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Trimble Navigation Limited
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
1.408.481.8000 phone
1.408.481.7781 fax

  NEWS RELEASE

 
Trimble Offers Y2K and WNRO Trade-In Program
for the Land Survey Market

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 28, 1999 -- With the Year 2000 (Y2K) and Global Positioning System (GPS) Week Number Roll Over (WNRO) events on the horizon, Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced that it is offering a Y2K/WNRO trade-in program for land survey GPS equipment from other manufacturers that is non-compliant.
 
"It is important that we continue to build awareness of the Y2K and WNRO events for our customers and the industry. In fact, Trimble was the first GPS manufacturer to launch an extensive website to address the company's Y2K and WNRO policy and provide product performance status," said Joseph Paiva, Trimble's vice president of land survey. "The land survey trade-in program reflects our commitment to these efforts."
 
Under the program, owners of non-compliant, functioning GPS surveying systems from other manufacturers may trade-in their receivers for credit toward the purchase of a Trimble GPS surveying system. The credit can be applied to the purchase of any Trimble dual-frequency or single-frequency land survey receiver.
 
For more information on the Y2K/WNRO trade-in program, contact Trimble's worldwide distribution network. The program is available until Dec. 31, 1999.
 
Information is available for land survey and other Trimble products' Y2K and WNRO status.
 
In addition to the product status section, the website contains a definition and explanation of the Y2K and WNRO issues, its policy of managing product compliance, and a list of associated Y2K websites. It also gives customers a way to contact the company for further information.
 
About Trimble
 
Trimble is a world leader in designing and developing innovative products enabled by GPS technology. The company provides end-user and OEM solutions for diverse applications including surveying, mapping/GIS, agriculture, mining, military, commercial aviation, automotive, vehicle tracking and timing. Founded in 1978, Trimble now holds more than 200 U.S. patents on GPS and related technology, with over 180 additional patents pending. Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has been adding value to GPS since 1984.

Media Contact:   Lea Ann McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-6914




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