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CD Radio Completes Offerings.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 21, 1997--CD Radio Inc. (Nasdaq: CDRD) announced today that it has raised a total of $175 million gross proceeds through public offerings of its common stock and units consisting of ten-year senior secured discount notes and warrants to purchase additional notes of the same class.

The company sold 2.8 million shares of common stock at a price of $18 per share through underwriters led by Merrill Lynch & Co., Lehman Brothers and C.E. Unterberg, Towbin. The Company also sold, at a price of $484.22 per unit, units consisting of $258.2 million aggregate principal amount at maturity of 15% senior secured discount notes due December 1, 2007, which do not require interest payments until June 2003, together with debt warrants to purchase $38.7 million additional aggregate principal amount at maturity of the same notes. The notes will be secured by a pledge of the common stock of the Company's subsidiary that holds its FCC license, and were offered through Merrill Lynch & Co., Lehman Brothers and Libra Investments, Inc.

As a result of the 100% acceptance of the Company's recently completed preferred stock exchange offer, the Company will not exercise its right to redeem up to $50 million of its outstanding preferred stock.

CD Radio holds one of two FCC national satellite radio broadcast licenses. The Company is building a satellite-to-car 50 channel radio system for the broadcast of music and other programming to motorists throughout the United States.

CONTACT: CD Radio, Washington

David Margolese, 202-296-6192

or

www.cdradio.com
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