liabilities:

Indemnification - Globalstar do Brasil S.A.

$

$

$

145

$

$

$

145

The carrying amount of money market funds approximates fair value as of each reporting date because of the short maturity of those instruments.

The Company did not have any non-financial assets or non-financial liabilities that were recognized or disclosed at fair value as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Non-recurring Basis

We review the carrying values of our equity method investments when events and circumstances warrant and consider all available evidence in evaluating when declines in fair value are other-than-temporary. The fair values of our investments are determined based on valuation techniques using the best information available and may include quoted market prices, market comparables and discounted cash flow projections. An impairment charge is recorded when the carrying amount of the investment exceeds its current fair value and is determined to be other-than-temporary.

The asset resulting from the indemnification of SSL is for certain pre-closing taxes and reflects the excess of payments since inception over refunds and the estimated liability, which was originally determined using the fair value objective approach. The estimated liability for indemnifications relating to Globalstar do Brasil S.A. (“GdB”), originally determined using expected value analysis, is net of payments since inception.

Contingencies

Contingencies by their nature relate to uncertainties that require management to exercise judgment both in assessing the likelihood that a liability has been incurred as well as in estimating the amount of potential loss, if any. We accrue for costs relating to litigation, claims and other contingent matters when such liabilities become probable and reasonably estimable. Such estimates may be based on advice from third parties or on management’s judgment, as appropriate. Actual amounts paid may differ from amounts estimated, and such differences will be charged to operations in the period in which the final determination of the liability is made.

Income Taxes

Loral and its subsidiaries are subject to U.S. federal, state and local income taxation on their worldwide income and foreign taxation on certain income from sources outside the United States. Telesat is subject to tax in Canada and other jurisdictions, and Loral will provide in each period any additional U.S. current and deferred tax required on actual or deemed distributions from Telesat, including Global Intangible Low Taxed Income (“GILTI”). Deferred income taxes reflect the future tax effect of temporary differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial and income tax reporting and are measured by applying anticipated statutory tax rates in effect for the year during which the differences are expected to reverse. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance to the extent it is more likely than not that the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

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The tax benefit of an uncertain tax position (“UTP”) taken or expected to be taken in income tax returns is recognized only if it is “more likely than not” to be sustained on examination by the taxing authorities, based on its technical merits as of the reporting date. The tax benefit recognized in the financial statements from such a position is measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than fifty percent likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement. The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to income taxes in income tax expense on a quarterly basis.

The unrecognized tax benefit of a UTP is recognized in the period when the UTP is effectively settled. Previously recognized tax positions are derecognized in the first period in which it is no longer more likely than not that the tax position would be sustained upon examination.

Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share are computed based upon the weighted average number of shares of voting and non-voting common stock outstanding during each period. Shares of non-voting common stock are in all respects identical to and treated equally with shares of voting common stock except for the absence of voting rights (other than as provided in Loral’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation which was ratified by Loral’s stockholders on May 19, 2009). Diluted earnings per share are based on the weighted average number of shares of voting and non-voting common stock outstanding during each period, adjusted for the effect of unconverted restricted stock units. For diluted earnings per share, earnings are adjusted for the dilutive effect of Telesat stock options and restricted share units.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In December 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2019- 12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. ASU 2019-12 is expected to reduce the cost and complexity related to accounting for income taxes. The new guidance removes certain exceptions to the general principles in Accounting Standards Codification 740 and improves how financial statement preparers will apply certain income tax-related guidance. The ASU is part of the FASB’s simplification initiative to make narrow-scope improvements to accounting standards through a series of short-term projects. The new guidance, effective for the Company on January 1, 2021, did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

Additional Cash Flow Information

The following represents non-cash activities and supplemental information to the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows (in thousands):

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Non-cash operating items:

Equity in net (income) loss of affiliates

$

(34,602)

$

117,074

Deferred taxes

(562)

1,569

Depreciation and amortization

1

1

Right-of-use asset, net of lease liability

(3)

(1)

Amortization of prior service credit and actuarial loss

399

302

Net non-cash operating items

$

(34,767)

$

118,945

Supplemental information:

Interest paid

$

6

$

5

Income tax refunds

$

2

$

178

Income tax payments

$

63

$

63

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3. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

The components of accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax, are as follows (in thousands):

Equity in

Pension and

Telesat-related

Accumulated

Other

Other

Other

Post-retirement

Comprehensive

Comprehensive

Benefits

Loss

Loss

Balance, January 1, 2020

$

(16,167)

$

(38,747)

$

(54,914)

Other comprehensive loss before reclassification

(3,852)

(14,232)

(18,084)

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss

1,026

1,026

Net current-period other comprehensive loss

(2,826)

(14,232)

(17,058)

Balance, December 31, 2020

(18,993)

(52,979)

(71,972)

Other comprehensive loss before reclassification

(2,131)

(2,131)

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss

315

315

Net current-period other comprehensive loss

315

(2,131)

(1,816)

Balance, March 31, 2021

$

(18,678)

$

(55,110)

$

(73,788)

The components of other comprehensive income (loss) and related tax effects are as follows (in thousands):

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

Before-Tax

Tax (Provision)

Net-of-Tax

Before-Tax

Tax

Net-of-Tax

Amount

Benefit

Amount

Amount

Provision

Amount

Amortization of prior service credits

and net actuarial loss

$

399

(a)

$

(84)

$

315

$

302

(a)

$

(63)

$

239

Equity in Telesat-related other

comprehensive (loss) income

(2,133)

2

(2,131)

31,063

(12)

31,051

Other comprehensive (loss) income

$

(1,734)

$

(82)

$

(1,816)

$

31,365

$

(75)

$

31,290

(a)

Reclassifications are included in other expense.

