April 3, 2001

Atlanta, GA, April 2, 2001 – The U.S. subsidiary of Gilat Communications,

Ltd. (NASDAQ:GICOF), Mentergy, Inc., a leading North American provider of

enterprise e-Learning solutions, today announced that Pete Masalin has been

named as Sales Director, Government and Reseller Channel. Mr. Masalin will

expand Mentergy’s e-Learning solution to state and federal government

institutions, while building an integrated VAR channel in the U.S. to

service the explosive growth in e-Learning sales.

Mr. Masalin will strengthen Mentergy’s reseller strategy to partner with

leading organizations that understand the value of blended learning

solutions in enhancing human performance. New revenue opportunities will be

afforded to value added resellers of LearnLinc, Designer’s Edge and Quest as

Mentergy brings new products and services to market. Mr. Masalin will also

lead the Mentergy government sales team, building on existing widespread

sales of Designer’s Edge, Quest and custom courseware development services.

Mr. Masalin was previously Vice President of Sales and Marketing for

Netcisive, where he was responsible for marketing strategy and the

development of a global channel and sales team. As’s

Vice President of Strategic Alliances, he was directly responsible for the

development of an international channel for a vendor neutral Internet

training curriculum that encompassed six continents. His responsibilities

have included supervising more than 200 people, and managing budgets of more

than U.S. $14 million. He has also implemented and supervised numerous

programs that trained 15,000 personnel annually. Mr. Masalin spent over 12

years as a Marine Corps officer before entering the private sector.

“e-Learning is poised for exponential growth, and I believe that Mentergy

has a powerful combination of talent, products and services to change

learning worldwide,” said Mr. Masalin. “Joining the Mentergy team is an

exciting step toward a future in which business productivity and human

potential will be enhanced by the smart use of technology. I am proud to be

part of the Mentergy e-Learning solution.”

“We believe it is important to strengthen our position in the e-Learning

market by building partnerships for a strong VAR channel,” said Ziv Mandl,

President & CEO of Mentergy. “Pete Masalin’s energy and vision are key

elements of Mentergy’s VAR channel growth strategy. His experience building

global sales channels, combined with his knowledge of government sales

opportunities places Mentergy in a commanding position for e-Learning


About Mentergy

Mentergy, Inc. is a Gilat Communications, Ltd. [NASDAQ:GICOF] e-Learning

company that provides a comprehensive set of e-learning products, consulting

and courseware development services for large enterprises through its

LearnLinc Live e-Learning and Allen Communication Learning Services

divisions. With over 21 years of expertise in the learning industry,

Mentergy assists businesses worldwide in making a cost-effective shift from

traditional learning, with its inherent expense and loss of productivity, to

a blended approach, which includes technology-based training solutions or

“e-Learning.” Mentergy’s customers range from mid-size companies to Global

2000, including Aetna US Healthcare, WorldCom, Made2Manage, Citibank,

Countrywide, Rockwell-Collins, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Intel

and other industry leaders. For more information, visit

About Gilat Communications

Gilat Communications, Ltd. [NASDAQ:GICOF], is a global leader in learning

using advanced, blended e-learning techniques and technologies. Gilat

Communications formed Mentergy, its North American e-Learning operation, by

merging Allen Communication with LearnLinc Corporation. TrainNet(tm),

Gilat’s comprehensive broadband IDL solution allows organizations to conduct

instructor-led or self-paced sessions utilizing computers, telephone,

Internet connections and broadband communications. John Bryce Training is

Gilat’s European IT training and content company, and is one of the leading

providers of IT training services in Europe and the Middle East.