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AAMHatch Named Australian Distributor For RapidEye Products

September 28, 2009

Brandenburg / Havel, Germany – RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of Earth Observation satellites, announced that AAMHatch of Australia has signed as one of their distributors.

The contract was signed last week between AAMHatch's General Manager, Brian Nicholls and RapidEye CEO, Wolfgang G. Biedermann.

AAMHatch will market and distribute RapidEye products in Australia and New Zealand (including their Antarctic territories), Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and the South Pacific Island nations.

“We know that AAMHatch has many years of experience in business mapping and GIS, and is very well respected in these fields. They are well positioned to aggressively develop and ensure market uptake of RapidEye data in this large region which covers most of Oceania. RapidEye also recognize that AAMHatch has a well dispersed network of staff and offices to secure sales and support for our products,” commented John Ahlrichs, Vice President of RapidEye. “We look forward to a long-lasting business relationship.”

“The RapidEye system offers some unique benefits to the marketplace in Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region. We look forward to working with our clients and partners on the adoption and operational implementation of the RapidEye content, tools and services,” espoused Brian Nicholls, General Manager of AAMHatch. “We welcome the opportunity to work with RapidEye and other RapidEye partners around the world to commercialise this technology.”

Currently, RapidEye is working on completing its worldwide network of distributors in order to facilitate easy access to RapidEye products in their customers' own languages and regions. For a full list of RapidEye's distributors, please visit www.rapideye.de/home/about-us/distributors-partners/.


About AAMHatch
AAMHatch operates from an extensive office network throughout Australia, South East Asia and South Africa. AAMHatch specialises in providing business mapping, GIS and Location Based Services to a broad base of Government and Business clients. The AAMHatch Group is a multi-disciplinary team of over 200 geospatial professionals with an award-winning culture of innovation and passion that actively contributes to client success.

For more information about AAMHatch, please visit their website at
www.aamhatch.com.

About RapidEye AG
RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the satellite system – a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data – allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 110 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 140 by late 2009.

RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. RapidEye is also cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). For more information on ERDF please contact efreinfo@mw.brandenburg.de

For more information about RapidEye, please visit
www.rapideye.de