4. Other Current Assets

Other current assets consists of (in thousands):

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

Restricted cash (see Note 2)

$

304

$

304

Indemnification receivable from SSL for pre-closing taxes (see Note 13)

598

598

Due from affiliates

59

88

Prepaid expenses

838

240

Other

2

2

$

1,801

$

1,232

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5. Investments in Affiliates

Investments in affiliates consist of (in thousands):

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

Telesat

$

225,133

$

192,664

Equity in net income (loss) of affiliates consists of (in thousands):

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Telesat

$

34,602

$

(117,074)

Telesat

As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we held a 62.6% economic interest and a 32.6% voting interest in Telesat. We use the equity method of accounting for our majority economic interest in Telesat because we own 32.6% of the voting stock and do not exercise control by other means to satisfy the U.S. GAAP requirement for treatment as a consolidated subsidiary. We have also concluded that Telesat is not a variable interest entity for which we are the primary beneficiary. Loral’s equity in net income or loss of Telesat is based on our proportionate share of Telesat’s results in accordance with U.S. GAAP and in U.S. dollars. Our proportionate share of Telesat’s net income or loss is based on our economic interest as our holdings consist of common stock and non-voting participating preferred shares that have all the rights of common stock with respect to dividends, return of capital and surplus distributions, but have no voting rights.

In addition to recording our share of equity in net income of Telesat, we also recorded our share of equity in other comprehensive loss of Telesat of $2.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

The ability of Telesat to pay dividends or certain other restricted payments in cash to Loral is governed by applicable covenants in Telesat’s debt and shareholder agreements. Telesat’s credit agreement governing its senior secured credit facilities limits, among other items, Telesat’s ability to incur debt and make dividend payments if the total leverage ratio (“Total Leverage Ratio”) is above 4.50:1.00, with certain exceptions. As of March 31, 2021, Telesat’s Total Leverage Ratio was 4.38:1.00. Telesat is permitted to pay annual consulting fees of $5.0 million to Loral in cash under a consulting agreement which expires in October 2021 (see Note 14).

On April 27, 2021, Telesat issued $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.625% senior secured notes maturing on December 6, 2026 (the “5.625% Senior Secured Notes”).

Interest on the 5.625% Senior Secured Notes will be payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year, commencing on December 1, 2021, to holders of record on the immediately preceding May 15 or November 15, as the case may be.

The 5.625% Senior Secured Notes indenture includes covenants and terms that restrict Telesat’s ability to, among other things, incur additional indebtedness, incur liens, pay dividends or make certain other restricted payments, investments or acquisitions, enter into certain transactions with affiliates, modify or cancel its satellite insurance, effect mergers with another entity, and redeem the 5.625% Senior Secured Notes, without penalty, before December 6, 2022, in each case subject to exceptions provided in the 5.625% Senior Secured Notes indenture.

In April 2021, Telesat cancelled 6,197,776 issued and outstanding vested and unvested stock options.

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In April 2021, Telesat approved the adoption of a restricted share unit (“Telesat RSU”) plan. A total of 3,660,000 non-voting participating preferred shares are reserved for issuance upon vesting of the Telesat RSUs awarded under the Telesat RSU plan, provided that the aggregate number of non-voting participating preferred shares issuable under the Telesat RSU plan (and under all other share compensation arrangements) does not exceed 10% of the total number of non-voting participating preferred shares outstanding from time to time (on a non-diluted basis).

In April 2021, 3,530,000 Telesat RSUs were granted under the Telesat RSU plan with 130,000 Telesat RSUs remaining available for grant under the Telesat RSU plan.

The following table presents summary financial data for Telesat in accordance with U.S. GAAP as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands):

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

Balance Sheet Data:

Current assets

$

759,747

$

703,210

Total assets

4,018,684

3,943,875

Current liabilities

157,117

129,849

Long-term debt

2,483,716

2,483,256

Total liabilities

3,158,126

3,140,747

Shareholders’ equity

860,558

803,128

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Statement of Operations Data:

Revenues

$

150,054

$

158,565

Operating expenses

(31,540)

(35,316)

Depreciation and amortization

(42,713)

(45,417)

Other operating expense

(495)

(167)

Operating income

75,306

77,665

Interest expense

(33,100)

(41,547)

Foreign exchange gain (loss)

27,427

(221,643)

Gain (loss) on financial instruments

1,585

(7,005)

Other (loss) income

(797)

3,539

Income tax (provision) benefit

(16,910)

682

Net income (loss)

$

53,511

$

(188,309)

Other

We own 56% of the ordinary membership interests of XTAR, a joint venture between us and Hisdesat Servicios Estrategicos, S.A. (“Hisdesat”) of Spain. Hisdesat owns the remaining 44% of the ordinary membership interests and all of XTAR’s Class A membership interests, which have liquidation priority over the ordinary membership interests. We account for our ownership interest in XTAR under the equity method of accounting because we do not control certain of its significant operating decisions. We have also concluded that XTAR is not a variable interest entity for which we are the primary beneficiary. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the carrying value of our investment in XTAR was zero. Beginning January 1, 2016, we discontinued providing for our allocated share of XTAR’s net losses as our investment was reduced to zero and we have no commitment to provide further financial support to XTAR.

