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Trimble Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire RolleiMetric Aerial Camera Assets from Rollei

September 18, 2008
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Trimble announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of RolleiMetric from Rollei GmbH of Braunschweig, Germany in an all-cash transaction.

Sunnyvale, Calif.- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of RolleiMetric from Rollei GmbH of Braunschweig, Germany in an all-cash transaction. RolleiMetric is a leading provider of metric camera systems for aerial imaging and terrestrial close range photogrammetry. Closing of the transaction, anticipated at the beginning of the fourth quarter, is subject to certain closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The purchase of the RolleiMetric products broadens Trimble's portfolio of engineering scale mapping and asset management solutions. RolleiMetric's Aerial Industrial Camera (AIC) has established an excellent reputation with aerial mapping system original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and end users, and complements Trimble's existing Spatial Imaging solutions as well as aerial imaging solutions offered by its subsidiaries Applanix and INPHO. Additionally, RolleiMetric personnel will enable Trimble to bring metric camera optics and mechanical design expertise in-house. With a customer base in Europe, North and South America, and Asia, RolleiMetric products are used by service companies collecting geospatial data by photogrammetry as well as state authorities and municipalities involved in supplying geospatial information.

"RolleiMetric complements our existing Integrated Surveying, Spatial Imaging, Site Positioning, Mapping and GIS, and Mobile Mapping solutions. Our focus is on integrating these solutions to streamline the collection and maintenance of high accuracy as-built drawings for the transportation, civil engineering, and utilities and energy transmission and distribution industries," said Ken Spratlin, director for strategy and business development for Trimble. "As part of the Trimble Connected Site solutions, high accuracy as-builts enable advanced process and workflow integration from the design phase through construction to the subsequent maintenance phase-delivering significant improvements in productivity."

"RolleiMetric provides a core competency in metric camera optics and mechanical design to augment Trimble's portfolio of solutions," said Tobias Toelg, managing director of RolleiMetric. "The acquisition provides us access to Trimble's global resources that we can leverage to better serve our existing and future clients worldwide. We are pleased to become a part of Trimble."

Tobias Toelg and the staff of RolleiMetric will join Trimble and will be reported as part of the Engineering and Construction segment.

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