News

, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Stock Exchange Notification
BLOM AWARDED EURO 5 MILLION FRENCH DEFENSE CONTRACT

Blom has been awarded a 5 year frame contract with a consortium of EADS Defence and Security Systems S.A. and Thales Communications S.A., France, for the production of VMAP2i maps for the French Ministry of Defense. The value of the contract amounts to at least EUR 5 million during the next 5 years.

The contract involves mapping production and the creation of seamless data model derived from satellite imagery. The work will be started during 1st half 2009.

The contract award underlines the focus Blom has on one of its important verticals, Safety, Security and Defense. Blom has great expectations for being
awarded further defense contracts.

For further information please contact:

CEO Håkon Jacobsen on tel. +47 22 13 19 33 or

CFO Jan Erik Braathen on tel. +47 22 13 19 24.
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