DigitalGlobe Announces S-4 Filing Declared Effective by SEC

DigitalGlobe Announces S-4 Filing Declared Effective by SEC 
Sets December 3, 2012 as Shareholder Meeting Date to Vote on Proposed
LONGMONT, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/12 --  DigitalGlobe, Inc.
(NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of earth imagery solutions,
today announced that it has scheduled a record date and special
meeting date for its stockholders to consider and vote on a proposal
to approve the issuance of DigitalGlobe common stock, par value
$0.001 per share (the "Share Issuance proposal"), pursuant to the
previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July
22, 2012, as amended, and as may be further amended, by and among
DigitalGlobe, 20/20 Acquisition Sub, Inc., WorldView, LLC, and
GeoEye, Inc. The approval of the Share Issuance proposal is required
to complete the previously announced merger involving DigitalGlobe
and GeoEye, Inc.  
DigitalGlobe stockholders of record at the close of business on
October 29, 2012, will be entitled to notice of the special meeting
and to vote on the proposal. The special stockholder meeting will be
held on December 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., Mountain Time, at the Hyatt
Regency Denver, 650 15th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202. DigitalGlobe
will mail its definitive proxy statement to its stockholders on or
about October 31, 2012. 
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,
DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe, Inc. 
DigitalGlobe Forward-Looking Statement 
 This doc
ument 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 DigitalGlobe and GeoEye 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 DigitalGlobe and
GeoEye 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 DigitalGlobe and GeoEye 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 DigitalGlobe's and GeoEye'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
website ( 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 DigitalGlobe nor GeoEye 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 joint proxy statement of DigitalGlobe and GeoEye that also
constitutes a preliminary prospectus of DigitalGlobe. The Form S-4
was declared effective by the SEC on October 30, 2012. DigitalGlobe
and GeoEye filed with the SEC the definitive proxy
statement/prospectus on October 30, 2012 and began mailing the final
joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective shareholders on
or about October 31, 2012. INVESTORS ARE URGED TO READ THE
definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other filings
containing information about DigitalGlobe and GeoEye, free of charge,
from the SEC's website ( Investors may also obtain
DigitalGlobe's SEC filings in connection with the transaction, free
of charge, from DigitalGlobe's website ( under
the tab "Investors" and then under the heading "SEC Filings," or by
directing a request to Digital
Globe, 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 (
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, 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 definitive joint proxy
statement/prospectus. 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. 
Investor Contact: 
David Banks
(303) 684-4210 
Media Contact: 
Robert Keosheyan
(303) 684-4742 
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