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GeoEye Names Paolo Colombi Vice President of International Sales

May 2, 2006
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GeoEye, the largest satellite remote-sensing imaging company in the world (OTC: ORBM), announced today the appointment of Mr. Paolo E. Colombi as vice president of International Sales. Colombi's appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. Colombi has over 25 years of experience in sales, operations and international management in high-technology and telecommunications systems and services. He will be directly responsible for all international business development and sales, and serve as a resource to more than a dozen Regional Affiliates and Regional Distributors around the globe.

Prior to joining GeoEye, Colombi was senior vice president of International Sales for Telular Corporation. Before that he was executive vice president of Sales for Lotus Interworks LLP and also served in various executive-level positions for Teleglobe International Corp. Previous to that Colombi had 12 years' consecutive tenure for Sprint International and both for its predecessor company (GTE Telenet), and for its successor company (Global One). During this tenure he held the positions of president of Global One in Mexico; managing director of Sprint International France and vice president, System Marketing and Sales for Sprint International Southern Europe in Italy, among other executive positions. Colombi has lived in Italy, France, and Mexico and is fluent in four languages. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Turin (Italy), a Master of International Management degree from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University. Colombi was a Fulbright Scholar at both graduate schools in the USA.

Matthew M. O'Connell, GeoEye's president and chief executive officer said, "I am excited to have Paolo join our stellar executive management team. His proven global sales track record, high-caliber skills and telecommunications experience will help the company maintain and expand its extensive global affiliate network program, especially as GeoEye prepares for the launch of our next-generation satellite GeoEye in early 2007."

About GeoEye

Headquartered in Dulles, Va., GeoEye is the world's largest commercial satellite imagery company, delivering the highest-quality, most accurate imagery and products to better map, measure, monitor and manage the world. GeoEye was formed as a result of ORBIMAGE's acquisition of Space Imaging in January 2006. The company is the premier provider of geospatial data, information and value-added products for the national security community, strategic partners, resellers and commercial customers. GeoEye operates a constellation of three Earth imaging satellites -- OrbView-2, OrbView-3 and IKONOS -- and possesses an international network of more than a dozen regional ground stations, a robust image archive, and advanced geospatial imagery processing capabilities that are unmatched in the satellite imagery industry. Its products are the cornerstone of the remote-sensing industry enabling a wide array of applications including intelligence gathering for national security and defense, mapping, local government planning, and natural resources and environmental monitoring. The company maintains a comprehensive quality management system and has achieved a corporate-wide ISO certification. For more information, visit http://www.geoeye.com.

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