GeoEye Completes Acquisition of SPADAC, Inc., an Industry Leader in Geospatial Analytics Solutions

Dec 16, 2010, 10:00 ET from GeoEye, Inc.

DULLES, Va., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEOY), a premier provider of superior satellite and aerial-based geospatial information and services, announced today that it has completed the purchase of 100 percent of the stock of SPADAC, Inc., a geospatial predictive analytics company, for $46 million in cash and stock. With the completion of the acquisition, SPADAC has become a wholly owned subsidiary named GeoEye Analytics. GeoEye Analytics currently provides geospatial predictive analytic solutions to over 40 customers in key markets of defense, intelligence and homeland security, enabling their customers to gain the insight they need to support mission-critical operations around the world.

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About GeoEye

GeoEye, Inc. is a leading international information services company serving government and commercial markets. The Company is recognized as one of the geospatial industry's imagery experts, delivering exceptional quality imagery products, services and solutions to customers around the world. In August, GeoEye was named one of Fortune Magazine's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" in the United States. The Company has more than 700 employees dedicated to developing best-in-class geospatial information products and services. GeoEye is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY. Additional information about GeoEye is available at www.geoeye.com.

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