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New Trimble Buildings Group Unites Best-in-Class Construction Technology
Portfolios to Improve Design-Build-Operate Lifecycle for Vertical Construction

Trimble Buildings Group Unites Construction Technology Portfolios to Fully Address the Current and
Future Needs of the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner Markets

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2012—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has formed Trimble Buildings, a newly formed group within Trimble's Engineering and Construction segment. The new group will leverage the Trimble Design-Build-Operate (DBO) platform of organic and acquired technologies to develop and bring to market a new portfolio of synergistic technologies for capital construction owners and Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) service providers. Trimble Buildings will provide the organizational infrastructure to fuel innovation and allow current and future customers to take advantage of the rapidly evolving technology landscape to maximize overall business value.

The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions 2012.

Industry globalization, an increasingly mobile workforce, and a need for greater collaboration throughout the construction supply chain are changing the construction landscape. Design and construction professionals are increasingly engaged in multiple, complex projects simultaneously, often spanning industries, regions and cultures. The new group brings together teams of industry experts and deep industry knowledge with a wide variety of proven hardware and software technologies to provide a comprehensive set of solutions focused on delivering virtual design and construction from the office to the field and back. Trimble Buildings will address the core markets of Building Owners, Architects, General Contractors, Structures, and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), bringing together deep domain-driven solutions on a common DBO platform.

"Bringing these purpose-built technologies into one group means our focus can be entirely on the end result: what is best for our customers," said Bryn Fosburgh, Trimble vice president. "We are in the midst of a convergence of technologies that we believe will bring the next level of innovation to the capital building construction market. By combining back office software with field productivity devices to offer capabilities tailored to specific disciplines and logical synergies across the supply chain, the new Trimble Buildings group will provide our customers and partners with the broadest and most sophisticated capabilities available today."

Trimble Buildings will initially combine technology from Trimble's former Building Construction Division with Accubid, Meridian Systems, Plancal, QuickPen, SketchUp, Tekla, Vico Software and WinEst.

About Trimble Buildings Group

Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble's Engineering and Construction segment, is a world leader in construction project optimization across the design-build-operate (DBO) lifecycle. By providing intuitive software and field solutions that span the brands of Accubid, Meridian Systems, Plancal, QuickPen, SketchUp, Tekla, Vico Software and WinEst, Trimble is dedicated to helping building owners and AEC service providers improve productivity, increase efficiencies and maximize profitability of construction projects across the entire workflow from simulation to renovation. Used in over 141 countries around the world and supported by a global dealer and distribution partner network, precision Trimble technology is a mainstay of the building industry. Trimble Buildings' leading technology platform, Trimble DBO, draws on unparalleled expertise from across the entire continuum to provide building professionals with a comprehensive solution that responds to their specialized needs while benefiting from an understanding of the total workflow at every step.

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.


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



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