(Heerbrugg, 17 March 2010) Leica Geosystems announces that Jürgen Dold will assume the position as President and CEO of Leica Geosystems AG as of 1 April 2010.

Dr. Jürgen Dold has an excellent track record and a keen understanding of the geospatial and geomatics markets. Mr Dold has been with the company since 1995 and currently holds the position as President of Geospatial Solutions Division of Leica Geosystems. Jürgen Dolds successor in this responsibility will be announced in due course.

Jürgen Dold has been with Leica Geosystems since 1995. He began his career at Leica Geosystems as a product manager and general manager for several business areas of the Metrology and Surveying divisions. In 2008, Jürgen Dold was appointed President of the Geospatial Solutions Division which involves the three-dimensional data acquisition in high-resolution and mapping the earth and its infrastructure. Before he joined Leica Geosystems, Jürgen Dold acted as an academic counsel and a lecturer at the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany). Jürgen Dold holds a University Degree in Surveying of the University of Bonn (Germany) and received his doctor's degree from the Universität der Bundeswehr in Munich/Germany.