Trimble and AG-NAV Align for Ag Aerial Business

12/9/2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced that it has selected AG-NAV Development, Inc. as the Company's primary distributor for Global Positioning System (GPS) based agricultural aerial application solutions. As the primary distributor, Trimble products will be marketed, sold and supported by AG-NAV in parallel with its forestry and aerial agriculture products.

"AG-NAV is very pleased to be associated with the Trimble brand. The relationship will strengthen our competitiveness in the aerial market by leveraging Trimble's high quality GPS expertise and guidance technology as part of our product offering," said Bill Perry, president and CEO of AG-NAV. "In addition, we are excited to have the opportunity to work with Trimble Resellers and support their customers."

"We believe the alliance represents a strong synergistic relationship with the top-of-the line agriculture aerial guidance solutions provider," said Alan Townsend, vice president and general manager of Trimble's Field Solutions Division. "AG-NAV is the ideal distribution partner due to its commitment, focus and outstanding customer service in the aerial guidance market."

About AG-NAV Development Inc
AG-NAV is a major supplier of aerial application control equipment and navigational products sold throughout the world. The company has been in continuous business since 1985 and has operated in the agricultural sector since 1993. Committed to customer support and innovative design, AG-NAV has two major locations. A primary manufacturing and support facility located in Newmarket, Ontario Canada and a marketing and support facility located in Pinehurst, Texas. The company also utilizes a comprehensive network of sales representatives strategically located for additional sales and customer support.

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About Trimble
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.

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