GeoEye, Inc. Announces Record Date and Meeting Date for Special Meeting of Stockholders

  GeoEye, Inc. Announces Record Date and Meeting Date for Special Meeting of
                                 Stockholders

PR Newswire

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 31, 2012

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a
leading source of geospatial information and insight, announced today that it
has established a record date and a meeting date for a special meeting of its
stockholders to consider and vote upon, among other things, the proposal to
adopt the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July
22, 2012, as amended, and as may be further amended (the "Merger Agreement")
by and among GeoEye, Inc.; DigitalGlobe, Inc. ("DigitalGlobe"); 20/20
Acquisition, Inc. and WorldView, LLC, and approve the transactions
contemplated thereby.

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GeoEye stockholders of record at the close of business on Monday, Oct. 29,
2012, will be entitled to notice of the special meeting and to vote at the
special meeting. The special meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at
11:00 a.m., at GeoEye's headquarters located at 2325 Dulles Corner Boulevard,
10^th Floor, Herndon, Virginia 20171.

About GeoEye, Inc.

GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision
makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to
protect lives, manage risk, and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in
defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy and
online media rely on GeoEye's imagery, tools and expertise to support
important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in
high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider
of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye's ability to collect, process and
analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see
precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the
future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is
headquartered in Herndon, Virginia with more than 700 employees worldwide.
Learn more at www.geoeye.com.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or incorporate forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended.
Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future financial
performance and generally can be identified by the use of terminology such as
"may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "could,"
"intends," "target," "projects," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates,"
"predicts," "potential," "continue" or "looks forward to" or the negative of
these terms or other similar words, although not all forward-looking
statements contain these words.

This document contains forward-looking statements relating to the proposed
strategic combination of GeoEye and DigitalGlobe pursuant to a merger. All
statements, other than historical facts, including statements regarding the
expected timing of the closing of the transaction; the ability of the parties
to complete the transaction considering the various closing conditions; the
expected benefits of the transaction such as efficiencies, cost savings, tax
benefits, enhanced revenues and cash flow, growth potential, market profile
and financial strength; the competitive ability and position of the combined
company; and any assumptions underlying any of the foregoing, are
forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon current plans,
estimates and expectations that are subject to risks, uncertainties and
assumptions. The inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a
representation that such plans, estimates or expectations will be achieved.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
such plans, estimates or expectations include, among others, that (1) one or
more closing conditions to the transaction may not be satisfied or waived, on
a timely basis or otherwise, including that a governmental entity may
prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of the
transaction or that the required approvals by GeoEye and DigitalGlobe
stockholders may not be obtained; (2) there may be a material adverse change
of GeoEye or the business of GeoEye may suffer as a result of uncertainty
surrounding the transaction; (3) the anticipated benefits of the transaction
may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; (4) the
costs or challenges related to the integration of GeoEye and DigitalGlobe
operations could be greater than expected; (5) the ability of the combined
company to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with
customers, suppliers or other business partners; (6) the impact of
legislative, regulatory, competitive and technological changes; (7) the risk
that the credit ratings of the combined company may be different from what the
companies expect; (8) other business effects, including the effects of
industry, economic or political conditions outside of the companies' control,
transaction costs and actual or contingent liabilities; (9) the outcome of any
legal proceedings related to the transaction; and (10) other risk factors as
detailed from time to time in GeoEye's and DigitalGlobe's reports filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including their respective
Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012,
which are available on the SEC's Web site (www.sec.gov). There can be no
assurance that the strategic combination will be completed, or if it is
completed, that it will close within the anticipated time period or that the
expected benefits of the strategic combination will be realized.

Neither GeoEye nor DigitalGlobe undertakes any obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on
which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated
events. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these
forward-looking statements.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed strategic combination, DigitalGlobe filed with
the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that includes a preliminary joint
proxy statement of DigitalGlobe and GeoEye that also constitutes a preliminary
prospectus of DigitalGlobe. These materials are not yet final and will be
amended. DigitalGlobe and GeoEye will mail the final joint proxy
statement/prospectus to their respective stockholders. INVESTORS ARE URGED TO
READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH
THE SEC, INCLUDING THE PRELIMINARY JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND THE
DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE, BECAUSE
THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors may obtain the
preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus and the definitive joint proxy
statement/prospectus when it becomes available, as well as other filings
containing information about DigitalGlobe and GeoEye, free of charge, from the
SEC's website (www.sec.gov). Investors may also obtain DigitalGlobe's SEC
filings in connection with the transaction, free of charge, from
DigitalGlobe's website (www.digitalglobe.com) under the tab "Investors" and
then under the heading "SEC Filings," or by directing a request to
DigitalGlobe, Inc., 1601 Dry Creek Drive, Suite 260, Longmont, Colorado 80503,
Attention: Corporate Secretary. Investors may also obtain GeoEye's SEC filings
in connection with the transaction, free of charge, from GeoEye's website
(www.geoeye.com) under the tab "About Us – Investor Relations" and then under
the heading "SEC Filings," or by directing a request to GeoEye, Inc., 2325
Dulles Corner Boulevard, 10^th Floor, Herndon, Virginia 20171, Attention:
Corporate Secretary.

Participants in the Merger Solicitation

The respective directors, executive officers and employees of DigitalGlobe and
GeoEye and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation
of proxies in respect of the transaction. Information regarding the interests
of the participants in the proxy solicitation is contained in the preliminary
joint proxy statement/prospectus and will be contained in the definitive joint
proxy statement/prospectus when it becomes available. Information regarding
DigitalGlobe's directors and executive officers is available in its definitive
proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 10, 2012, and information
regarding GeoEye's directors and executive officers is available in its
definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 27, 2012. These
documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.
This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor
shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification
under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities
shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of
Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

SOURCE GeoEye, Inc.

Website: http://www.geoeye.com
Contact: Investor Relations, Randy Scherago, GeoEye, +1-703-480-6325,
scherago.randy@geoeye.com; or Media, Caitlin Carroll, Gibraltar Associates,
+1-202-258-9118, ccarroll@gibraltar-llc.com
 
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