TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE:SNA) (CSE:SNA.CN) (OTCQB:SNAVF) ("Star” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that pursuant to its 2006 Incentive Stock Option Plan, as amended, the Board of Directors of the Company has approved the grant of incentive stock options to purchase 1,850,000 common shares in the capital stock of the Company to certain employees, consultants and an officer of the Company (the “Grantees”). The options expire January 1, 2020, and are exercisable at a price of $0.10 per common share.

The Board of Directors of the Company utilizes stock options as long-term incentives to certain directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Company as part of its overall strategy.  The Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors believes that stock option grants serve the Company's compensation philosophy in two ways: firstly, it helps attract, retain, and motivate talent; secondly, it aligns the interests of those granted stock options with those of the shareholders by linking a specific portion of that person’s compensation to share price.

The stock options granted to an officer of the Company replace stock options that have expired or are expiring February 17, 2018, and all options vest four months after the date of issue.

About Star Navigation:

Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. owns the exclusive worldwide license to its proprietary, patented In-flight Safety Monitoring System, STAR-ISMS®, the heart of the STAR-A.D.S. ® System. Its real-time capability of tracking performance trends and predicting incident-occurrence enhances aviation safety and improves fleet management while reducing costs for the operator.

Stars’ M.M.I. Division designs and manufactures high performance, mission critical, flight deck flat panel displays for defence and commercial aviation industries worldwide. These displays are found on aircraft and simulators, from P-3 Orion and C-130 aircraft, to Sikorsky and AgustaWestland helicopters, as examples.

Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute forward-looking statements. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “expected” and similar expressions, as they relate to Star or its management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Star’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause Star’s actual performance or achievements to vary from those described herein. Should one or more of these factors or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Star does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this release.

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Viraf S. Kapadia, (416) 252-2889 Ext. 230

viraf.kapadia@star-navigation.com