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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Acquires Ingenieurbüro Breining GmbH in Germany to Expand
Software Applications for the European Survey Market


LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 25, 2007 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it has acquired Ingenieurbüro Breining GmbH of Kirchheim, Germany, a provider of customized field data collection and office software solutions for the cadastral survey market in Germany. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The addition of Breining software resources, expertise and products enable Trimble to further address local application requirements and provide customized survey solutions for the German market.

The announcement was made today at INTERGEO 2007, the world's largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.
 
"Ingenieurbüro Breining has had a very close and successful relationship with Trimble for many years," said Günter Breining, president of Ingenieurbüro Breining. "Since the company was founded, our vision has been to focus on the local requirements of the regional markets and provide fine-tuned solutions. The knowledge and experience of our employees provides an ideal partnership to address the German survey market. We are very proud to become a part of the Trimble family."
 
"Breining is an ideal addition for Trimble. The acquisition reinforces our commitment to the European market as well as our goal of providing complete survey solutions. Breining's strength lies in its ability to customize German survey software applications providing users the most intuitive work processes for optimal efficiency and productivity," said Jürgen Kliem, general manager of Trimble's survey Division.

About Breining

Founded in April 1992, Ingenieurbüro Breining GmbH of Kirchheim, Germany, develops and markets specialized office and field software solutions for the German survey and cadastral market. One of the key markets of the company is Baden-Württemberg within Germany. Breining's software solutions are closely integrated with field survey hardware, including Trimble's Integrated Surveying portfolio.

For more information, visit Breining's Web site at: www.breining.de.

About Trimble's Engineering and Construction Business

Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that changes the way construction work is done. The engineering and construction business of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of surveying, construction and infrastructure. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.

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 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,400 employees in over 18 countries.

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, continued customer use and future market acceptance of Breining's customized survey solutions for the German market, the ability of Trimble to provide compelling integrated product offerings, and changing economic trends and competitive pressures in the industry. Additional risks and uncertainties include: the risks inherent in integrating an acquisition; unanticipated expenditures, charges or assumed liabilities that may result from the acquisition; and retaining key personnel. 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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