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Prior to July 1, 2020, XTAR owned and operated an X-band satellite, XTAR–EUR (the “Satellite”) located at the 29° E.L. orbital slot (the “Orbital Slot”). In addition, prior to July 1, 2020, XTAR leased from Hisdesat 7.2 72MHz X-band transponders on the Spainsat satellite located at 30° W.L. (the “Transponder Lease”). On July 1, 2020, Loral, XTAR and Hisdesat restructured their relationship, including, among other things, the following: (i) Hisdesat purchased the Satellite and certain assets related to operation of the Satellite (the “Purchased Assets”) from XTAR; (ii) XTAR’s agreement with Hisdesat to operate the Satellite at the Orbital Slot was terminated and the rights and licenses to operate the Satellite at the Orbital Slot reverted to Hisdesat; (iii) the Transponder Lease was terminated; (iv) XTAR and Hisdesat entered into an agreement under which XTAR will continue to market and sell capacity on the Satellite and on the Spainsat satellite; (v) XTAR and Loral terminated the management agreement between them (the “Loral Management Agreement”) under which, until December 31, 2013, XTAR was charged a quarterly management fee for services provided by Loral; and (vi) Loral granted to Hisdesat an option to acquire for nominal consideration, subject to receipt of all required regulatory approvals, Loral’s membership interests in XTAR. As of the date of this report, Hisdesat has not exercised this option. On July 2, 2020, Loral received from XTAR $5.9 million from the proceeds of the sale of the Purchased Assets in full and final settlement of the past due receivable outstanding of $6.6 million under the Loral Management Agreement.  

As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company also held an indirect ownership interest in GdM which currently serves as the exclusive service provider for Globalstar service in Mexico. The Company accounts for this ownership interest using the equity method of accounting. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the carrying value of this investment was zero. Loral has written-off its investment in this company and has no future funding requirements relating to this investment. Accordingly, there is no requirement for us to provide for our allocated share of GdM’s net losses. GdM is currently in the process of dissolution and liquidation in Mexico, and Loral believes that it will not have any liability associated with GdM upon completion of this process.

6. Other Current Liabilities

Other current liabilities consists of (in thousands):

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

Operating lease liability

$

470

$

345

Due to affiliate

198

98

Accrued professional fees

1,163

1,287

Pension and other post-retirement liabilities

83

82

Income tax payable

34

Accrued liabilities

232

190

$

2,180

$

2,002

7. Income Taxes

The following summarizes our income tax benefit (provision) (in thousands):

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Current income tax provision

$

(340)

$

(547)

Deferred income tax benefit (provision)

562

(1,569)

Income tax benefit (provision)

$

222

$

(2,116)

For the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, our income tax benefit (provision) is computed by applying an expected effective annual tax rate against the pre-tax results for each period (after adjusting for certain tax items that are discrete to each period). The current income tax provision for each period includes our anticipated income tax liability related to GILTI from Telesat and our provision for UTPs. After utilizing our net operating loss (“NOL”) carryforwards and allowable tax credits, federal income tax on GILTI from Telesat was zero for each period. The deferred income tax benefit (provision)

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for each period includes the impact of equity in net income (loss) of affiliates from our condensed consolidated statement of operations and the periodic effect of our accounting for GILTI. For the three months ended March 31. 2020, our deferred provision included a benefit of $3.1 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. Since our deferred tax assets related to the investment in Telesat will be realized from the future recognition of GILTI, the federal portion of these deferred tax assets was valued at zero as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

To the extent that profitability from operations is not sufficient to realize the benefit from our remaining net deferred tax assets, we would generate sufficient taxable income from the appreciated value of our Telesat investment, subject to the provisions of the Transaction Agreement, in order to prevent federal NOLs from expiring and realize the benefit of all remaining deferred tax assets.

The following summarizes amounts for UTPs included in our income tax benefit (provision) (in thousands):

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Current provision for UTPs

$

(245)

$

(476)

Deferred benefit for UTPs

9

100

Tax provision for UTPs

$

(236)

$

(376)

As of March 31, 2021, we had unrecognized tax benefits relating to UTPs of $43 million. The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to income taxes in income tax expense on a quarterly basis. As of March 31, 2021, we have accrued no penalties and approximately $3.6 million for the potential payment of tax-related interest.

