GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY) today announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") to purchase any and all of its outstanding $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Secured Notes due 2012 (the "Notes"). In conjunction with the Tender Offer, GeoEye is also soliciting consents (the "Consent Solicitation" and together with the Tender Offer, the "Offer") to adopt certain proposed amendments to the indenture under which the Notes were issued that would eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants and certain event of default provisions and modify certain other provisions. The Offer is being made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated Sept. 11, 2009.
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GeoEye’s products and services enable timely, accurate, and accessible location intelligence. The company is recognized as one of the geospatial industry's most trusted imagery experts, delivering reliable service and exceptional quality imagery products and solutions to customers around the world. GeoEye has developed an advanced information technology infrastructure for collecting, receiving, processing and distributing imagery information products and processing services to the U.S. Government including the national security community as well as international governments and commercial customers. These products serve applications including defense and intelligence, precision mapping, on-line mapping, infrastructure development, planning and monitoring, and environmental assessment. The company collects tens of millions of square kilometers of imagery per year with its existing satellites and aerial assets, which includes GeoEye-1, the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging satellite. The company also provides support to academic institutions and non-governmental organizations through the GeoEye Foundation (http://www.geoeyefoundation.org). Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, GeoEye is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY. It maintains a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) and has achieved company-wide ISO accreditation.