DigitalGlobe Names Amy Shapero Vice President of Corporate Development

LONGMONT, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Mar 28, 2011 -- DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global content provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, has appointed Amy Shapero to the newly created position of Vice President, Corporate Development. In the role, Shapero is responsible for identifying and managing acquisition and partnership activities worldwide to accelerate DigitalGlobe's growth in the imagery-based information services market. She reports to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Yancey Spruill.

"We are delighted to have Amy join us in this critical role," said Spruill. "Her extensive transaction experience has advanced growth in the information services and technology sectors. We are excited that she will drive this important part of our future growth."

Before joining DigitalGlobe, Shapero was Chief Financial Officer of Spot Trading, a financial services firm utilizing advanced technologies and proprietary software to price, trade and manage millions of options contracts. Shapero has held senior finance roles at The McGraw-Hill Companies, where she completed $1.5 billion in strategic transactions for the information services leader, and at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, where she executed a number of merger and acquisition and financing transactions. Shapero began her career at Ernst & Young as a manager in the audit practice.

Shapero holds a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in accounting from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration and Finance degree from the University of Chicago.

About DigitalGlobe
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than one billion square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications. For more information, visit http://www.digitalglobe.com.

DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe. All other referenced trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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