With few exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to U.S. federal, state or local income tax examinations by tax authorities for years prior to 2014. Earlier years related to certain foreign jurisdictions remain subject to examination. To the extent allowed by law, the tax authorities may have the right to examine prior periods where NOLs were generated and carried forward, and make adjustments up to the amount of the NOL carryforward. While we intend to contest any future tax assessments for uncertain tax positions, no assurance can be provided that we would ultimately prevail. During 2021, the statute of limitations for assessment of additional tax will expire with regard to certain UTPs, potentially resulting in a $16.4 million reduction to our unrecognized tax benefits. Pursuant to the purchase agreement for the sale of SSL, we are obligated to indemnify SSL for certain taxes related to periods prior to the closing of the transaction.

As of March 31, 2021, if our positions are sustained by the taxing authorities, the Company’s income tax provision would be reduced by approximately $8.7 million. Other than as described above, we anticipate no other significant changes to our unrecognized tax benefits during the next twelve months.

8. Other Liabilities

Other liabilities consists of (in thousands):

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

Indemnification liabilities - other (see Note 13)

$

145

$

145

Liabilities for uncertain tax positions

20,014

19,769

$

20,159

$

19,914

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9. Stock-Based Compensation

Stock Plans

The Loral amended and restated 2005 stock incentive plan (the “Stock Incentive Plan”) which allowed for the grant of several forms of stock-based compensation awards including stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock bonuses and other stock-based awards, had a ten-year term and has expired. As of March 31, 2021 and 2020, outstanding and unconverted restricted stock units (“RSUs”) were 98,917 and 75,262, respectively, that are vested and do not expire.

During 2020, we paid special dividends of $7.00 per share for an aggregate dividend amount of $216.5 million (see Note 2). In accordance with Loral’s Stock Incentive Plan, an equitable adjustment was made to outstanding stock-based awards to reflect the cash dividend. As a result, RSUs outstanding under the Stock Incentive Plan increased by 23,655 during 2020.

10. Earnings Per Share

Telesat has awarded employee stock options, which, if exercised, would result in dilution of Loral’s economic ownership interest in Telesat from 62.6% to approximately 62.4%.

The following table presents the dilutive impact of Telesat stock options on Loral’s reported net income for the purpose of computing diluted earnings per share (in thousands):

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

Net income — basic

$

30,716

Less: Adjustment for dilutive effect of Telesat stock options

(155)

Net income — diluted

$

30,561

Telesat stock options are excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2020 as the effect would be antidilutive.

Basic income per share is computed based upon the weighted average number of share of voting and non-voting common stock outstanding. The following is the computation of common shares outstanding for diluted earnings per share (in thousands):

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

Weighted average common shares outstanding

30,933

Unconverted restricted stock units

99

Common shares outstanding for diluted earnings per share

31,032

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, the following unconverted restricted stock units are excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per share as the effect would have been antidilutive (in thousands):

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2020

Unconverted restricted stock units

75

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11. Pensions and Other Employee Benefit Plans

The following table provides the components of net periodic cost for our qualified retirement plan (the “Pension Benefits”) and health care and life insurance benefits for retired employees and dependents (the “Other Benefits”) for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands):

Pension Benefits

Other Benefits

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

March 31,

March 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Service cost (1)

$

187

$

181

$

$

Interest cost (2)

375

440

3

4

Expected return on plan assets (2)

(688)

(669)

Amortization of net actuarial loss (gain) (2)

399

303

(1)

Net periodic cost

$

273

$

255

$

3

$

3

(1)

Included in general and administrative expenses.

(2)

Included in other expense.

12. Financial Instruments, Derivative Instruments and Hedging

Financial Instruments

The carrying amount of cash equivalents approximates fair value because of the short maturity of those instruments.

Foreign Currency

We are subject to the risks associated with fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. To limit this foreign exchange rate exposure, we attempt to denominate all contracts in U.S. dollars. Where appropriate, derivatives are used to minimize the risk of foreign exchange rate fluctuations to operating results and cash flows. We do not use derivative instruments for trading or speculative purposes.

Derivatives and Hedging Transactions

There were no derivative instruments as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

13. Commitments and Contingencies

Financial Matters

In 2012, we sold our former subsidiary, SSL, to MDA Communications Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Maxar Technologies Inc. (formerly known as MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (“MDA”). Under the terms of the purchase agreement, we are obligated to indemnify MDA and its affiliates from liabilities with respect to certain pre-closing taxes. Our condensed consolidated balance sheets include an indemnification refund receivable of $0.6 million as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020. Certain tax assessments against SSL for 2007 to 2010 have been settled, resulting in our having received during the second and third quarters of 2019 refunds of prior indemnification payments totaling $1.8 million. The remaining receivable as of March 31, 2021 represents payments to date over the estimated fair value of the remaining liability for our indemnification of SSL pre-closing taxes where the final amounts have not yet been determined. Where appropriate, we intend vigorously to contest the underlying tax assessments, but there can be no assurance that we will be successful. Although no assurance can be provided, we do not believe that these tax-related matters will have a material adverse effect on our financial position or results of operations.

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In connection with the sale in 2008 by Loral and certain of its subsidiaries and DASA Globalstar LLC to Globalstar Inc. of their respective interests in GdB, the Globalstar Brazilian service provider, Loral agreed to indemnify Globalstar Inc. and GdB for certain GdB pre-closing liabilities, primarily related to Brazilian taxes. Our condensed consolidated balance sheets include liabilities of $0.1 million as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 for indemnification liabilities relating to the sale of GdB.

