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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Acquires Mesta Software to Expand
Its Construction Applications for the Nordic Markets


SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 2, 2011—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it has acquired a suite of software solutions from Mesta Entreprenør AS, a subsidiary of Mesta Konsern AS. Mesta Konsern AS is one of Norway's largest contracting groups for road and highway construction as well as related operations and maintenance. The software suite includes office, field data collection and on-machine solutions specifically designed for the Nordic construction market. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The addition of the software enables Trimble to further address local application requirements and provide complete customized construction solutions for the Nordic markets. The software is used by Mesta subsidiaries as well as many of the largest civil engineering and construction contractors in Norway and Sweden.

The software solutions include:

Win Anpakke:  PC software for data prep, data analysis, reporting, QA, mass computations and blast pattern design. It incorporates translation software for local standards such as Bever, VIPS and XML.

Win Anfelt:  Field software for total station and GPS measurements, stakeout and QA. It also includes road, rail and tunneling applications.

Win Anfelt-Maskin: On-board machine control software for excavators, surface drills, loaders, graders, dozers and others.

"Mesta has had a very close and successful relationship as a customer of Trimble products for many years," said Eivind Opedal, CEO for Mesta Entreprenør AS. "Since the Mesta software division was founded, our vision has been to focus on the local requirements of the regional markets and provide fine-tuned solutions. The software is ideal for Trimble to address the Nordic construction market and creates a strong combination of solution for our users both inside and outside of Mesta."
 
"The acquisition of Mesta software solutions reinforces our commitment to the Nordic markets as well as our goal of providing complete construction solutions to meet global needs. Mesta�s strength lies in its ability to customize construction software applications for regional markets, providing users the most intuitive work processes for optimal efficiency and productivity," said Alan Sharp, business manager for Trimble Heavy and Highway Software Solutions. 

About Mesta Konsern AS

Mesta is one of Norway's largest road and highway construction, operations, and maintenance contracting groups. Mesta was founded January 1, 2003, when the production division of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration was spun-off as a public company. Mesta is organized as a Group with seven subsidiaries: Mesta Entreprenør AS, Mesta Drift AS, Mesta Eiendom AS, Mesta Elektro AS, Mesta Industri AS and Mesta Verksted AS. Mesta's expertise with highway construction and maintenance, as well as our nationwide operations, uniquely qualifies us as a turnkey provider of secure road networks.

For more information, visit Mesta's Web site at: www.mesta.no.

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Certain statements made in this press release are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual events and results may differ materially from those described in this news release. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, Trimble's ability to integrate the acquired software solutions and provide complete, localized construction solutions for the Nordic markets. More information about potential factors which could affect Trimble's business and financial results is set forth in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimble's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K. All forward looking statements are based on information available to Trimble as of the date hereof, and Trimble assumes no obligation to update such statements.

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
Media Contact:   
LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808




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