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Geospatial Holdings Subsidiary Enters Into Multi-Year Contract with El Paso Electric Company

December 3, 2009

PITTSBURGH (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Geospatial Holdings, Inc. announced today that the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Utility Services and Consulting Corp., (“USCC”) has entered into a multi-year contract with El Paso Electric Company (NYSE symbol: “EE”). The contract is to provide utility location and mapping services throughout portions of New Mexico and Texas. The initial term of the contract is for two years with options for three additional one year extensions. Revenue to Geospatial over the full term of the contract is projected to reach $1.7 million.

El Paso Electric generates and distributes electricity through an interconnected system to approximately 363,000 customers in west Texas and southern New Mexico. El Paso’s website is www.epelectric.com.

Work on this multi-year contract began today. The unit-price pipeline location contract covers El Paso Energy’s service territory which follows the Rio Grande Valley from the Texas/Mexico border northward for approximately seventy miles including parts of Texas and New Mexico.

Mark A. Smith, Geospatial’s CEO stated, “I’m delighted with the successes that Geospatial and USCC are experiencing in the Southwest. In the past several weeks USCC has announced multiyear contracts with Qwest Communications, Excel Energy and now El Paso Electric. I believe that we have reached a tipping point in our market penetration and we are looking to rapidly expand these relationships across the USA.”


About Geospatial Holdings, Inc.
Geospatial Holdings, Inc. through various wholly-owned subsidiaries across the USA utilize proprietary technologies to determine the accurate location and position of underground pipelines, conduits and other underground infrastructure data allowing Geospatial to create accurate (3D) three-dimensional digital maps and models of all underground infrastructure.
www.geospatialcorporation.com.