See Note 14 — Related Party Transactions — Transactions with Affiliates — Telesat for commitments and contingencies relating to our agreement to indemnify Telesat for certain liabilities.

Lease Arrangements

We lease a facility and certain equipment under agreements expiring at various dates. We may renew, extend or modify the lease covering our facilities as needed. In March 2021, the operating lease for our corporate offices was modified by extending the lease expiration date from June 30, 2021 to December 31, 2021 and decreasing the rent for the extension period. The facility lease modification was accounted for by remeasuring the lease liability and adjusting the carrying amount of the right-of-use asset by the amount of the remeasurement of the lease liability as of March 31, 2021. We have no sublease income in any of the periods presented.

Lease costs expensed for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 were as follows (in thousands):

Lease Expense

Three months ended March 31, 2021

$

174

Three months ended March 31, 2020

174

Lease payments for the three months ended March 31, 2021 were $0.2 million. The remaining lease term as of March 31, 2021 is nine months and we used a discount rate of 7.5% to compute the lease liability. The right-of-use asset is being amortized over the life of the lease.

The following is a reconciliation of the lease liability to future lease payments as of March 31, 2021 (in thousands):

Operating lease payments - (April 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021)

$

481

Less: Future interest

11

Operating lease liability

$

470

Amounts recognized in Balance Sheet

Other current liabilities

$

470

Legal Proceedings

Litigation Related to the Transaction

On May 5, 2021, Guy Coffman filed a complaint (Civil Action No. 1:21-cv-04007, the “Coffman Complaint”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Company and the members of our Board of Directors (the “Individual Defendants”). Also on May 5, 2021, Shiva Stein filed a complaint (Civil Action No. 1:21-cv-04018, the “Stein Complaint”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Company and the Individual Defendants. On May 7, 2021, Julia Marshall filed a complaint (Civil Action No. 1:21-cv-04128, the “Marshall Complaint” and, together with the Coffman Complaint and the Stein Complaint, the “Complaints”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Company, the Individual Defendants and Merger Sub (collectively, the “Loral Defendants”); the Marshall Complaint also names as defendants Telesat, Telesat Corporation, Telesat Partnership and Telesat CanHoldCo (together, the “Telesat Defendants”) and PSP and Red Isle (the “PSP Defendants” and, together with the Loral Defendants and the Telesat Defendants, the “Defendants”).

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The Complaints allege, among other things, that the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (the “Registration Statement”) filed in April 2021 with the SEC by Telesat Corporation and Telesat Partnership, which contained a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus of the Company for use in connection with soliciting stockholder approval of the Transaction, contained materially incomplete and misleading information. Specifically, the Complaints allege (i) violation by the Loral Defendants of Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and SEC Rule 14(a)(9) in that the Registration Statement misrepresents or omits information concerning, among other things, financial projections of Loral and financial analyses of Loral’s financial advisor, LionTree Advisors LLC; and (ii) violation by the Individual Defendants, by virtue of their positions as controlling persons of the Company, of Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act in that they had the power to influence and control, and did influence and control, directly or indirectly, the decision making of the Company, including the content and dissemination of the various statements that plaintiffs contend are materially incomplete and misleading. In addition, the Coffman Complaint alleges a violation of Delaware law in that the Individual Defendants breached their fiduciary duty of candor/disclosure by approving and/or causing the alleged materially deficient Registration Statement to be disseminated. The Marshall Complaint also alleges violation by the Telesat Defendants and the PSP Defendants, by virtue of their positions as controlling persons, of Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act in that they had supervisory control over the composition of the Registration Statement and the information disclosed therein, as well as the information that they claim was omitted and/or misrepresented in the Registration Statement.

Each of the Complaints seeks, among other things, to enjoin Defendants from proceeding with, consummating or closing the Transaction, unless and until Defendants disclose the material information which plaintiffs claim has been omitted from the Registration Statement; awarding plaintiffs the costs and disbursements of their actions, including reasonable attorneys’ and expert fees and expenses; and such other and further equitable relief as the court may deem just and proper. In addition, the Coffman Complaint and the Stein Complaint seek that the Loral Defendants account to plaintiffs for all damages suffered as a result of their alleged wrongdoing. The Stein Complaint and the Marshall Complaint also seek rescission, to the extent already implemented, of the Transaction Agreement or any of the terms thereof, or granting to plaintiff rescissory damages. The Marshall Complaint also seeks a declaration that the Individual Defendants disseminate a Registration Statement that does not contain any untrue statements of material fact and that states all material facts required in it or necessary to make the statements contained therein not misleading and a declaration that Defendants violated Sections 14(a) and/or 20(a) of the Exchange Act, as well as Rule 14a-9 promulgated thereunder.

The Loral Defendants believe that they have, and intend vigorously to pursue, meritorious defenses to plaintiffs’ claims. There can be no assurance, however, that the Loral Defendants’ defenses will be successful with respect to all or some of plaintiffs’ claims, that resolution of the lawsuits will not result in additional unanticipated expense to the Company or that the lawsuits filed by plaintiffs will not cause a delay in consummation of the Transaction. Although no assurance can be provided, we do not believe that this matter will have a material adverse effect on Loral’s financial position or results of operations or on Loral’s ability to consummate the Transaction.

