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DigitalGlobe Obtains Antitrust Clearance in Connection with GeoEye Combination
DigitalGlobe, Inc. ( NYSE : DGI ), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced that it has received antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with DigitalGlobe's pending combination with GeoEye, Inc. ( NASDAQ : GEOY ).
As previously announced, on July 23, 2012, the boards of directors of both DigitalGlobe and GeoEye unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine. Completion of the transaction is subject to satisfaction of other customary closing conditions, including obtaining regulatory approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). DigitalGlobe is working cooperatively with the FCC and NOAA, and the transaction is expected to close by January 31, 2013. Shareowners of both DigitalGlobe and GeoEye have previously voted overwhelmingly in favor of the combination. Simultaneous with the closing of the transaction, the Company expects to complete a $1.2 billion refinancing, which is expected to include a combination of senior notes and senior secured credit facilities.
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 2.5 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 www.digitalglobe.com.