GeoEye Appoints Uyen Dinh as Senior Director of Government Affairs
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GeoEye Appoints Uyen Dinh as Senior Director of Government Affairs

DULLES, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoEye, a leading producer of satellite, aerial and geospatial information (NASDAQ: GEOY), today announced the appointment of Uyen Dinh as senior director for Government Affairs.

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Ms. Dinh is responsible for the overall development and execution of the company's Legislative Affairs and Government Relations program. She was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated with her family in 1975. Ms. Dinh's career includes government and private practice experience in antitrust law, and ten years of distinguished service in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to joining GeoEye, Ms. Dinh served as the chief counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She has also served as counsel for the House Armed Services Committee, as counsel for the House Government Reform Committee, and as legislative counsel for Representative Tom Davis. Ms. Dinh holds a Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and is a member of the Virginia State Bar. She is also the founder and director of Empress Productions, a Vietnamese performing arts organization, and remains active in other Asian-American community activities.

"We are extremely pleased to have Uyen join our Government Affairs team. She brings a wealth of government relations, private practice and accomplished community leadership experience to the Company," said Dennis Jones, GeoEye's vice president of Business Development and Government Affairs. "Uyen's Congressional expertise will further cement GeoEye's commitment to extensively and responsively meet the needs of our Federal government customers."

GeoEye is currently building its next-generation commercial satellite imaging system, GeoEye-1, which will provide a ground resolution of 0.41-meter panchromatic and 1.65-meter multispectral or color imagery. When operational, GeoEye-1 will be the world's highest resolution commercial Earth imaging satellite. The launch of GeoEye-1 is slated for later in 2007 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

About GeoEye

Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, GeoEye is a leading producer of satellite, aerial and geospatial information. The Company is the premier provider of geospatial data and solutions for the national security community, strategic partners, resellers and commercial customers to help them better map, measure and monitor the world. GeoEye operates Earth imaging satellites and aerial mapping aircraft, possesses an international network of ground stations, a robust image archive, and advanced geospatial imagery processing capabilities. The Company plans to launch its next-generation Earth imaging satellite, GeoEye-1, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California in 2007. GeoEye-1 will be the world's highest resolution and most accurate commercial imaging satellite with a ground resolution of 0.41-meters or about 16 inches. (Commercial customers may be limited to half-meter GeoEye-1 imagery due to current U.S. Government regulations.) GeoEye provides direct support to academic institutions and non-governmental organizations through the GeoEye Foundation, established in March 2007. The Company maintains a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS), and has achieved company-wide ISO accreditation. For more information, visit www.geoeye.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. GeoEye's actual financial and operational results could differ materially from those anticipated. Additional information regarding these risk factors and uncertainties is described more fully in the Company's SEC filings. A copy of all SEC filings may be obtained from the SEC's EDGAR web site, www.sec.gov, or by contacting: William L. Warren, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, at 703-480-5672.

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