Other and Routine Litigation

Other than as set forth above, we are not currently subject to any legal proceedings that, if decided adversely, could have a material adverse effect on our financial position or results of operations. In the future, however, we may become subject to legal proceedings and claims, either asserted or unasserted, that may arise in the ordinary course of business or otherwise.

14. Related Party Transactions

MHR Fund Management LLC

Mark H. Rachesky, President and Chief Investment Officer of MHR Fund Management LLC (“MHR”), and Janet T. Yeung, a principal and the General Counsel of MHR, are members of Loral’s board of directors.

Various funds affiliated with MHR and Dr. Rachesky held, as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, approximately 39.9% of the outstanding voting common stock and 58.4% of the combined outstanding voting and non-voting common stock of Loral.

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Transactions with Affiliates

Telesat

Recent Developments

Transaction Agreement. On November 23, 2020, Loral entered into the Transaction Agreement with Telesat, Telesat Partnership, Telesat Corporation, Telesat CanHoldco, Merger Sub, PSP and Red Isle, under which Merger Sub will merge with and into Loral, with Loral surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Telesat Partnership, and Loral stockholders receiving common shares of Telesat Corporation and/or units of Telesat Partnership that will be exchangeable for common shares of Telesat Corporation following the expiration of a six-month lock-up period.

Upon satisfaction of the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Transaction Agreement, the Transaction will result in the current stockholders of Loral, PSP and the other shareholders in Telesat (principally current or former management of Telesat) owning approximately the same percentage of equity in Telesat indirectly through Telesat Corporation and/or Telesat Partnership as they currently hold (indirectly in the case of Loral stockholders and PSP) in Telesat, Telesat Corporation becoming the publicly traded general partner of Telesat Partnership and Telesat Partnership indirectly owning all of the economic interests in Telesat, except to the extent that the other shareholders in Telesat elect to retain their direct interest in Telesat.

The Transaction Agreement provides for certain economic adjustments and contractual protections with respect to Loral’s assets and liabilities other than its indirect interest in Telesat. These include among others:

One Time Payment.  To compensate PSP and Red Isle for certain tax inefficiencies for PSP and Red Isle related to the structure of the Transaction, Loral will make a payment of $7 million to Red Isle, subject to the extent of Loral’s available cash; however, if such payment is less than $7 million due to a lack of available cash, Telesat Partnership will be required to pay the balance of such unpaid amount to Red Isle no later than 35 trading days following consummation of the Transaction.

Absolute Indemnities.  Loral, Telesat Corporation and Telesat CanHoldco will indemnify PSP for PSP’s pro rata share of costs relating to: (a) certain losses and litigation proceedings related to the Transaction, (b) certain out-of-pocket expenses of Loral after the Closing and (c) certain tax matters. This indemnification will be (i) independent of the accuracy of the underlying representations and warranties, (ii) in the case of the tax indemnification, subject to a cap of $50 million and (iii) subject to additional, customary limitations.

The Transaction Agreement also provides certain termination rights for both Loral and PSP and further provides that, in certain circumstances, Loral may be required to pay to Red Isle a termination fee of $6,550,000 or $22,910,000, or to pay to PSP a “breach” fee of $40,000,000, in each case as provided in the Transaction Agreement.

In connection with the Transaction, Loral entered into the following agreements with related parties or their subsidiaries:

Subscription Agreement for Series B Preferred Stock.  In connection with the Transaction, Loral issued to Telesat Partnership five shares of Series B Preferred Stock pursuant to the terms of a subscription agreement entered into between Loral and Telesat Partnership. Such shares of Series B Preferred Stock will remain outstanding following the Merger and will give Telesat Partnership the right to vote such shares once there is no Loral common stock outstanding.

Full and Final Release and Amendment of Tolling Agreement.  Loral has asserted certain claims against PSP arising out of PSP’s actions in certain previous transaction processes relating to Telesat. PSP has asserted various counterclaims and Loral, PSP and Telesat have entered into a series of tolling agreements preventing those claims from being terminated due to the passing of the statute of limitations while negotiating the Transaction Agreement. In connection with the signing of the Transaction Agreement, the parties entered into a mutual release that will release those claims on the first to occur of the closing of the Transaction or the termination of the Transaction Agreement due to Loral’s material breach.

Standstill Agreement.  Loral and MHR have entered into a standstill agreement (the “MHR Standstill Agreement”) prohibiting MHR and its affiliates from, subject to the terms thereof, acquiring more than an additional 6% of the outstanding Voting Common Stock prior to the conclusion of the Loral stockholder meeting to be held to approve the

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Transaction. The MHR Standstill Agreement will terminate immediately upon the first to occur of the conclusion of the Loral stockholder meeting and termination of the Transaction Agreement.

Ownership Interest. As described in Note 5, we own a 62.6% economic interest and a 32.6% voting interest in Telesat and account for our ownership interest under the equity method of accounting.

