GLOBAL EAGLE ACQUISITION CORP. ANNOUNCES
FOR SPECIAL MEETING IN LIEU OF ANNUAL
MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
CA — December 3, 2012 — Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: EAGL; EAGLW; EAGLU) (Global Eagle) announced today
that stockholders of record as of December 17, 2012 will be invited to attend a special meeting in lieu of annual meeting of stockholders
to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the previously announced proposed business combination in which Global Eagle will
acquire Row 44, Inc. (Row 44) and 86% of Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (GR:DVN1) (AIA), as well as to consider and vote upon several
related proposals. The date, time and location of the special meeting in lieu of annual meeting of stockholders will be set and
announced at a later time. Only holders of record of Global Eagle’s common stock at the close of business on December 17,
2012 will be entitled to notice of the special meeting in lieu of annual meeting of stockholders and to vote at the special meeting
in lieu of annual meeting of stockholders and any adjournments or postponements thereof.
The full meeting agenda will be detailed in the definitive proxy
statement of Global Eagle, which will be mailed to all stockholders of record as of December 17, 2012.
About Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA) is the world’s leading
provider of innovative content and solutions for the in-flight entertainment industry. Listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange,
AIA’s subsidiaries are market-leading companies pioneering in the “passenger experience” sector which provide
content solutions such as international and local audio, video, applications, games and services to the majority of the world’s
airlines. AIA was incorporated in Germany in 1998 and completed its initial public offering in 1999.
About Row 44
Row 44 is a satellite-based broadband services provider to the
global commercial airline industry. Its network enables airlines to connect to orbiting Ku-band satellites and to communicate with
existing satellite ground earth stations. Row 44’s in-cabin communication link currently provides airline passengers with
Internet access, live television, shopping and flight and destination information. Row 44 was formed in 2004, its WiFi connectivity
system was first deployed by a domestic commercial airline in 2009 and its broadband services were fully operations in 2010. Currently
installed on more than 400 aircraft, Row 44 has the largest fleet of connected entertainment enabled planes that operate over land
and sea worldwide.
About Global Eagle
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition
company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization
or similar business combination involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. Global Eagle Acquisition Corp.
is a Delaware corporation formed in 2011. It raised approximately $190 million in its IPO in May 2011 and its securities are traded
on NASDAQ under the ticker symbols EAGL, EAGLW and EAGLU.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTION AND WHERE TO
Global Eagle has filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) a preliminary proxy statement of Global Eagle in connection with the proposed business combination and will
mail a definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents to its stockholders. Global Eagle stockholders and other
interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement, and, once available, any amendments thereto and the
definitive proxy statement in connection with Global Eagle’s solicitation of proxies for the stockholder meeting to be
held to approve the business combination because the proxy statement will contain important information about AIA, Row 44,
Global Eagle and the proposed business combination. The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to stockholders of Global
Eagle as of December 17, 2012. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the proxy statement, without charge, once
available, at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, or by
directing a request to: Global Eagle Acquisition Corp., 10900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Attn.: James
A. Graf, Chief Financial Officer.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION
Global Eagle and its directors and officers may be deemed participants
in the solicitation of proxies to Global Eagle’s stockholders with respect to the transaction. A list of the names of those
directors and officers and a description of their interests in Global Eagle is contained in the proxy statement for the proposed
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release may include "forward looking statements"
within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the United Stated Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect",
"estimate", "plan", "outlook", and "project" and other similar expressions that predict
or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. Such forward looking statements with respect
to the timing of the proposed business combination with Row 44 and AIA, as well as the expected performance, strategies, prospects
and other aspects of the businesses of Global Eagle, AIA, Row 44 and the combined company after completion of the proposed business
combination, are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties.
A number of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to
differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the
occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement with Row
44 or the stock purchase agreement for the acquisition of shares of AIA (the "Business Combination Agreements"), (2)
the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Global Eagle, AIA, Row 44 or others following announcement
of the Business Combination Agreements and transactions contemplated therein; (3) the inability to complete the transactions contemplated
by the Business Combination Agreements due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Global Eagle or other conditions
to closing in the Business Combination Agreement, (4) delays in obtaining, adverse conditions contained in, or the inability to
obtain necessary regulatory approvals or complete regulatory reviews required to complete the transactions contemplated by the
Business Combination Agreements; (5) the risk that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations as a result of
the announcement and consummation of the transactions described herein; (6) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of
the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow
and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with suppliers and obtain adequate supply of products and retain its key employees;
(7) costs related to the proposed business combination; (8) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (9) the possibility that
AIA and Row 44 may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (10) other risks and uncertainties
indicated from time to time in the proxy statement filed by Global Eagle with the SEC, including those under “Risk Factors”
therein, and other filings with the SEC by Global Eagle.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date made, and Global Eagle, AIA and Row 44 undertake no obligation to update or revise
the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Investor: James Graf, Global Eagle
Media: Jeff Pryor, Priority PR