Shareholders Agreement.  In connection with the acquisition of our ownership interest in Telesat (which we refer to as the Telesat transaction), Loral and certain of its subsidiaries, our Canadian co-owner, PSP and one of its subsidiaries, Telesat and MHR entered into a Shareholders Agreement (the “Shareholders Agreement”). The Shareholders Agreement provides for, among other things, the manner in which the affairs of Telesat and its subsidiaries will be conducted and the relationships among the parties thereto and future shareholders of Telesat. The Shareholders Agreement also contains an agreement by Loral not to engage in a competing satellite communications business and agreements by the parties to the Shareholders Agreement not to solicit employees of Telesat or any of its subsidiaries. Additionally, the Shareholders Agreement details the matters requiring the approval of the shareholders of Telesat (including veto rights for Loral over certain extraordinary actions) and provides for preemptive rights for certain shareholders upon the issuance of certain capital shares of Telesat. The Shareholders Agreement also (i) restricts the ability of holders of certain shares of Telesat to transfer such shares unless certain conditions are met or approval of the transfer is granted by the directors of Telesat, (ii) provides for a right of first offer to certain Telesat shareholders if a holder of equity shares of Telesat wishes to sell any such shares to a third party and (iii) provides for, in certain circumstances, tag-along rights in favor of shareholders that are not affiliated with Loral if Loral sells equity shares and drag-along rights in favor of Loral in case Loral or its affiliate enters into an agreement to sell all of its Telesat equity securities.

Under the Shareholders Agreement, in the event that, except in certain limited circumstances, either (i) ownership or control, directly or indirectly, by Dr. Rachesky of Loral’s voting stock falls below certain levels other than in connection with certain specified circumstances, including an acquisition by a Strategic Competitor (as defined in the Shareholders Agreement) or (ii) there is a change in the composition of a majority of the members of the Loral Board of Directors over a consecutive two-year period without the approval of the incumbent directors, Loral will lose its veto rights relating to certain extraordinary actions by Telesat and its subsidiaries. In addition, after either of these events, PSP will have certain rights to enable it to exit from its investment in Telesat, including a right to cause Telesat to conduct an initial public offering in which PSP’s shares would be the first shares offered or, if no such offering has occurred within one year due to a lack of cooperation from Loral or Telesat, to cause the sale of Telesat and to drag along the other shareholders in such sale, subject to Loral’s right to call PSP’s shares at fair market value.

The Shareholders Agreement provides for a board of directors of Telesat consisting of 10 directors, three nominated by Loral, three nominated by PSP and four independent directors to be selected by a nominating committee comprised of one PSP nominee, one nominee of Loral and one of the independent directors then in office. Each party to the Shareholders Agreement is obligated to vote all of its Telesat shares for the election of the directors nominated by the nominating committee. Pursuant to action by the board of directors taken on October 31, 2007, Dr. Rachesky, who is non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Loral, was appointed non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of Telesat. In addition, Michael B. Targoff, Loral’s Vice Chairman, serves on the board of directors of Telesat.

Consulting Services Agreement.  On October 31, 2007, Loral and Telesat entered into a consulting services agreement (the “Consulting Agreement”). Pursuant to the terms of the Consulting Agreement, Loral provides to Telesat certain non-exclusive consulting services in relation to the business of Loral Skynet which was transferred to Telesat as part of the Telesat transaction as well as with respect to certain aspects of the satellite communications business of Telesat. The Consulting Agreement has a term of seven-years with an automatic renewal for an additional seven-year term if Loral is not then in material default under the Shareholders Agreement. Upon expiration of the initial term on October 31, 2014, the Consulting Agreement was automatically renewed for the additional seven-year term which expires on October 31, 2021. In exchange for Loral’s services under the Consulting Agreement, Telesat pays Loral an annual fee of $5.0 million, payable quarterly in arrears on the last day of March, June, September and December of each year during the term of the Consulting Agreement. Our general and administrative expenses are net of income related to the Consulting Agreement of $1.25 million for each of the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. For each of the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, Loral received payments in cash from Telesat, net of withholding taxes, of $1.2 million for consulting fees.

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Tax Indemnification.  In connection with the acquisition of our ownership interest in Telesat in 2007, Loral retained the benefit of tax recoveries related to the transferred assets and indemnified Telesat (“Telesat Indemnification”) for certain liabilities, including Loral Skynet’s tax liabilities arising prior to January 1, 2007. The Telesat Indemnification includes certain tax disputes currently under review in various jurisdictions including Brazil. The Brazilian tax authorities challenged Loral Skynet’s historical characterization of its revenue generated in Brazil for the years 2003 to 2006. Telesat received and challenged, on Loral Skynet’s behalf, tax assessments from Brazil totaling approximately $0.6 million. The Company believes that Loral Skynet’s filing position will ultimately be sustained requiring no payment under the Telesat Indemnification. There can be no assurance that there will be no future claims under the Telesat Indemnification related to tax disputes.

Administrative Fee.  Loral’s employees and retirees participate in certain welfare plans sponsored or managed by Telesat. Loral pays Telesat an annual administrative fee of $0.1 million and reimburses Telesat for the plan costs attributable to Loral participants. Amounts due to Telesat as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were 0.2 million and 0.1 million, respectively.

Grant Agreements.  Loral, along with Telesat, PSP and 4440480 Canada Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Loral (the “Special Purchaser”), has entered into (i) a stock option grant agreement dated November 18, 2013 with respect to shares in Telesat with Telesat President and CEO, Daniel Goldberg (the “Goldberg Stock Option Grant Agreement”); (ii) an award agreement for Telesat restricted share units dated November 28, 2018 with Mr. Goldberg (the “Goldberg RSU Grant Agreement”); and (iii) restricted share unit grant agreements dated April 23, 2021 with respect to shares in Telesat (the “2021 RSU Grant Agreements” and, together with the Goldberg RSU Grant Agreement, the “RSU Grant Agreements”) with the following executives of Telesat:  Mr. Goldberg, Andrew Browne, Telesat Chief Financial Officer, Erwin Hudson, Telesat Vice President, LEO, and Michael Schwartz, Telesat Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development (each a “Participant” and collectively, the “Participants”).

The Goldberg Stock Option Grant Agreement documents a grant to Mr. Goldberg of Telesat stock options (including tandem SAR rights) and provides for certain rights, obligations and restrictions related to such stock options, which include, among other things: (w) the possible obligation of the Special Purchaser to purchase the shares in the place of Telesat should Telesat be prohibited by applicable law or under the terms of any credit agreement applicable to Telesat from purchasing such shares, or otherwise default on such purchase obligation, pursuant to the terms of the Goldberg Stock Option Grant Agreement; (x) the obligation of the Special Purchaser to purchase shares upon exercise by Telesat of its call right under Telesat’s Management Stock Incentive Plan in the event of Mr. Goldberg’s termination of employment; (y) the right of Mr. Goldberg to require the Special Purchaser or Loral to purchase a portion of the shares in Telesat owned by him in the event of exercise after termination of employment to cover taxes that are greater than the minimum withholding amount; and (z) the right of Mr. Goldberg to require Telesat to cause the Special Purchaser or Loral to purchase a portion of the shares in Telesat owned by him, or that are issuable to him under Telesat’s Management Stock Incentive Plan at the relevant time, in the event that more than 90% of Loral’s common stock is acquired by an unaffiliated third party that does not also purchase all of PSP’s and its affiliates’ interest in Telesat. Under an option cancellation agreement between Telesat and Mr. Goldberg, 220,000 options under the Goldberg Stock Option Agreement were cancelled, with the balance of the options under that agreement remaining outstanding.

The Goldberg RSU Grant Agreement documents a grant to Mr. Goldberg of restricted stock units with respect to shares in Telesat and provides for certain rights, obligations and restrictions related to such restricted stock units, which include, among other things:  (x) the possible obligation of the Special Purchaser to purchase the shares in the place of Telesat should Telesat be prohibited by applicable law or under the terms of any credit agreement applicable to Telesat from purchasing such shares, or otherwise default on such purchase obligation, pursuant to the terms of the Goldberg RSU Grant Agreement; and (y) the obligation of the Special Purchaser to purchase shares upon exercise by Telesat of its call right under Telesat’s Management Stock Incentive Plan in the event of the termination of Mr. Goldberg’s employment.

The 2021 RSU Grant Agreements document grants to the Participants of restricted share units with respect to shares in Telesat and provide for certain rights, obligations and restrictions related to such restricted share units, which include, among other things, the obligation of the Special Purchaser, prior to the occurrence of the Transaction, to purchase Telesat shares upon exercise by Telesat of its call right under Telesat’s Restricted Share Unit Plan in the event of the termination of a Participant’s employment.

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The Goldberg Stock Option Grant Agreement and the RSU Grant Agreements further provide that, in the event the Special Purchaser is required to purchase Telesat shares pursuant to such agreements, such shares, together with the obligation to pay for such shares, shall be transferred to a subsidiary of the Special Purchaser, which subsidiary shall be wound up into Telesat, with Telesat agreeing to the acquisition of such subsidiary by Telesat from the Special Purchaser for nominal consideration and with the purchase price for the shares being paid by Telesat within ten (10) business days after completion of the winding-up of such subsidiary into Telesat.

Other than the stock options that remain outstanding under the Goldberg Stock Option Grant Agreement as discussed above, stock options to purchase shares in Telesat previously granted by Telesat to certain Telesat executives (Messrs. Goldberg, Browne, Hudson and Schwartz) and a former Telesat executive (Mr. Cayouette) under stock option grant agreements among Telesat, such Telesat executives or former executive, PSP, Loral and the Special Purchaser have been either exercised for Telesat shares or cancelled, and, accordingly, neither Loral nor the Special Purchaser has any further obligations under those agreements.

Other

We own 56% of the ordinary membership interests of XTAR, a joint venture between Loral and Hisdesat and account for our investment in XTAR under the equity method of accounting. On July 1, 2020, Loral, XTAR and Hisdesat restructured their relationship (see Note 5). As part of the restructuring, XTAR and Loral terminated the Loral Management Agreement pursuant to which Loral provided general and specific services of a technical, financial and administrative nature to XTAR. For the services provided by Loral, XTAR, until December 31, 2013, was charged a quarterly management fee equal to